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Travel Photo Of The Day – Cuba

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 6, 2020: Happy New Year from the Caribbean nation of Cuba where followers of the Afro-Cuban religion Yoruba performed a ritual during the presentation of the “Letter of the Year” in Havana on January 2, 2020. According to the predictions, Oshún, the queen of fresh waters, fertility, femininity, love and great protector of ...

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Five Things To Know About What Happened In Venezuela

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 6, 2020: After a chaotic day Sunday in Venezuela over leadership of its National Assembly, where does the situation now stand? Here are five things to know: 1: Both Juan Guaidó and Luis Parra claim to now be the head of parliament in Venezuela even though he was blocked by forces loyal to ...

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Homosexuality Is Now Legal In This English-Speaking CARICOM Nation

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Mon. Jan. 6, 2020: Homosexuality is now legal in a Central America, CARICOM nation. Belize’s Court of Appeals has upheld a 2016 ruling that struck down the country’s sodomy laws. In a unanimous ruling, Justice Samuel Awich, one of the judges on the three-judge panel, said that “consensual sexual intercourse between adult gays or between ...

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Guyanese Roots Man Accused In Hanukkah Machete Attack Indicted

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Sat. Jan. 3, 2020: Grafton Thomas, the Brooklyn, NY-born, Guyanese roots man accused of using a machete to stab five Orthodox Jews at a rabbi’s Hanukkah party in Monsey, New York, has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Rockland County. Thomas, who was born to Guyana-born immigrant mother, Kim Thomas, now faces six counts ...

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Brazil fines Facebook 1.6 mln USD for improper sharing of user data

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 2, 2019: Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has imposed a fine of 6.6 million reals (about 1.6 million U.S. dollars) on U.S. tech giant Facebook for improper sharing of data belonging to Brazilian users. The ministry said there was evidence showing Facebook had conducted “abusive” practice on the data of nearly 443,000 Brazilian users. ...

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Caribbean Roots Britons Knighted By The Queen

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Tues. Dec. 31, 2019: Several Caribbean roots Britons have been knighted by the Queen as part of her 2020 New Year’s honors. Among them are film directors Sam Mendes and Steve McQueen as well as singer and songwriter Billy Ocean, chef Ainsley Harriott, composer Errollyn Wallen, actor Rudolph Malcolm Walker and Dame Floella Benjamin. Mendes, ...

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Over 1,800 Murdered In Two Caribbean Nations

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Mon. Dec. 30, 2019: Over 1,800 persons have been murdered in just two Caribbean nations as of the 29th day of 2019, News Americas has found. The two nations are Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, which continues to lead the region’s murder rate. In Jamaica, the murder rate is at 1,303 with the latest being ...

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A Peek Inside The Caribbean Villa Where Boris Johnson Will Ring In The New Year With His Beau

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Fri. Dec. 27, 2019: Newly reelected UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, is set to ring in the New Year with his girlfriend, environmental campaigner Carrie Symonds, in the Caribbean island of Mustique after stopping over in St. Lucia Thursday. The week-long holiday is set to cost some 37,000 pounds which includes 2 first class flights ...

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Implementation – A Christmas Message For The Caribbean?

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Dec. 24, 2019: Taken at face value, the outcome of Britain’s December 12 general election could not have been clearer. The substantial parliamentary majority obtained by the country’s Conservative Party guarantees that the UK will leave the European Union in January and seek to negotiate a new trade and regulatory relationship by ...

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