Guyanese Named Deputy Borough President Of Brooklyn

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News Americas, New York, NY, Tues. Nov. 1, 2011: A Guyanese woman will replace Jamaican-born Yvonne Graham as Deputy Borough President of the borough of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has named Sandra Chapman to replace Graham who is stepping down from the post on Nov. 30th. “Yvonne’s departure […]

2011 Caribbean HIV Conference Designed To Explore Cross-Cutting Issues

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference: Strengthening Evidence To Achieve Sustainable Action, November 18–21, will bring together approximately 2,000 individuals from across the Caribbean to review research findings, to learn about best practices and skills-building tools, and to participate in networking opportunities. The […]

“Shut Up If You Don’t Want To Be Killed”

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 26, 2011: Scores of human rights violations by police in the Dominican Republic have been released in a new report called: “Shut Up If You Don’t Want To Be Killed.” The report by Amnesty International claims the police in the DR engage in […]

Robinson Named To Jamaica Cabinet

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News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Oct. 26, 2011: Lawmaker Shahine Robinson has been named to the new cabinet of Jamaica Prime Minister, Dave Holness. Robinson, who was forced last year to defend her northeastern St. Ann parish seat after revealing that she held U.S. citizenship in violation of constitutional law, […]

Europe’s Woes Will Touch The Caribbean

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By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 25, 2011: The news from Europe is not good. So serious has its sovereign debt crisis become, that at worst it threatens not only to bring down the Eurozone but also to make unviable the European integration process Hopefully this will […]

Tribute To African Ancestors

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News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Oct. 24, 2011: A cultural tribute to African ancestors is set for Monday, October 31st in Brooklyn, NY. Shanto And Friends will honor the ancestors with an evening of drumming, featuring the Ancestral Ngomas from Venda,South Africa; libation; jazz; poetry; dance; Kweh Kweh; folksongs; storytelling […]

Jamaica Has A New PM

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News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Oct. 24, 2011: Jamaica has a new prime minister. He is the country’s former education minister and youngest leader in Jamaica’s history, Andrew Holness, 39. Holness was sworn in Sunday as the replacement of former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who stepped down suddenly from the […]

Argentinians Re-Elect President

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News Americas, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Mon. Oct. 24, 2011: Argentinians on Sunday re-elected their President in elections across the country. President Cristina Fernandez, 58, was re-elected with 53 percent of the vote of the 43 percent of the polling stations reported nationwide. Fernandez is Latin America’s first woman to be […]

Haitians Still Threatened By Cholera

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News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Oct. 20, 2011: More than 6,500 people Haitians have died from cholera since the onset of the disease in the country and more continue to be affected. There continues to be dangerous and unpredictable fluctuations in the number of cholera cases. For example, in the […]