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Caribbeans among thousands in march for immigration reform

persaud-demonstratesCaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Sun. Oct. 6, 2013:  Caribbean-born, New York-based media entrepreneur and columnist, Felicia J. Persaud, was among tens of thousands in the United States joining the march nationally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, (CIR), on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

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Dr. Garvey Calls for Greater Unity Among Afro-Caribbean Nationals

dr-julius-garveyDr. Julius Garvey, son of Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, has called for greater unity among Afro-Caribbean nationals at home and abroad.

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Investments unite China, US and the Caribbean in NY

speakersCaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2013: Investment in the Caribbean region is bringing together a unique coalition for Caribbean American Heritage Month this June, as the United States, China and the Caribbean unite for Invest Caribbean Now 2013.

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JAMAICANS the Diaspora urged to pray and fast on August 1, Emancipation Day,

NEW YORK, NY. Tuesday, July 27, 2013 -- Consul General of Jamaica to New York, Herman G. LaMont, has called on Jamaicans in the Diaspora to remember the land of their birth at this time. Addressing members of the Clergy Coalition at a recent meeting at the offices of the Consulate General of Jamaica in Manhattan, CG LaMont said that he was looking forward to this year’s Jamaica Diaspora Day of Prayer & Fasting, on Thursday, August 1.

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Prime Minister meets with Jamaican Diaspora in Ethiopia

Psimpsonmiller4Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, while on her visit to Addis Abba, Ethiopia held a meeting with members of the Jamaican Diaspora, many of whom journeyed over 150 miles away from the town of Shashamane, where members of the Rastafari movement and other persons from Jamaica and the Caribbean have settled.

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Immigrants are driving the US housing recovery

USimmigrants-feinblatt(CNN) -- Nearly five years after the housing bubble burst, American homeowners are beginning to see signs of relief as housing markets are finally showing signs of recovery. An untold story of this recovery, however, is the extent to which it is fueled by immigration.

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Jamaica's ambassador to US promotes Diaspora conference

vascianie speaks7Washington DC - The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC has heightened preparatory activities in support of the upcoming fifth biennial Diaspora conference, in an effort to engender even greater interest from an already engaged Jamaican community across the United States.

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Police 'spied on Lawrence family'- Cameron orders investigation

stephenlawrenceBritain's Stasi-style secret police faced a barrage of anger today over attempts to smear the family of murdered black Jamaican teenager Stephen Lawrence.

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Atlanta's Mayor to lead trade delegation to Montego Bay in October

Brown Reid HarrisWashington DC, May 23, 2013 - Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reid is to lead a trade delegation to Montego Bay comprising of twelve of Atlanta top business executives, in an effort to deepen the trading relationship between both sister cities.

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NAJASO Partners with Jamaica & Stakeholders for Transformation

najasoMontego Bay, St. James, The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO ), will stage its 36th convention July 18-20, 2013 at Secrets Wild Orchid Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Racism monitor to sue over French bank's Haiti 'plunder'

Luis-Georges-Tin CRANs presidentOne of France’s leading racism watchdogs said on Friday that it will push ahead with plans to sue a state-owned bank over profits from the colonial-era slave trade and reparations extorted from Haiti, on the same day President François Hollande said Paris would not pay reparations for the country's past mistakes.

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Proposed Changes to British Pension System to be Discussed at Diaspora Conference

aloun-assambaProposed changes to the pension regulations in Britain and the Airline Passenger Duty (APD) are among issues to be out on the table by the United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora at the upcoming Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay.

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JAMAICA - Montego Bay's Mayor pays official visit to Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta-Mayor-Kasim-ReedWashington, DC - Chairman of the St James Parish Council and Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris will pay an official visit to the city of Atlanta Georgia from Saturday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 22.

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Jamaica's Honourary Consul to Atlanta steps down

Vin Hazel MartinWashington DC, Derrick A Scott - Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta Georgia in the United States, Mr. Vin Martin is calling it quits after serving in that post for 16 years. He will demit that office at the end of June.

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Jamaica’s ambassador hails the contributionof Minnesota health specialists to Jamaica

vasciannie-in-minnTheir outreach and health missions have touched many lives and helped improve healthcare delivery in many health institutions in Jamaica.

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Jamaica's Ambassador to US welcomes Ja's spelling be champion

spelling-bee-in-Washington DC - Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie has lauded the Gleaner Company for its tremendous support of the Spelling Bee Competition and the sponsorship of Jamaica’s entry into the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee Competition which concluded in Washington DC, last weekend.

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Jamaica's Ambassador promotes Diaspora conference in the US midwest

US town hall mtgWashington, D.C - Members of the Jamaican Diaspora residing in the Mid-west of the United States have been urged to make every effort to attend the upcoming Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay from June 16-19.

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TT High Commission hosts Cudjoe talk on Caribbean Slavery

TT HC speaksAt the monthly Nationals’ Meeting held at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in London, UK on Wednesday 29th May, a packed audience listened with rapt attention as Professor Selwyn Cudjoe delivered a provocative lecture titled “Ignorant Negroes and Tyrannical Masters: William Burnley and Caribbean Slavery”.

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The Guyanese of “Fraud Charge Alley”

edahmad-300x250News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 10, 2013: The icing on the cake of dismay for many State Senator, John Sampson.in New York City, the U.S. and even Guyana this week was the slapping of embezzlement and obstruction of justice charges on New York lawmaker, Guyanese American State Senator, John Sampson. It marked number five in a list of notable Guyanese who have recently been arrested and charged with fraud.

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Obama proclaims June Caribbean American Heritage Month

Obama Carib leadersNews Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sat. June 1, 2013: It’s officially another Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States. President Barack Obama last night issued another proclamation declaring June, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

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Jamaica's US envoy pays official visit to Minnesota

Ambassador-VasciannieWashington, D.C ,Derrick A Scott, Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, will pay a four-day official visit to the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 9-12, 2013.

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