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Correa Shuns USA Economic Threats On Ecuador

Quito, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa reaffirmed his opposition to any economic threat from the United States for granting asylum to Australian Julian Assange, founder of the social network WikiLeaks.

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Cheer But Also Invest In Caribbean Athletes Says Diaspora Activist

Team-Jamaica-BickleNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 24, 2012: 2012: Millions across the Caribbean and its Diaspora have cheered, danced and celebrated the successes of top Caribbean athletes like Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Kerani James and Keshorn Walcott at the just concluded 30th Olympiad. But the struggle to the top has been no walk in the park for many now reaping the gold, and one Caribbean American activist is urging nationals to ensure they invest in their athletes and not simply cheer when they win.

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US hospitals concerned about cuts in fund for illegal Caribbean immigrants

WASHINGTON, July 29 – An increasing number of hospitals in the United States say President Barack Obama’s health care law is putting tremendous burden on them by cutting aid they use to pay for emergency care for Caribbean and other illegal immigrants.

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Grenadian American legislator unconvinced about reported decrease in stop-and-frisk statistics

NEW YORK, August 5 – A Grenadian American legislator here remains skeptical even as official reports reveal that the number of times police officers stopped, questioned and frisked Caribbean and other minorities on the streets has dropped significantly.

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J'can Olympic Torch carrier Noel Morris, proud

LONDON, England — When Noel Morris came to the United Kingdom as a nine-year-old boy, racism was so rampant the teachers at the all-white school he attended hastily pulled the Caucasian children from the swimming pool when he got in with them.

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US Outlines Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process during a national media call in preparation for the August 15 implementation date.

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EXPRESS EDITORIAL: Respecting Emancipation

The definition of insanity as the act of doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome applies to the parties involved in planning and executing the annual Emancipation Day programme.

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‘Discrepancies’ in consulate exam says Ambassador

There were “wide discrepancies” in the procedure used to mark the examination papers of nine dismissed  workers at the Trinidad and Tobago consulate in New York. This was the finding of an investigation done by Ambassador to Washington Neil Parsan after the July 5 termination of the services of the workers.

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TRINIDAD - Gopee-Scoon: Remove NYC Consul General

Former foreign affairs minister Paula Gopee-Scoon is calling on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to commission an investigation into the dismissal of eight members of staff at the consulate in New York last month. Contacted for comment yesterday, Persad-Bissessar said concerns about the matter should be put to Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran.

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