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Caribbean Sports – These Two Caribbean Islands Are In The Winter Olympics

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018: The Caribbean may be a warm weather destination year round but two of its islands will be in this year’s Winter Olympic Games, which opens in Pyeongchang, South Korea today, Friday, Feb. 9th. Jamaica will compete in the bobsleigh and skeleton competitions while Puerto Rico will compete in Alpine skiing. Jazmine ...

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Caribbean Sports – West Indies Cricket Squad Gears Up To Face England

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018: The West Indies A squad is gearing up to face squad to face England Lions in the three, four-day “test” matches starting this Sunday, Feb. 11th. Among those making the team is left-handed opener Kieran Powell, batsman Jermaine Blackwood, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, all-rounder Raymon Reifer, left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican and fast ...

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Caribbean Sports – Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller Uibo Wins At Millrose

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018: Bahamas Olympian Shaunae Miller Uibo matched the fastest time ever in the 300-m at the Millrose Games on Saturday. Miller-Uibo clocked 35.45 seconds, a time that equaled the 25-year-old mark set by Russia’s Irina Privalova. ” It’s a great feeling,” she commented after. “Coach wanted me to come out here and ...

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That Guyana, Venezuela Border Dispute

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018: The Guyana government says it is discussing the decision of the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, to refer the Guyana/Venezuela territorial controversy to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Guyana Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, told reporters, that the ICJ has to pronounce on what is essentially a legal contention raised ...

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Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Ackee Fritters

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018: Here’s a delicious Caribbean recipe that is a must try this weekend. It’s Ackee Fritters courtesy of Grace Foods. Ingredients 1/2 pound(s) counter flour 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt 1/2 teaspoon(s) white pepper 1 small onion, chopped 1 small sweet pepper, diced 1 cup(s) Grace Ackee, drained and crushed 1 teaspoon(s) Grace Hot ...

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Did Patriots Patrick Chung Play With A Concussion?

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018: The New England Patriots may have lost the Super Bowl Sunday but they are still in the news because of their Jamaican-born defensive safety, Patrick Chung. Questions are being asked whether the Kingston-born Chung played with a concussion in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Chung was removed from Super Bowl 52 in the ...

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Marley’s 73rd Birthday Marked By Celebration, Calls For A Statue

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018: Reggae legend Bob Marley, would have turned 73 on Tuesday, Feb. 6th but while the singer has been dead for over 36 years, his star shines on – with celebration in Kingston marking his birthday even as there are calls for a statue in his likeness in Zimbabwe. At the Bob Marley ...

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Fidel Castro’s Son Commits Suicide

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018:  The 68-year-old son of late Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, has reportedly committed suicide. Cuban state media reported that Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, affectionately known in Cuba as Fidelito, had suffered from depression in recent months and had been receiving medical treatment as an outpatient, following a hospital stay. “Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, who ...

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Costa Rica Presidential Election Heads To Runoff

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018: Costa Rica will hold a run-off election on April 1 to elect a new president after all candidates failed to secure at least 40 percent of the votes in the first round, the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced on Monday afternoon. According to Costa Rican law, the two leading candidates ...

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Energy, Venezuela But No S-Hole Apology As Rex Tillerson Meets Jamaica PM

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018: US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, stopped over in Jamaica Wednesday for a quick meeting with the country’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness. But while there was a lot of talk on energy and Venezuela, the infamous S-Hole comment from the US Secretary’s boss did not make it into the conversation – ...

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