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Caribbean Roots Director Frances-Anne Solomon’s HERO Takes Top Honors at LA’s Pan African Film Festival

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Feb. 27, 2020: Following a sold-out Opening Night of the 28th Pan African Film and Arts Festival, (PAFF) with more than 1000 patrons at the Director’s Guild of America in West Hollywood,  and two subsequent packed screenings, Frances-Anne Solomon’s HERO  was awarded the newly created Ja’Net Feature Narrative Award, renamed ...

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Caribbean’s First Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Platform, Rent Yuh Ride™, Launched

Caribbean News, Latin America News: KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The emerging peer-to-peer car rental sector is projected to grow at 10% annually, but despite the Caribbean being one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations; it has yet to be touched by this sector – until now. The Caribbean’s first peer-to-peer car rental platform, Rent Yuh Ride (RYR), launched ...

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The Caribbean Remains Coronavirus Free And Wants To Keep It That Way

Caribbean News, Latin America News: NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 27, 2020: The Caribbean region remains coronavirus free and wants to keep it that way, even as cases globally passed 81,000 yesterday. With the death toll from the disease passing 2,700, Jamaica and Grand Cayman barred over 6,000 passengers from global cruise operator MSC Cruises  from disembarking on fears of ...

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Latin America Has Its First Confirmed Coronavirus Case

Caribbean News, Latin America News: By Lisandra Paraguassu and Carolina Mandl BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Brazil, Thurs. Feb 27, 2020, (Reuters) – Latin America has its first confirmed case of coronavirus. Brazil confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America on Wednesday, diagnosing a 61-year-old man in Sao Paulo who returned recently from Italy. The official diagnosis comes ...

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Bahamas Sex Trafficking Claim Leads To Raid Of Office Of Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard

Caribbean News, Latin America News: NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 26, 2020: The FBI and NYPD raided the Manhattan offices of fashion mogul Peter Nygard Tuesday amid an ongoing federal sex-trafficking investigation and claims that Nygard plied underage girls with booze at sex parties at his Bahamas mansion. Photos from the office raid show federal agents and city cops swarming ...

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A Region-Wide Debate On Caribbean Oil And Gas Is Overdue

Caribbean News, Latin America News: By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Feb. 26, 2020:   Two weeks ago, Trinidad’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, delivered a major speech. It sought to define the future trajectory of his country’s energy policy. Speaking at the conference, ‘Shaping the Caribbean’s Energy Future,’ he indicated why over the next 10 years, the way ...

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Rapper Nicki Minaj Plays Mas At Trinidad Carnival

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 26, 2020: Trinidad-born, American rapper Nicki Minaj, stunned in a skimpy but sexy turquoise colored carnival costume complete with purple feathers from Tribe. The costume seemed like an adaptation of the ‘Ming’ collection from Tribe, created by Richard & Anthony Design Concepts. Minaj posted the costume on her ...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Gets The Samba Parade Treatment

Caribbean News, Latin America News: By Leonardo Benassatto and Sebastian Rocandio RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Weds.Feb 26, 2020 (Reuters) – Brazil’s top samba “schools” have peppered the country’s annual carnival celebrations with a sizzling fusion of music, dance and costumes, and plenty of jabs at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The last six of Rio de Janeiro’s 13 top samba schools ...

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CARICOM Heads Have The Answers: But Can They Deliver?

Caribbean News, Latin America News: By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Feb. 26, 2020:  At their recent summit, CARICOM heads of government rediscovered the 2003 Rose Hall Declaration which provides a road map for modernizing regional integration. One of the more interesting aspects of the recently ended Heads of Government meeting, was the positive tone of the remarks ...

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Will Prince Andrew Really Be Questioned By This Caribbean Attorney General?

Caribbean News, Latin America News: News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. FEB. 25, 2020: An attorney general in one Caribbean island is looking to question Prince Andrew, a British newspaper is reporting. Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Denise George, who is investigating Epstein’s child sex trafficking to Little Saint James, has not ruled out speaking to the Duke ...

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