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Trinidad cancels gas deal with Venezuela

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar and Luc Cohen PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad/CARACAS, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Trinidad and Tobago has canceled an agreement with Venezuela for the joint development of a natural gas field straddling their maritime border because of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s state energy company PDVSA. The Caribbean island nation is a major exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), but ...

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Guyana Left US $55 Billion At The Table On Exxon Deal Says Watchdog Group

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Feb. 4, 2020: An explosive report by a human rights and the environmental watchdog group claims Guyana left US $55 billion at the table on the Exxon oil deal due to inexperience. The report, Signed Away, by the group, Global Witness, claims “Exxon’s aggressive negotiations with inexperienced officials led to an exploitative deal that ...

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Usain Bolt’s Super Bowl Prediction Comes True

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 3, 2020: Jamaican born Olympian Usain Bolt certainly knows how to win – again and again. Earlier this week, Bolt told Yahoo Sports that he predicts The Kansas City Chiefs will win Super Bowl 54. On Sunday night, the team led by 24-year-old quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, led his team ...

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JLo Subtly Reminds Everyone Puerto Rico Is Also Part Of The USA

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 3, 2020: Puerto Rico roots singer Jennifer Lopez used her Pepsi Super Bowl halftime performance in Miami last night to put the spotlight on the island and send a subtle but clear message to millions watching. The ‘Jenny From The Block’ singer sang “Born in the U.S.A.” while wearing a Puerto Rican flag ...

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You Won’t Believe What The President Of Ecuador Said

NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 3, 2020 BBC Latin America: Ecuador president says women ‘only report harassment from ugly men’ His comments at conference in the city of Guayaquil on Friday sparked uproar online. At the same event Lenin Moreno also said that men faced the constant threat of being falsely accused of harassment by women. As the backlash mounted, ...

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MARIJUANA NEWS ROUNDUP – Jan. 31, 2020

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRI. JAN. 31, 2020: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for Jan. 31, 2020: Three time Grammy winner, Haitian Born Wyclef Jean was among the entertainers this year at the third annual WEEDCon in California. Tree of Knowledge International Corp, which trades under the name TOKI, will ...

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Caribbean Immigrant Facing Deportation Pardoned By NYS Governor

  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRI. Jan. 31, 2020: A Caribbean immigrant facing deportation from the US following his release on parole after 25 years in jail on a murder rap has received a pardon from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Colin Absolam, a Jamaican immigrant, according to The Marshall Project, was pardoned this week by the governor ...

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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL NEWS ROUNDUP- Jan. 31, 2020

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 31, 2020: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travelscene for Jan. 31, 2020: Look For Jamaica In The Super Bowl. The Jamaica tourist Board will unveil the Heartbeat of the World’ 30-SEC ad at Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Canada is again warning nationals to exercise ...

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This Caribbean Roots Actress Has Been Inducted Into The 2020 Television Academy Hall of Fame

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 31, 2020: Caribbean roots actress extraordinaire, Cicely Tyson, has received yet another top honor, this time an induction into the 2020 Television Academy Hall of Fame. Tyson, born to Nevisian parents in Harlem, was inducted into the 25th Hall of Fame on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, The Television Academy ...

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Trinidad & Tobago Bans Travelers From China

By Linda and Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Jan. 31, 2020 (Reuters) – Trinidad and Tobago has imposed 14-day restrictions on travelers from China to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus on the Caribbean island nation, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said on Thursday. The newly identified China coronavirus has created alarm because it is spreading quickly ...

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