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Margo Kitsy Brodie was confirmed Monday as a Brooklyn Federal Court judge, becoming the first Afro-Caribbean-born jurist to sit in US district court.
The US Senate voted 86 to 2 to approve Brodie, who was nominated by the White House in June.
Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, noted before the vote that Brodie had…Continue
Prince Harry beat Usain Bolt in 100m sprint: Royal takes gold in Jamaica [VIDEO + PICS] / Prince Harry to visit Jamaica next week and is expected to race Usain Bolt. He will be travelling on behalf of the Queen on this trip, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.
The announcement that Prince Harry will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent…Continue
Breakthrough Dancehall superstar, Popcaan continues to add to his international resume as he’s reportedly landed another collaboration with a prominent American rapper.
On February 17, Popcaan released the official remix of his number one hit, Only Man She Want, which featured internationally acclaimed Jamaican-American rapper, Busta…Continue
Analysts are predicting that the Jamaican dollar will continue to lose value against the US dollar over the next few months.
At the close of trade yesterday, the selling rate for the US dollar inched closer to the J$87.00 mark settling at $86.98.
The selling rate for US$1.00 was J$86.98.
Financial analyst, Dennis Chung…
The waning of: Black History Month 2012.
Often-times I reflect on my childhood days--in Jamaica. I remember learning stories about the Maroons, who were run-away enslaved Africans who valiantly and successfully fought for freedom from slavery and colonialism in Jamaica.
I was told by my father that he was of Maroon descent. I remember one of his friends called him Cudjo a name of Ashanti or Akan (West…
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Costa Rica: The 2012 installment of "Carnival Puntarenas," the third of the three "major" festivals of the season in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, proved to be another spectacular affair for…Continue
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Who ever thought that Ron Paulwould show his face at a black church in Detroit, of all places?
Well, he did and the congregation of historically black Little Rock Baptist Church gave him four standing ovations,…Continue
Many people didn’t appreciate Billy Crystal’s attempt at humor during last night’s Oscar show, Global Grind reports.
When talking about the film “The Help” after Octavia Spencer‘s Best Supporting Actress win, he added some humor that some folks on Twitter…Continue
February 28, 2012 — KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Muslim-majority Malaysia on Tuesday banned a planned concert by Erykah Badu after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer…Continue
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Guyana’s fishing industry is paving the way for that country to achieve its Millennium Development Goals of feeding its people at international standards.
Agriculture minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy…
Newark Liberty Airport has reopened after a United Express flight from Atlanta made an emergency landing, forcing an hour-long shutdown.
There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard.
Authorities say Flight 5124 landed around 6:20 p.m. Monday,…Continue
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Dr Conrad Murray, pictured here during his manslaughter trial,
was born in Grenada and raised in Trinidad
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 26, CMC – A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Michael Jackson’s Grenadian-born doctor must remain in prison while he appeals his manslaughter conviction in the American pop icon’s…Continue
Just because football star Terrell Owens has earned $80 million over the course of his career doesn't mean he's immune to foreclosure.
Owens, the star wide-receiver notorious for his off-field antics, is facing foreclosure on two of his Dallas condominiums, according to RealtyTrac, a real estate site that tracks foreclosure…
A student gunman opened fire with a handgun in the cafeteria of a high school near Cleveland on Monday, fatally wounding one boy and injuring three other boys and one girl before he was chased from the building by a teacher and gave himself up, police said.
The injured students were rushed to area hospitals where a boy identified as Daniel Parmentor, 17, died at MetroHealth System in Cleveland. Parmentor, a high school junior, went to a nearby vocational school where…Continue
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A young man believed to be in his early twenties, was stabbed at the close of Carnival Tuesday's Parade of Bands at Queens Park Savannah.