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Photos: See inside Pirates of the Caribbean ship in Manchester, Mt. Wolf Halloween parade



A.J. Rosbrook's pirate ship heads north on Main Street in Manchester during the 53rd Annual Manchester/Mt. Wolf Halloween Parade Sunday.
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Breast cancer: The No.1 killer among females in the Caribbean


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(PRESS RELEASE) – Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14%-30% of cancer deaths. This disease has a significant impact on women’s health and is two times higher in the Caribbean compared to the USA[i].

“The large number of deaths from breast cancer is very alarming since they are mostly preventable. Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully. It can be prevented through education, screening, early detection, accurate diagnosis and treatment,” said Dr Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director, Surveillance Caribbean Public Health Agency, as the Agency observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can affect both men and women, but is far more…

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Caribbean Infection Prevention Control Week hailed a success


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(PRESS RELEASE) – The 2018 Caribbean Infection Prevention Control Week saw the most participants of any other year. Organizers hailed the event a success from the overwhelming turn out of all Caribbean territories with the exception of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Infection prevention control is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to reduce harm caused by infection to patients and health workers in healthcare institutions. It is grounded in the knowledge of infectious diseases, epidemiology, social science and health system strengthening. Medical Officer for Health, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George said over twenty national focal points in the region met at this year’s conference to review plans and gaps in the infection prevention control strategies…

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Former VP Biden stumps for Nelson, Dems : South Florida Caribbean News


New independent polls show tight Senate race tilting toward Nelson

Senator Bill Nelson

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took a swipe at his GOP opponent for lacking integrity, as he was campaigning across the state Monday with former Vice President Joe Biden.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about trust and integrity,” Nelson told an enthusiastic crowd in Tampa, before heading to Jacksonville. “It’s a question of who you can trust. …

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Caribbean News – Caribbean Born Hollywood Actress To Be Honored In NYC


Garcelle Beauvais poses upon arrival for the BET Awards at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on June 24, 2018. (Photo credit: LISA O’CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)

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By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 23, 2018: A top Caribbean-born Hollywood actress is set to be honored in New York City tonight.

Haitian-born actress, Garcelle Beauvais, best known for her roles as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on The WB television sitcom, ‘The Jamie Foxx Show,’ which ran from 1996 to 2001, and as Valerie Heywood on the ABC crime drama, ‘NYPD Blue,’ will be honored today in Harlem, NY.

Beauvais will be honored for her work as a trailblazing actress, author, producer and filmmaker by The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), an organization comprised of Haitian-American…

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Caribbean News – Caribbean Roots Celebrities Weigh In On Trinidad Flooding


Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj says she is heartbroken over the flooding.

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By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 23, 2018: Two Caribbean roots celebrities are among those weighing in on the unprecedented flooding in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago which has affected a reported 12,000 people.

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Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, said on Twitter she is “broken hearted to see this.”

On Instagram, Minaj reposted a lengthy post from Soca singer Bunji Garlin, alongside a photo of a home with water almost reaching the top of the doorway.

“Some parts in Trinidad are ok but a large number of areas look like this and worse and people have lost…

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