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Dengue Fever Cases Drop 91 Percent in Neighbourhood of Piracicaba, Brazil, Where Oxitec’s Friendly™ Aedes Were Released

OXFORD, England, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Piracicaba’s Epidemiologic Surveillance service released new data this week which showed a 91% reduction of dengue fever cases registered in the CECAP/Eldorado district, an area of 5,000 residents, in the 2015/2016 dengue-year as compared to the 2014/2015 period. The incidence decreased to just 12 cases in 2015/2016, the first year in which Friendly™ Aedes, ...

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This Woman Claimed She Was Helping Haiti But Instead Sold Donations

Jennifer Pierce claimed she was helping Haiti but instead pocketed the money. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, RALEIGH, N.C., Thurs. July 14, 2016: A North Carolina woman claimed she was helping Haiti after the massive 2010 earthquake and set about collecting donations for the Caribbean nation. But authorities say the donations never made it to Haiti as the woman ...

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Study On The Caribbean Diaspora Underway

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 14, 2016: How well do Caribbean immigrants integrate into the US labor market? That’s the focus of a current study being conducted by Valerie La Carte, a PhD Candidate in economics at the American University in Washington, DC. If you are from the Caribbean – any CARICOM nation or ...

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St. Lucia – Allen Chastanet’s Dilemma

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Michael Chastanet. By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. July 14, 2016: In the same way that many British voters are regretting their support of Brexit in the recent UK referendum, many Saint Lucians are already showing signs of buyer’s remorse following last month’s election of new prime minister Allen Chastanet on ...

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Five Things You Should Know About The Immigrant Officer Who Killed Philando Castile

Officer Jeronimo Yanez By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 13, 2016: Despite all the talk about white on black shootings when it comes to police, the reality is that the shooting to death of Minnesota resident Philando Castile on July 6, 2016 was done by an immigrant officer. Here are five things you should know ...

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Is An Uncertain Future Looming For The British Caribbean Overseas Territories?

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. July 13, 2016: Although an eerie calm may have settled on Europe now that the immediacy of the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) has sunk in, it should not lull the Caribbean into a sense of false security or inaction. It has arisen because much is ...

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This Haitian Man Is Wanted By The FBI

Frantz Dieudonne is wanted by the FBI. By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY Weds.  July 13, 2016:  The FBI  has spent the last 13 years hunting a Haitian born man who is wanted for crimes against children. The FBI wants to find Frantz Dieudonne, 47, for his alleged involvement in sex-related crimes with a minor. Dieudonne, a ...

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Caribbean Born NBA Star Calls It Quits As USVI Tourism Says Thanks

Bye Tim Duncan! – Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook (0) hugging San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan after game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Game 6. Oklahoma City, OK 5/12/2016 (Photo by Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 12, 2016: After 19-years with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, Caribbean-born basketball ...

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This Caribbean Nation Has Flipped The Script On The U.S.

Tourists, young woman are boarding at a Piper, a private charter aircraft in The Bahamas. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) By NAN Travel Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 12, 2016: While developed nations like the U.S. Canada and the UK have been quick to issue travel alerts on developing nations, one Caribbean nation has flipped the script on ...

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