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Marcus Garvey 1A son of one Caribbean country’s National Hero has again made a strong plea for the United States to pardon his father for criminal convictions supporters believe were trumped up to silence a massive movement to establish respect and independence for black people. Dr. Julius W. Garvey is appealing to outgoing President Barack Obama to grant a presidential pardon to the late Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the late Jamaican civil rights leader viewed as a champion for people of African descent in the U.S. and around the world starting in the first half of the 20th century.

miss universe contendersNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017: Thirteen Caribbean beauties are among 87 women from around the world who are vying for the coveted title of Miss Universe. The Miss Universe pageant will be aired on January 29 at 7/6c live from the Philippines on FOX TV. The competition will again be hosted by Steve Harvey despite his mega mistake in announcing the wrong pageant winner at the last pageant. Here are the Caribbean contenders:

bermudaNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 13, 2016: A new comparative analysis of the cost of living in New York City compared to other cities in the world shows shockingly that the cost of living in two Caribbean cities is higher than the Big Apple. According to a ‘America: Cost of Living Index 2017’ by Numbeo, it’s more expensive to live in Hamilton, Bermuda and Nassau, Bahamas than New York City.

Barack Obama Bronze by Matthew GonzalesPresident Barack Obama is finishing his final lap as President of the United States of America this month. His ‘send off’ has been marked in various ways — formal balls, tears, church services. One community in the city of Miami is honouring America’s 44th president with an art exhibition featuring his image as seen through the eyes of 44 African American artists.

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