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News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Sept. 7, 2017: The United Nations yesterday said it will be sending help to the islands in the Caribbean affected by Irma. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United Nations is working closely with the CDEMA-led Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) and the affected countries to bring assistance to those most in need. We are saddened by the reports of lives lost, and of people made homeless by this storm,” Stephen O’Malley, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS said Wednesday.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 8, 2017: Last week we told you that the Caribbean’s biggest stars had pitched in donations to help the Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey. Yet with an estimated 10 dead across the Caribbean and billions in damage from Hurricane Irma, neither has offered a peep on their social network where they are most active.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 1, 2017: Two celebrity daughters of the Caribbean have opened their check books to help the people of Texas as the death toll rose to 35 Thursday and tens of thousands have been rendered homeless. Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj donated US $25 thousand this week based on a social media challenge from comedian and actor Kevin Hart for the people of Houston and the American Red Cross.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 25, 2017: It’s back! For another year a thread has surfaced on an Internet bulletin board frequented by New York cops who are placing racist, theoretical bets on how many people would be cut down by violence during the upcoming West Indian carnival and the Caribbean J’Ouvert events, News Americas has found. 
News Americas, Brooklyn, NY, Weds. Aug. 23, 2017:Fresh on the heels of her “Honoring Real Patriots Act of 2017” bill, Caribbean American Congressmember Yvette Clarke on Tuesday held a rally with some supporters in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to urge the removal of Confederate signs from the area.
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