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E RNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 14, 2016: The Guyanese-born author who penned the autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into a 1967 British drama film of the same title, starring Bahamas-roots actor Sidney Poitier and Lulu, has passed away at 104-years-old. E. R. Braithwaite, born Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, died in Rockville, Maryland Tuesday, NAN has learnt. The author, teacher and diplomat was born in then British Guiana on June 27, 1912. Braithwaite’s father was a gold and diamond miner and his mother was a homemaker.

kamalaNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 7, 2016: While the Republican President-Elect is continuing to use his Twitter account like a third world dictatorial policy machine, Caribbean-roots Senator-elect, Kamala Harris is using her account to lay out her 2017 platform of issues. Harris, 52, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother who made history on November 8, 2016 by becoming only the second black woman and first Indian, Jamaican-American elected to serve in the United States Senate, has been quietly laying out her agenda to her 120 thousands followers.

Vincent RNews Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 6, 2016: As Donald Trump seems bent on cozying up to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin – he has reportedly had at least two phone conversations with Putin since being elected – Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, Jamaican-born Lt. General Vincent R. Stewart, was in Amman, Jordan meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat.

Gwyneth PaltrowNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 2, 2016: On November 30th, Barbados marked its 50 year of independence from Britain with a major event on the island that was ironically witnessed by Prince Harry, representing the Queen of England, the island’s former colonial master. Through the years, many Bajans have made their mark in the US, among them of course, Rihanna. But there are several others who can trace their ancestry to this Eastern Caribbean Island. Here are 10 you should know:

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