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Tomas Again Eyes Several Caribbean Nations

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, Fl, Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: Several Caribbean nations including Jamaica and Haiti were battening down for Tropical Storm Tomas last night as the squall moved closer to both nations. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami last night said Tomas was just 90 miles off Kingston and 265 miles off Port-Au-Prince, but moving closer in strength and ...

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Haitian Is New Miami-Dade County Commissioner

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: A Haitian national who was a former North Miami city councilman has been declared the winner of a Miami Dade County Commission seat for District 2. Jean Monestime, President of Jacob – Monestime & Associates, LLC, a full service real estate firm located in North Miami, beat sitting commissioner Dorrin Rolle. The win ...

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Saint Lucian, Vincentian Diasporas Urged To Help Hurricane Battered Homelands

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: Diaspora-based nationals from St. Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are being urged to help their hurricane battered homelands as the two Eastern Caribbean countries try to pick up the pieces from last weekend`s devastation by Tomas. In New York, The Saint Lucia House Foundation has joined with the Consulate General in ...

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Jamaican-Born Nurse Convicted Of Fraud

CaribWorldNews, Birmingham, UK, Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: A Jamaican-born nurse in Birmingham has been convicted of defrauding the National Health Service  in the UK of over £30,000. Feanny Thompson, aged 56, of Queen Avenue, Hockley, was this week sentenced to six months imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court. The court heard Thompson gained work at Birmingham East and North Primary Care ...

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Organization of American States To Assist Member States Affected By Tomas

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: The Organization of American States on Thursday said it will be providing assistance to member states St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines and Barbados, following the devastation wrought by the passage of Hurricane Tomas. OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, OAS Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Albert Ramdin activated the Inter-American Emergency Fund, to ...

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French Caribbean – World`s Oldest Is Dead

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: A French Caribbean woman considered to be the oldest person in the world, passed away on Thursday, reports indicate. Eugenie Blanchard died Thursday at 114, news agencies reported. Blanchard was born in February 1896 on the island of Saint-Barthelemy, but moved to Curacao and became a nun in 1920, according to Le ...

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Caribbean Hindus To Celebrate Diwali

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 5, 2010: Hindus from the Caribbean and around the world are set to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights today. The holiday is the Hindus spring essentially and honors the victory of goodness over evil in the world. It`s the biggest holiday for Hindus – as important as Christmas is to Americans. President Obama ...

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Barbados Grammy Winning Star Rihanna Among Mourners At PM Funeral

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Nov. 4, 2010: Barbados singer Rihanna was among the thousands of mourners who gathered at the Kensington Oval yesterday to say goodbye to PM David Thompson. he singer was seen looking sad and serious at times and occasionally dabbing at her eyes. Rihanna, 22, wore a Jackie O-esque black hat and sunglasses, with a cream top ...

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Caribbean National Is Florida`s New Lieutenant Governor

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Nov. 4, 2010: A Caribbean national born in Trinidad and Tobago is the new lieutenant governor of the state of Florida. Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad-born, Jennifer Carroll, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 3th district,  was chosen as Republican Governor Elect Rick Scott`s running mate several months ago, and after one of the ...

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Barbados PM Thompson Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Nov. 4, 2010: `The greatest tribute that every one of us can pay to his memory is to pursue and realize that vision of a Better Barbados for ALL!` Those were the words of comfort offered up yesterday by Hartley Henry, personal friend and principal political advisor to late Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson as part ...

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