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CaribID Founder Reiterates Importance Of Caribbean Census Count At Carnival Breakfast

CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: The importance of ensuring the Caribbean community counts in the next Census was on Monday reiterated by CaribID founder and CaribWorldNews publisher, Felicia Persaud, at the annual West Indian American Carnival kick-off breakfast. Before a roomful of dignitaries, including former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Persaud reminded the audience that while ...

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Former `Grenada 17` Prisoner Relieved To Be Home

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A former member of the  much-touted `Grenada 17` group of prisoners, is speaking for the first time since his surprise release from jail Saturday. Former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard,  exclaimed he is relieved but surprised to be released from jail. Coard along with six others , convicted for the ...

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Jamaican Killed At Brooklyn Labor Day B-B-Q

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A 25-year-old Jamaican man was one of two men shot dead yesterday at an all-night barbecue in Brooklyn, New York. Police identified the Jamaican victim as Marvin Brown, a construction worker who just finished taking classes to become an ambulance driver. Brown was fatally shot when the gunshots rang out at 5:45 a.m. ...

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Wife Of Guyana`s First President Dead At 77

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: The wife of Guyana`s first President, the late Arthur Chung, has passed away after a brief illness. She was 77. The Office of the President said Doreen Pamela Chung, died Saturday but funeral arrangements were still up in the air as of last night. Mrs. Chung leaves to mourn her two children – ...

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DIGICEL READY FOR BIGGER BETTER LABOR DAY CELEBRATIONS IN NEW YORK

– Digicel to support a host of Labor Day activities for Diaspora customers CaribPR Wire, Tuesday, September 1st – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to Central America, today unveiled details of its Labor Day activities, which include the West Indian Labor Day Parade, IRIE Jamboree, the Guyana Folk Festival, Haiti Bingo night and the ...

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Are Caribbean Tourism Entities Ignoring FARA Filings?

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Under the US` Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, all agents of a foreign principal, for instance, a company representing a Caribbean nation, are required to register with the Department of Justice and file forms detailing among other things, income from, and expenditures on behalf of the foreign entity. This law also applies ...

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U.S. Eases Restrictions On Travel And Money Transfers To Cuba

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Some nine months after taking office, the Obama administration has moved to ease restrictions on travel and money transfers to Cuba. The US Treasury Thursday said it would now immediately allow U.S. based Cubans to send any amount of money to close relatives on the island. However, restrictions remain on sending money to ...

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UN Chief Recommends More MINUSTAH For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, yesterday recommended a 12-month extension of the UN mission in Haiti. In a report released Thursday, Ban said MINUSTAH should be extended through 15 October 2010, with some adjustments to enable it to deploy rapidly and to monitor remote locations, such as border areas and the country`s coastline. ...

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Guyana Ministry Says American Embassy Lied

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Guyana`s Home Affairs Ministry has dismissed as `false and unfounded,` a report, purportedly originating from the Embassy of the United States of America. The release reportedly stated that Missionaries belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints have been asked to leave the country because they were engaged in ...

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