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Caribbean American To Lead Brooklyn`s 45th Council District

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A second generation Caribbean national is set to take the reins of Brooklyn`s 45th councilmatic seat from Vincentian national Kendall Stewart. Jumaane Williams, a former community organizer turned politician, won the seat by a landslide last night as general elections were held across the state and the country. Williams, who suffers from ...

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U.S. Lauds Antigua, Dominica

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Nov. 3, 2009: The U.S. is applauding both Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica as the nations mark their independence anniversaries. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, paid tribute to the two countries from Morocco, where she is visiting.  Antigua and Barbuda marked 28 years as an independent nation on November 1 while Dominica celebrated 31 ...

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Jamaica`s Credit Rating Downgraded

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 3, 2009: Top ratings agency, Standard and Poor`s is keeping a negative outlook on Jamaica`s credit following the resignation of the island`s central bank governor. Standard & Poor`s on Monday downgraded Jamaica one notch, to `CCC` from `CCC-plus,` signaling the growing risk of a debt exchange operation that could be an event of selective ...

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No More `Sir` Allen?

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Nov. 3, 2009: The title of `Sir` Allen Stanford could soon be no more. Antigua and Barbuda`s National Honors Committee has recommended the knighthood, awarded to the former billionaire awaiting trial for operating a giant Ponzi scheme from the island, revoked. The knighthood was given to the Texas-born financier turned Antiguan citizen in 2006 at a ...

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Candidate With Caribbean Roots In Bid For NY Mayoral Post Today

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 3, 2009: New York City Comptroller William `Bill` Thompson, whose grandparents were migrants from St. Kitts and Nevis, is hoping for a miracle today as New Yorkers go to the polls to elect a mayor. Democrat Thompson is betting on New York City voters today who are pissed off with incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg`s ...

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UN Applauds End Of Travel Restrictions For People Living With HIV

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has congratulated United States President Barack Obama for lifting the travel ban to the U.S. for people living with HIV. Obama`s announcement late last week overturns a policy that had been in place since 1987, and it came as he signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension ...

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New Haitian PM Designated

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: A new prime minister has already been designated in Haiti just hours after the sacking of Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis. President Rene Preval has designated Haiti`s planning minister, Max Bellerive, as the next prime minister. The senate must now convene this week to ratify the process and decide if they will give Bellerive ...

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Guyanese Cops Arrested For Torturing Teen

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: Two Guyanese cops have been arrested for allegedly torturing a teen suspect. Guyana Police Chief Henry Greene on Sunday said the unnamed cops were arrested on suspicion of dousing a 14-year-old murder suspect whose surname has been given as Thomas, with alcohol and setting him ablaze. The alleged torture occurred while the youth ...

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UK Caribbean Diaspora To Be Consulted Ahead of Commonwealth Meet

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, widely tipped to soon jump ship and become the Foreign Minister for the entire EC, has called in the UK Caribbean Diaspora for a special event this month. The social event and briefing is set for November 9th, two weeks before he heads to Port of Spain for ...

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Jamaica Chamber Calls Bank Governor`s Resignation Unfortunate

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce is speaking out over what the organization calls the `sudden resignation` of Jamaica’s central bank governor, Derrick Lattibeaudiere.  Latibeaudiere, who was leading negotiations with the IMF to obtain a $1.2 billion stand-by loan, resigned, Finance Minister Audley Shaw said Friday. No reason was given for the resignation of ...

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