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Islamic DVD Delays Jamaican Flight

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Jan. 4, 2010:  A DVD with Islamic content has been blamed for a December 31, 2009 delay of a Virgin Atlantic flight from Jamaica. Jamaica Airport official say the DVD was found on the plane and led to the re-screening of dozens of passengers boarding a flight for London. John McFarlane, security chief at the Norman ...

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Is NYS Governor Patterson Playing Politics With The Census Grant?

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2009: Two weeks after the stated New York Census grant deadline of December 15th, Governor David Patterson’s office suddenly announced in a press statement on December 31st, the list of grant awardees. In the Caribbean community, CaribID and the Caribbean Immigrant Services Youth Core, which have been leading the Census education effort ...

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Climate Change Mitigation: A Dire Necessity For Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: The recently concluded U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen has generated widespread disappointment since it did not deliver tangible results to effectively combat the rapidly encroaching problems generated by global warming. The conference spent a considerable amount of time to reach a non-binding `Copenhagen Accord` which took shaky steps against ...

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Scary Pre-New Year`s Eve Moment In Times Square

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2009: New Yorkers and New Year`s eve fans counting down the hours to the dropping of the ball in Times Square were given a  brief bomb scare Wednesday. A suspicious white van parked in the heart of Times Square caused the false alarm but it promoted New York Police Department to partially evacuate ...

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Rastafarian Turns St. Maarten Hillside In To Organic Farm

 By Felicia Persaud CWNN/NY CaribWorldNews, PHILLIPSBURGH, St. Maarten, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: On a steep slope above the hills of Bush Road in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Ras Roland `Bushman` Joseph gives new meaning to self-sufficiency and organic farming. In a country that is largely an import society, where little emphasis seems placed on farming, Ras Bushman, as he is widely ...

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1983 U.S. Intervention In Grenada Leads To Novel

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: In the spring of 1984, barbed wire was still stretched along the white sand beaches on the small island of Grenada where the U.S. had driven out the Marxist faction that had slaughtered the moderate socialist government. Ron Frazer was there to teach secondary school, replacing the Cuban and East German teachers ...

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U.S. Lauds Haiti Ahead Of 206th Independence Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: The Obama administration is lauding Haiti as it gets ready to mark its 206th anniversary of independence come January 1, 2010. `This is an occasion to honor the history and heritage of Haiti and to remember the heroes who founded the first independent black republic, not just the icons such as Toussaint Louverture, ...

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Leaders Establish The OECS Economic Union

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: Leaders from the sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States joined St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and current chairman of the grouping on Tuesday in signing a treaty to establish an Economic Union. `Today is a great day. It is a day of profound historical import for the Governments and peoples that constitute ...

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Search On For Guyanese Teen

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 29, 2009: The search is on for a Guyanese teen who has been missing from his Long Island home since November 19th. Sean Wagner`s grandmother, Anne Wagner, is seeking the public`s help in finding the freshman art major at the Nassau Community College. Sean left his Newport Road home to go to class on ...

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CMEx Introduces Delegates To A St. Lucia Beyond Sand & Sea

By Felicia PersaudCWNN, NY CaribWorldNews, GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, Dec. 28, 2009: It’s Friday night, December 4th, in Gros Islet, St. Lucia and the weekly street party is underway, with many tourists – noticeable enough because they are largely the only Caucasians in the crowd – jamming with many locals to the live music emanating from huge speakers on a ...

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