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Commonwealth Summit Pulls In US$10 Billion Pledge For Climate Change Fund

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Sat. Nov. 28. 2009:  The Commonwealth summit underway in Trinidad and Tobago has already pulled in a pledge of US$10 billion for a fund to help developing countries cope with the impact of climate change. Word of the fast track `money on the table` for climate change adaptation and mitigation came Friday afternoon from French President Nicholas ...

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Rapper Shyne Pays Visit To Belize Prison

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Sat. Nov. 28, 2009:  Moses Michael Levivy, better known as the Rapper Shyne, is sharing his experience in a New York prison with prisoners in Belize. The rapper, now the most famous deportee, broke away from `hibernation` from his penthouse at the renaissance tower in Belize City and visited the Hattieville Prison on Thanksgiving Day in the ...

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Former Jamaican Ambassador Remembered

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: Members of the diplomatic corps and the Caribbean communities within the Washington metropolitan area in the US yesterday paid pay tribute to the late distinguished Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Keith Johnson, O.J., at a memorial service. The service was organized by representatives of various Jamaican and Caribbean organizations, under ...

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Trinidad-Born Doctor Honored

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, on. Nov. 30, 2009: Famed Trinidad-born doctor, physician Muriel Petioni, was this weekend honored in the Bronx. The Trinidad and Tobago GAYAP organization honored Dr. Petioni at its Holiday Fete de Noel Dinner Dance on Saturday in the Bronx. Petioni, born in Port-of-Spain in 1914, served New York as a physician and activist for decades, according ...

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Commonwealth Summit Wraps Up In T&T

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. November 30, 2009: Commonwealth leaders wrapped up their three-day summit in Port-Of-Spain Sunday by admitting Rwanda as a member and reiterating the need for a firm deal on climate change at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Denmark within three weeks. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who chaired the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government ...

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Cultural Industries Growing In Significance In Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Nov. 26, 2009: Earlier this year, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System, (SELA), convened a forum in Caracas on the protection of the region`s folklore, traditional knowledge and genetic resources. Protection of these resources, which form the basis of cultural industries, is a particularly sensitive issue for the countries and governments of ...

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Jamaican Jailed In Immigration Marriage Scam

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: A Jamaican national will have to spend the next year in jail in the UK for participating in an immigration marriage fraud scheme. Verona Walters, 33, of Coseley pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to breach UK immigration law in Birmingham Crown Court. Walters was arrested on September 16th at a Wolverhampton training ...

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Britain`s Air Passenger Duty Tax: A Disaster For The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, BRONX, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: Britannia may no longer rule the waves but its imposition of the November 1 Air Passenger Duty tax has sent shock waves across the Atlantic that will wash up on Caribbean shores with a devastating effect on the region’s tourism industry. In spite of massive lobbying from home and abroad and objections from airlines, ...

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Women Remain Most Impacted In Caribbean HIV/AIDS Crisis

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region may have experienced a slight decline in new cases according to the UN AIDS agency, women still remain the most affected. Latest UNAIDS figures released Tuesday show that women still account for about half of all infections of the almost quarter million HIV/AIDS cases in the Caribbean. ...

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`Sold Out` Caribbean Media Meeting To Focus on Youth

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, Saint Lucia, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: Getting the best and the brightest of the youth involved early in tourism has always been a priority for the drive to sustainable tourism, disclosed organizers of the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx), who have announced another vibrant youth component of next week`s sessions in Saint Lucia. A high school teacher in ...

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