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FCCA Conference Boosts Island Tourism Efforts

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Caribbean and Latin American leaders, including Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, committed to strengthening cruise tourism efforts throughout the region as nearly 1,000 industry experts from around the world convened in St. Lucia for the 16th Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show. `In times of economic downturn, those that remain aggressively ...

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It`s All About Jerk For Caribbean Chef

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: Caribbean-born Chef Helen Willinsky developed an interest in the tropical fruits and vegetables used in the region`s flavorful cuisine at an early age and this weekend she will share her take at the  8th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival gets underway on November 8 at Markham Park in South Florida.. Growing up in ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Guyana Police Issue Alert For Alleged Killer

 CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009, 12:53 p.m.: Guyana security officials have issued an alert for a former escaped criminal who allegedly killed a man this morning during a shooting at a Georgetown Police station and the burning of a court house. Guyana police want the public`s help to find Kurt Thierens, A.K.A Kurt Williams, `Bage` Or `Glasses,` shown ...

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Close But No Win For NYC Mayoral Candidate With Caribbean Roots

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A grandson of St. Kitts Nevis last night came close to becoming the second black mayor of New York City, losing to a billionaire with big pockets, by a small margin. Despite spending just about seven million compared to Michael Bloomberg`s historic 90 million dollars, Bill Thompson managed to secure 47 percent ...

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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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Offshore Betting Owner With Caribbean Links Jailed

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: The owner of a large, illegal offshore sports-betting  operation, with links to two Caribbean nations, has been jailed. BetOnSports founder, Gary Stephen Kaplan, will have to spend the next 51 months of his life in jail as well as give up more than $50 million. Kaplan, who set up operations in Aruba and ...

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