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Puerto Rico Fire Finally Extinguished

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Mon. Oct. 26, 2009: A fire that raged for two days at an oil storage depot outside San Juan, Puerto Rico is finally out.  Firefighters in Puerto Rico said they were finally able to extinguish the blaze late Saturday. The fire began early Friday morning following an explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum Corporation`s Bayamon facility. It  forced ...

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Caribbean To Be Represented At World Cultural Economic Forum

CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Mon. Oct. 26, 2009: Several Caribbean ambassadors will be on hand this week for the fourth World Cultural Economic Forum in the state of Louisiana. The forum in New Orleans is being held by Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, the Louisiana State Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to encourage economic development through investment in jobs in ...

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OAS Hall Of Culture Renamed After Jamaican Hero

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Oct. 26, 2009: The Hall of Culture at the Organization of American States has been renamed after a Jamaican national hero. The OAS recently renamed the hall after the late Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The Marcus Garvey Hall of Culture, located on the first floor of the historic main building of the OAS headquarters in downtown Washington, ...

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Jamaican Widow May Soon Benefit From Change In Immigration Law

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 26, 2009: A Jamaican widow who under U.S. immigration law faced deportation because her husband died before their second wedding anniversary is among thousands who could soon benefit from a change in the law. The U.S. Congress moved late last week to finally approve legislation that would abolish a provision known as the "widow`s ...

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Africa, The Caribbean And Europe Meet In Harlem

By Bevan Springer CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 26, 2009: As I am sure many stories in New York City go, I stumbled across an interesting little eatery on the corner of 125th street and 5th Avenue in the village of Harlem. I had just been across at the Consulate General of Senegal, the West African nation whose first President ...

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Haitians Shot In Dominican Border Zone

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: Four Haitians reportedly making charcoal in a remote part of the Dominican Republic have been shot dead. Dominican Today reports indicate that 18 Haitians were in a remote area of southwest Independencia province of the DR when they were surprised by native Dominicans who opened fire between the villages Boca de Cachón ...

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Turks & Caicos Former Leader Cleared Of Sex Assault

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: Former Turks & Caicos premier Michael Misick has been cleared of a sex assault charge. The case was yesterday discontinued due to a lack of evidence, Attorney General Kurt DeFreitas said. DeFreitas revealed that the decision was made after a thorough investigation by the Turks and Caicos Islands Police with ...

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Priest Nabbed For Sex Abuse In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: A former Ontario priest is now facing twelve charges that he sexually abused several Haitian boys. Father Joao Jose Correira Duarte, also known as John, 43, was arrested on Tuesday at a hotel in Puerto Plata, Hoy Digital reports indicate. Duarte is accused of assaulting the boys, ages 12 to 17 as far ...

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Sentencing Date Set For Former Aide To Caribbean Councilman

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: The former chief of staff to a Caribbean-born New York City councilman is set to be sentenced next week for his role in stealing taxpayer dollars. Asquith Reid, the Jamaica-born former top staffer to Vincentian Councilman Kendall Stewart, faces sentencing for his self-confessed role in skimming at least $145,000 in taxpayer money ...

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Participation By Everyone In The Census Is Mandatory

Commentary By Albert BaldeoSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct., 23, 2009: With the decennial U.S. Census near, we must encourage everyone to participate. The census is used to determine representation in Congress and federal aid to local and state government programs and operations, including funding for schools, hospitals and transportation, and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. ...

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