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Jamaica PM Insists IMF Discussions No Secret

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. July 30, 2009: Jamaica Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, is insisting there is no secrecy surrounding the discussions between his government and the International Monetary Fund. His comments come as talk shows on the island and the media continue to discuss the impact of another IMF loan to the island, this time to the tune of US$ ...

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Guyanese Makes Another Bid For State Office

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: Guyanese national, Albert Baldeo, is making another bid for elected state office, this time for the New York State Assembly. The Queens-based attorney on Tuesday announced that he had received word from the New York City Board of Elections certifying him as a Democratic candidate in the primary to replace former Assemblyman ...

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St. Lucia Looks To Its Diaspora

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: St. Lucia is set to meet with its Diaspora in New York next Thursday. The Office of St. Lucia`s Prime Minister is encouraging St. Lucians in the Diaspora to become more involved in the development of their 30 year-old nation. Dr. June Soomer, St. Lucia`s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with responsibility for ...

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Coast Guard Searches On For Missing Haitians

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. July 29, 2009: U.S. Coast Guard officials were yesterday still searching the waters near the Turks and Caicos Islands for dozens of missing Haitians. The Haitians were on a small boat that ran aground and capsized in reef-studded waters off the near West Caicos Island near the Turks and Caicos Islands at about 3 ...

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Several Jamaicans Get Fulbright Scholarships

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 22, 2009: Thirteen Jamaicans are among the 2009 Fulbright scholarship recipients. The U.S Embassy in Jamaica will today introduce the three Fulbright Graduate Student Program grantees, four Fulbright/LASPAU Faculty Development Program grantees, two Humphrey Fellows, and four Fulbright Research Scholars at a Kingston press conference.  The scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State`s ...

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LIME CEO Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, JA, Weds. July 23, 2009: The Chief Executive Officer of LIME Caribbean, formerly Cable and Wireless, is calling it quits. Richard Dodd, in a company statement, announced he will step down after just 18 months in the post. He will be replaced by David Shaw, LIME`s current chief operating officer. Dodd, according to the statement, `decided to step ...

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U.S. Virgin Islands` Economy Tops $19 Billion In Sales In 2007

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 22, 2009:  The 2,583 businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands` economy generated $19.5 billion in sales and employed 35,300 people, with $1.1 billion in annual payroll. That`s according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau`s 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Retail trade sales increased 15 ...

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Jamaica Government Gets Mixed Reviews From Amnesty

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: Amnesty International is giving the Jamaican government`s efforts to tackle the country`s public security crisis mixed reviews. In a 32-page report titled `Public security reforms and human rights in Jamaica,` published on Tuesday, Amnesty International said that they have `finally` seen initiatives that might lead to real change in Jamaica. `The outlook ...

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Six Months Into Obama Administration And No TPS Yet For Haitians

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: President Barack Obama is six months into his presidency and a Haitian advocacy organization cannot help but wonder where is the Temporary Protected Status for desperate Haitians? Steven Forester, of Stop Deportations Now and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, says 28,000 Haitians with final orders of removal urgently need ...

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Haiti Bus Accident Claims Close To A Dozen Lives

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. July 21, 2009: Close to a dozen people are believed to be dead following a bus accident in southern Haiti Monday. Agence France Presses reports cited police sources as saying the accident occurred after midday on the country’s Highway Two yesterday. The bus was reportedly traveling down a hill towards the town of Petit-Goave when the ...

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