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Singer With Guyanese Roots To Play Josephine Baker On Broadway

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: A singer whose parents were born in Guyana but migrated to Canada, has been chosen to play the lead role in a new Broadway-bound musical about Paris music hall star Josephine Baker. Canadian R&B singer and actress Deborah Cox will Baker, in the show to be directed by Joey McKneely, choreographer of ...

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No Guantanamo Bay Tour For U.S. Congressman`s Guests

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: .A Republican congressman in Michigan is questioning why his request to let state and local officials tour the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is being denied. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said the Obama administration`s response to his request to take Michigan lawmakers and media ...

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Three Dead In St. Lucia Fire

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Three people are reportedly dead after an early morning fire at the St Jude’s Hospital in St Lucia. Star reports indicate that the fire broke out 12:30 and 1 a.m. at the hospital and soon engulfed  the entire Surgical Ward of the Hospital ablaze. Two men died at the ospital while another ...

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Caribbean Mas Players Get Creative At Brooklyn Carnival

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: Carnival experts say the real mas is `ole mas or `jouvert,` the revelry that takes place prior to the annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. And this year, the creativity of the jouvert players could not be missed at the annual New York carnival. Taking to the streets ...

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Powell Voices Pride In West Indian Heritage

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Aug. 8, 2009: Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, used his presence at the annual West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn, to pay tribute to the many West Indians who have come to the shores of America. `Today is a day when we celebrate all those who have come to these shores from the ...

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Wife Of Guyana`s First President Dead At 77

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: The wife of Guyana`s first President, the late Arthur Chung, has passed away after a brief illness. She was 77. The Office of the President said Doreen Pamela Chung, died Saturday but funeral arrangements were still up in the air as of last night. Mrs. Chung leaves to mourn her two children – ...

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Jamaican Killed At Brooklyn Labor Day B-B-Q

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A 25-year-old Jamaican man was one of two men shot dead yesterday at an all-night barbecue in Brooklyn, New York. Police identified the Jamaican victim as Marvin Brown, a construction worker who just finished taking classes to become an ambulance driver. Brown was fatally shot when the gunshots rang out at 5:45 a.m. ...

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Former `Grenada 17` Prisoner Relieved To Be Home

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A former member of the  much-touted `Grenada 17` group of prisoners, is speaking for the first time since his surprise release from jail Saturday. Former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard,  exclaimed he is relieved but surprised to be released from jail. Coard along with six others , convicted for the ...

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CaribID Founder Reiterates Importance Of Caribbean Census Count At Carnival Breakfast

CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: The importance of ensuring the Caribbean community counts in the next Census was on Monday reiterated by CaribID founder and CaribWorldNews publisher, Felicia Persaud, at the annual West Indian American Carnival kick-off breakfast. Before a roomful of dignitaries, including former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Persaud reminded the audience that while ...

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