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UN Chief Recommends More MINUSTAH For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, yesterday recommended a 12-month extension of the UN mission in Haiti. In a report released Thursday, Ban said MINUSTAH should be extended through 15 October 2010, with some adjustments to enable it to deploy rapidly and to monitor remote locations, such as border areas and the country`s coastline. ...

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U.S. Eases Restrictions On Travel And Money Transfers To Cuba

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Some nine months after taking office, the Obama administration has moved to ease restrictions on travel and money transfers to Cuba. The US Treasury Thursday said it would now immediately allow U.S. based Cubans to send any amount of money to close relatives on the island. However, restrictions remain on sending money to ...

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Are Caribbean Tourism Entities Ignoring FARA Filings?

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Under the US` Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, all agents of a foreign principal, for instance, a company representing a Caribbean nation, are required to register with the Department of Justice and file forms detailing among other things, income from, and expenditures on behalf of the foreign entity. This law also applies ...

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Caribbean Media Exchange Set For St. Lucia This December

CaribWorldNews, JERSEY CITY, NJ, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Resilience to the double threats of global recession and climate change will be addressed by movers and shakers drawn from the Caribbean and international media, tourism, financial, community and government communities. The island of St. Lucia was this week selected by the organizers to host the 18th edition of the Caribbean Media ...

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Digicel Ready For Bigger Better Labor Day Celebrations In New York

CaribPR Wire, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to Central America, today unveiled details of its Labor Day activities, which include the West Indian Labor Day Parade, IRIE Jamboree, the Guyana Folk Festival, Haiti Bingo night and the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York. Kicking off with ...

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Guyana Ministry Says American Embassy Lied

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Guyana`s Home Affairs Ministry has dismissed as `false and unfounded,` a report, purportedly originating from the Embassy of the United States of America. The release reportedly stated that Missionaries belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints have been asked to leave the country because they were engaged in ...

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Amnesty Urges Obama To Lift Cuba Embargo

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009: Amnesty International wants President Barack Obama to take the first step towards dismantling the US embargo against Cuba. President Obama has until September 14th to decide whether or not to extend the embargo and Amnesty International wants Obama to make history by lifting the embargo. `This is the perfect opportunity for President ...

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DR, Haiti Warned To Watch Erika

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009: The Dominican Republic and Haiti were last night being warned to watch Tropical Strom Erika, which was 70 miles west-southwest of Guadeloupe. The warning comes as Erika continues moving westward and as a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Picks Bloomberg`s Challenger

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 3, 2009: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, has thrown her support to the man challenging New York`s Mayor, Mike Bloomberg for the office. Clarke yesterday announced on the steps of City Hall that she was endorsing New York City Comptroller, Bill Thompson, in his bid to outset the two-term incumbent. Bloomberg pushed for the ...

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