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Caribbean Youth Want Action On Climate Change

By Anna Scarlette Copenhagen, Denmark, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009:  (Panos) – Eleven youth from seven Caribbean islands are among the 1,500 young people in Copenhagen intent on having their say, as world leaders struggle to come up with a global climate deal. `As the generation that will have to deal with the consequences of the decisions that global leaders make ...

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Buju Banton’s Label Stays Mum

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: Today marks the eighth day since the arrest of controversial reggae singer, Buju Banton. But so far, his record label has maintained its silence, issuing no statements nor responding to no media queries. A CWNN request for comment to Banton’s Gargamel Music label’s GM, Tracii McGregor, has so far gone unanswered even ...

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Judge Turns Grinch With Allen Stanford

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: U.S. District Judge David Hittner was the Grinch that yesterday stole Texas financier R. Allen Stanford`s Christmas. As if things are not already tough for the former flamboyant investor turned cricket entrepreneur, Judge Hittner yesterday hit the once knighted Antigua resident with news that he will have to spend the next year and ...

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Guyanese Charged With Human Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: A 52-year-old Guyanese woman was yesterday indicted by a Texas grand jury for her role in smuggling four Indian nationals into the U.S. Annita Devi Gerald, aka Annita Rampersad, was on Thursday charged in a nine-count indictment by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas. Gerald was arrested by ICE ...

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Place Climate Adaptation Body In Caribbean Urge Leaders

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: Civil society leaders are calling for an important climate change body to be located in the Caribbean island nation of Barbados. Richer countries were urged to join developing nations in supporting the sitting of the headquarters of the proposed Global Adaptation Fund in Barbados by Lelei TuiSamoa LeLaulu, president of the Island ...

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T&T`s Murder Rate Jumps Again

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2009: The murder rate in the oil rich twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago jumped yesterday with the murder of a 27-year-old man. Don Daniel, known as `PA`, was shot Wednesday afternoon by a lone gunman on Acuno road in Maracas, St. Joseph, Trinidad at 1:30 p.m., police said. Daniel was shot in ...

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St. Maarten Hopes For Increase In Visitors

CaribWorldNews, PHILLIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2009: St. Maarten`s tourism director is hoping for a turnaround in fortunes of visitor arrival and expenditure to the Dutch Caribbean island, known for its sophisticated feel and picturesque landscape. Tourism Director Regina LaBega told CaribWorldNews that she is hoping the current advertising campaign and new promotion, launched late last month will lead ...

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Buju Banton Feels He Will Be Cleared

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2009: `Rasta Got Soul` singer, Buju Banton, is confident he will be exonerated. That`s the word from Banton`s attorney, Herbert Erving Walker, III, a licensed practicing Florida attorney for over a decade. Walker`s comments come as the singer yesterday waived a bail hearing and agreed to be transferred from Miami to Tampa to federal ...

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Climate Change Catastrophe Threatens Tourism

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, St. Lucia, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2009: Participants at the recently held Caribbean Media Exchange in St. Lucia were urged to launch campaigns similar to those waged against HIV/AIDS to warn people of the dangers of climate change and how it could affect tourism and sustainable development in the region. The warning came from a board member ...

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Small Islands Gaining Support As They Fight For Survival

By Indi Mclymont-Lafayette and Horace Fisher COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Weds. Dec. 16, 2009, (Panos): Small islands states (including the Caribbean) jumped into the spotlight of the United Nations Climate Change discussions in Copenhagen, Denmark when they introduced their own draft text into the negotiations with tremendous support from another 53 non-island countries and the global lobby group, 350.org. `We are on ...

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