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Caribbean Region Takes Action Against Garbage At Sea

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Thurs. April 15, 2010: The discharge of garbage by ships in the wider Caribbean region will be prohibited as of May 1, 2011, following decisive action by the International Maritime Organization. The decision was taken by the IMO`s Marine Environment Protection Committee at the organization`s 60th session on 22-26 March. With the adoption of an ...

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India May Negotiate Tax Treaties With Four Caribbean Nations

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. April 15, 2010: The government of India is set to negotiate tax treaties with four Caribbean nations. The four identified so far are the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Netherlands Antilles. In all, India will identify nine territories, with which it may negotiate treaties to seek information on tax avoidance. Up till ...

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Tax Deadline Is Today

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 15, 2010: Today is the dreaded April 15th tax deadline. If you are unable to meet the midnight tonight deadline, the Internal Revenue Service is advising that taxpayers who need extra time to file their federal returns this year can file the Form 4868 request for an automatic extension through IRS Free File. The extension ...

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Orlando Magic Player Pitches In To Help Haitian Kids

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Thurs. April 15, 2010: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic basketball team is among the top celebrities pitching in his time and resources to help Haitian kids. Howard Tuesday night announced the launch of the Dwight Howard Fund to help Haitian kids affected by the earthquake of January 12th. He made the announcement at the Adonal  Foyle`s ...

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Debt Relief Measure Proposed For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 15, 2010: U.S. Congressional lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to help relieve Haiti of its debts to international institutions. The House yesterday approved by voice vote a measure that would provide some $2.8 billion in new aid to Haiti. The debt relief bill was passed earlier by the Senate and proposes the immediate and ...

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Haiti Could Hold Elections By Year End – Clinton

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. April 15, 2010: Haiti should be able to hold general election by the end of this year, U.N. envoy Bill Clinton claimed yesterday. Clinton, in an interview with Reuters, said the election will need to be held since the quake shattered Caribbean nation need to have a legitimate government in place to oversee its multi-billion dollar ...

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Not Enough To Be Sorry Says Caribbean Community SG Of Haiti

CaribWorldNews, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, Thurs. April 15, 2010:    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Edwin Carrington, says `it`s not enough for us just to be sorry` for Haiti. The CARICOM SG made the comment in his address to attendees of the the 19th Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development, (COHSOD), which opened in Georgetown, Guyana on Wednesday morning. ...

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Saving the Children of Léogâne, Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT- AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. April 14, 2010: In Léogâne, Haiti, very few children who have been traumatized by the earthquake of January 12, have access to the program called Child Friendly Space (CFS).  CFS, commonly called `Espas Timoun,` was implemented by the Fondation Feuille d`Hier and Save the Children.   Without these organizations the children would be left in the ...

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U.S. First Lady, Dr. Biden Make Surprise Haiti Trip

 CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. April 14, 2010: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Haiti Tuesday to see for themselves the devastation from the January 12th quake. It was the first overseas visit for the two and both reiterated of the importance to continue to spotlight on ...

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U.S., Caribbean To Talk Security

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. April 14, 2010: Caribbean nations and the United States will sit down for talks on national security issues tomorrow. The discussions will take place at the Fourth Meeting of the CARICOM Joint Working Group for Caribbean-US Dialogue on Regional Security Cooperation at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 15th and ...

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