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Bankrollers Become Obama`s Caribbean Ambassadors

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Nov. 20, 2009: Two confirmed Obama ambassadorial picks for the Caribbean and one recent nominee raised more than US$1.4 million for the 2008 presidential campaign committee, a D.C. watchdog group says. Research from the Center for Responsive Politics reveals that new U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, Nicole Avant, raised a whopping $800,000 for Team Obama in ...

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Best Jamaica Places Overseas Unveiled

CaribWorldNews, Hollywood, FL, Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009: The hot Jamaican spots around the world for 2009 have been unveiled by Jamaicans.com. The annual `Best of Jamaica` annual survey for 2009 covers the best in Jamaican food, accommodations, and cultural attractions in Jamaica or in major cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Xavier Murphy, founder and webmaster of Jamaicans.com, ...

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Vincentians In NY Put Spotlight On Constitutional Reform

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 20, 2009: Vincentian nationals braved inclement weather this past weekend to participate in a spirited discussion on the proposed new constitution for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The occasion was a forum presented by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Progressive Organization of New York (SPOONY), and hosted by the Friends of Crown Heights ...

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Child Slavery Must Be Eradicated In Haiti Says Rights Group

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 19, 2009: Global international rights group, Amnesty International, is putting the spotlight on child slavery in Haiti. `Most child domestic workers in Haiti live as virtual slaves,` said Gerardo Ducos, Haiti researcher at Amnesty International. `They work in inhuman conditions, suffering violence and abuse by their hosts, only for a plate of food.` 15-year-old ...

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Bilker Of Haitian Americans Agrees To Pay Civil Penalties

CaribWorldNews, WEST PALM BEACH, FL, Fri. Nov. 20, 2009: A Florida man has agreed to pay civil penalties for an alleged Ponzi scheme he executed that targeted Haitian-Americans. George Theodule agreed to the deal and an injunction in the case without admitting or denying the allegation against him. He also agreed to pay disgorgement and prejudgment interest, according to court ...

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Guyana Remembers The Victims Of Jonestown On Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, PORT KAITUMA, Guyana, Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009: The government of Guyana is remembering the victims of the 1978 Jonestown tragedy. Thirty-one years after the Jonestown catastrophe, Guyana`s Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad joined the Charge d` Affaires of the United States Embassy in Guyana, Karen Williams, to unveil a plaque at the Port Kaituma site. The ...

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Another Human Rights Honor For Haiti`s Wyclef Jean

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009: Grammy Award-winning Haitian, singer, songwriter and producer is raking in the honors – the human rights honors. Jean, along with U2`s Bono, was presented with Ripple of Hope Award at Chelsea Pier in New York City last night by The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The Haitian ambassador ...

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Assets Of Former Caribbean Bank Owner On The Auction Block

CaribWorldNews, RALEIGH, N.C., Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009: Assets worth nearly $70 million of a former Caribbean banker accused of ripping off more than 375 investors, hit the auction block Wednesday. The cars, art, jewels and wine fine of the missing 58-year-old William Wise of the Caribbean-based Millennium Bank have been ordered auctioned in a move to recoup some money to ...

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Jamaica`s Bond Rating Now Highly Speculative

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Nov. 19, 2009: Jamaica`s bond rating was yesterday cut by ratings agency Moody`s Investors Service. The action pushed the Caribbean nation`s ratings into the highly speculative territory rank even as it continues to cope with a high debt load in a tough global economic market. Moody`s lowered Jamaica`s local and foreign currency bond ratings down ...

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