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Obama To Nominate Two U.S. Ambassadors To The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 5, 2009: The Obama administration on Thursday announced its intention to nominate two U.S. ambassadors to the Caribbean nations of Haiti and the Bahamas. The two tipped to be named to the post are Nicole A. Avant, who is the nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas and Kenneth H. Merten, ambassador designate to Haiti. Avant ...

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D.C. Caribbean Carnival, Inc. And CaribID Become 2010 Census Partners

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. June 8, 2009: As the 2010 Census approaches and the Seventeenth Annual Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza marks the beginning of the summer, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and CaribID are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that everyone is counted. The Carnival Extravaganza kicks off with a parade at 11am Saturday, June 27 at Georgia and ...

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Caribbean Governments Renew Caribbean Catastrophe Insurance

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. June 8, 2009: Sixteen Caribbean governments have renewed their Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance policies. The World Bank and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility offered the renewal at a 10 percent decrease in premium costs to help regional governments meet `premium obligations in this year of harder economic times.` The insurance pays out emergency cash to ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Rate Now Close To 50

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 8, 2009: Swine flu rate in the Caribbean is growing with the region recording its first death on Friday and the current rate now put at  49. Dominican Republic health officials reported a pregnant 17-year-old from Santo Domingo as the first victim of  AH1N1 flu virus. The death comes as the World Health Organization ...

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Guyana Independence To Be Marked Belatedly At NY City Hall

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 4, 2009: The Caribbean members of the New York City Council will host a recognition of Guyana`s independence anniversary today at City Hall. Guyana`s official independence was May 26th. The Guyana Tri-State Alliance, The Consulate General of the Republic of Guyana, New York and Councilmembers Dr. Mathieu Eugene, T Dr, Kendall Stewart and Leroy ...

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Liberty National Life Insurance Accused Of Discriminating Against Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 5, 2009: Liberty National Life Insurance Co., part of Torchmark Corporation, has been accused of illegally discriminating against Haitian consumers in Florida. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Thursday said the company violated state laws by discriminating in its underwriting practices based on consumers` place of birth and potential travel. The insurance regulation office said ...

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Obama Administration Wants To Deepen Relationship With Caribbean – Clinton

CaribWorldNews, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Thurs. June 4, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has insisted that one of the goals of the Obama administration is to deepen its relationship with the Caribbean. Clinton`s remarks came at a CARICOM breakfast meeting on Wednesday at the OAS` 39th General Assembly of the hemispheric institution in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. `We ...

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Cuba May Seek Permission To Re-Enter The OAS Fold

CaribWorldNews, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Thurs. June 4, 2009: After 47 years, Cuba could be readmitted to the Organization of American States. A vote by acclamation on Wednesday by members of the OAS gathered at the 39th general assembly in Honduras saw members supporting a move to re-allow Cuba to seek permission to re-enter the body. However, Cuba must first ...

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Jamaican Cops Fired For Ties To Lottery Scam

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 4, 2009: They are meant to uphold the law but authorities claim 10 Jamaican cops had ties to an international lottery scam that has been bilking many Americans. The officers are accused of recruiting a civilian to pose as a police officer as part of the fraud, Police Commissioner Hardley Lewin said Wednesday. It is ...

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