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Caribbean Tourism: Does Numbers Tell The Real Picture?

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, St. Lucia, Fri. Dec. 4, 2009: Is too much emphasis being put on tourism statistics by Caribbean governments and not enough on truly measuring the growth and sustainability of the tourism sector? The issue was the focus of the opening session this morning as delegates gathered for the 18th session of the Caribbean Media Exchange Conference ...

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‘Climate Friendly’ Caribbean Unveiling For CMEx

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: A landmark announcement on declaring certain Caribbean destinations ‘climate friendly’ will be made at the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) meeting in Saint Lucia from December 3 to 7, 2009. ‘We will show how European and other travelers from wealthier countries can actually emit less carbon – including the flight ...

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Guyanese American Senator`s Vote Can`t Save Gay Marriage

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, NY, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: A Guyanese American State Senator in New York was among twenty-four Democrats who yesterday voted `yes` to a proposal to allow gays to marry in New York State. While Brooklyn Senator John Sampson joined his 23 other colleagues in voting for the approval of the Same-Sex Marriage bill, the 24 votes were not ...

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Caribbean American Singer Rakes In Six Grammy Nominations

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Born to a Puerto Rican father and a Haitian mother, his first album sold a cool two million copies and shot him to fame as one of the hottest R&B singers of the 90s. Last night he proved he is back with a vengeance, grabbing six Grammy nominations. Maxwell, who after several ...

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U.S. Widens The Net To Allen Stanford`s U.S. Clients

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Who were the U.S. clients of R. Allen Stanford and were they evading U.S. taxes? The U.S. Justice Department wants to know. The DOJ on Wednesday applied to a federal court for an order that would authorize the Internal Revenue Service to get that information. The US` tactic? Serve a `John Doe summons` ...

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Trinidad-Born Woman Fished Out Of Delaware River To Be Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: The 38-year-old Trinidad national, whose body was fished out of the Delaware River on November 14th, is set to be laid to rest in Queens, NY this weekend. Relatives of Farisha Rahamot-Ali tell CaribWorldNews that a wake is set for the Caribbean immigrant on Friday, Dec. 4th from 5-9 p.m. at the Elcock ...

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Jamaica Rum Makers Say Fire Is A Mystery

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Wray and Nephew, makers of the popular Jamaica rum, say a fire that destroyed a warehouse in the Spanish Town Road area of Kingston Tuesday night is a mystery. General Manager for Corporate Affairs at Wray and Nephew, Greta Bogues, yesterday told Radio Jamaica, the investigation into the late night fire is ongoing, ...

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Obama White House Makes Changes Following Party Crashing Incident

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: The White House has admitted its staffers did not do everything they could have to prevent last week`s party crashing incident and yesterday announced some changes. `Beginning immediately for all official White House events, White House staff will be stationed physically at the check points with the United States Secret Service,` Jim Messina, ...

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Guyana Ambassador Releases New Book

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Guyana`s ambassador to Venezuela, Odeen Ishmael, has released a new book. `The Democracy Perspective in the Americas,` by Ishmael has been released by the University Press.  The book presents the author`s views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a ...

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