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Indy Caribbean Film Makers Share Angst Of Distribution

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2010: Caribbean film makers gathered at the fifth `Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival` in Barbados on Wednesday shared their angst of a lack of distribution avenues even as channel executives urged creators to share their work more. Independent Caribbean filmmakers gathered at the festival, produced by Trinidadian-Canadian filmmaker, Frances Ann Solomon, shared many stories ...

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Cuban Dissident Dead

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2010: A 42-year-old political prisoner who was on an eighty five day old hunger strike, is dead. Leading Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata reportedly died in Havana`s Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital late Monday after he was transferred there from a smaller clinic near his prison in the eastern province of Camaguey. He had been on ...

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Many U.S. Foreign-Born College Kids Are Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Feb. 24, 2010:  Over  40 percent of foreign students in U.S. colleges are from the Caribbean. That’s according to Education USA. Tim Wright, the organization’s regional educational advising coordinator for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, said this week that between 2008 and 2009, the Caribbean provided the U.S. with the most overseas students than anywhere ...

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Caribbean Going Backward Not Forward – Scholar

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Feb. 24, 2010: A former professor at the UWI, Cave Hill campus claims leadership across the Caribbean is going against the tide instead of moving forward. Dr. Rosina Wiltshire made the claims in an address on migration at the UWI, Cave Hill campus. Wiltshire, according to the Barbados Advocate, said current Caribbean leadership must respond in ...

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Fifth CaribbeanTales Film Fest Opens In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb. 24, 2010: The fifth Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival opened in Bridgetown last night with a reception and inaugural screening at the Frank Collymore Hall. The festival is being held for the first time in Barbados by Trinidadian-Canadian film maker, Frances-Ann Solomon. `I am proud to be doing this fifth festival in this country,` said Solomon ...

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CaribbeanTales Film Festival Gets Underway In Barbados Today

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Feb. 23, 2010: The Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival gets underway in Barbados today with a gala launch hosted by The Canadian High Commission. The event is set for this evening, Tuesday, February 23rd from 6 p.m. AST at the Frank Collymore Hall and will feature special presentations by writer George Lamming, as well as screenings ...

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Three Charged In Murder Of Guyanese In Schenectady

CaribWorldNews, SCHENECTADY, NY, Tues. Feb. 23, 2010: Police in Schenectady are seeking information on the murder of a Guyanese immigrant, the city’s first homicide for 2010. Ganesh Ramgoolam, 23, was shot five times in the upper body around 2 a.m. Saturday on Maple Avenue in Schenectady, police said. Ramgoolam was a passenger in a car when he was shot. His ...

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BACARDI(R) Announces Digital Release of Soundtrack From ‘Island’ TV Commercial

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — New Music Track ‘Danca Loca’ by Sao Benitez Available to buy Online Today (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/378135 ) BACARDI, the world’s most awarded rum, is pleased to announce the eagerly-awaited digital release of the music from its new TV commercial ‘Island’. The track, called ‘Danca Loca’, was created especially for BACARDI by legendary producer ...

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Guyana Gets First Casino

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Feb. 22, 2010: Guyana now has its first casino in the South American country. The Princess Hotel, owned by the Princess Group, opened its doors over the weekend at a cost of over US$2 million. Director of Operations for Princess Casinos in the Americas Oguz Tayanc emphasized that the establishment would be run within the confines ...

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Jamaica`s Errol Kerr Eliminated From Skicross Competition

CaribWorldNews, WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Mon. Feb. 22, 2010: Jamaican American Errol Kerr`s shot at Olympic gold ended Sunday after the California resident failed to move beyond the quarter-finals of the competition. Kerr, the lone athlete in the Jamaica ski team at the 2010 Winter Olympics making history in Vancouver, won his initial heat, but failed to qualify for the ...

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