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Dancehall Legends Beenie Man,Elephant Man And Yellowman Will Ring In The New Year On St. Croix

CaribPR Wire, ST. CROIX, USVI, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: CIGA Promotions’ fundraiser for the Queen Louise Home for Children slated for December 31, 2009 just keeps getting bigger and better. Anticipated as the concert of the year,  Beenie Man will headline “The Old Year’s – New Year’s Bash” on December 31, 2009 at the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. ...

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Caribbean Bananas And The EU

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009: It is probable that at some time in the next two weeks Europe will announce that a final deal on bananas has been achieved. In so doing it will bring to a close the trade war that it has been fighting with Latin producers and the United States since 1993. ...

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Haiti`s New PM To Address Miami Caribbean Conference

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009: Haiti`s new Prime Minister, Jean Max Bellerive, is set to deliver one of the key note addresses tonight at the annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean. Bellerive, 51, who took office last month following the firing of the last PM, is set to speak at the dinner time portion of the event at ...

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Serena Slammed With Thousands In Fines

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009: Serena Williams returned from a win in Barbados over the weekend to an $82,500 fine for her profanity-laced outburst during the September U.S. Open. Williams, who thrilled the 4,000 strong Bajan crowd who showed up to see her win the charity match against World No. 4 Caroline Wozniacki at The Gymnasium of The ...

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Barbados PM Urges Nationals Globally To See Recession As An `Opportunity`

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009:  Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, used his address on the 43rd anniversary of the island`s independence to urge nationals at home and abroad to consider the current recession not `as a disaster but as an opportunity.` In an address to the nation yesterday, Thompson insisted that the current global recession, which has impacted ...

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Obama Picks Yet Another Caribbean Ambassador

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 1, 2009: One by one, President Barack Obama is slowly but surely putting his Caribbean ambassadors in place. On Monday, he added yet another to the growing list, this time his pick to the Dominican Republic. Raul H. Yzaguirre, Sr., a Presidential Professor  of Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Community Development and ...

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Immigrant Housekeeper To UK`s Caribbean AG Charged

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: The undocumented immigrant housekeeper to Dominica-born UK Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has been slapped with fraud charged. The Tonga native, Lolohi Tapui, has been charged with having a false passport, fraud and overstaying her visa. Tapui was employed as a housekeeper to Scotland but the Baroneess claimed she did not know the ...

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Guyanese Activist Calls For Presidential Apology To Torture Victim

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: Guyanese journalist and activist, Mark Benschop, is calling on President Bharat Jagdeo to apologize to a teen tortured last month by two Guyana police officers. Benschop, who spoke in Brooklyn Saturday to a number of Guyanese nationals on the current state of Guyana, told CaribWorldNews last night, `I would like the President ...

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Cultural Industries Growing In Significance In Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Nov. 26, 2009: Earlier this year, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System, (SELA), convened a forum in Caracas on the protection of the region`s folklore, traditional knowledge and genetic resources. Protection of these resources, which form the basis of cultural industries, is a particularly sensitive issue for the countries and governments of ...

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Queen Praises Trinidad And Tobago During Visit

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Nov. 27, 2009: Queen Elizabeth, II used her visit to Trinidad and Tobago for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port of Spain to heap praise of the twin-island republic. On the island with Prince Philip after more than twenty years, the Queen, fresh from a visit to Bermuda, lauded the ...

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