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First Mexico-Caribbean Summit Held

CaribWorldNews, CANCUN, Mexico, Mon. Feb. 22, 2010: Caribbean leaders of the 15-member CARICOM bloc of nations kicked off their first official meeting with Mexico Sunday. The Mexico-CARICOM summit got underway in Playa del Carmen today. Many leaders arrived in Cancun Sunday aboard a Mexican Air Force plane. They included Prime Ministers Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago, Denzil Douglas of ...

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Congressional Field Hearing On Census for Brooklyn

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Feb. 22, 2010: The Congressional Committee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives will bring a field hearing on the Census to the Caribbean-populated borough of Brooklyn, NY today. The hearing titled: `The 2010 Census: Enumerating People Living in Group Quarters,` is set to get underway from 10 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2010 at Brooklyn ...

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Bolt Seals 2 Million Pounds Book Deal

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Feb. 22, 2010: World`s fastest man, Jamaica`s triple Olympic and World Championships gold medallist, Usain St. Leo Bolt, has sealed a whopping £2 million book deal.  Jonathan Taylor, the publishing director of HarperSport Non-Fiction, reportedly bought world rights in a deal brokered with Bolt`s representatives by Chris Nathaniel of NVA Management. The first book will be ...

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George Lamming To Keynote At Best Of Caribbeantales Film Festival In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sat. Feb. 20, 2010: The Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival is set to launch in Barbados next week, screening some of the best Caribbean films made in recent years, alongside a symposium on Global Distribution, a Caribbean Film Market, workshops, master classes, and youth screenings. The Festival kicks off with a gala launch hosted by The Canadian ...

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Haitian American Census Advisory Board Member Survives Haiti Quake

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 19, 2010: A member of the US Census Bureau`s Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee and vice-chair of the African-American Committee is lucky to be alive, after surviving the deadly earthquake of January 12th in Haiti. Dr. Linda Marc, who is an epidemiologist at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance, ...

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Reality Show `The Bachelor,` Puts Spotlight On Saint Lucia

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Fri. Feb. 19, 2010: `The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,` episode has Saint Lucian tourism officials buzzing. The hit romance reality series, which aired for two hours on Monday, February 15 on the ABC Television Network from St. Lucia,  took Monday`s No.1 slot for non-Olympic programming in prime time from 8 to10  p.m. EST with ...

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Largest-Ever Appeal Following Natural Disaster Launched For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Fri. Feb. 19, 2010: The United Nations and its aid partners on Thursday issued a call for nearly $1.5 billion to assist 3 million Haitians – one third of the Caribbean nation`s population – following last month`s colossal earthquake. The appeal makes it the largest-ever humanitarian appeal launched in the wake of a natural disaster. Some ...

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Eight Caribbean Nations Grey Listed By France

CaribWorldNews, PARIS, France, Fri. Feb. 19, 2010: St Kitts and Nevis newly re-elected Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas, is hopping mad after his country and seven others made a French grey list of uncooperative tax havens in the Caribbean. St Kitts and Nevis along with Anguilla, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines made the ...

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Errol Kerr To Represent Jamaica Sunday In Vancouver

CaribWorldNews, VANCOUVER, Canada, Fri. Feb. 19, 2010: Jamaican American skier, Errol Kerr, is set to represent Jamaica on the ice at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver this Sunday. Kerr is set to compete in the Men`s Ski Cross competition which is set for Feb. 21 at 9:15 a.m. PST. The qualifiers for the event will take place at Cypress Mountain. ...

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Brightstar Supports Relief Efforts in Haiti

MIAMI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Brightstar Corp., a leading global services company providing innovative distribution and supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, has implemented several initiatives, via financial and equipment donations, to help the people of Haiti recover from the recent earthquake catastrophe. Marcelo Claure, chairman, president and CEO of Brightstar, has initiated a company-wide `50-50 Fundraising Challenge.`  For ...

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