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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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Women Remain Most Impacted In Caribbean HIV/AIDS Crisis

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region may have experienced a slight decline in new cases according to the UN AIDS agency, women still remain the most affected. Latest UNAIDS figures released Tuesday show that women still account for about half of all infections of the almost quarter million HIV/AIDS cases in the Caribbean. ...

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U.S. Embassy In Jamaica Changes Visa Application Fee Payment Procedure

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Nov. 24, 2009: Jamaicans paying for visa applications at the U.S. embassy will now have to pay ahead at National Commercial Bank.   The U.S. Embassy in Kingston yesterday said it has concluded its contract with Paymaster and will no longer accept cash or credit card payment for application fees at the embassy. It will now accept ...

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`Sold Out` Caribbean Media Meeting To Focus on Youth

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, Saint Lucia, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: Getting the best and the brightest of the youth involved early in tourism has always been a priority for the drive to sustainable tourism, disclosed organizers of the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx), who have announced another vibrant youth component of next week`s sessions in Saint Lucia. A high school teacher in ...

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Grenada Names New Honorary Consul To Montreal

CaribWorldNews, MONTREAL, Canada, Weds. November 25, 2009: Grenada has named a new honorary consul to Montreal and the Province of Québec, Canada. Leonard Wharwood, Jr. has ben named to the post as of October 24, 2009. In his position, Wharwood will support the interests of Grenadians living in Quebec, as well as serving commercial and economic interests with the official ...

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St. Maarten Launches New Branding Campaign

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: The Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten is boosting its tourism efforts in a tough economy with a new campaign. The multi-media campaign, targeted at the American audience, kicked off on U.S. TV last weekend following a launch last Thursday night in New York City at the popular Hudson Terrace. The new ...

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Jamaican Jailed In Immigration Marriage Scam

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: A Jamaican national will have to spend the next year in jail in the UK for participating in an immigration marriage fraud scheme. Verona Walters, 33, of Coseley pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to breach UK immigration law in Birmingham Crown Court. Walters was arrested on September 16th at a Wolverhampton training ...

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Britain`s Air Passenger Duty Tax: A Disaster For The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, BRONX, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: Britannia may no longer rule the waves but its imposition of the November 1 Air Passenger Duty tax has sent shock waves across the Atlantic that will wash up on Caribbean shores with a devastating effect on the region’s tourism industry. In spite of massive lobbying from home and abroad and objections from airlines, ...

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The Obamas` Big Tent

Commentary by Arthur PiccoloSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009:  It was always the Republicans who claimed to have a Big Tent, true or not. Well we can report that President and Mrs. Obama now have a Big Tent on The White House grounds. On Tuesday night, the Presidential Big Tent entertained 400 very special guests ...

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Grenada NY Consul General Says Global Challenges Present Opportunity For Regional Integration

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 23, 2009: Grenada`s Consul General To New York believes that regional political and economic unity are crucial more than ever, given the many global challenges being faced. CG Derrick James said that while there have been tremendous efforts at political and economic unity, significant work still needs to be done. `The question today is ...

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