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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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U.S. Lauds Barbados On Independence Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sat. Nov. 28, 2009: The U.S. has lauded Barbados on its 43rd year of independence from Britain. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday paid tribute to Barbados as the country gears up to celebrate their independence anniversary on Nov. 30th. `Our two countries share an enduring friendship dating back to 1823, when the first United ...

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Commonwealth Summit Pulls In US$10 Billion Pledge For Climate Change Fund

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Sat. Nov. 28. 2009:  The Commonwealth summit underway in Trinidad and Tobago has already pulled in a pledge of US$10 billion for a fund to help developing countries cope with the impact of climate change. Word of the fast track `money on the table` for climate change adaptation and mitigation came Friday afternoon from French President Nicholas ...

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Rapper Shyne Pays Visit To Belize Prison

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Sat. Nov. 28, 2009:  Moses Michael Levivy, better known as the Rapper Shyne, is sharing his experience in a New York prison with prisoners in Belize. The rapper, now the most famous deportee, broke away from `hibernation` from his penthouse at the renaissance tower in Belize City and visited the Hattieville Prison on Thanksgiving Day in the ...

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Former Jamaican Ambassador Remembered

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: Members of the diplomatic corps and the Caribbean communities within the Washington metropolitan area in the US yesterday paid pay tribute to the late distinguished Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Keith Johnson, O.J., at a memorial service. The service was organized by representatives of various Jamaican and Caribbean organizations, under ...

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Trinidad-Born Doctor Honored

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, on. Nov. 30, 2009: Famed Trinidad-born doctor, physician Muriel Petioni, was this weekend honored in the Bronx. The Trinidad and Tobago GAYAP organization honored Dr. Petioni at its Holiday Fete de Noel Dinner Dance on Saturday in the Bronx. Petioni, born in Port-of-Spain in 1914, served New York as a physician and activist for decades, according ...

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Commonwealth Summit Wraps Up In T&T

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. November 30, 2009: Commonwealth leaders wrapped up their three-day summit in Port-Of-Spain Sunday by admitting Rwanda as a member and reiterating the need for a firm deal on climate change at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Denmark within three weeks. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who chaired the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government ...

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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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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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