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UN Boss Promises Caribbean Help For Crime And Climate Change

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 28, 2009: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has promised help to the Caribbean in tackling climate change and the growing threat of organized transnational crime in the region, a St. Kitts government statement claims. Ban Ki Moon who reportedly made the commitment during a meeting with Caribbean leaders on Saturday, among them ...

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Second Bag Now To Cost On Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. September 25, 2009: Passengers travelling on the Love Bird, the national carrier of Jamaica, will soon have to shell out when checking a second bag. Air Jamaica officials on Thursday announced that beginning October 14, economy passengers will have to pay US$25 when checking a second bag up to 50 pounds. However, overweight baggage will decrease ...

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Accused Jamaican Hijacker Found Guilty

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: A 21-year-old  described as `mentally challenged,` was yesterday found guilty of hijacking in Jamaica. Stephen Fray was found guilty Thursday of hijacking a Canadian jetliner on the Sangster Airport tarmac in Jamaica and of robbery and assault. He will be sentenced Oct. 8. Fray allegedly hijacked a CanJet Airlines plane April 19 while ...

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Guyana President Slams `Delirious Repetitiveness` At UN

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has warned against what he called `delirious repetitiveness` by many developed nations. Jagdeo, in his address to the UN General Assembly Thursday, stressed that nowhere was such repetitiveness more evident than in the global economy, which had `catapulted from one calamity to another in recent years, each more ...

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Jay-Z Breaks Silence On Rihanna Abuse Scandal

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: Hip-Hop mogul, Jay-Z, broke his silence on the Rihanna/Chris Brown abuse scandal Thursday, insisting the Barbados-born singer could become a voice for abused teens. Jay-Z, born Shawn Corey Carter, voiced his opinion on the Oprah Winfrey Show, in a one-on-one with the Queen of day time talk. The Brooklyn-born rapper turned record ...

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Usain Bolt To Join Jamaica Jazz Fest For NYC Kick-Off

CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: The world`s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will join the producers of the annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival next Tuesday for a New York City kick-off of the festival and an announcement of his 9.58 charity concert. The working media-only event is set for a popular New York City Club on ...

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Jamaican National Wins Gay Caribbean Pageant

CaribWorldNews,  BROOKLYN, New York, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: A Jamaican national was the 2009 winner of the Gay Caribbean/USA Pageant, held this past weekend in Brooklyn, NY. Mimi Mancini walked away with the crown after giving the crowd a jaw dropping experience in the talent segment, performing an impersonation of Dance Hall Queen Lady Saw. In the swimwear section, the ...

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Congressional Black Caucus To Address What The 2010 U.S. Census Means For Caribbean And African Comm

CaribPR Wire, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: The Congressional Back Caucus Annual Legislative Conference will host a forum called, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform:  Census 2010, What’s In It for Us.”  The forum will address issues and questions that those from Caribbean and African nations have faced while residing in the United States.  Topics will include issues such as economic exclusion, ...

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Reggae Sumfest Coming To A PC, Smartphone Near You

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: Summer is drawing to a close, and coming to a PC and Smartphone this  fall is your chance to view the greatest reggae show on Earth, on WWW.REGGAESUMFEST.TV. This unique offering will allow Sumfest Fans from around the world to view, the number one Reggae Show of Summer 2009!  This virtual ...

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