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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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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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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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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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