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Scary Pre-New Year`s Eve Moment In Times Square

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2009: New Yorkers and New Year`s eve fans counting down the hours to the dropping of the ball in Times Square were given a  brief bomb scare Wednesday. A suspicious white van parked in the heart of Times Square caused the false alarm but it promoted New York Police Department to partially evacuate ...

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Climate Change Mitigation: A Dire Necessity For Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: The recently concluded U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen has generated widespread disappointment since it did not deliver tangible results to effectively combat the rapidly encroaching problems generated by global warming. The conference spent a considerable amount of time to reach a non-binding `Copenhagen Accord` which took shaky steps against ...

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Rastafarian Turns St. Maarten Hillside In To Organic Farm

 By Felicia Persaud CWNN/NY CaribWorldNews, PHILLIPSBURGH, St. Maarten, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: On a steep slope above the hills of Bush Road in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Ras Roland `Bushman` Joseph gives new meaning to self-sufficiency and organic farming. In a country that is largely an import society, where little emphasis seems placed on farming, Ras Bushman, as he is widely ...

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1983 U.S. Intervention In Grenada Leads To Novel

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: In the spring of 1984, barbed wire was still stretched along the white sand beaches on the small island of Grenada where the U.S. had driven out the Marxist faction that had slaughtered the moderate socialist government. Ron Frazer was there to teach secondary school, replacing the Cuban and East German teachers ...

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U.S. Lauds Haiti Ahead Of 206th Independence Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: The Obama administration is lauding Haiti as it gets ready to mark its 206th anniversary of independence come January 1, 2010. `This is an occasion to honor the history and heritage of Haiti and to remember the heroes who founded the first independent black republic, not just the icons such as Toussaint Louverture, ...

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Leaders Establish The OECS Economic Union

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: Leaders from the sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States joined St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and current chairman of the grouping on Tuesday in signing a treaty to establish an Economic Union. `Today is a great day. It is a day of profound historical import for the Governments and peoples that constitute ...

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Trinidad`s Murder Rate Reaches 494

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Dec. 29, 2009: Trinidad and Tobago`s murder rate for 2009 has reached 494th with the killing of a San Juan man Monday. Thirty-nine-year-old Sheldon de Freitas was killed early Monday morning after an argument with his wife. A relative of his wife reportedly stabbed De Freitas several times about the body. He died an hour later ...

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New York Audition Set For Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 28, 2009: January 18, 2010 will be D-Day for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Band Quest in New York City. Officials of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s best annual musical festival is set to host its New York City audition at SOB’s – 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014-4809 – from 7 p.m. this ...

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Search On For Guyanese Teen

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 29, 2009: The search is on for a Guyanese teen who has been missing from his Long Island home since November 19th. Sean Wagner`s grandmother, Anne Wagner, is seeking the public`s help in finding the freshman art major at the Nassau Community College. Sean left his Newport Road home to go to class on ...

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CMEx Introduces Delegates To A St. Lucia Beyond Sand & Sea

By Felicia PersaudCWNN, NY CaribWorldNews, GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, Dec. 28, 2009: It’s Friday night, December 4th, in Gros Islet, St. Lucia and the weekly street party is underway, with many tourists – noticeable enough because they are largely the only Caucasians in the crowd – jamming with many locals to the live music emanating from huge speakers on a ...

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