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Volcanic Ashfall Continues Over Montserrat

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: Volcanic activity is continuing in Montserrat with heavy ash fall occurring yesterday and over the weekend. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory says the ash fall continues in many inhabited areas of north-western Montserrat including Old Towne, Salem, Flemmings, Friths, Olveston, Woodlands and St Peters. LIAT airline last night advised that the ash fall could ...

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Haitian Woman Gets Paid

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: A Haitian-born former detainee has been paid US$47,500 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after being denied treatment while in custody. The woman, identified only as `Rosemarie M` in court documents, was denied treatment for uterine fibroid, according to Tania Galloni, an attorney at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Centre. Galloni said medical ...

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Caribbean Sees Rise In Permanent Visa For 2009

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: More Caribbean nationals became green card holders or permanent residents in 2009 compared to the previous year, a CaribWorldNews analysis has revealed. Latest U.S. State Department data analyzed show more Caribbean nationals were able to adjust their status to legal residents this year, compared to last year. They include all immigrants sponsored by ...

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CaribPR Wire Unveils Brand New Website

Carib PR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 22, 2009: CaribPR Wire, the official PR wire of the Caribbean and partner of the PR New Wire, yesterday unveiled a brand new website with new features and technology that matches the company`s growth. The new site at http://caribpr.com/, marks a significant upgrade from the previous site, said CaribPR Wire founder, Felicia Persaud, ...

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Dominican Republic Authorities Bust Dozens In Drug Raid

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: Authorities in the Dominican Republic have detained close to 200 people following a drug raid late Sunday. Dominican Republic`s chief of the National Police and Drug Control, General Rolando Rosado, said in a statement that many known and new drug dealers were put out of action after the operation. The operation was ...

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Grenadian Group Brings Christmas Cheers For Brooklyn Kids

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: There were early Christmas cheers this weekend for scores of Grenadian children living in Brooklyn, New York. The occasion was the second annual GoGetters Children Christmas party at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Centre on Church Avenue on Sunday. Many children accompanied by their parents braved the chilly conditions to receive special gifts, ...

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Dominica Election `Transparent` – CARICOM Observers

CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: A CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission is lauding the just-concluded election in the Commonwealth of Dominica as `transparent` and `a true reflection of the people.` The statement comes on the same day Dominica`s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was sworn in for another term after leading his Labor Party to an overwhelming election win. Skerrit ...

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Buju Banton`s Label Breaks Silence – CaribWorldNews Exclusive

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: President of Buju Banton`s record label, Tracii McGregor, is urging the world to remember that the `Rasta Got Soul` singer is `innocent until proven guilty.` In an exclusive interview with CaribWorldNews Friday, McGregor, the head of Buju`s Gargamel Music, Inc., warned against a rush to judgment. She insisted the singer, born Mark ...

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Caribbean Youth Want Action On Climate Change

By Anna Scarlette Copenhagen, Denmark, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009:  (Panos) – Eleven youth from seven Caribbean islands are among the 1,500 young people in Copenhagen intent on having their say, as world leaders struggle to come up with a global climate deal. `As the generation that will have to deal with the consequences of the decisions that global leaders make ...

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Buju Banton’s Label Stays Mum

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: Today marks the eighth day since the arrest of controversial reggae singer, Buju Banton. But so far, his record label has maintained its silence, issuing no statements nor responding to no media queries. A CWNN request for comment to Banton’s Gargamel Music label’s GM, Tracii McGregor, has so far gone unanswered even ...

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