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Jamaican Makes History By Finishing Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

CaribWorldNews, NOME, Alaska, Mon. Mar. 22, 2010: A 26-year-old Jamaican man has made history by becoming the first from his country to finish the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. After nearly two weeks on the trail, Newton Marshall and his team crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska Friday evening, March 19th, to complete the 2010 Iditarod. Marshall completed ...

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Caribbean Nationals Among Those Rallying For Immigration Reform

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Mar. 22, 2010: Caribbean-born Pastor Gil Montrose was among the tens of thousands of advocates who rallied on Sunday in Washington, D.C., for immigration reform now. Montrose, pastor of the Mt Zion Seventh Day Adventist Chuch of God in Brooklyn, helped organize nine bus loads of advocates for the trip to D.C. Sunday in an effort ...

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Caribbean Nationals Reminded To Make Nationality Count This Census

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 22, 2010: Caribbean nationals and Caribbean Americans across the U.S. are being reminded to ensure they write in their nationality on their 2010 Census forms this census. The message was repeated many times over this past weekend as Carib ID founder, Felicia Persaud, took to the airwaves of Caribbean shows across the U.S. ...

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Cuba Shaken By Quake

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Sun. Mar. 21, 2010: Cuba was reported shaken by a 5.6 earthquake on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The agency reported the quake struck at 1:08 p.m. Saturday, March 20th 30 miles south of Guantanamo, Cuba. The quake was also reportedly felt in Santiago and Havana as well as on parts of Jamaica, the Bahamas, ...

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NY-Based Trinidad Family Charged In Immigration And Real Estate Fraud

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: A three-member Trinidad-born family have been indicted for stealing $1.75 million in an immigration and real estate fraud scheme, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Charged in the scheme are Shane Ramsundar, 50; his wife, Gomatee Ramsundar, 46, and their daughter, Shantal Ramsundar, 23, all of 101-35A 120th Street in South Richmond, according to the ...

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EU Agrees To Cut Banana Tariffs For Latin America

CaribWorldNews, BRUSSELS, Belgium, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: The European Commission this week agreed to gradually cut its import tariff on bananas from Latin America from 176 Euros (US$239) per tonne to 114 Euros (US$154) over the next seven years. The decision could effectively end the 15-year banana dispute between Europe and America over liberalisation of the banana trade. In the ...

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Former U.S. Presidents For Haiti Monday

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: Two former US presidents are set to touch down on the earth-quake devastated capital of Haiti Monday. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush are set to visit the country to assess recovery needs following January`s devastating earthquake and to pledge continued support for relief efforts there even as shelter and basic ...

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Obama Pushes Congress To Act Soon On Immigration Reform

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: With the issue of health care reform still up in the air, President Obama is turning his attention to immigration reform even as thousands are set to descend on the Capitol Hill Sunday. Obama on Thursday issued statement Congress to act at the earliest possible opportunity on immigration reform while praising a bipartisan ...

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Carib ID On Media Blitz Push For Accurate Caribbean Census Count

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010: Carib ID, the movement founded to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted, this week ramped up a media blitz of interviews and online promotions as the countdown begins to the April 1st return date for Census forms. CaribID founder Felicia Persaud has been on a media blitz all week, spreading the important ...

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Haitian Survivors Of Quake Now Face Sexual Violence

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 20, 2010: Meet `Gentile,` a Haitian woman who was recently grabbed by five men and taken into a nearby house in the congested Parc Jean Marie Vincent camp of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. There she was raped, forced to perform oral sex, and brutally beaten. Gentile, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, is ...

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