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Report Projects Less Than 2.5 Percent Growth For Trinidad And Tobago

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Mar. 19, 2010:  Significant capacity constraints and a sharply deteriorating outlook for the vital energy sector suggest to us that the twin-island nation`s economic recovery will be a weak and drawn-out process over the course of 2010. That`s according to the latest report from Companies and Markets.com.  The report`s authors said it is projecting only a ...

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Dominican American Wins NY Senate Seat

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Mar. 18, 2010: A second generation migrant from the Dominican Republic is the newest member of the New York State Senate. José R. Peralta was elected in a landslide to the New York State Senate in a special election, outpolling Hiram Monserrate 65 percent to 27 percent and Republican Robert Beltrani with 8 percent. Monserrate was ...

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DR National Among Women of Courage Honorees

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Mar. 18, 2010: A national of the Dominican Republic was among 10 other women recently honored by the U.S. as the 2010 Women of Courage awardees. Sonia Pierre, a human rights activist, was among the honorees at a ceremony attended by First lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State at a special ceremony March 10th at ...

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Antigua To Borrow Over $100 Million From IMF

CaribWorldNews, ST JOHN`S, Antigua, Thurs. Mar. 18, 2010:  Antigua and Barbuda is set to take on an International Monetary Fund loan even as the country is being sued by investors of accused Ponzi schemer, R. Allen Stanford. Antiguan Finance Minister Harold Lovell said this week the IMF will lend the country a $124 million loan over a three year period. ...

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Miller Commission Says No to Direct Taxes in Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — Direct taxation has been ruled out for The Cayman Islands, according to a report from an independent economic commission published this week. The Miller Report was commissioned by the Cayman Islands government at the request of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the FCO requested that ...

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Three Jamaicans Murdered In Rochester

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Mar. 17, 2010: The murder toll rose to three in Upstate Rochester, New York Tuesday with the death of another Jamaican national. Police in Rochester say 29-year-old Robert Moncriffe, who was shot a week earlier by one or more attackers in the town of Greece, passed away Tuesday. Moncriffe gunned along with fellow Jamaicans,  40-year-old ...

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Youngest Solo Rower Lands In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 17, 2010: The youngest person to row an entire ocean solo landed in Guyana and immediately dove into a water melon on the Georgetown dock. Katie Spotz, 22, who grew up in Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, completed her mission Sunday after 70 days 5 hours 22 minutes in the Atlantic. But instead of ...

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Haiti Donors` Conference Set For U.N. Headquarters

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 17, 2010: The much-touted donor conference for Haiti`s rebuilding effort is slated to U.N. headquarters on March 31st. The United States, in cooperation with the government of Haiti, will join the United Nations in co-hosting the ministerial-level `International Donors` Conference: Towards a New Future for Haiti. The conference, according to the U.S. State Department in ...

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Haitian Jailed In Mortgage Fraud Case

CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Weds. Mar. 17, 2010: A Haitian national will spend the next 17 years of his life in prison and then face deportation for a mortgage-fraud case that resulted in more than $9 million in losses to Phoenix-area banks. Mario G. Bernadel was sentenced yesterday less than a year after he was found guilty of 19 counts of ...

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WIN Group, Sante Holding Corp. To Develop Haiti`s Terminal Varreux

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the desperate need for new and expanded port infrastructure to serve earthquake recovery efforts, as well as to address the long-term shipping needs of the country, Haiti-based WIN Group and South Florida-based Sante Holding today announced having reached an agreement to re-develop Terminal Varreux, S.A. in Port-Au-Prince, the largest privately-owned shipping terminal ...

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