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Three Dead In St. Lucia Fire

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Three people are reportedly dead after an early morning fire at the St Jude’s Hospital in St Lucia. Star reports indicate that the fire broke out 12:30 and 1 a.m. at the hospital and soon engulfed  the entire Surgical Ward of the Hospital ablaze. Two men died at the ospital while another ...

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Western Union To Expand In Cuba

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2009: Remittance giant, Western Union, says it will soon expand its money transfer networks in Cuba. The company`s statement comes on the heels of the new guidelines, issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control on September 3rd that removed limits on how much money can be sent to ...

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Wanted Haitian Gang Leader Nabbed

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2009: A powerful gang leader in Haiti wanted by U.S. and French authorities on kidnapping and homicide charges has been nabbed. After a year on the lam, Amaral Duclona was this week captured in the Dominican Republic, authorities there announced Wednesday. DR drug control agency spokesman, Roberto Lebron, said Duclona has been living in ...

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Opposition Returns To Run Montserrat

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Thurs., Sept. 10, 2009: A public holiday was yesterday declared in Montserrat by Governor Peter Waterworth after the opposition Movement for Change and Prosperity party emerged victorious in an election that came two years earlier than constitutionally due. It was an outcome that has occurred in every Caribbean nation that has held election in recent years. The ...

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Choice Hotels International Targets Caribbean’s Best Independent Hotels for New Ascend Collection

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In the midst of a troubled travel season, many Caribbean hotels can get a helping hand now from global hospitality leader Choice Hotels International. The company is expanding its Ascend Collection hotel membership program (www.ascendcollection.com) to include exceptional independent hotels throughout the Caribbean region. Ascend Collection has an aggressive growth plan of adding ...

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Census Tells Hispanics Economic Tale As Caribbean Americans` Numbers Remain Largely Unknown

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: With the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month set to begin next week, the U.S. Census yesterday unleashed a barrage of numbers highlighting the growth of this community. According to the Census there were 46.9 million people of Hispanic origin as of July 1, 2008, making people of Hispanic origin the nation`s largest minority ...

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Singer With Guyanese Roots To Play Josephine Baker On Broadway

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: A singer whose parents were born in Guyana but migrated to Canada, has been chosen to play the lead role in a new Broadway-bound musical about Paris music hall star Josephine Baker. Canadian R&B singer and actress Deborah Cox will Baker, in the show to be directed by Joey McKneely, choreographer of ...

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Sentencing Of Guyana Drug Dealer Now Set For October

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Guyana-born drug dealer, Shaheed `Roger` Khan will have to wait another month to determine his sentence for the crimes he confessed to earlier this year. Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry has now ruled that Khan will be sentenced on October 16th at 2 p.m. in a Brooklyn court. Khan could spend the next 15 ...

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Chinese To Build Bahamas Resorts

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: A Chinese construction company has inked a 1.9 billion-U.S.-dollar construction deal to build a Bahamas-based resort. China State Construction Engineering Corp., the world`s largest public construction contractor, has inked the deal with Bahamas-based Baha Mar Resorts Inc., China Daily reported Tuesday. The Chinese firm is also acquiring a 2.75 percent stake in the ...

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