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Cuba Tourism Booms While Rest Of Caribbean Suffers

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Cuba is reporting a rise in tourist arrivals for July even as many other Caribbean islands are registering declines. Some 200,000 tourists arrived in Cuba in July, a 6 percent increase as compared to the same period of 2008, according to the Cuban National Office for Statistics. From January to July 2009, the ...

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Iberostar Adds To Caribbean Job Losses

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Job losses in the Caribbean tourism sector are expected to grow again; this time with the temporary closing of the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel in Jamaica. Hotel officials said some 330 employees represented by the University and Allied Workers Union will lose their jobs as of tomorrow, September 1. The Rose Hall ...

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U.S. Congratulates T&T On Independence

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: The U.S. is lauding Trinidad and Tobago as it marks its forty-seventh anniversary of independence today. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a message to Trinidad and Tobago and its people on Sunday, expressed `warmest wishes will be with the people of Trinidad and Tobago as they take part in Independence ...

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Caribbean American Author Puts Spotlight On Nannies

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: A Caribbean American migrant and former babysitter has turned the spotlight on the many Caribbean `nannies` across the U.S. who are helping to raise the children of many Caucasian Americans. Bianca Jacobs, aka Nandi, recently released `The True Nanny Diaries,` which  tells the story of black women babysitters in New York City. ...

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West Indian Labor Day in Brooklyn Generates Millions for the City of New York

Commentary By Roy A. Hastick, Sr.President & CEO, CACCI CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Monday, September 7, 2009 marks the 42nd Anniversary of the West Indian American Labor Day Carnival Association Annual Celebration in Brooklyn, New York.  The fun and splendor of multi-colored costumes, and pulsating tropical rhythms from the Caribbean Diaspora energize the entire New York ...

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UNASUR Pushes Forward With Continental Integration

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The inauguration of President Rafael Correa of Ecuador coincided with the holding of the third regular presidential summit of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in Quito on August 10. In the days preceding this meeting, speculation was rife that the recent agreement by Colombia to allow the use ...

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Guyana Coast Guards Charged With Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 27, 2009: Three Guyana coast guards have been slapped with murder charges for the alleged robbery and murder of a jeweler. Suspects Sherwin Harte, Deon Greenidge and Delon Gordon have pleaded not guilty but remain jailed awaiting trial for last week`s attack on Dweive Kant Ramdass. Ramdass was ferrying $85,000 on a river boat when ...

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Detained Haitian Couple Released To Bury Daughter

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: Baby Luana Augustin will finally be laid to rest by her parents. Some three months after her death by drowning, the 8-month-old is set to be buried after U.S. immigration officials released her detained parents, Luscene Augustin and Chandeline Leonard. The release comes following pleas from advocates who argued it was inhumane to ...

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Brother Of Grenadian Ambassador Charged For Ganja Possession

CaribWorldNnews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The brother of Grenada`s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York is in police custody on a marijuana charge. Washington Post reports indicate that Winston Williams, 49, has been charged after cops seized 10 pounds of marijuana and $37,825 in his D.C. house on Aug. 5. Details of ...

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Stanford Former Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: James M. Davis, Stanford`s former chief financial officer, on Thursday became the first to plead guilty in the $7 billion ponzi case. Davis pleaded guilty in Houston federal court to three counts under a plea deal with federal prosecutors. He admitted guilt to: conspiracy to commit mail, wire and securities fraud; mail fraud; ...

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