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Barbados Gets A Downgrade

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009: Barbados may have gotten a high quality of living stamp but its bond rating was yesterday downgraded to the brink of junk. Moody`s Investors Service on Tuesday lowered the Barbados government bond rating to the brink of junk territory, stating that the nation`s government debt has more than doubled. Barbados` bond rating ...

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Count Down Begins To CMEx St. Lucia

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009:  Media mavens and communications connoisseurs, most of them women, are planning to converge on Saint Lucia to discuss climate change and tourism outreach to multicultural communities in December. Several top communications specialists from the Caribbean, North America and Europe are offering messages of hope and encouragement as tourism rebounds from the global recession ...

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TEMPO TV Turns 4

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009:  Caribbean TV channel, Tempo, is turning four. TEMPO founder, chairman and CEO,  Frederick A. Morton, Jr., says in celebration of the fourth anniversary, Tempo will partner with the Virgin Islands government on an upcoming TEMPO Turns 4 concert. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2009 on St. Croix. `The government`s support ...

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Guyanese Author Focuses On Indo-Caribbean Cricketers

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial to CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009:  Distinguished Guyanese professor and author, Dr. Clem Seecharan, is focusing on the Indo-Caribbean nationals who made cricket history. Seecharan`s latest book is titled `From Ranji to Rohan.` Ranji refers to Prince Ranjitsingh, an Indian prince who studied in England and became the first Indian to play cricket for ...

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Monument To Haitian Soldiers Unveiled In Georgia

CaribWorldNews, SAVANNAH, GA, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: A tribute to over 500 Haitian volunteers who fought in the 1779 Battle of Savannah has been unveiled. After 9 years in the making, a monument to the 500 was unveiled this past weekend in Franklin Square, Savannah, Georgia.  But the tribute comes 230 years after the Revolutionary War. The monument was originally ...

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Turks & Caicos Could Have Elections By 2011

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: Amid criticism over the takeover of the Turks and Caicos Islands by the British government, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant, yesterday revealed a date for elections in the islands. Bryant, in a written ministerial statement to the House of Commons on the dependent Turks & Caicos islands, said elections ...

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Jamaican Reggae Singer Puts Spotlight On Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: A Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-based reggae singer has put the spotlight on the deadly H1N1 or swine flu virus in song. Mikey Jarrett along with J.D. Smooth have just released their new song titled `Swine Flu.` Jarett, who was born in Trench Town, Jamaican and later migrated to the United States, told Whatz Up TV ...

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Americans With Caribbean, Other Offshore Accounts Must File Taxes This Week

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: Americans with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts, such as the sunny Caribbean region, have until this Thursday to come clean to Uncle Sam. Oct. 15 is the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts, says the Internal Revenue Service. Those taxpayers who ...

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Sovereignty And The Turks and Caicos Islands

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: For the most part, the sovereign nations of the Caribbean tend to look past their near neighbours in the non-independent Caribbean. Occasionally an issue arises, such as the recent decision by Britain to take direct control over the Turks and Caicos Islands, and there is a response; but for the ...

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Air Jamaica To Pay Uncle Sam Over Violations

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: Jamaica`s already heavily indebted aircraft, Air Jamaica, will have to shell out US$180,000 to Uncle Sam. The carrier has been forced to pay up to resolve a civil action by the U.S. attorney`s office in Brooklyn over maintenance issues that eventually led to an aircraft making an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy ...

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