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St. Kitts PM Sets Election Date

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis will go to the poll on January 25h, the island`s Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, announced last night. Douglas urged nationals to demonstrate tolerance and respect for each other during the election campaign. `We pray it would be peaceful and harmonious,` said Dr. Douglas, who ...

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Latin American News

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: A U.S. State Department official is set to begin a week-long to two Latin American countries today. Deputy Secretary of State, James B. Steinberg, will begin a week-long trip to Colombia and Peru today, Monday, January 11. Both countries, the U.S. says, `are important partners and have contributed greatly to our shared ...

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Puerto Rico Lays Off More Than 200 Dozen Workers

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: More than 200 dozen workers across Puerto Rico have been given pink slips. The Puerto Rico government laid off more than 2,400 government workers Friday as it tries to pare down a $3.2 billion deficit to avoid a complete governmental shutdown. Most of the fired workers were janitors and office administrators ...

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French Guiana Votes Down Self Rule

CaribWorldNews, PARIS, France, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: Voters in French Guiana say they prefer to remain as a French territory. Results from a referendum vote on the subject, released by the French government,  show that seventy percent voters in French Guiana voted against more autonomy on the island. The wording of the question asked voters if they wanted to change ...

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Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday To Be Remembered

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010:  The 206th birthday of America’s first United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is set to be marked today in New York City. For another year, CaribWorldNews is teaming up with the Bowling Green Association’s Arthur Piccolo to celebrate Hamilton and the land of his birth. The event will include the ...

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Kenya Can`t Rid Itself Of Controversial Jamaican Cleric

CaribWorldNews, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: Kenya`s efforts to deport radical Jamaican cleric, Abdullah el-Faisal, have reportedly failed again. Reports from Kenya late last night indicate that El-Faisal is being held at the Industrial Area Prison in Nairobi after he was returned from Nigeria. Kenya had flown the imam to Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday, according to news reports and ...

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Will Smith, Wife Pitch In To Help Haiti

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010:  Hollywood actor Will Smith and his  wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are among the celebrities who are pitching in to help tackle hunger in Haiti. The celebrity couple is auctioning off a special artwork signed by music artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert they co-hosted in Oslo last month. The artwork, ...

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U.S. Denies American Contractor Is A Spy

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The State Department has denied that an American contractor arrested last month in Cuba is a spy for the United States. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P.J. Crowley, flatly denied the Cuban claim a day after veteran Cuban politician Ricardo Alarcon said the unnamed man arrested December 4 worked for U.S. ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination In New Jersey Civil Service Examination

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The U.S. Justice Department has slapped the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Civil Service Commission alleging discrimination. The lawsuit alleges a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against African-Americans and Hispanics and challenges New Jersey`s use of a written examination for promotion to the rank of police sergeant in localities ...

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Minister Hopes Killer Of Jamaican Doctor Will Be Found

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Jamaica`s Minister of Health says he`s hopeful the killer of a local doctor will be found and brought to justice quickly. Minister Rudyard Spencer`s comments comes on the heels of the murder of District Medical Officer, Dr. Donlevy Hibbert. Dr. Hibbert, 55, was found dead at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. ...

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