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New Caribbean Business Conference Announced As Ethics Committee Probes Trips By Lawmakers

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 26, 2009: The venue for the 14th Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference has been announced even as the House ethics committee announced it would look into Caribbean trips taken to the event by five congressional law makers in 2007 and 2008. The New York Carib News, which hosts the annual event, said on their website that ...

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Caribbean Nationals Did Not Just Arrive In America

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 26, 2009: `Going by some of the most influential texts on American immigration, one could easily come away with the notion that the Caribbean presence in the United States is a recent, at most a postwar, phenomenon,` states Winston James in `The History of Afro-Caribbean Migration to the United States.` But as James points ...

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Caribbean Diplomat Elected To Whaling Commission

CaribWorldNews, MADERIA, Portugal, Fri. June 26, 2009: A Caribbean diplomat has been elected as the vice chairman of the International Whaling Commission. Anthony Liverpool, who for the past five years has been Antigua & Barbuda`s non-resident Ambassador to Japan and his country`s top representative to the 85-member IWC that was created in 1946 to manage the world`s whale stocks, was ...

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Sir Allen Remanded To Jail

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. June 26, 2009: Sir Allen Stanford was yesterday remanded to jail despite his plea of innocence in a Houston court. A judge set bail at US$500,000 ahead of the businessman`s August 25th trial but Stanford must remain in custody pending a government appeal. The Texas-born American, turned naturalized Antigua citizen, faces 21 charges related to an ...

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Jamaica Set For International Immigrants Parade

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 25, 2009:  Jamaica is among more than 100 nations set to participate in this weekend`s 24th annual staging of the International Immigrants Parade in New York City. The day long parade and festivities, set for Saturday, June 27, is the show piece event on the ambitious calendar of the International Immigrants Foundation, headquartered in ...

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Caribbean D.C. Group Claims Clarke Bill Will Fail

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 25, 2009:  A purported `census briefing` in D.C. Wednesday, by an organization that was an early supporter of the CaribID initiative to get a Caribbean category on the U.S. Census form, turned into a public attack on Congresswoman Yvette Clarke`s `Caribbean Count` bill, claiming sources say, that the measure is bound to fail. The briefing ...

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China`s Expanding Relations With Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Thurs. June 25, 2009: The recent visit of Brazil`s President Luiz Inacio `Lula` da Silva to China in May 2009 reflected the Asian nation`s expanding economic and political influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. One year ago, the Brazilian government had announced that China would surpass the United States as its major business ...

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St. Lucia Teen Charged With Murder

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thurs. June 25, 2009: A teenage girl has been slapped with a murder charge for the June 13th killing of a 20-year-old. The 13-year-old, whose name has not been revealed because of her age, along with 19-year-old Ava Alexander are accused of stabbing Kevana Antonia King in a suspected gangland killing. Police did not give a ...

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Guyana Govt. Defends Unfair Treatment Of Nationals In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. June 25, 2009: The Guyana government continues to vent its concerns to the Barbadian authorities about the frequency of reports about Guyanese nationals being treated unfairly on the island. Head of the Presidential Secretariat at the Office of the President Dr. Roger Luncheon during a post-Cabinet media briefing Wednesday, said Cabinet, through the Ministry of Foreign ...

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