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U.N. Secretary General Makes Chile Visit

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed the solidarity of the United Nations with the people of Chile as they seek to recover from last week`s devastating earthquake, as he visited one of the areas hit hardest by the disaster. `The United Nations stands with the Chilean people in the difficult challenge ahead ...

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Hindu Caribbeans Celebrate Phagwah Parade In Queens

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: Hindus from Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday gathered in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY to celebrate the 21st Annual Phagwah Parade. Hundred turned out in the spring-like weather for the parade, which began at noon on Liberty Avenue at 133rd Street in Queens and ended at the Phil Rizzuto Park (formerly Smoky ...

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Haiti`s President For White House Meeting

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: Haiti`s President, Rene Preval, is set for a White House visit on Wednesday. The trip is the first internationally since the devastating quake of Jan. 12th that claimed over 200,000 lives. The meeting with President Barack Obama comes ahead of an international donors` conference set for the end of the month. Preval is ...

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Jamaica Security Minister Takes Issue With U.S. State Department Report

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: Jamaica`s Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson, has taken issue with the U.S. State Department`s recent International Narcotics Control Strategy Report and its report on Jamaica. Nelson on Friday called the findings contained an inaccurate depiction of Jamaica`s efforts to combat drugs and organized crime. The report, compiled by the Bureau for ...

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Caribbean Governments Must Simplify Tax Systems – IDB

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 5, 2010: Governments in the Caribbean and Latin America must simplify their tax systems and strive to reduce evasion of taxes, a new Inter-American Development Bank study says. The report issued Thursday claims that complex tax systems and widespread evasion are distorting investment decisions by companies in the Caribbean and Latin America. This in turn ...

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NY Police Look In To Cold Case Involving Guyanese

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: New York City police officers today resumed their investigation into a 12-year-old murder case allegedly involving a Guyanese national. Cops resumed digging the basement of a plumbing-supply store in Jamaica, Queens, in search of the body of a student, who vanished a dozen years ago, New York Post reports indicate. Kristina Kupka, ...

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African, Caribbean, Afro Latino, and African American Leaders Count Down To National Census Day

CaribPR Wire, Washington, DC – The urgent need for better schools, roads, and healthcare in disadvantaged neighborhoods are only a few of the reasons people of color should be eager to complete and return their census form, Melanie L. Campbell told several Black groups assembled at the US Capitol today for The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation`s (The National ...

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CARICOM Heads To Meet World Bank President

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. Mar. 4, 2010: Leaders of the CARICOM group of countries are set to meet with the President of the World Bank from March 11th to 12th. The meeting is set for Dominica and CARICOM Secretary-General, Edwin Carrington, said earlier this week that he is expectant that discussions between CARICOM heads of government and World Bank ...

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Haiti Donors` Conference Set For March 31st

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 5, 2010: An international donors conference on raising funds to aid the `new future` of Haiti, is set for the end of this month. The United States and the United Nations, in cooperation with the Government of Haiti along with Brazil, Canada, the European Union, France, and Spain will co-host a ministerial International Donors` Conference ...

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Money Transfers To Caribbean To Stabilize

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 5, 2010: Money sent home by migrants to the Caribbean and Latin America is likely to see stabilization this year. That`s according to the latest report from the Inter-American Development Bank`s Multilateral Investment Fund. The report issued Thursday said the stabilization is expected after a 15 percent drop in 2009. The FOMIN`s report noted that ...

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