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New York State Senator Slammed For Jamaica Trip

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, NY, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: It is not just New York State Governor David Patterson who is getting the heat in Albany. So too is State Senator Antoine Thompson. Thompson is facing criticism over a trip to Jamaica, West Indies, in the midst of the state senate`s budget debate last week. Thompson reportedly flew to Jamaica last week ...

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The Haitian Press Between Survival And Suffering

By Claude GillesPanos Caribbean Panos Caribbean, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Weds. March 3, 2010 : After a difficult first month, some media houses in Port-au-Prince and provincial towns which were severely affected by the earthquake of January 12, are trying to rise from the rubble. With makeshift studios housed in tents, sometimes in the street or in parked vehicles, these media houses ...

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Migration Of Caribbean Nurses Leaves Regional Shortage

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: The Caribbean region is suffering from a chronic shortage of nurses are many are migrating to the United States, Canada and Britain.That`s according to a recent World Bank report. The report, released Tuesday, said between 2002 and 2006, more than 1,800 Caribbean nurses left the region to work abroad. They basically migrate for ...

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Antigua Among Caribbean Nations To Make Major Money Laundering List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: The Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda is among six Caribbean nations to make this year’s `Major Money Laundering List.` The U.S. State Department on Monday listed the island, which was cast into the international spotlight last year as the U.S. Securities and Trades Commission charged former resident and knight, R. Allen Stanford, ...

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Four Caribbean Nations Make US` Major Drug List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Four Caribbean nations have made the US` latest list of `major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries.` The list is included in the latest U.S. international narcotics report, released by the U.S. State Department Monday. The four are The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. In The Bahamas, according to the U.S. ...

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Caribbean Hindus Celebrate Phagwah

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Hindus across the Caribbean joined others around the world Monday to celebrate Phagwah or Holi. In Trinidad and Tobago, the celebration included the performance of a folk dance troupe from Mathura and the splashing of colored powder or abeer. Winston Dookeran, leader of the Congress of the People (COP), in a message, said ...

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Republicans Want Rangel Stripped Of Committee Chairmanship

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 1, 2010: A Texas Republican lawmaker intends to offer a resolution today to call for Congressman Charles Rangel of New York to be stripped of his Ways and Means chairmanship. Rep. John Carter said he hopes for a vote by mid-week, according to a statement by his spokesman to On Politics. The push comes just ...

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Canada`s Haiti-Born Governor General For Visit To Homeland

CaribWorldNews, OTTAWA, Canada, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Canada`s Haiti-born Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, will head to her native land for a visit next week. Governor General Jean is slated to visit Haiti next Monday for a two-day visit of the devastated country that was rocked by a powerful 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12th. Jean is scheduled to visit the capital ...

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Philadelphia African And Caribbean Complete Census Count Committees Host Census Awareness Weekend

CaribWorldNews, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: The Philadelphia African Complete Count Committee and The Philadelphia Caribbean Complete Count Committee  will host a `Census Awareness Weekend` from March 12th -14th, 2010.  The purpose of the event is to encourage the African and Caribbean communities to participate in the 2010 Census and to highlight the Mayor of Philadelphia`s Executive Order, concerning ...

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