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Guyana Forks Up US$1 Million To Help Haiti

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010: The economically challenged South American nation of Guyana has coughed up US$1 million to help Haiti. The country`s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, on Wednesday made the disclosure, a day after a 7.0 earthquake struck the fellow CARICOM nation. `I was deeply shocked and saddened at the extent of the destruction caused by the catastrophic ...

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OAS Assistant Secretary General For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010: Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert R. Ramdin, is set to travel to Haiti soon to get a first hand glimpse of the devastation from Tuesday`s mega quake. The OAS last night said Ramdin will be travelling to Haiti `as soon as travel conditions in the earthquake-devastated ...

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Caribbean Media Sidelined Again?

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Jan. 11, 2010: The Caribbean American Journalists and Media Association of Florida is questioning whether the US Census 2010 advertising campaign will again sideline Caribbean media houses. The group`s observations comes on the heels of similar sentiments expressed by CaribID, the movement formed in 2008 to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted by the Census and their ...

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Job Losses In Caribbean/Latin America Surpass 2 Million

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2010: Some 2.2 million jobs were lost in Latin America and the Caribbean alone last year. That`s according to the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency. The ILO says the global financial crisis affected jobs across the two regions as it did in the U.S., reversing five straight years of falling unemployment. ...

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Remembering Caribbean Immigrant Alexander Hamilton

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2010:  America’s greatest immigrant, Caribbean-born Alexander Hamilton, was yesterday remembered on his 253rd birthday in New York City. The celebration by the Bowling Green Association of New York and CaribWorldNews included the raising of the flag of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in New York’s financial district in Bowling Green, Manhattan. ...

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French Caribbean Territories Reject Way Of Self-Rule

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2010: Some 70 percent of voters in two French Caribbean territories say they prefer to remain overseas territories of France than move to self-rule. Voters in Martinique and French Guiana over the weekend rejected the option of greater autonomy in referendums held on the subject. Nearly 70 percent of voters in French Guiana ...

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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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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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