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Fans Rush To Buju Banton’s Defense On Facebook

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 16, 2009: As reggae singer Buju Banton gets ready for his court appearance in a Florida court today, loyal fans are taking to social networking site Facebook to proclaim his innocence and to claim he was framed, CWNN has found. `The batty bwoys dem set up Buju,` Teddy Matterhorn, a fan wrote on the ...

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The Sounds Of The Steelpan At Christmas

By Lystra J. LashleySpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Dec. 16, 2009: What would happen if one engages the finest, young steelpan musicians to perform a Christmas program in a wide range of musical genres?  They would `steel` the show.  The Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFÉ) of Mitchellville, Maryland made that possible on Saturday evening, Dec. 12th. The program ...

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Justice Sotomayor For Puerto Rico Today

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 16, 2009:  U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, is set to arrive in the homeland of her parents today, Weds. Dec. 16th. Justice Sotomayor is visiting Puerto Rico this week for the first time since becoming the U.S. Supreme Court`s first Hispanic justice. Sotomayor, 55, is due to attend meetings with local judges ...

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Small Islands Gaining Support As They Fight For Survival

By Indi Mclymont-Lafayette and Horace Fisher COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Weds. Dec. 16, 2009, (Panos): Small islands states (including the Caribbean) jumped into the spotlight of the United Nations Climate Change discussions in Copenhagen, Denmark when they introduced their own draft text into the negotiations with tremendous support from another 53 non-island countries and the global lobby group, 350.org. `We are on ...

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Controversial Reggae Grammy Nominee Faces Wednesday Court Day

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Dec. 15, 2009: For months since reggae star Buju Banton began his U.S. tour for his `Rasta Got Soul` album, he has faced criticism from gay activists who view him as a homophobe. His Grammy nomination recently only heightened such criticism from gay rights groups but nothing compared to the shock of his arrest on drug ...

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Molson Coors Partners with NWT Enterprises Ltd. to Distribute Coors Light

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) and NWT Enterprises Ltd. have partnered to introduce Coors Light to beer drinkers in Trinidad & Tobago. As Molson Coors focuses on international growth, Coors Light, the world’s most refreshing beer, is now available at supermarkets, convenience stores, as well as bars and casual ...

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Jamaica Boosts Cop Presence

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: More Jamaican cops will be out in force this holiday season as the island`s murder rate approaches a whopping 1,600. Assistant Police Chief Glenmore Hinds says more than 700 police officers will be deployed to high-crime areas where they will patrol malls, bus stations and other busy spots throughout the 14 parishes. Most ...

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Son Of Fidel Castro Elected To International Baseball Federation

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Dec. 9, 2009: A 39-year-old son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, has been elected as a vice-president of the International Baseball Federation. Antonio `Tony` Castro was elected to the post of third vice president at a meeting in Switzerland last weekend. He along with Puerto Rico`s Israel Roldan are now the only two Caribbean nationals ...

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Former Grenada PM Threatens To Sue Local Media Houses

By Linda Straker/CWNN Grenada CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: Former Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is threatening to sue local media houses who published stories about his wife being caught with a diplomatic passport in her possession at the Maurice Bishop International Airport last month. The warning follows a government statement accusing Mitchell`s wife, Marietta Mitchell, ...

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Relatives Appeal For Tips In Murder Of Caribbean American

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: Relatives of a Caribbean American man shot to death late last month outside a Brooklyn, NY nightclub are appealing for help in finding his killer. Kelvin Neil, 41, was gunned down outside the Nocturnal nightclub on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue H in Brooklyn on November 27th.  Cops found Neil sprawled outside the club ...

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