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Guyanese Activist Calls For Presidential Apology To Torture Victim

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: Guyanese journalist and activist, Mark Benschop, is calling on President Bharat Jagdeo to apologize to a teen tortured last month by two Guyana police officers. Benschop, who spoke in Brooklyn Saturday to a number of Guyanese nationals on the current state of Guyana, told CaribWorldNews last night, `I would like the President ...

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Queen Praises Trinidad And Tobago During Visit

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Nov. 27, 2009: Queen Elizabeth, II used her visit to Trinidad and Tobago for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port of Spain to heap praise of the twin-island republic. On the island with Prince Philip after more than twenty years, the Queen, fresh from a visit to Bermuda, lauded the ...

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U.S. Lauds Barbados On Independence Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sat. Nov. 28, 2009: The U.S. has lauded Barbados on its 43rd year of independence from Britain. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday paid tribute to Barbados as the country gears up to celebrate their independence anniversary on Nov. 30th. `Our two countries share an enduring friendship dating back to 1823, when the first United ...

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Commonwealth Summit Pulls In US$10 Billion Pledge For Climate Change Fund

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Sat. Nov. 28. 2009:  The Commonwealth summit underway in Trinidad and Tobago has already pulled in a pledge of US$10 billion for a fund to help developing countries cope with the impact of climate change. Word of the fast track `money on the table` for climate change adaptation and mitigation came Friday afternoon from French President Nicholas ...

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Rapper Shyne Pays Visit To Belize Prison

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Sat. Nov. 28, 2009:  Moses Michael Levivy, better known as the Rapper Shyne, is sharing his experience in a New York prison with prisoners in Belize. The rapper, now the most famous deportee, broke away from `hibernation` from his penthouse at the renaissance tower in Belize City and visited the Hattieville Prison on Thanksgiving Day in the ...

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Cultural Industries Growing In Significance In Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Nov. 26, 2009: Earlier this year, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System, (SELA), convened a forum in Caracas on the protection of the region`s folklore, traditional knowledge and genetic resources. Protection of these resources, which form the basis of cultural industries, is a particularly sensitive issue for the countries and governments of ...

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Grenada Names New Honorary Consul To Montreal

CaribWorldNews, MONTREAL, Canada, Weds. November 25, 2009: Grenada has named a new honorary consul to Montreal and the Province of Québec, Canada. Leonard Wharwood, Jr. has ben named to the post as of October 24, 2009. In his position, Wharwood will support the interests of Grenadians living in Quebec, as well as serving commercial and economic interests with the official ...

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St. Maarten Launches New Branding Campaign

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: The Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten is boosting its tourism efforts in a tough economy with a new campaign. The multi-media campaign, targeted at the American audience, kicked off on U.S. TV last weekend following a launch last Thursday night in New York City at the popular Hudson Terrace. The new ...

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Jamaican Jailed In Immigration Marriage Scam

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: A Jamaican national will have to spend the next year in jail in the UK for participating in an immigration marriage fraud scheme. Verona Walters, 33, of Coseley pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to breach UK immigration law in Birmingham Crown Court. Walters was arrested on September 16th at a Wolverhampton training ...

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Britain`s Air Passenger Duty Tax: A Disaster For The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, BRONX, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: Britannia may no longer rule the waves but its imposition of the November 1 Air Passenger Duty tax has sent shock waves across the Atlantic that will wash up on Caribbean shores with a devastating effect on the region’s tourism industry. In spite of massive lobbying from home and abroad and objections from airlines, ...

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