Guyana`s Lady Guymine To Be Waked In New York

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CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, is set to be waked in New York this Thursday, a week after she passed away in the capital of her homeland. Born Monica Chopperfield, Lady Guymine, will be remembered at the wake planned for June 4th from […]

Is The White House Ignoring Caribbean Heritage Month?

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 2, 2009: President George Bush in 2006 signed Caribbean Heritage Month into law and each June since, it was marked at the White House. This June, however, the Barack Obama administration has yet to tell CaribWorldNews of its plans to honor Caribbean Americans this month. […]

Haitian To Stay Jailed Until Trial

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 1, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man, accused of piloting a boat used in a deadly smuggling attempt last month, will have to stay in jail without a hearing until his trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac ruled Friday that Jimmy Metellus will be held without […]

Caribbean Swine Flu Count Grows

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 1, 2009: The number of swine flu cases in the Caribbean grew over the weekend, with Jamaica adding to the list. The Jamaica government on Saturday said the two imported cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been identified but quickly contained. The persons from […]

U.S. Passport Rule Becomes Effective Today

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 1, 2009: The much-touted U.S. passport rule becomes effective today. That means that Americans and legal residents returning to the U.S. from travel in the Caribbean, as well as Bermuda, Mexico and Canada, will be required to show a passport or other valid travel […]

NY Comptroller To Honor Six Caribbean Nationals

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Six Caribbean New Yorkers are set to be honored next week by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson. Thompson will honor the six at his Caribbean Heritage and Culture event, which is held annually and is co-sponsored by the Caribbean American […]

Several Caribbean Countries Slammed For Rights Violation

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Nine Caribbean nations have made the 2009 Amnesty International report because of their poor human rights records. The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts, Suriname, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago all made the report, released Thursday, which charged […]

Guyana Loses Two Cultural Icons

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CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Two top Guyanese cultural icons have passed on within days of each other. Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, born Monica Chopperfield, died in Guyana on Thursday while historian, linguist and anthropologist, Ivan Van Sertima, passed away on Wednesday, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Chopperfield, 77, […]