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Suspects In Barbados Fatal Fire Fail To Plead

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Sept. 14, 2010: Two young men, aged 21 and 19, yesterday failed to enter pleas following their arrest for suspicion to start a deadly fire that claimed six lives in Barbados` capital. Renaldo Anderson Alleyne, 21, and 19-year-old Jamar Bynoe have been charged with six counts of murder, aggravated burglary, and arson in the Sept. 3 ...

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Cuba To Hand Pink Slips To Govt. Workers

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Tues. Sept. 14, 2010: Nearly 10 percent of all government employees in Cuba could soon be given the pink slip. Cuban authorities said Monday they will cut the number of government workers by at least half a million by early next year and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs. Cuba`s official work ...

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Model With Caribbean Roots Honored

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 14, 2010: Forget her blood diamonds and cellphone tantrums. On Monday Supermodel Naomi Campbell, whose roots extend to Jamaica, was honored for her humanitarian efforts. Campbell was honored by Essence magazine Monday at its Fierce & Fabulous Awards luncheon in New York for her work through her Fashion for Relief foundation. The foundation has ...

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Two Major Caribbean Organizations Join to Develop Haiti`s First Airport Hotel

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept 13 /PRNewswire/ — Argentine entrepreneur Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, President & CEO of Basic Energy Ltd., as well as numerous other diversified entities, along with Haiti-based WIN Group, one of the country`s largest enterprises, today announced an agreement to develop a 240-room hotel with conference facilities directly adjacent to Port-Au-Prince`s Toussaint L`Ouverture International Airport. The property, scheduled to break ...

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Caribbean Hotel Profits Retreated in 2009

ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — The Caribbean lodging industry felt the full negative impact of the recent global recession in 2009, but to a lesser degree than the U.S. hotel industry.  During the year, Caribbean hotel revenues and profits experienced double-digit declines.  While the results may be disappointing for Caribbean hotel owners and operators, the fall off in net operating ...

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What future for Caricom?

 By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, mon. Sept. 13, 2010: What future for Caricom? Recent developments in the form of concern about Trinidad`s commitment to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the appointment of a new Secretary General, suggest that the coming months may well determine the regional body`s future trajectory. Very soon Caricom Heads of Government will have ...

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Remittances To The Caribbean Could Grow This Year

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Sept. 13, 2010: Remittances to Latin American and Caribbean nations could see an increase this year, up from a decline last year according to a recent World Bank briefing paper. World Bank researchers say money sent back to the region from migrants here are expected to increase this year by an estimated 5.7 percent. The Bank ...

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Two Arrested For Deadly Barbados Fire

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. Sept. 13, 2010: Two young men have been arrested in connection with a deadly fire in Barbados that claimed six lives on September 3rd. Barbados Nation reports cited the arrest of the two men but did not release their names. They, however, claimed both suspects were Barbadians from a St. Michael district not far from where ...

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Caribbean Muslims Also Died On 9/11

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Sept. 11, 2010: Controversy over a mosque at Ground Zero this year has helped to sully the memories of those Muslims who died in the 9/11 attack nine years ago today, include four from the Caribbean. As U.S. nationals continue to vigorously debate whether the location of a mosque two blocks from the site of ...

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Widespread Fraud by Calling Cards Exposed T&T

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — People in the U.S. who use international calling cards to stay in touch with family and friends in Trinidad and Tobago said they almost never get all of the calling minutes purchased, and that calling card fraud has cheated some of them by as much as $1,000. The first-ever report on calling habits to ...

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