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Grenada PM To Remove VAT Service Charge For Hotels

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is looking to give tourism in the Spice Isle a boost with the removal of the Value Added Tax on service charge for hotels. However, Thomas, in an address to the nation last night, said hotels benefitting will have to spend 90 percent of the service charge ...

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Trinidad-American Rapper Scores A `Win` In Court

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: There will be no more jail time for raunchy Trinidad-American Rapper Foxy Brown. Brown was on Tuesday spared jail after prosecutors dropped all but one charge against her in Brooklyn Supreme Court. It was a post birthday present for Brown, born Inga Marchand, 32, who was only indicted for allegedly violating a court ...

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Barbados-Born Singer Gets `Loud`

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Grammy Award-winning Barbados-born singer, Rihanna, is getting `Loud.` The singer, is set to release her fifth album titled `Loud,` for the Christmas holidays. `Loud` is slated to hit stores in November and comes on the heels of her fourth disc, `Rated R.` Yesterday, RiRi released her new single, `Only Girl (In the ...

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Airport Workers Nabbed For DR Coke

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, N.J., Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Two airport workers at the Newark Liberty International Airport have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to smuggle cocaine from the Dominican Republic into the United States. Federal authorities accused 25-year-old Yunior Lopez of Elizabeth, 29-year-old Amaurys Caminero of Linden and 27-year-old Kerlwin Taveras of the Bronx, N.Y., with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Lopez ...

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Guyana Govt. Orders Barama Factory Closed

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010:  The Guyana government on Tuesday ordered the closure of the Barama timber factory following three fatal accidents. The factory closing comes just days after employees found the body of Jason Fraser, 30, at an idle plant on Sept. 2. The plant`s machines were not being used but authorities said Fraser appeared to have ...

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Scotiabank Expands Global Platforms

TORONTO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Canada`s most international bank today announced a change in organizational structure that will enable it to capitalize on opportunities for strategic growth. To support the new structure, Scotiabank also announced a series of executive appointments. `We have long been a leader in the international markets where we operate,` said Rick Waugh, Scotiabank President and CEO. ...

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Walter Rodney Was Also A Race Man

By Dr. David HindsSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Since the furor over his visit to Buxton, the President of Guyana has had a lot to say about race, ethnicity, and national unity. At least we have gotten the chief citizen to begin to talk about this defining phenomenon. He knows that the protest against his ...

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Caribbean Tourism Ministers Lobby Commonwealth Secretariat

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: A high-level delegation of Caribbean tourism ministers continued their lobbying against higher Air Passenger Duty in London this week with a meeting with the Commonwealth Secretariat. As part of a regional mission to develop closer ties and lobby the British government to chance their stance on the APD, the ministers met with the ...

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Bahamas Pitches In To Support Caribbean Media Exchange

 CaribWorldNews, SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey, Tues. Sept. 7, 2010: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has announced its sponsorship support of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx), slated for the Jamaican capital of Kingston from September 30 to October 4, 2010. `It`s wonderful to be recognized in this way by the Ministry, led by Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, ...

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Cricket Broadcasters Among Guyana Cultural Association Awardees

By Allison SkeeteSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 7, 2010: Preeminent cricket broadcaster, Guyanese Joseph `Reds` Perreira, was recently honored in Brooklyn, NY by the Guyana Cultural Association. Perreira was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held at the Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, September 2.  The cricket icon recently launched his autobiography, `Living My ...

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