Caribbean Mas Players Get Creative At Brooklyn Carnival

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CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: Carnival experts say the real mas is `ole mas or `jouvert,` the revelry that takes place prior to the annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. And this year, the creativity of the jouvert players could not be missed […]

Powell Voices Pride In West Indian Heritage

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CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Aug. 8, 2009: Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, used his presence at the annual West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn, to pay tribute to the many West Indians who have come to the shores of America. `Today is a day when we celebrate […]

Wife Of Guyana`s First President Dead At 77

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CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: The wife of Guyana`s first President, the late Arthur Chung, has passed away after a brief illness. She was 77. The Office of the President said Doreen Pamela Chung, died Saturday but funeral arrangements were still up in the air as of last […]

Jamaican Killed At Brooklyn Labor Day B-B-Q

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CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A 25-year-old Jamaican man was one of two men shot dead yesterday at an all-night barbecue in Brooklyn, New York. Police identified the Jamaican victim as Marvin Brown, a construction worker who just finished taking classes to become an ambulance driver. Brown was […]

Former `Grenada 17` Prisoner Relieved To Be Home

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CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A former member of the  much-touted `Grenada 17` group of prisoners, is speaking for the first time since his surprise release from jail Saturday. Former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard,  exclaimed he is relieved but surprised to be released from […]

UN Chief Recommends More MINUSTAH For Haiti

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, yesterday recommended a 12-month extension of the UN mission in Haiti. In a report released Thursday, Ban said MINUSTAH should be extended through 15 October 2010, with some adjustments to enable it to deploy rapidly and to monitor […]

U.S. Eases Restrictions On Travel And Money Transfers To Cuba

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Some nine months after taking office, the Obama administration has moved to ease restrictions on travel and money transfers to Cuba. The US Treasury Thursday said it would now immediately allow U.S. based Cubans to send any amount of money to close relatives […]

Are Caribbean Tourism Entities Ignoring FARA Filings?

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 4, 2009: Under the US` Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, all agents of a foreign principal, for instance, a company representing a Caribbean nation, are required to register with the Department of Justice and file forms detailing among other things, income from, and expenditures […]