Caribbean Youth Rally For Climate Change

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By Andrea DownerPANOS  CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: Thirty young environmental advocates from 12 Caribbean islands recently met in the Dominican Republic to discuss climate change issues in the region and to gain insights into effective ways to get the public and their respective governments to engage with […]

Jamaica Swine Flu Rate Passes 80 Mark

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Jamaica`s swine flu rate is now at 81, according to latest statistics from the island`s Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health said Monday the number climbed after officials confirmed an additional case Friday. Authorities are urging continued vigilance for Influenza A(H1N1) despite […]

Caribbean American Congresswoman Hosts Brooklyn Town Hall

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CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Brooklyn is set to host a health care town hall today as Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, brings the issue home to her community. Clarke is set to host a forum on the hotly debated issue at the Flatbush-Tompkins Congressional Church from 6 […]

Three Charged In Land Scheme Targeting Haitians

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Three men were yesterday indicted in a land scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 1,000 mostly Haitians out of some $10.6 million. Daniel Stephen, 42, of Miami Shores; Clotilde Jean, 43, of Miramar; and Patricia DePons, 53, of Miami Shores, were charged with […]

OAS Head In Barbados

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, is in Barbados for an official visit.Insulza is slated to visit the Caribbean island through Tuesday, September 1st. While here, Insulza is set to pay courtesy calls on Governor General, Sir Clifford […]

Cuba Tourism Booms While Rest Of Caribbean Suffers

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CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Cuba is reporting a rise in tourist arrivals for July even as many other Caribbean islands are registering declines. Some 200,000 tourists arrived in Cuba in July, a 6 percent increase as compared to the same period of 2008, according to the Cuban […]

Iberostar Adds To Caribbean Job Losses

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Job losses in the Caribbean tourism sector are expected to grow again; this time with the temporary closing of the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel in Jamaica. Hotel officials said some 330 employees represented by the University and Allied Workers Union will lose […]