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Quake Rattles Trinidad And Tobago

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Dec. 28, 2010: An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale rattled the north coast of Trinidad on Sunday night, the West Indies Seismic Research Centre reported Monday. The quake occurred at 9.01 p.m., according to the Centre and was felt from Carenage to Moruga and Matura. The centre`s website said the quake was located at ...

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Celebrities Soak In Warmth Of Barbados For Holidays

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. Dec. 27, 2010: Several celebrities turned to the heat of the Caribbean to celebrate their holidays this past weekend. Among them was Bajan siren Rihanna who created a stir Sunday after hitting t the ocean on Sandy Lane beach in her homeland of Barbados in a feline swimsuit. X-Factor creator and former American Idol judge, Simon ...

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Record $176 million Disbursed In Haiti in 2010 – IDB

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Dec. 27, 2010: Over a million Haitians may be living in tent cities almost a year after the devastating January 12th earthquake while thousands more are battling cholera due to poor health care in the Caribbean nation, but millions were poured into the country this year. That`s according to the IDB, which said it disbursed a ...

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Jamaican Government Again Slammed In WikiLeaks Cable

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010: Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding and his Jamaica Labor Party government has again been embarrassed by confidential diplomatic cables leaked by the now infamous site, WikiLeaks. New cables released through the Guardian newspaper site claims that the mayor of the country`s capital, Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie, told a U.S. Embassy officer that ...

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Caribbean Prisoners Released Through Food For The Poor Ministry Program

CaribWorldNews, COCONUT CREEK, FL, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010:  Eighty-three non-violent prisoners in the Caribbean have secured their freedom this holiday, thanks to the non-profit group, Food For The Poor. Twenty-eight were recently released from prisons in Cap-Haitien while several others have been released from jails in Jamaica and Guyana. On Dec. 13, 34 prisoners were released from Guyanese prisons. In ...

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Argentine Tourist Dies In Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010:  An Argentinean man has passed away in Jamaica after a suspected case of food poisoning. His name was not released as of press time. Thirteen others have remained hospitalized. Jamaica`s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has expressed regret at the passing of the tourist who died in St. Ann last night. The deceased ...

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10.74% of Shares of ICD Utilities Limited Acquired by Emera Inc.

GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — ICD Utilities Limited (ICD – BISX) announced today the closing of the transfer of 1,073,917 common shares (representing 10.74% of its shares) to Halifax based Emera Inc. (EMA – TSX) for $7.40 per share.  Emera purchased the ICD Utilities (ICD) shares from MaruEnergy Grand Bahama Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Marubeni TAQA ...

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Judge Grants Psych Exam For Stanford

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010: A Texas judge has approved a defense motion requesting a second psychiatric examination for the once flamboyant billionaire and Caribbean-based cricket entrepreneur, R. Allen Stanford. Judge David Hittner this week approved the motion, which was unopposed by the prosecution. It calls for Dr. Steven Rosenblatt to conduct a competency examination of the Texas-born ...

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Cuba`s Economic Paradigm Shift: A Work in Progress

By Norman Girvan and Alissa Trotz CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010: Cuba`s proposed economic reforms have attracted much attention, the focus falling on plans to redeploy up to one million employees from the state sector to self-employment and small business. The comments mostly reflect a particular ideological perspective; or interpret the reforms through the lens of neoliberal adjustment ...

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Haitians Now Have Weeks To Apply For Temporary Protected Status

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010: Haitians who qualify for Temporary Protected Status in the U.S. now have a matter of weeks to ensure they get their applications in. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services this week reminded Haitian nationals that the registration deadline for TPS is now Jan. 18, 2011. The TPS designation for Haiti will remain in ...

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