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OAS Head In Barbados

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 Husbands; and Prime Minister, David Thompson. He will also participate ...

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Cuba Tourism Booms While Rest Of Caribbean Suffers

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 National Office for Statistics. From January to July 2009, the ...

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UNASUR Pushes Forward With Continental Integration

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The inauguration of President Rafael Correa of Ecuador coincided with the holding of the third regular presidential summit of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in Quito on August 10. In the days preceding this meeting, speculation was rife that the recent agreement by Colombia to allow the use ...

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Guyana Coast Guards Charged With Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 27, 2009: Three Guyana coast guards have been slapped with murder charges for the alleged robbery and murder of a jeweler. Suspects Sherwin Harte, Deon Greenidge and Delon Gordon have pleaded not guilty but remain jailed awaiting trial for last week`s attack on Dweive Kant Ramdass. Ramdass was ferrying $85,000 on a river boat when ...

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Detained Haitian Couple Released To Bury Daughter

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: Baby Luana Augustin will finally be laid to rest by her parents. Some three months after her death by drowning, the 8-month-old is set to be buried after U.S. immigration officials released her detained parents, Luscene Augustin and Chandeline Leonard. The release comes following pleas from advocates who argued it was inhumane to ...

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Brother Of Grenadian Ambassador Charged For Ganja Possession

CaribWorldNnews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The brother of Grenada`s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York is in police custody on a marijuana charge. Washington Post reports indicate that Winston Williams, 49, has been charged after cops seized 10 pounds of marijuana and $37,825 in his D.C. house on Aug. 5. Details of ...

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Stanford Former Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: James M. Davis, Stanford`s former chief financial officer, on Thursday became the first to plead guilty in the $7 billion ponzi case. Davis pleaded guilty in Houston federal court to three counts under a plea deal with federal prosecutors. He admitted guilt to: conspiracy to commit mail, wire and securities fraud; mail fraud; ...

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Could The UK-Caribbean Tourist Trade Be Crippled By Air Passenger Duty Increase?

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: The Caribbean tourism industry, already suffering badly from the world wide recession, could suffer another blow this November. In just months, the Caribbean could lose a substantial market if the British government goes ahead with its plan to levy an increased APD (Air Passenger Duty) from November 2009. The new rate of APD ...

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Burger King Expands Presence In Latin America, Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Burger King franchises in the Latin America and Caribbean region continue to grow, with the company adding 85 new restaurants so far this year. Armando Jacomino, President  of BK Latin America & Caribbean said the new restaurant brings the total franchises to 1,078.  He also revealed that for the first time, the ...

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