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Cuba Says Embargo Has Cost It Billions

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: The U.S. embargo against Cuba has cost the island`s economy some 96 billion dollars in the half-century it has been imposed, a new report claims. Cuba`s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Wednesday made the disclosure as he unveiled a new report on the consequences of the embargo, which is due to be presented ...

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Miami Man Convicted Of Trafficking In Counterfeit Cuban Cigars

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: A 66-year-old Miami resident has been convicted for trafficking counterfeit Cuban cigars. Lauro Perez was this week convicted on charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit cigars and seven counts of trafficking in counterfeit cigars.According to evidence presented at trial, Perez manufactured more than 50 boxes of counterfeit cigars and sold them to ...

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Diaspora Critical To Constitutional Reform, Says Saint Lucian Official

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: The chairperson of Saint Lucia’s Constitutional Reform Commission insists that the Caribbean-American Diaspora is critical to the Commission’s work on the island. Speaking ahead of two meetings with the Saint Lucian-American Diaspora – scheduled for New York today, Thursday, Sept. 17th,  and Washington DC this Friday – Madam Justice Suzie d’Auvergne said ...

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Grenada Is First Choice For New Clothing Store

 CaribPR Wire, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Get ready for Orinoco, the recently opened specialty retailer located at 23 Le Marquis Complex, Grande Anse, Grenada. Orinoco is an apparel store seeking to offer customers a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, clothing and fashion merchandise at affordable prices.  The company has chosen to locate it`s first retail outlet in Grenada.  ...

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Obama Names Four Caribbean Nations To Drug List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: President Barack Obama yesterday named four Caribbean nations to a major narcotics list. Under the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, the President is required to notify Congress of those countries he determines to be major illicit drug-producing countries or major drug-transit countries. The Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic were named to the ...

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Caribbean American Challenger Beats Vincentian Incumbent In NY Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: A Caribbean American, Brooklyn resident with Tourette`s syndrome, last night emerged the victor in a heated New York City Primary election race for the 45th councilmatic seat. Activist Jumaane Williams, who had the backing of the Working Family Party and was endorsed by a number of key media and unions, won the ...

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American Airlines Employees Among Alleged Drug Traffickers Busted

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Nine American Airlines employees were among 23 suspects nabbed Tuesday in what is alleged to be a major drug transit operation. Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI officials said the 23 allegedly helped stuff suitcases with illicit drugs and used commercial airlines to smuggle the drugs into San Juan. The drug ...

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St. Vincent Carrier Freed By Pirates

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: St. Vincent and Grenadines flag bulk carrier, Irene EM, has been freed by Somali pirates. The carrier and its 23 Filipino crew had been seized on April 13 in the Gulf of Aden by the pirates, who had demanded a US$2 million ransom. It was unclear whether ship`s Greek-based manager, Chian Spirit Maritime ...

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Jamaican Named First Black Dean At NYU School Of Business

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: A Jamaica-born Rhodes Scholar has made history by becoming the first black dean of The Stern School of Business at New York University. Peter Blair Henry will take up the top post from next January, according to the Network Journal. Henry is currently the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics at the ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Votes To Rebuke Wilson

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, was among 240 Democrats who yesterday voted to rebuke the now famous `You Lie,` representative. Republican Congressman Joe Wilson was on Tuesday officially rebuked by mainly Democratic members of The House of Representatives for shouting `You lie!` in the middle of President Barack Obama`s health care address to ...

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