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Caribbean Governments Renew Caribbean Catastrophe Insurance

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. June 8, 2009: Sixteen Caribbean governments have renewed their Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance policies. The World Bank and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility offered the renewal at a 10 percent decrease in premium costs to help regional governments meet `premium obligations in this year of harder economic times.` The insurance pays out emergency cash to ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Rate Now Close To 80

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 8, 2009: Swine flu rate in the Caribbean is growing with the region recording its first death on Friday and the current rate now put at  78. Dominican Republic health officials reported a pregnant 17-year-old from Santo Domingo as the first victim of  AH1N1 flu virus. The death comes as the World Health Organization ...

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Thousands Gather To Say Goodbye To Popular Haitian Priest

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 8, 2009: Mourners wearing buttons and T-shirts with the words `The Struggle Continues` filled a Miami church to overflow Saturday to bid adieu to popular Haitian priest and activist,  Father Gerard Jean-Juste. Father Jean-Juste, aka Gerry, to many, was remembered at funeral services Saturday at the Notre Dame D`Haiti Catholic Church in South Florida a ...

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Jamaican Suspect In Soldier’s Slaying Nabbed

CaribWorldNews, SPRING LAKE, N.C., Tues. June 9, 2009: A Jamaican drug dealer wanted in the slaying of a soldier at a Spring Lake nightclub in North Carolina has been nabbed. Demar J. Bryan, 22, was caught while trying to flee to Jamaica over the weekend, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Bryan was in the Highland County Detention Center ...

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D.C. Caribbean Carnival, Inc. And CaribID Become 2010 Census Partners

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. June 8, 2009: As the 2010 Census approaches and the Seventeenth Annual Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza marks the beginning of the summer, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and CaribID are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that everyone is counted. The Carnival Extravaganza kicks off with a parade at 11am Saturday, June 27 at Georgia and ...

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Obama To Nominate Two U.S. Ambassadors To The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 5, 2009: The Obama administration on Thursday announced its intention to nominate two U.S. ambassadors to the Caribbean nations of Haiti and the Bahamas. The two tipped to be named to the post are Nicole A. Avant, who is the nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas and Kenneth H. Merten, ambassador designate to Haiti. Avant ...

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Guyana Independence To Be Marked Belatedly At NY City Hall

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 4, 2009: The Caribbean members of the New York City Council will host a recognition of Guyana`s independence anniversary today at City Hall. Guyana`s official independence was May 26th. The Guyana Tri-State Alliance, The Consulate General of the Republic of Guyana, New York and Councilmembers Dr. Mathieu Eugene, T Dr, Kendall Stewart and Leroy ...

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Liberty National Life Insurance Accused Of Discriminating Against Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 5, 2009: Liberty National Life Insurance Co., part of Torchmark Corporation, has been accused of illegally discriminating against Haitian consumers in Florida. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Thursday said the company violated state laws by discriminating in its underwriting practices based on consumers` place of birth and potential travel. The insurance regulation office said ...

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Cecily Tyson`s Father Among Famous West Indians Of Ellis Island

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 5, 2009: The father of actress Cecily Tyson is listed among the famous migrants who arrived on Ellis Island in the 1900s. CaribWorldNews research shows William Tyson arrived from Nevis in the then British West Indies on August 4, 1919. He was a mere 21-year-old and arrived aboard the ship Korona. Tyson was among ...

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