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Census Tells Hispanics Economic Tale As Caribbean Americans` Numbers Remain Largely Unknown

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: With the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month set to begin next week, the U.S. Census yesterday unleashed a barrage of numbers highlighting the growth of this community. According to the Census there were 46.9 million people of Hispanic origin as of July 1, 2008, making people of Hispanic origin the nation`s largest minority ...

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Singer With Guyanese Roots To Play Josephine Baker On Broadway

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: A singer whose parents were born in Guyana but migrated to Canada, has been chosen to play the lead role in a new Broadway-bound musical about Paris music hall star Josephine Baker. Canadian R&B singer and actress Deborah Cox will Baker, in the show to be directed by Joey McKneely, choreographer of ...

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Sentencing Of Guyana Drug Dealer Now Set For October

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Guyana-born drug dealer, Shaheed `Roger` Khan will have to wait another month to determine his sentence for the crimes he confessed to earlier this year. Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry has now ruled that Khan will be sentenced on October 16th at 2 p.m. in a Brooklyn court. Khan could spend the next 15 ...

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No Guantanamo Bay Tour For U.S. Congressman`s Guests

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: .A Republican congressman in Michigan is questioning why his request to let state and local officials tour the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is being denied. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said the Obama administration`s response to his request to take Michigan lawmakers and media ...

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Jamaica`s Jazz Great Monty Alexander Returns To Lincoln Center

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Catch the `Harlem-Kingston Express` as Jamaica’s internationally acclaimed Jazz piano great, Monty Alexander, C.D. (Commander of Distinction-Jamaica), returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room for four shows, October 2 and 3 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.  Alexander has been broughts back to Jazz at Lincoln Center by popular demand after ...

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Three Dead In St. Lucia Fire

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Three people are reportedly dead after an early morning fire at the St Jude’s Hospital in St Lucia. Star reports indicate that the fire broke out 12:30 and 1 a.m. at the hospital and soon engulfed  the entire Surgical Ward of the Hospital ablaze. Two men died at the ospital while another ...

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Powell Voices Pride In West Indian Heritage

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Aug. 8, 2009: Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, used his presence at the annual West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn, to pay tribute to the many West Indians who have come to the shores of America. `Today is a day when we celebrate all those who have come to these shores from the ...

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Caribbean Mas Players Get Creative At Brooklyn Carnival

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: Carnival experts say the real mas is `ole mas or `jouvert,` the revelry that takes place prior to the annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. And this year, the creativity of the jouvert players could not be missed at the annual New York carnival. Taking to the streets ...

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Wife Of Guyana`s First President Dead At 77

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: The wife of Guyana`s first President, the late Arthur Chung, has passed away after a brief illness. She was 77. The Office of the President said Doreen Pamela Chung, died Saturday but funeral arrangements were still up in the air as of last night. Mrs. Chung leaves to mourn her two children – ...

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