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Jamaica Swine Flu Rate Passes 80 Mark

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Jamaica`s swine flu rate is now at 81, according to latest statistics from the island`s Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health said Monday the number climbed after officials confirmed an additional case Friday. Authorities are urging continued vigilance for Influenza A(H1N1) despite a reduction in flu like illnesses Other persons in the ...

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Dr. Claire Nelson To Serve As A National l Profile Partner of the U.S. Census

CaribPR Wire, DETROIT, MI, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), will collaborate with the U.S. Census and serve as a National Profile Partner to increase participation among Caribbean and other immigrant communities.  ICS is an organization that promotes initiatives that strengthen the Caribbean-American community.  Nelson also serves as Chair ...

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Caribbean American Author Puts Spotlight On Nannies

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: A Caribbean American migrant and former babysitter has turned the spotlight on the many Caribbean `nannies` across the U.S. who are helping to raise the children of many Caucasian Americans. Bianca Jacobs, aka Nandi, recently released `The True Nanny Diaries,` which  tells the story of black women babysitters in New York City. ...

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U.S. Congratulates T&T On Independence

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: The U.S. is lauding Trinidad and Tobago as it marks its forty-seventh anniversary of independence today. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a message to Trinidad and Tobago and its people on Sunday, expressed `warmest wishes will be with the people of Trinidad and Tobago as they take part in Independence ...

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Iberostar Adds To Caribbean Job Losses

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Job losses in the Caribbean tourism sector are expected to grow again; this time with the temporary closing of the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel in Jamaica. Hotel officials said some 330 employees represented by the University and Allied Workers Union will lose their jobs as of tomorrow, September 1. The Rose Hall ...

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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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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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West Indian Labor Day in Brooklyn Generates Millions for the City of New York

Commentary By Roy A. Hastick, Sr.President & CEO, CACCI CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 31, 2009: Monday, September 7, 2009 marks the 42nd Anniversary of the West Indian American Labor Day Carnival Association Annual Celebration in Brooklyn, New York.  The fun and splendor of multi-colored costumes, and pulsating tropical rhythms from the Caribbean Diaspora energize the entire New York ...

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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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