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Guyana`s Lady Guymine To Be Waked In New York

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, is set to be waked in New York this Thursday, a week after she passed away in the capital of her homeland. Born Monica Chopperfield, Lady Guymine, will be remembered at the wake planned for June 4th from 7 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Hall, 2806 ...

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Is The White House Ignoring Caribbean Heritage Month?

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 2, 2009: President George Bush in 2006 signed Caribbean Heritage Month into law and each June since, it was marked at the White House. This June, however, the Barack Obama administration has yet to tell CaribWorldNews of its plans to honor Caribbean Americans this month. The many Caribbean nationals who voted for Obama, donated or ...

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Regionalism And Unity in CARICOM

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 2, 2009: A little over a week ago, Sir Shridath Ramphal addressed some of those who will be the region`s future Ambassadors. His comments were framed in the context of Caribbean foreign policy. However, they also spoke to the future of regionalism in a Caribbean that, in the true meaning of the ...

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Fear Of Layoff Pushes Brooklynite To Follow Passion Into Own Business

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: For over 25 years, Josephine Jackson has worked for large retail companies and fashion designers as an interior designer. But with the current U.S. jobless rate growing, Jackson is turning her long-time passion for cooking into a back-up plan. Jackson recently launched Josephina’s Bakery to ensure that she has a back-up plan in ...

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Former Jamaican MP Dead At 75

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 2, 2009: A Jamaican politician who served in parliament for nine years has passed away at age 75. Astil Sangster, former Member of Parliament for North Eastern Westmoreland and former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, who served as MP from 1980 to 1989 and as Parliamentary Secretary during that period, died on Friday ...

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Human Rights Watch Against OAS Re-Acceptance Of Cuba – For Now

CaribWorldNews, Washington, DC, Tues. June 2, 2009: The Organization of American States should not lift the suspension of Cuba as a participating full member until it ends its systematic denial of fundamental freedoms for Cubans, Human Rights Watch officials insists. Members of the OAS could vote to end the suspension of Cuba`s membership, in place since 1962, as early as ...

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Haitian To Stay Jailed Until Trial

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 1, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man, accused of piloting a boat used in a deadly smuggling attempt last month, will have to stay in jail without a hearing until his trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac ruled Friday that Jimmy Metellus will be held without bond after his public defender said Metellus had waived his ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Count Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 1, 2009: The number of swine flu cases in the Caribbean grew over the weekend, with Jamaica adding to the list. The Jamaica government on Saturday said the two imported cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been identified but quickly contained. The persons from St. Andrew and St. Catherine had reportedly traveled to New ...

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U.S. Passport Rule Becomes Effective Today

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 1, 2009: The much-touted U.S. passport rule becomes effective today. That means that Americans and legal residents returning to the U.S. from travel in the Caribbean, as well as Bermuda, Mexico and Canada, will be required to show a passport or other valid travel documents before being allowed back in to the country. This ...

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Remittances To Latin America And The Caribbean Decline This Year

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. May 29, 2009: Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) living in the more developed countries will send back to their home countries US$64 billion in 2009, US$4 billion less than in 2008. Nevertheless, this total represents more than the sum of foreign direct investment and official development aid combined. As the ...

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