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Caribbean Youth Rally For Climate Change

By Andrea DownerPANOS  CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: Thirty young environmental advocates from 12 Caribbean islands recently met in the Dominican Republic to discuss climate change issues in the region and to gain insights into effective ways to get the public and their respective governments to engage with climate change in meaningful ways. The three-day workshop, which was ...

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Netherlands Antilles Seeks To Get Off The `Grey List`

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: The Netherlands Antilles and Canada have signed a tax-information exchange agreement in an effort to get off the OECD`s `grey list` of countries whose finance systems lack complete transparency. Canada`s Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, and Alex Rosaria, the Caribbean island group`s state secretary of finance, signed the agreement in Vancouver Tuesday. The ...

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Jamaican Bank Says It Could Lose Millions From `Irregular` Trades

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: First Global Bank says it could lose around US$19 million due to `irregular` trades by a senior employee. First Global Bank is owned by Jamaican food and financial services holding company Grace Kennedy Limited. The trades involved U.S. Treasury bonds and occurred over the last several months, CEO Douglas Orane said in a ...

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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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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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Guyana Ogle Airport Could Soon Become International Port Of Entry

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Guyana`s Ogle Airport is set to soon accept international flights. This was revealed by Head of State Bharrat Jagdeo on August 28 at a dinner hosted by the Private Sector Commission at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel. Jagdeo indicated that the decision to designate the local aerodrome as an international port of entry was ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Hosts Brooklyn Town Hall

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Brooklyn is set to host a health care town hall today as Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, brings the issue home to her community. Clarke is set to host a forum on the hotly debated issue at the Flatbush-Tompkins Congressional Church from 6 p.m. today, September 1. The church is located at 424 ...

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Three Charged In Land Scheme Targeting Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Three men were yesterday indicted in a land scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 1,000 mostly Haitians out of some $10.6 million. Daniel Stephen, 42, of Miami Shores; Clotilde Jean, 43, of Miramar; and Patricia DePons, 53, of Miami Shores, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud for their ...

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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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