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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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Present Or Not, Bolt Overshadows Reebok Grand Prix

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009:  Last May, Usain Bolt shattered the world`s fastest time of his compatriot Asafa Powell at the Reebok Grand Prix. A year later, Bolt is not on the meet`s line-up but he remains ever present on the minds of the top participating athletes as the event returns to the New York Icahn Stadium ...

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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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NY Comptroller To Honor Six Caribbean Nationals

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Six Caribbean New Yorkers are set to be honored next week by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson. Thompson will honor the six at his Caribbean Heritage and Culture event, which is held annually and is co-sponsored by the Caribbean American Center of New York, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce ...

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Several Caribbean Countries Slammed For Rights Violation

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Nine Caribbean nations have made the 2009 Amnesty International report because of their poor human rights records. The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts, Suriname, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago all made the report, released Thursday, which charged that the countries must do more to improve human rights. ...

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Guyana Loses Two Cultural Icons

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Two top Guyanese cultural icons have passed on within days of each other. Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, born Monica Chopperfield, died in Guyana on Thursday while historian, linguist and anthropologist, Ivan Van Sertima, passed away on Wednesday, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Chopperfield, 77, reportedly passed away Thursday morning at a Georgetown, Guyana hospital. ...

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Quake Shakes Belize

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. May 29, 2009: A powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Belize and Honduras on Thursday at around 2: 30 a.m. sending terrified people running into the streets. Two deaths were reported in Honduras but none in Belize to date. However, initial reports from Belize claim there were some collapsed buildings and cracks on road ways and in a ...

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Caribbean Premier Of International Film To Give `Insider Information On Success`

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Young and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to hear secrets from `rebel millionaires at the cutting edge of every industry` when Dog Does Tricks production screens the Y.E.S. (Youth Entrepreneurship Society)  movie at the upcoming installation of  the Barbados Manufacturers` Exhibition. The film, premiering for the first time in the Caribbean, ...

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