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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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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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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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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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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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