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Commonwealth Summit Wraps Up In T&T

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. November 30, 2009: Commonwealth leaders wrapped up their three-day summit in Port-Of-Spain Sunday by admitting Rwanda as a member and reiterating the need for a firm deal on climate change at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Denmark within three weeks. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who chaired the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government ...

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Immigrant Housekeeper To UK`s Caribbean AG Charged

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: The undocumented immigrant housekeeper to Dominica-born UK Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has been slapped with fraud charged. The Tonga native, Lolohi Tapui, has been charged with having a false passport, fraud and overstaying her visa. Tapui was employed as a housekeeper to Scotland but the Baroneess claimed she did not know the ...

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Guyanese Activist Calls For Presidential Apology To Torture Victim

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: Guyanese journalist and activist, Mark Benschop, is calling on President Bharat Jagdeo to apologize to a teen tortured last month by two Guyana police officers. Benschop, who spoke in Brooklyn Saturday to a number of Guyanese nationals on the current state of Guyana, told CaribWorldNews last night, `I would like the President ...

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Queen Praises Trinidad And Tobago During Visit

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Nov. 27, 2009: Queen Elizabeth, II used her visit to Trinidad and Tobago for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port of Spain to heap praise of the twin-island republic. On the island with Prince Philip after more than twenty years, the Queen, fresh from a visit to Bermuda, lauded the ...

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U.S. Lauds Barbados On Independence Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sat. Nov. 28, 2009: The U.S. has lauded Barbados on its 43rd year of independence from Britain. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday paid tribute to Barbados as the country gears up to celebrate their independence anniversary on Nov. 30th. `Our two countries share an enduring friendship dating back to 1823, when the first United ...

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Commonwealth Summit Pulls In US$10 Billion Pledge For Climate Change Fund

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Sat. Nov. 28. 2009:  The Commonwealth summit underway in Trinidad and Tobago has already pulled in a pledge of US$10 billion for a fund to help developing countries cope with the impact of climate change. Word of the fast track `money on the table` for climate change adaptation and mitigation came Friday afternoon from French President Nicholas ...

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Cultural Industries Growing In Significance In Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Nov. 26, 2009: Earlier this year, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System, (SELA), convened a forum in Caracas on the protection of the region`s folklore, traditional knowledge and genetic resources. Protection of these resources, which form the basis of cultural industries, is a particularly sensitive issue for the countries and governments of ...

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`Sold Out` Caribbean Media Meeting To Focus on Youth

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, Saint Lucia, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: Getting the best and the brightest of the youth involved early in tourism has always been a priority for the drive to sustainable tourism, disclosed organizers of the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx), who have announced another vibrant youth component of next week`s sessions in Saint Lucia. A high school teacher in ...

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Grenada Names New Honorary Consul To Montreal

CaribWorldNews, MONTREAL, Canada, Weds. November 25, 2009: Grenada has named a new honorary consul to Montreal and the Province of Québec, Canada. Leonard Wharwood, Jr. has ben named to the post as of October 24, 2009. In his position, Wharwood will support the interests of Grenadians living in Quebec, as well as serving commercial and economic interests with the official ...

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St. Maarten Launches New Branding Campaign

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 25, 2009: The Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten is boosting its tourism efforts in a tough economy with a new campaign. The multi-media campaign, targeted at the American audience, kicked off on U.S. TV last weekend following a launch last Thursday night in New York City at the popular Hudson Terrace. The new ...

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