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NY Activist Says Community Must Organize For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Jan. 12, 2010: Haitian New York activist and radio host, Dahoud Andre, says he was driving yesterday afternoon when he first heard that a huge earthquake had struck his native land. Andre, who runs Radio Lakou NewYork.com told CaribWorldNews he received the news from one of his correspondents in Haiti who painted a picture of devastation ...

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Census Gives No Figures But Says Caribbean Media Will Get Ad Buys

 CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 13, 2010: The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday declined to say how much of its three hundred million advertising dollars has been set aside for the Caribbean community, but insisted it will be advertising in Caribbean media outlets. Raul E. Cisneros, chief of the 2010 Census Publicity Office. U.S. Census Bureau, made the claim to ...

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Job Losses In Caribbean/Latin America Surpass 2 Million

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2010: Some 2.2 million jobs were lost in Latin America and the Caribbean alone last year. That`s according to the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency. The ILO says the global financial crisis affected jobs across the two regions as it did in the U.S., reversing five straight years of falling unemployment. ...

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Remembering Caribbean Immigrant Alexander Hamilton

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2010:  America’s greatest immigrant, Caribbean-born Alexander Hamilton, was yesterday remembered on his 253rd birthday in New York City. The celebration by the Bowling Green Association of New York and CaribWorldNews included the raising of the flag of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in New York’s financial district in Bowling Green, Manhattan. ...

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French Caribbean Territories Reject Way Of Self-Rule

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2010: Some 70 percent of voters in two French Caribbean territories say they prefer to remain overseas territories of France than move to self-rule. Voters in Martinique and French Guiana over the weekend rejected the option of greater autonomy in referendums held on the subject. Nearly 70 percent of voters in French Guiana ...

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Caribbean Media Sidelined Again?

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Jan. 11, 2010: The Caribbean American Journalists and Media Association of Florida is questioning whether the US Census 2010 advertising campaign will again sideline Caribbean media houses. The group`s observations comes on the heels of similar sentiments expressed by CaribID, the movement formed in 2008 to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted by the Census and their ...

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French Guiana Votes Down Self Rule

CaribWorldNews, PARIS, France, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: Voters in French Guiana say they prefer to remain as a French territory. Results from a referendum vote on the subject, released by the French government,  show that seventy percent voters in French Guiana voted against more autonomy on the island. The wording of the question asked voters if they wanted to change ...

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Alexander Hamilton

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010:  The 206th birthday of America’s first United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is set to be marked today in New York City. For another year, CaribWorldNews is teaming up with the Bowling Green Association’s Arthur Piccolo to celebrate Hamilton and the land of his birth. The event will include the ...

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Kenya Can`t Rid Itself Of Controversial Jamaican Cleric

CaribWorldNews, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: Kenya`s efforts to deport radical Jamaican cleric, Abdullah el-Faisal, have reportedly failed again. Reports from Kenya late last night indicate that El-Faisal is being held at the Industrial Area Prison in Nairobi after he was returned from Nigeria. Kenya had flown the imam to Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday, according to news reports and ...

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Will Smith, Wife Pitch In To Help Haiti

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010:  Hollywood actor Will Smith and his  wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are among the celebrities who are pitching in to help tackle hunger in Haiti. The celebrity couple is auctioning off a special artwork signed by music artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert they co-hosted in Oslo last month. The artwork, ...

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