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Cecily Tyson`s Father Among Famous West Indians Of Ellis Island

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 5, 2009: The father of actress Cecily Tyson is listed among the famous migrants who arrived on Ellis Island in the 1900s. CaribWorldNews research shows William Tyson arrived from Nevis in the then British West Indies on August 4, 1919. He was a mere 21-year-old and arrived aboard the ship Korona. Tyson was among ...

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Caribbean Tourism Organization Turns To Diaspora Amid Declining Arrivals

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 5, 2009: As the Caribbean region continues to see less tourists arriving to their shores, the Caribbean Tourism Development Company is now turning its eyes to the Caribbean Diaspora. Tourism officials, who have faced severe criticism for ignoring their Diasporas while marketing to the so-called `mainstream` American tourists, will for the first time next ...

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Obama To Nominate Two U.S. Ambassadors To The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 5, 2009: The Obama administration on Thursday announced its intention to nominate two U.S. ambassadors to the Caribbean nations of Haiti and the Bahamas. The two tipped to be named to the post are Nicole A. Avant, who is the nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas and Kenneth H. Merten, ambassador designate to Haiti. Avant ...

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Strong Government, Not Strong Opposition

Commentary By David Hinds CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Fri. June 5, 2009: In making the case for an apology by the PNC, the speaker of Guyana`s National Assembly, Hon Ralph Ramkarran, repeats his view that Guyana needs a strong opposition. Mr. Ramkarran`s logic seems to be that unless and until the PNC apologizes it should or will not get into government ...

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Cuba May Seek Permission To Re-Enter The OAS Fold

CaribWorldNews, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Thurs. June 4, 2009: After 47 years, Cuba could be readmitted to the Organization of American States. A vote by acclamation on Wednesday by members of the OAS gathered at the 39th general assembly in Honduras saw members supporting a move to re-allow Cuba to seek permission to re-enter the body. However, Cuba must first ...

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Obama Administration Wants To Deepen Relationship With Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Thurs. June 4, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has insisted that one of the goals of the Obama administration is to deepen its relationship with the Caribbean. Clinton`s remarks came at a CARICOM breakfast meeting on Wednesday at the OAS` 39th General Assembly of the hemispheric institution in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. `We ...

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Slain New York Cop To Be Laid To Rest Today

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. June 4, 2009: A Panamanian American cop, shot to death by another in an apparent case of mistaken identify,  will be laid to rest today. Officer Omar Edwards, 25, is set to be buried following a 10 a.m. funeral service this morning at the Our Lady of Victory Church, 583 Throop Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. On ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Cases Continue To Grow

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 4, 2009: The number of swine flu cases in the Caribbean continues to grow with latest World Health Organization figures putting the total close to 20. The Dominican Republic has seen a recent increase in influenza A(H1N1) infection cases, leading the region now with 11 reported cases. Cuba has managed to contain its total ...

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Jamaican Cops Fired For Ties To Lottery Scam

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 4, 2009: They are meant to uphold the law but authorities claim 10 Jamaican cops had ties to an international lottery scam that has been bilking many Americans. The officers are accused of recruiting a civilian to pose as a police officer as part of the fraud, Police Commissioner Hardley Lewin said Wednesday. It is ...

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Laundering Charge Dismissed Against Husband Of Bermuda Pol.

CaribWorldNews, MORRISTOWN, NJ, Thurs. June 4, 2009: Charges of money laundering were on Wednesday dismissed against the husband of a Bermudan politician and two other men. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the charges against Dennis Pamplin, 59, of New Rochelle, N.Y., Mark Small, 31, of Elmont, N.Y., and Ronald Ellis, 29, of Deltona, Fl., after the trio forfeited the ...

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