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Is NYS Governor Patterson Playing Politics With The Census Grant?

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2009: Two weeks after the stated New York Census grant deadline of December 15th, Governor David Patterson’s office suddenly announced in a press statement on December 31st, the list of grant awardees. In the Caribbean community, CaribID and the Caribbean Immigrant Services Youth Core, which have been leading the Census education effort ...

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The Caribbean`s Best & Worst For 2010

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan 1, 2010: While many across the Caribbean Diaspora and the Caribbean region may be happy to bid adieu to 2009, the year of the giant recession, there is no doubt that this passing year held as many high points as low points for the region. CaribWorldNews presents its top picks of 2009: Best News ...

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Climate Change Mitigation: A Dire Necessity For Latin America And The Caribbean

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: The recently concluded U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen has generated widespread disappointment since it did not deliver tangible results to effectively combat the rapidly encroaching problems generated by global warming. The conference spent a considerable amount of time to reach a non-binding `Copenhagen Accord` which took shaky steps against ...

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Scary Pre-New Year`s Eve Moment In Times Square

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 31, 2009: New Yorkers and New Year`s eve fans counting down the hours to the dropping of the ball in Times Square were given a  brief bomb scare Wednesday. A suspicious white van parked in the heart of Times Square caused the false alarm but it promoted New York Police Department to partially evacuate ...

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Leaders Establish The OECS Economic Union

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: Leaders from the sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States joined St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and current chairman of the grouping on Tuesday in signing a treaty to establish an Economic Union. `Today is a great day. It is a day of profound historical import for the Governments and peoples that constitute ...

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Rastafarian Turns St. Maarten Hillside In To Organic Farm

 By Felicia Persaud CWNN/NY CaribWorldNews, PHILLIPSBURGH, St. Maarten, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: On a steep slope above the hills of Bush Road in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Ras Roland `Bushman` Joseph gives new meaning to self-sufficiency and organic farming. In a country that is largely an import society, where little emphasis seems placed on farming, Ras Bushman, as he is widely ...

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1983 U.S. Intervention In Grenada Leads To Novel

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: In the spring of 1984, barbed wire was still stretched along the white sand beaches on the small island of Grenada where the U.S. had driven out the Marxist faction that had slaughtered the moderate socialist government. Ron Frazer was there to teach secondary school, replacing the Cuban and East German teachers ...

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U.S. Lauds Haiti Ahead Of 206th Independence Anniversary

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Dec. 30, 2009: The Obama administration is lauding Haiti as it gets ready to mark its 206th anniversary of independence come January 1, 2010. `This is an occasion to honor the history and heritage of Haiti and to remember the heroes who founded the first independent black republic, not just the icons such as Toussaint Louverture, ...

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Trinidad`s Murder Rate Reaches 494

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Dec. 29, 2009: Trinidad and Tobago`s murder rate for 2009 has reached 494th with the killing of a San Juan man Monday. Thirty-nine-year-old Sheldon de Freitas was killed early Monday morning after an argument with his wife. A relative of his wife reportedly stabbed De Freitas several times about the body. He died an hour later ...

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New York Audition Set For Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 28, 2009: January 18, 2010 will be D-Day for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Band Quest in New York City. Officials of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s best annual musical festival is set to host its New York City audition at SOB’s – 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014-4809 – from 7 p.m. this ...

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