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Participation By Everyone In The Census Is Mandatory

Commentary By Albert BaldeoSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct., 23, 2009: With the decennial U.S. Census near, we must encourage everyone to participate. The census is used to determine representation in Congress and federal aid to local and state government programs and operations, including funding for schools, hospitals and transportation, and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. ...

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Professor Puts Spotlight On Caribbean Migrants In New York History

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 20, 2009: By 1930, one quarter of New York`s black population was Caribbean-born, says a New York professor, who is putting the spotlight on Caribbean migration to the Big apple. Irma Watkins-Owens, an associate professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Fordham University, says her research has shown that Caribbean women, ...

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Congressman Rangel Gets Order Of Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Oct. 20, 2009: A New York congressman facing an ethics inquiry has been given a top honor by the Jamaican government. Congressman Charles Bernard Rangel of Harlem, NY, who is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee for alleged  financial and tax improprieties, was on Monday honored with the Order of Jamaica by the Bruce Golding ...

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Caribbean Media And Tourism Industry To Pay Tribute To Andria Hall

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: Andria Hall, the late CNN news anchor, author and communicator, will be honoured by media, tourism stakeholders and young people gathering for the 18th meeting of the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) in Saint Lucia from December 3 to 7, 2009.  Andria Hall`s legacy will be honoured at the opening of the conference, ...

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Jennifer Hudson For 2010 Jamaica Jazz And Blues Festival

CaribPR Wire, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009:  Multiple award-winning singer and actress, Jennifer Kate Hudson, is set to be among the acts for the next Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival from January 24-30, 2010 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. TurnKey Production President and festival producer, Walter Elmore, made the disclosure recently as he celebrated the first official media kick-off ...

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NY City Hall Tribute To Long Time Caribbean American Supporter

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: A New York City Hall tribute is being planned for a long time political ally and Caribbean American supporter, who is battling a serious disease. Councilmember Bill de Blasio and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a tribute to Dr. Marco Mason next Thursday in Council Chambers, City Hall. The event is ...

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Caribbean Migrant Dies In Immigration Custody

CaribWorldNews, BOSTON, MA, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: Another Caribbean national has died while in immigration custody. Pedro Juan Tavarez, a migrant from the Dominican Republic, died after being held in a Boston detention facility by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Tavarez, 49, was pronounced dead Monday at Brigham and Women`s Hospital in Boston. The medical examiner`s office has ...

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Caribbean Makes Bid To Battle Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: CARICOM is stepping in to battle the H1NI or swine flu virus in the region, insisting that its most at risk population are in line for early vaccinations. The Community on Tuesday said it is expecting shipments of vaccine doses to battle the disease from the United States, India, Brazil and other suppliers ...

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Press Freedom In Some Caribbean Countries Not That Free

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Oct. 20, 2009: The Caribbean media generally enjoys freedom of the press, according to the World Press Freedom Index, but in four nations in the region, that liberty is not that free. Antigua and Barbuda, the Dominican Republic and Haiti were listed as nations where press freedom was just `partly` free while in Cuba it was ...

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Jackson`s Caribbean-Born Doctor Says Singer Never Paid Him

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, LA, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: The Grenadian-born doctor to singer, Michael Jackson, says he was never compensated for his services by the late King of Pop. Dr. Conrad Murray, in court papers filed by his attorney, now claims that he cannot pay child support to his baby mama, Nenita Malibiran, since he was never paid by Jackson.  ...

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