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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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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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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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St. Vincent Calls For Help For Returning Deportees At OAS Assembly

CaribWorldNews, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Fri. May 5, 2009: St. Vincent and Grenadines` Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade, Sir Louis Straker, has made a renewed call for cooperation that will help countries deal with returning deportees. Speaking on the topic, ` Towards a Culture of Non-Violence,` at the 39th Meeting of the General Assembly of the Organisation of ...

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Haitian American NYPD Sgt. Honored By NYC Comptroller

By Donovan Gopie CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 5, 2009: Haiti-born, New York City Police Sergeant, Herve Guiteau, was among six honorees and one organization honored by NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. on June 2 at the annual celebrations commerating Caribbean Heritage Month.  Sgt. Guiteau has been a distinguished officer in the New York City Police Department for ...

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Guyana Independence To Be Marked Belatedly At NY City Hall

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 4, 2009: The Caribbean members of the New York City Council will host a recognition of Guyana`s independence anniversary today at City Hall. Guyana`s official independence was May 26th. The Guyana Tri-State Alliance, The Consulate General of the Republic of Guyana, New York and Councilmembers Dr. Mathieu Eugene, T Dr, Kendall Stewart and Leroy ...

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Liberty National Life Insurance Accused Of Discriminating Against Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 5, 2009: Liberty National Life Insurance Co., part of Torchmark Corporation, has been accused of illegally discriminating against Haitian consumers in Florida. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Thursday said the company violated state laws by discriminating in its underwriting practices based on consumers` place of birth and potential travel. The insurance regulation office said ...

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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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