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Jamaican Killed In Orlando Shooting

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL., Sat. Nov. 7, 2009: A Jamaican national was shot and killed Friday by an Orlando man who opened fire at a former office building from where he was fired. Otis Beckford, 26, according to police in Orlando, was the lone fatality in a shooting rampage by Jason Rodriguez, 40, who opened fire at the Reynolds, Smith & ...

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Fans Get A Preview Of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2K10

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: Caribbean fans of soca music and mas last night got a preview of what`s to come for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2010. The exciting preview was hosted by Antilia, a Caribbean entertainment brand which says it is `dedicated to the global promotion of Caribbean culture, entertainment and tourism.` The `taster` was held ...

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Migrants From Two Caribbean Nations Among Top Green Card Holders

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: Caribbean nationals from two regional nations continue to lead the total of green card or legal permanent residents in the United States, according to a latest report from the Department of Homeland Security. The latest report shows that out of 12.6 million LPRs living in the United States on January 1, 2008 ...

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Vincentians Celebrate Independence In U.S. Capital

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Nov. 6, 2009:  Nationals of St. Vincent and the Grenadines gathered recently at the Hall of the Americas in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their annual independence anniversary. The 30th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was marked with a gala event at the ornate Hall of the Organization of American States headquarters ...

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US Congresswoman To Speak At Walter Rodney Forum

CaribWorldNews, BINGHAMTON, NY, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: The first African-American Congresswoman from the State of Georgia is set to address a Walter Rodney Committee forum set for Binghamton University next Tuesday. Congresswoman Cynthia Ann McKinney is set to speak at a two-part Walter Rodney Committee forum entitled `Black in America, Black in Palestine: African Americans, Palestine and Prison Industrial Complexes` ...

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Chef Irie Spice For Caribbean Jerk Festival This Weekend

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: Jamaican-born chef, Hugh `Irie Spice` Sinclair is among several others set to bring the spice of the Caribbean to the 8th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, which gets underway at Markham Park in South Florida Sunday. Chef Sinclair is the executive chef of Irie Spice, Inc., which provides private catering services to the ...

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Guyana President Speaks Up On Teen Torture

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: The Guyana president has broken his silence on the torture of a 14-year-old detainee and given the country`s police officials two weeks to investigate the allegation. President Bharrat Jagdeo called the act `a terrible stain` on the country`s police force. Speaking to the media at a press conference Thursday at the Office of ...

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Sniper Killer In D.C. Terror Spree Set To Die

CaribWorldNews, RICHMOND, Va., Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: A 48-year-old sniper killer who along with a Jamaican teen brought terror to Washington, D.C., is set to die next week. Convicted killer, John Allen Muhammad, is set to die by injection in a Virginia prison Nov. 10th. His execution comes seven years after he and his teenage accomplice, Jamaican-born Lee Boyd Malvo, ...

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It`s All About Jerk For Caribbean Chef

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: Caribbean-born Chef Helen Willinsky developed an interest in the tropical fruits and vegetables used in the region`s flavorful cuisine at an early age and this weekend she will share her take at the  8th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival gets underway on November 8 at Markham Park in South Florida.. Growing up in ...

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FCCA Conference Boosts Island Tourism Efforts

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Caribbean and Latin American leaders, including Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, committed to strengthening cruise tourism efforts throughout the region as nearly 1,000 industry experts from around the world convened in St. Lucia for the 16th Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference & Trade Show. `In times of economic downturn, those that remain aggressively ...

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