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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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BREAKING NEWS: Guyana Police Issue Alert For Alleged Killer

 CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009, 12:53 p.m.: Guyana security officials have issued an alert for a former escaped criminal who allegedly killed a man this morning during a shooting at a Georgetown Police station and the burning of a court house. Guyana police want the public`s help to find Kurt Thierens, A.K.A Kurt Williams, `Bage` Or `Glasses,` shown ...

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Caribbean American To Lead Brooklyn`s 45th Council District

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A second generation Caribbean national is set to take the reins of Brooklyn`s 45th councilmatic seat from Vincentian national Kendall Stewart. Jumaane Williams, a former community organizer turned politician, won the seat by a landslide last night as general elections were held across the state and the country. Williams, who suffers from ...

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Close But No Win For NYC Mayoral Candidate With Caribbean Roots

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A grandson of St. Kitts Nevis last night came close to becoming the second black mayor of New York City, losing to a billionaire with big pockets, by a small margin. Despite spending just about seven million compared to Michael Bloomberg`s historic 90 million dollars, Bill Thompson managed to secure 47 percent ...

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No More `Sir` Allen?

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Nov. 3, 2009: The title of `Sir` Allen Stanford could soon be no more. Antigua and Barbuda`s National Honors Committee has recommended the knighthood, awarded to the former billionaire awaiting trial for operating a giant Ponzi scheme from the island, revoked. The knighthood was given to the Texas-born financier turned Antiguan citizen in 2006 at a ...

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Candidate With Caribbean Roots In Bid For NY Mayoral Post Today

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 3, 2009: New York City Comptroller William `Bill` Thompson, whose grandparents were migrants from St. Kitts and Nevis, is hoping for a miracle today as New Yorkers go to the polls to elect a mayor. Democrat Thompson is betting on New York City voters today who are pissed off with incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg`s ...

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Offshore Betting Owner With Caribbean Links Jailed

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: The owner of a large, illegal offshore sports-betting  operation, with links to two Caribbean nations, has been jailed. BetOnSports founder, Gary Stephen Kaplan, will have to spend the next 51 months of his life in jail as well as give up more than $50 million. Kaplan, who set up operations in Aruba and ...

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Jamaican Migrant Charged In Lottery Scam

CaribWorldNews, FOLEY, Ala, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A 71-year-old Jamaican man has been charged with first-degree theft of property and second-degree theft of property in Foley, Alabama, for his role in the infamous Jamaica lottery scam. Authorities say Stanley Samuel Walker, is just one member of a large network running the scam that swindled two Foley residents out of more ...

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Jamaica PM Blames Contract For Bank Governor`s Dismissal

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: Jamaica Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, yesterday claimed a highly questionable salary and top fringe benefits are to be blamed for the dismissal and not resignation of the  Governor of the Bank of Jamaica. In an address to the House on Tuesday, Golding claimed his government `found (it) unacceptable, embarrassing and repugnant the interpretation ...

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Trinidad Migrant Arrested For Killing Pedestrian

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A 38-year-old Trinidad migrant and veteran of the New York Corrections Department has been charged in the fatal death of a pedestrian. Police claim Damon Padmore, 38, a 12-year veteran of the New York state Corrections Department, struck and killed pedestrian Dorothea Wallace near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks ...

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