Barbados In Recession?

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CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. July 30, 2009: Barbados` economy is contracting amid the global meltdown, says the governor of the island`s Central Bank. Bank governor Marion Williams at a news conference this week said that the economy has contracted by 3 percent through the first two quarters of the year […]

CaribPR Wire, PR Newswire Team Up

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Carib PR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 30, 2009: CaribPR Wire has signed a distribution agreement with PR Newswire, the leading PR wire globally. The deal will make CaribPR Wire the official distribution arm for PR Wire`s clients seeking to reach the Caribbean region and the Caribbean Diaspora with […]

Coast Guard Searches On For Missing Haitians

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CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. July 29, 2009: U.S. Coast Guard officials were yesterday still searching the waters near the Turks and Caicos Islands for dozens of missing Haitians. The Haitians were on a small boat that ran aground and capsized in reef-studded waters off the near West Caicos […]

Guyanese Makes Another Bid For State Office

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: Guyanese national, Albert Baldeo, is making another bid for elected state office, this time for the New York State Assembly. The Queens-based attorney on Tuesday announced that he had received word from the New York City Board of Elections certifying him as […]

St. Lucia Looks To Its Diaspora

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: St. Lucia is set to meet with its Diaspora in New York next Thursday. The Office of St. Lucia`s Prime Minister is encouraging St. Lucians in the Diaspora to become more involved in the development of their 30 year-old nation. Dr. June […]

Jamaica Government Gets Mixed Reviews From Amnesty

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: Amnesty International is giving the Jamaican government`s efforts to tackle the country`s public security crisis mixed reviews. In a 32-page report titled `Public security reforms and human rights in Jamaica,` published on Tuesday, Amnesty International said that they have `finally` seen initiatives […]

U.S. Virgin Islands` Economy Tops $19 Billion In Sales In 2007

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 22, 2009:  The 2,583 businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands` economy generated $19.5 billion in sales and employed 35,300 people, with $1.1 billion in annual payroll. That`s according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau`s 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series […]

LIME CEO Calls It Quits

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, JA, Weds. July 23, 2009: The Chief Executive Officer of LIME Caribbean, formerly Cable and Wireless, is calling it quits. Richard Dodd, in a company statement, announced he will step down after just 18 months in the post. He will be replaced by David Shaw, LIME`s current chief […]

Several Jamaicans Get Fulbright Scholarships

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 22, 2009: Thirteen Jamaicans are among the 2009 Fulbright scholarship recipients. The U.S Embassy in Jamaica will today introduce the three Fulbright Graduate Student Program grantees, four Fulbright/LASPAU Faculty Development Program grantees, two Humphrey Fellows, and four Fulbright Research Scholars at a Kingston press conference.  […]