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Caribbean Roots Player Loses Out On Semi-Finals Slot At Open

CaribWorldNews, FLUSHING, NY, Thurs. Sept. 9, 2010: The Caribbean connection to the 2010 U.S. Open is over. Gael Monfils, whose roots stretch to the French Caribbean, was yesterday denied a spot in the semi-finals of the tourney, despite a hard fought battle. Novak Djokovic beat Monfils and advanced to the semifinals with a 7-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory in a wind-marred ...

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Haitian Boat Captains Jailed

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 9, 2010: Two Haitian boat captains will spend a total of 27-and-a-half years in jail for  a failed migrant smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of nine Haitian nationals and an unborn baby. Jimmy Metellus, 34, and Jean Morange Nelson, alias Jean Monique Nelson, 33, were this week sentenced in connection with the May ...

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Walter Rodney Was Also A Race Man

By Dr. David HindsSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Since the furor over his visit to Buxton, the President of Guyana has had a lot to say about race, ethnicity, and national unity. At least we have gotten the chief citizen to begin to talk about this defining phenomenon. He knows that the protest against his ...

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Guyana Govt. Orders Barama Factory Closed

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010:  The Guyana government on Tuesday ordered the closure of the Barama timber factory following three fatal accidents. The factory closing comes just days after employees found the body of Jason Fraser, 30, at an idle plant on Sept. 2. The plant`s machines were not being used but authorities said Fraser appeared to have ...

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Airport Workers Nabbed For DR Coke

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, N.J., Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Two airport workers at the Newark Liberty International Airport have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to smuggle cocaine from the Dominican Republic into the United States. Federal authorities accused 25-year-old Yunior Lopez of Elizabeth, 29-year-old Amaurys Caminero of Linden and 27-year-old Kerlwin Taveras of the Bronx, N.Y., with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Lopez ...

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Grenada PM To Remove VAT Service Charge For Hotels

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is looking to give tourism in the Spice Isle a boost with the removal of the Value Added Tax on service charge for hotels. However, Thomas, in an address to the nation last night, said hotels benefitting will have to spend 90 percent of the service charge ...

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Trinidad-American Rapper Scores A `Win` In Court

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: There will be no more jail time for raunchy Trinidad-American Rapper Foxy Brown. Brown was on Tuesday spared jail after prosecutors dropped all but one charge against her in Brooklyn Supreme Court. It was a post birthday present for Brown, born Inga Marchand, 32, who was only indicted for allegedly violating a court ...

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Barbados-Born Singer Gets `Loud`

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: Grammy Award-winning Barbados-born singer, Rihanna, is getting `Loud.` The singer, is set to release her fifth album titled `Loud,` for the Christmas holidays. `Loud` is slated to hit stores in November and comes on the heels of her fourth disc, `Rated R.` Yesterday, RiRi released her new single, `Only Girl (In the ...

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Scotiabank Expands Global Platforms

TORONTO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Canada`s most international bank today announced a change in organizational structure that will enable it to capitalize on opportunities for strategic growth. To support the new structure, Scotiabank also announced a series of executive appointments. `We have long been a leader in the international markets where we operate,` said Rick Waugh, Scotiabank President and CEO. ...

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Caribbean Tourism Ministers Lobby Commonwealth Secretariat

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Sept. 8, 2010: A high-level delegation of Caribbean tourism ministers continued their lobbying against higher Air Passenger Duty in London this week with a meeting with the Commonwealth Secretariat. As part of a regional mission to develop closer ties and lobby the British government to chance their stance on the APD, the ministers met with the ...

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