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U.S., CARICOM Ministers Celebrate Launch of Caribbean Basin Security Initiative

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. June 11, 2010: Caribbean foreign ministers and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday celebrated the launch of a major security partnership with the Caribbean – the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. The Department of State has committed $45 million to the CBSI in this year with $79 million requested for 2011. Key objectives of the ...

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CaribWorldNews Wins CTO Travel Writer Award

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 11, 2010: CaribWorldNews was among the winners at Thursday`s annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Travel Writer/Photographer of the Year Awards ceremony. CWNN`s Felicia Persaud won the award for Best Feature for the Caribbean media category for a story she wrote in December on a St. Maarten Rastafarian. The story titled, `Rastafarian Turns St. Maarten ...

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Do Caribbean Leaders Really Give A Damn About Their Diaspora?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 10, 2010: Today, several Caribbean ministers will get another opportunity for a face-to-face with a top U.S. official, this time U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton is set to meet with the region`s foreign ministers in Barbados to discuss issues germane to them. The meeting comes on the heels of several dialogues ...

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Court Gives Grenadian Immigrant Small Victory

CaribWorldNews, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Thurs. June 10, 2010: A Grenadian national facing deportation has won a small victory in U.S. Appeals Court. The United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit recently granted Lenroy Brian Forteau the opportunity for a review of his case by the Board of Immigration Appeals`. Forteau, who migrated to the U.S. in 1979 at the age of ...

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Antigua Gets IMF Loan

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 10, 2010: The International Monetary Fund this week approved a $117.8 million loan to Antigua and Barbuda, despite a lobbying effort to prevent the loan from several Americans affected by the Allen Stanford debacle. They said the money will help Antigua and Barbuda, a country of 85,000 people, implement its three-year plan, spending cuts and ...

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DR Man Accused Of Terrorism

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 9, 2010: One of two men arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday night and accused of terrorism was actually born in the Dominican Republic. Reports indicate that self-proclaimed terrorist Carlos Eduardo `Omar` Almonte 24, is a native of Santiago, Dominican Republic. He migrated to the U.S. at age five and graduated high school with ...

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Saint Vincent & The Grenadines Signs On To Ship Boarding Agreement

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 9, 2010: The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday signed on to the Proliferation Security Initiative Statement of Interdiction Principles through the conclusion of a ship boarding agreement. Officially titled `Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Concerning Cooperation to Suppress ...

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Gates Foundation and USAID Announce Innovative Fund to Incentivize Mobile Money Services in Haiti

SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a $10 million incentive fund to jumpstart financial services by mobile phone in Haiti and expedite the delivery of cash assistance to victims of the country`s devastating earthquake by humanitarian agencies. This initiative lays the foundation for ...

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Haiti`s Quake Highlights The Plight Of The Disabled

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. June 9, 2010:  `Once I went into a shop to buy a toothbrush` says Eder Romeus, his expression intense, pained. `The woman waved me away when she saw my crutches. She thought I was a beggar.` Such misunderstandings are common in the lives of handicapped people in Haiti, which has grown since the now famous January ...

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