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Republican Congressman Apologizes For `You Lie` Outburst

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Sept. 10, 2009: A Southern Republican congressman, who last night seemed to forget his southern manners in an uncivil outburst during President Obama`s well-received speech on health care, has apologized. But the stunning outburst seemed to be the new item that has upstaged a carefully crafted and delivered speech detailing the President`s plan on health care ...

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Choice Hotels International Targets Caribbean’s Best Independent Hotels for New Ascend Collection

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In the midst of a troubled travel season, many Caribbean hotels can get a helping hand now from global hospitality leader Choice Hotels International. The company is expanding its Ascend Collection hotel membership program (www.ascendcollection.com) to include exceptional independent hotels throughout the Caribbean region. Ascend Collection has an aggressive growth plan of adding ...

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Census Tells Hispanics Economic Tale As Caribbean Americans` Numbers Remain Largely Unknown

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: With the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month set to begin next week, the U.S. Census yesterday unleashed a barrage of numbers highlighting the growth of this community. According to the Census there were 46.9 million people of Hispanic origin as of July 1, 2008, making people of Hispanic origin the nation`s largest minority ...

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Singer With Guyanese Roots To Play Josephine Baker On Broadway

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: A singer whose parents were born in Guyana but migrated to Canada, has been chosen to play the lead role in a new Broadway-bound musical about Paris music hall star Josephine Baker. Canadian R&B singer and actress Deborah Cox will Baker, in the show to be directed by Joey McKneely, choreographer of ...

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Sentencing Of Guyana Drug Dealer Now Set For October

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Guyana-born drug dealer, Shaheed `Roger` Khan will have to wait another month to determine his sentence for the crimes he confessed to earlier this year. Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry has now ruled that Khan will be sentenced on October 16th at 2 p.m. in a Brooklyn court. Khan could spend the next 15 ...

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No Guantanamo Bay Tour For U.S. Congressman`s Guests

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: .A Republican congressman in Michigan is questioning why his request to let state and local officials tour the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is being denied. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said the Obama administration`s response to his request to take Michigan lawmakers and media ...

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Chinese To Build Bahamas Resorts

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: A Chinese construction company has inked a 1.9 billion-U.S.-dollar construction deal to build a Bahamas-based resort. China State Construction Engineering Corp., the world`s largest public construction contractor, has inked the deal with Bahamas-based Baha Mar Resorts Inc., China Daily reported Tuesday. The Chinese firm is also acquiring a 2.75 percent stake in the ...

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Jamaican Killed At Brooklyn Labor Day B-B-Q

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A 25-year-old Jamaican man was one of two men shot dead yesterday at an all-night barbecue in Brooklyn, New York. Police identified the Jamaican victim as Marvin Brown, a construction worker who just finished taking classes to become an ambulance driver. Brown was fatally shot when the gunshots rang out at 5:45 a.m. ...

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Former `Grenada 17` Prisoner Relieved To Be Home

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A former member of the  much-touted `Grenada 17` group of prisoners, is speaking for the first time since his surprise release from jail Saturday. Former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard,  exclaimed he is relieved but surprised to be released from jail. Coard along with six others , convicted for the ...

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