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The Caribbean Diaspora

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Sept. 22, 2009: In the 1960`s the Caribbean`s Diaspora had a distinctive identity.  It predominantly comprised of migrants who had grown up or been born in the region, understood it well and maintained a close relationship with family and friends at home.   Most planned to return one day, sent back remittances on a ...

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Jamaican Diaspora U.S. Conference For Fort Lauderdale

CaribWorldNews, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Sept. 22, 2009: The Jamaican community in the U.S., under the auspices of the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board and the Embassy of Jamaica, will be hosting its first conference of Diaspora representatives in the continental USA next month.The event is set for October 2-4, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida. The conference ...

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Harrison Ford Joins Guyana President In Call To Protect Forests

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 22, 2009: Hollywood actor, Harrison Ford, yesterday joined Guyana President, Bharat Jagdeo, in calling on the UN to protect the world`s tropical forests. The two reiterated that saving the world`s forests was the quickest and most cost effective way to tackle climate change. Ford joined Jagdeo in front of a stunning installation of life-size ...

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Grenada PM Lone Caribbean Leader On Climate Change Program Today

CaribWorldNews, UN, New York, Tues. Sept. 22, 2009: Grenada`s Prime Minister is the lone Caribbean leader on the UN agenda for Climate Change summit today. MM Tillman Thomas will be part of the closing plenary session from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  this afternoon at the 2009 Summit of Climate Change. He will share the session with UN Secretary General Ban ...

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Haitian Family Of Six Found Murdered

CaribWorldNews, NAPLES, FL, Mon. Sept. 21, 2009: Collier County authorities yesterday were still trying to locate a 33-year-old father and husband who is believed to have slaughtered his wife and five kids. Detectives in Collier County on Saturday found the bodies of Haitian migrant Guerline Damas, 32 along with her children: Michzach, 9; Marven, 6; Maven, 5; Megan, 3; and ...

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Former Haitian American Radio Personality Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 21, 2009: A former radio personality at WLIB Radio was laid to rest over the weekend, just days after his death from colon cancer. Stanley Barbot, 47, former WLIB Radio host of the `Moman Kreyol` (Moment Creole) radio show, was laid to rest on Saturday following a service in Cambria Heights, Queens. Barbot died ...

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President Of Philly Caribbean Carnival Dead

CaribWorldNews, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Mon. Sept. 21, 2009: The founder of the Philly Caribbean Carnival is set to be laid to rest tomorrow. The Trinidad-born Jerome Henry passed away on September 15th. Henry was part of the group that formed the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Carnival Association in 1999 to bring carnival to the state of Pennsylvania.  He was instrumental in organizing the ...

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DR-Born Giants Baseball Prospect Suspected Of Murder

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 21, 2009: A 19-year-old Dominican Republic-born baseball prospect for the San Francisco Giants is suspected of murder. Angel Villalona, the Giants first base prospect who was given the largest signing bonus at $2.1 million, has turned himself into authorities in the Dominican Republic in the alleged murder of a 25-year-old DR man. DR police ...

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Belizean New Yorker Honored

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Mon. Sept. 21, 2009: A New York-based Belize national was among 18 others honored over the weekend at the country`s annual national awards ceremony. Compton Fairweather, who has been living in New York for several decades, was awarded the country`s second highest award, the Order of Belize. Fairweather was the head of ...

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U.S. Lauds Saint Kitts And Nevis On Independence Day

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sat. Sept. 19, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, yesterday paid tribute to the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis as the islands get ready to celebrate its independence today. `On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my congratulations to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis as they celebrate 26 ...

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