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Puerto Rican Boxer Sued For Sexual Harassment

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: Former Puerto Rican WBO welterweight champion, Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, is being sued for sexual harassment by a woman who admits she had a sexual relationship with him. Martha Chacon Acevedo filed the suit in federal court in Puerto Rico claiming she was fired from her job at Vázquez`s  hotel after ...

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Caribbean Tourism: Does Numbers Tell The Real Picture?

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY BAY VILLAGE, St. Lucia, Fri. Dec. 4, 2009: Is too much emphasis being put on tourism statistics by Caribbean governments and not enough on truly measuring the growth and sustainability of the tourism sector? The issue was the focus of the opening session this morning as delegates gathered for the 18th session of the Caribbean Media Exchange Conference ...

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‘Climate Friendly’ Caribbean Unveiling For CMEx

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: A landmark announcement on declaring certain Caribbean destinations ‘climate friendly’ will be made at the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) meeting in Saint Lucia from December 3 to 7, 2009. ‘We will show how European and other travelers from wealthier countries can actually emit less carbon – including the flight ...

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Caribbean American Singer Rakes In Six Grammy Nominations

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Born to a Puerto Rican father and a Haitian mother, his first album sold a cool two million copies and shot him to fame as one of the hottest R&B singers of the 90s. Last night he proved he is back with a vengeance, grabbing six Grammy nominations. Maxwell, who after several ...

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U.S. Widens The Net To Allen Stanford`s U.S. Clients

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Who were the U.S. clients of R. Allen Stanford and were they evading U.S. taxes? The U.S. Justice Department wants to know. The DOJ on Wednesday applied to a federal court for an order that would authorize the Internal Revenue Service to get that information. The US` tactic? Serve a `John Doe summons` ...

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Obama White House Makes Changes Following Party Crashing Incident

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: The White House has admitted its staffers did not do everything they could have to prevent last week`s party crashing incident and yesterday announced some changes. `Beginning immediately for all official White House events, White House staff will be stationed physically at the check points with the United States Secret Service,` Jim Messina, ...

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Guyana Ambassador Releases New Book

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: Guyana`s ambassador to Venezuela, Odeen Ishmael, has released a new book. `The Democracy Perspective in the Americas,` by Ishmael has been released by the University Press.  The book presents the author`s views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a ...

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DR National Found Guilty Of 21-Year-Old Murder

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: A native of the Dominican Republic was yesterday found guilty of a 21-year-old Brooklyn murder. Prosecutors say that in 1988 he opened fire on a rival drug dealer, killing him. A stray bullet then struck and killed a 15-year-old boy in the head. Ramon Espinal was first found guilty of the killings of ...

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Guyanese American Senator`s Vote Can`t Save Gay Marriage

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, NY, Thurs. Dec. 3, 2009: A Guyanese American State Senator in New York was among twenty-four Democrats who yesterday voted `yes` to a proposal to allow gays to marry in New York State. While Brooklyn Senator John Sampson joined his 23 other colleagues in voting for the approval of the Same-Sex Marriage bill, the 24 votes were not ...

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