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TORONTO TO CELEBRATE CARIBBEAN SPIRIT AT 2nd ANNUAL RUM & RHYTHM FESTIVAL

TORONTO, Canada, October 21, 2009 – The sweet flavour of rum and the pulsating beat of island music will be on full display in Toronto during Caribbean Week in Canada’s second annual Caribbean Rum & Rhythm Festival, Friday, October 30 from 6:00p.m.- 9:00pm at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto‘s trendy Distillery District. Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated event at www.caribbeanweek.ca, or by calling (416) 935-0767.


Caribbean Nationals In Several Nations Living On Less Than Two US Dollars A Day

pic-p.jpgCaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 14, 2009: A significant percentage of Caribbean nationals in five nations in the region are living on less than $US2 per day.

That`s according to a new report put forth by the Population Reference Bureau`s 2009 World Population Data Sheet. The report, which states that 97 percent of global population growth over the next 40 years will occur in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and Africa, found that the five Caribbean nations recorded double digit percentage points of nationals living on less than two US dollars.


2 more Canadian soldiers killed in roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan

canadian-soilders.jpgKANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Tears streaked the faces of normally stoic Canadian soldiers Sunday as they carried the bodies of two young comrades to their final journey home.

Cpl. Christian Bobbitt, 23, and another unnamed soldier were killed Saturday in a roadside bomb blast.


Swine Flu Spreading Across Caribbean

NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 9, 2009: After weeks swine flu clean, Caribbean nations have seen a spreading of the deadly influenza A(H1N1) infection.



Historic Caribbean Census Bill Introduced In U.S. Congress

NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 24, 2009: A historic bill that calls for Caribbean nationals to have their own origins category on the U.S. Census form was on April 23rd introduced by Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke of New York’s 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Clarke bill calls for all questionnaires `used in the taking of any decennial census of the U.S. population, to include a checkbox or other similar option so that respondents may indicate Caribbean extraction or descent.`

Passenger lands turboprop plane after pilot dies

plane.jpgMIAMI, Florida (CNN)  — It’s a nightmarish scenario straight out of the movies: A passenger is forced to land a plane after its pilot becomes incapacitated.

“Descend and maintain 5,000. Just take your time, we’ll set you up for the airport,” an air traffic controller says.

In a calm voice, a passenger responds: “I need to get my throttle set for this descent. I don’t know where to set it at.”

The reality was playing aboard a plane over Florida on Sunday in what the National Air Traffic Controllers Association called “an Easter miracle.”


U.S. Secretary Of State To Visit Three Caribbean Nations

hillary-clinton.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. April 14, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is set to visit three Caribbean nations later this week.

The State Department on Monday said Clinton will travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago between April 16th-19th.