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Caribbean Net News: Castro gives signs of a comeback as he blasts Bush

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean: "HAVANA, Cuba (AFP): Cuban leader Fidel Castro signaled a possible comeback Thursday as he blasted US President George W. Bush for promoting biofuels in his first article since surgery eight months ago.
In an article in the official daily Granma, Castro said that 'more than three billion people in the world' have been condemned to premature starvation due to Bush's policies. "

Ban For Racially Offensive Chewing Gum Advert - UK News Headlines

Ban For Racially Offensive Chewing Gum Advert - UK News Headlines: "One showed a black man speaking in rhyme with a strong Caribbean accent shouting 'mastication for the nation' through a megaphone. Another showed the same black man running along a busy street and shouting about Trident gum.

A third showed a white, middle-aged woman at a women's meeting speaking in rhyme about the gum in a mock Caribbean accent when she was supposed to have spoken about late summer chutneys. The fourth TV ad showed a white man speaking in rhyme about the Trident gum in a Caribbean accent.

Angry viewers, including members of Ligali - the African British equality authority, complained that the ads were both offensive and racist because they showed offensive stereotypes and ridiculed black people and their culture."

Jamaica Gleaner News - 'We're closer!' - Police gather vital evidence in Woolmer case - ICC launches probe into match-fixing allegations - Monday | March 26, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - 'We're closer!' - Police gather vital evidence in Woolmer case - ICC launches probe into match-fixing allegations - Monday | March 26, 2007: "The police High Command yesterday said investigators are now closer to solving the murder of former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer."

Jamaica Gleaner News - Jamaica marks abolition of transatlantic slave trade - Monday | March 26, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Jamaica marks abolition of transatlantic slave trade - Monday | March 26, 2007: "VIDEO cameras and smiling passengers were not part of the script when Africans were captured by Europeans and sold into bondage over 400 years ago. But boarding a make-believe slave ship in Kingston Harbour in 2007 is still an emotional experience for some people."

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday|African heritage is soul of Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :: "“Clearing lands, building roads, bridges, forts, aqueducts, windmills, lighthouses, public buildings and so on were therefore all centred on agriculture and the profit to be had from it, and of course all these tasks were carried out by Africans,” she told an attentive audience. "

The Bay Area Reporter Online | An island of gay-friendliness in the Caribbean

The Bay Area Reporter Online | An island of gay-friendliness in the Caribbean: "Much of the Caribbean has a deservedly anti-gay reputation. Take Jamaica, for instance. You've probably heard the reports of gay bashings or gay cruises being met with hostility. You'll find the opposite climate exists in the Dutch Antilles Island of Curaçao"

Broad Street Journal Online - Britain Confronts the Legacy of the Slave Trade - Top Stories

Broad Street Journal Online - Britain Confronts the Legacy of the Slave Trade - Top Stories: "After years of waxing nostalgic about its lost empire, Britain is now daring to look more critically at its imperial record. According to the New York Times, there is also fresh curiosity about the history and culture of the Caribbean, African, Arab and Asian immigrants who are changing the face of Britain."

St. Lucia Star Online > Air Jamaica has no plans for merger

St. Lucia Star Online > News Home > Local News: "Air Jamaica, the region’s single largest carrier, has said it was not prepared to participate in any single regional airline. “Merger is not the panacea people like to think it is and the next time somebody throws the merger word out, you should ask them for a copy of the plan as to how it all will come together,” Air Jamaica’s president and chief executive officer, Michael Conway said."

No paradise for criminals deported to Jamaica - International Herald Tribune

No paradise for criminals deported to Jamaica - International Herald Tribune: "KINGSTON, Jamaica: One person's dream of being plucked from life in the United States and plopped down in the middle of winter on a beach in Jamaica is another person's nightmare. Just ask Noel Bryan, who had a grimace on his face recently as he cursed his fate in the sunshine."

Jamaica Gleaner News - Children gunned down in St Catherine - 'I have nothing to live for now' - Friday | March 16, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Children gunned down in St Catherine - 'I have nothing to live for now' - Friday | March 16, 2007: "'As a society, we should try to see children as trusting and vulnerable, in need of our love, care and protection, and not as objects to be violated, abused, treated violently for whatever purpose,' said Ms. Clarke."

Entertainment: Elton John Caribbean Show May Be Axed Over Gay Conversion Fears - The Post Chronicle

Entertainment: Elton John Caribbean Show May Be Axed Over Gay Conversion Fears - The Post Chronicle: "Elton John's Caribbean show may be cancelled over concerns he could tempt locals to become gay. The singer is due to headline the Plymouth Jazz Festival next month, but the Archdeacon of Trinidad and Tobago insists Elton should be banned because his sexuality does not conform to biblical teaching. "

Dominican Today| Indicted Dominican banker sues Scotiabank for US$30B

Local - Dominican Today: "SANTO DOMINGO.- The indicted ex-banker Ramon Báez Figueroa, the main suspect in the Baninter bank’s fraudulent bankruptcy, filed a RD$30 billion (US$900 million) lawsuit against the Scotiabank, ex-Central bank governor Jose Lois Malkún and the ex-members of the broken bank’s Liquidation Commission. "

West Indies 7/1 To Win World Cup

West Indies 7/1 To Win World Cup: "Bookies William Hill have cut the price of the West Indies winning the Cricket World Cup from 9/1 to 7/1 after beating Pakistan in the opening match of the World Cup.
Pakistan are now 16/1 from 10/1.
'Even at 7/1 we expect the West Indies to be very well backed, as Pakistan were well fancied and many of the West Indies danger men failed,' "

Jamaica Gleaner News - Brilliant start - West Indies win Cup opener - Jamaica gets high marks from ICC boss - Wednesday | March 14, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Brilliant start - West Indies win Cup opener - Jamaica gets high marks from ICC boss - Wednesday | March 14, 2007: "Malcolm Speed, the chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has expressed great satisfaction with Jamaica's preparation for the Cricket World Cup which started with aplomb for the West Indies at Sabina Park yesterday."

Advocate|Barbados to celebrate abolition of slave trade in a big way

Advocate: "THE United Nations has designated Sunday, March 25, 2007, as the International Day to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. Barbados will be playing a major role in at least one of the international activities, since Prime Minister Owen Arthur has been chosen to deliver the Wilberforce Memorial Lecture at Hull University in England on that day. "

The Nation Newspaper | Barbados takes a beating

The Nation Newspaper | Barbados takes a beating: "BARBADOS' REPUTATION as a model human rights nation is taking a beating.
And the reasons as outlined in the annual United States Human Rights Report to Congress in Washington, ranged from 'very poor' prison conditions at the Harrison Point temporary facility in St Lucy to 'excessive use of force by police'. "

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean: "KINGSTON, Jamaica: In conjunction with the opening of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, an unprecedented coalition of more than 50 television and radio broadcasters across the Caribbean will launch LIVE UP: Love. Protect. Respect. – the first pan-Caribbean effort led by broadcasters to inspire and empower young people to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS across the region. "

Sri Lanka Sports News | Online edition of Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers|Near 100,000 cricket fans to flood the Caribbean

Sri Lanka Sports News | Online edition of Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers: "The organisers of the World Cup in the West Indies are expecting a near 100,000 cricket crazy fans when the tournament starts with the first game between former champions West Indies and Pakistan in Jamaica on March 13. "

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean: "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The industrial dispute between the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) and the Barbados Port Incorporated has been settled. A financial settlement has been reached on behalf of the fired security guard at the centre of the impasse and the union and port will have further talks. "

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean

Caribbean Net News: The source for news throughout the Caribbean: "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The industrial dispute between the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) and the Barbados Port Incorporated has been settled. A financial settlement has been reached on behalf of the fired security guard at the centre of the impasse and the union and port will have further talks. "

Jamaica Gleaner News - Reports that Trafigura money still outstanding - Friday | March 9, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Reports that Trafigura money still outstanding - Friday | March 9, 2007: "A fresh row over the controversial Trafigura Beheer donation to the People's National Party (PNP) has emerged following radio reports yesterday that the Dutch-based company had not received the money which the party's general secretary had reported was returned."

Klassic Grenada|Grenad Records three road fatalaties.

Klassic Grenada: "The Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force is becoming increasingly concerned over the number of road fatalities in the country.
The department says there has been an increase in the number of vehicular accidents in two thousand and seven when compared with the corresponding period last year.
Police are now investigating the cause of the latest incident which resulted in the death of 31 year old Dexter Mitchell of Clozier in St. John”s. "

Jamaica Gleaner News - Government gets tough on litterbugs in Jamaica - Tuesday | March 6, 2007

Jamaica Gleaner News - Government gets tough on litterbugs in Jamaica - Tuesday | March 6, 2007: "The Government has vowed to maintain a clean environment through a zero tolerance approach as it steps up a new drive to enforce provisions under the National Solid Waste Management Act, which is aimed at prosecuting persons who litter public spaces."

Local - Dominican Today|Puerto Rico would base spy plane to patrol Dominican, Caribbean coasts

Local - Dominican Today: "Puerto Rico would base spy plane to patrol Dominican, Caribbean coasts
San Juan, Puerto Rico.- The United States Homeland Security Department contemplates installing a base for the unmanned spy aircraft 'Predator' in this island, and would also patrol the Caribbean, including Dominican Republic, to monitor and control terrorism, and the trafficking of drugs and undocumented people. "

Police officer in St Vincent charged with double murder |Caribbean Net News

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent: A 27-year-old Constable of
the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force
was on Friday evening charged with a double murder.
Police Constable Erikson Harris will be taken to court
on Monday for the killing of Jeannie Gill and Vonley
Llewellyn,
Full story... http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-257--15-15--.html