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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
A Monday to Friday report on what people, in and outside of the region, are writing and saying about the Caribbean on their websites and Blogs

Hurricane season heats up, belatedly

Wall Street Journal: A slow-to-start hurricane season could finally get its first named storm before the end of the week.

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US firms to supply cheap HIV drugs to Caribbean

AFP: A deal between two major US drug companies which will allow access to cheap HIV/AIDS medication to Caribbean nations has been announced by former US President Bill Clinton.

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US Embassy issues Jamaica travel warning

US Embassy, Jamaica: Due to a labor dispute between the Jamaican Constabulary Force and the government there may a shortage of police officers island-wide and an increase police response time to emergencies.

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BVI makes push for more visitors

Travel Weekly: The British Virgin Islands is tightening it focus on targeted marketing and boosting television and trade show exposure to attract more tourists, says Myron Walwyn, chairman of the BVI Tourist Board.

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Global economy storm floods Caribbean hotels

Media Post News: The Caribbean is getting hit by more than weather - resorts and hotels are feeling the economic ebb tide. PKF Hospitality Research in Atlanta says Caribbean hotels experienced a 16% dip in profits last year, on average.

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Two men arrested in Kiwi's Jamaica murder probe

Nassau Guardian, Bahamas: Tiki Hunia, 27, was shot on his honeymoon by a thief trying to take his wife’s cell phone. It was information from the public that led police to the two men arrested this morning over the murder.

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A big warning to all Guyanese!

Guyana360: Please do not accept polling statistics and surveys that go under the name NACTA with a "pollster" by the name of, Vishnu Bisram. There is no such organization. It does not exist. There has never been such an organization.

See also: Vishnu Bisram is a teacher (Stabroek News-2008 archives)

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CCJ dismisses TCL claims against Caricom

Trinidad Express: The Caribbean Court of Justice has dismissed claims by Trinidad Cement Ltd against Caricom's decision to suspend the Common External Tariff on cement imports.

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DopeCast from Barbados - A-Z marijuana buying

Dopecast185: In a Cannabis Podcast LIVE from Barbados, a Dopefiend talks about his experience of Barbados, how easy it was to find herb on the island, the quality of what's on offer and how it compares to his usual standard of buds of choice.

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St Kitts Credit Union reports highest surplus in 27-year history

South Florida Caribbean News: Treasurer Marguerite de la Coudray a 22 per cent increase over the previous year bringing to total surplus to more than EC$600,000.

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