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Cuba receives over 1.8 mn visitors


August 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 21 (IANS) Cuba received more than 1.8 million overseas visitors in the first seven months of 2012, an increase of over 5 percent compared with the previous same ... Read more...

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Jamaica defends its anti-doping programme


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 18 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO) has rejected claims by the former chief of the world anti doping agency (WADA), Dick Pound who suggested that the ... Read more...

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Shakira in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend


August 14th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira is in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer ... Read more...

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EU spends millions on office in Barbados


July 30th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Amid a global economic downturn and financial crunch being faced by some of its members, the European Union (EU) has spent millions of pounds of the ... Read more...

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Raul Castro secures cooperation commitments in China


July 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Talks here Thursday between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Cuba's Raul Castro ended with the signing of eight accords, including one on a loan to finance ... Read more...

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Sonu Nigam and son enthrall Trinidad audience


June 5th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, June 5 (IANS) Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam, along with his five-year-old son Nevaan, enthralled the audience at an overflowing Centre of Excellence here.Several thousand people packed the centre ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican band honoured by Argentine varsity


June 4th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honoured by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the ... Read more...

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St Vincent and the Grenadines celebrates its Indian heritage


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) St Vincent and the Grenadines, a string of small islands in the Caribbean, celebrated its Indian heritage on a grand scale Friday. A commemorative function ... Read more...

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Almost half of Cuba’s foreign visitors are Canadians


April 28th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Just over 48 percent of foreign tourists who visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2012 came from Canada, according to figures released Friday by the ... Read more...

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Spend time with us, says Rihanna’s family


April 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Pop star Rihanna's family wants her to take a break and spend time with them in Barbados."Ri tells us she is homesick and misses ... Read more...

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Heartbroken man buys island for £30,000 after wife leaves him


April 12th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A man, whose wife left him after emigrating from Britain to Australia, shed every part of his old life -- car, home, job and friends on ... Read more...

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St.Maarten, Chad new ITTF members


March 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dortmund (Germany), March 28 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has admitted the Caribbean island of St. Maarten and the African nation of Chad as its new members, taking ... Read more...

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Cruise giant to invest over $150 mn in Mexico


March 16th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Carnival Cruise Lines plans to invest more than $150 million to expand port infrastructure at destinations on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, authorities said.Carnival representatives ... Read more...

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Cuba welcomed over 2.7 mn tourists in 2011


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) Cuba greeted more than 2.7 million tourists in 2011, a figure cited by official media and said to set a record for the sector, the island's ... Read more...

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Rachel Zoe’s vintage pieces lost in transit


January 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 1 (IANS) Fashion stylist and reality TV star Rachel Zoe has lost a suitcase full of designer vintage clothes while flying to Gustavia, capital of the ... Read more...

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Rappers lead march against violence in Puerto Rico


December 28th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Dyland and Lenny led a protest march Tuesday against domestic violence and also against shooting guns in the air, so typical ... Read more...

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Gary Barlow plans Caribbean Christmas


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow is spending Christmas on the Caribbean island of Antigua with his family.The 40-year-old, who has three children with wife Dawn, is enjoying a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka disappointed after losing Hambantota bid


November 12th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday expressed disappointment after losing its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the southern port city of Hambantota.Sri Lanka lost the bid ... Read more...

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Beyonce is highest paid performer per minute


November 12th, 2011 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Beyonce Knowles has been named the highest earning entertainer in the world who charges per minute for appearing on the stage.The "Love on Top" singer ... Read more...

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Barbados to build $400 mn hospital


October 31st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) The Barbados government has announced plans to construct a new $400 million hospital, which would be one of the largest development projects on the Caribbean island.According to ... Read more...

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McCartney, Shevell off to Caribbean honeymoon


October 17th, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Newlywed couple Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell have jetted off to the Caribbean island of Mustique for their honeymoon."Sir Paul is a regular visitor ... Read more...

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Shakira buys Caribbean Island


September 29th, 2011 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira and musician Roger Waters together bought a Caribbean island worth $16 million.Shakira, 34, and Waters, 68, are reportedly hoping to "reinvent the ... Read more...

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UN honours Tagore, Neruda, Cesaire


September 13th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 13 (IANS) The top UN cultural body Unesco Tuesday launched a programme honouring India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and two other humanist poets, Pablo Neruda and Aime ... Read more...

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Wisin, Yandel hope for P.Diddy collaboration on new disc


August 17th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan (Puerto Rico), Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Reggaeton duo Wisin and Yandel have said that for their next production they hope to collaborate with P.Diddy, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and ... Read more...

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Winehouse had plans to adopt?


August 1st, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Dannika Augustine, who is from Caribbean island of St. Lucia, claims that late singer Amy Winehouse planned to adopt her and is heartbroken after her ... Read more...

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Two British women gang raped in the Caribbean


May 18th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Two British women - university students working on a wildlife conservation project - have been gang raped by six masked men on a remote beach in ... Read more...

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William organises secret honeymoon for Kate


April 20th, 2011 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Prince William has organised a secret honeymoon for bride Kate Middleton, but he will not reveal the destination until the couple departs for it.The royal ... Read more...

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Courteney Cox criticised by daughter


April 16th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Actress Courteney Cox's six-year-old daughter criticised her mother's desicion for opting a lavish holiday instead of joining estranged husband David Arquette on a charity mission to ... Read more...

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Is Audrina Patridge dating Nic Roldan?


April 16th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several reports on the Internet suggest that Audrina Patridge and Nic Roldan are going out together. The two have been seen together for some time and ... Read more...

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Wills-Kat invited to honeymoon in Spain


April 8th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Prince William and Kate Middletown have received an invitation to honeymoon in Spain from the mayor of tourist mecca Benidorm.Agustin Navarro Alvada wrote to Buckingham Palace in ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean ’shot’ in native Haiti on eve of Prez elections


March 21st, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean, who is in native Haiti to support presidential candidate and fellow musician Michel Martelly, has claimed that he had been shot on the eve ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin to promote Puerto Rico tourism on world tour


March 15th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, March 15 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin will collaborate with the government of Puerto Rico on a campaign to boost tourism to the Caribbean island during his world ... Read more...

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Usher donates Gaddafi gig money to charity


March 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Singer Usher has donated all the money he got for performing in a private party thrown by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son.The 2009 New ... Read more...

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Teen girl hired by Jerry Epstein insists she was never ‘lent out’ to Clinton


March 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Virginia Roberts, who was recruited by Jerry Epstein has said that she was never 'lent out' to former President Bill Clinton.She revealed that on one occasion, Epstein invited ... Read more...

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Beyonce donated Gaddafi-linked money to Haiti


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): A spokeswoman for Beyonce Knowles has revealed that the singer donated money received for a New Year's Eve concert, reportedly for Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi's son, to ... Read more...

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