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    The beauty and bustle of the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier each year, but some traditions remain true: Christmas begins with the Marionettes!

    Fresh off the exciting launch off Thurin Atelier's new salon in exclusive Princeton, New Jersey, Haitian-American designer Jean-Ralph Thurin has just unveiled a brand new line of Evening Couture for the sophisticated modern woman.

    St. George's -- Nov. 6, 2010 --  The Government of Grenada has named November 7th, the birth-date of Theophilus Albert Marryshow as Marryshow Day, in recognition of his contribution to Grenada and the region.

    Nov. 6, 2010 -- The 20th anniversary edition of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Human Development Report, released worldwide today, spotlights long-term national progress as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI), with Guatemala, Bolivia and Brazil making the greatest gains and other Latin American and Caribbean countries found to be approaching nearly full school enrollment and average 80-year life expectancies.

    Castries, St Lucia – Nov. 1, 2010 -- West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been confirmed as St Lucia's newest Ambassador.

    Oct. 28, 2010 -- This week saw the exciting unveiling of the latest installation for Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park. The Park showcases Grenada’s flamboyant history, folklore and culture through sculpture in a unique underwater setting.

    St. John's - Oct. 23, 2010 -- Whether or not he remains at the helm of the Antigua & Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC), interim chairman Bruce Goodwin has assured that the body will be ready to oversee the voting process if elections are called after next week’s election appeal ruling.

    Miami, Fla. --Oct. 21, 2010 — Former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson waxed warm on his topic with his relevant and thought-provoking delivery at the Twelfth Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture last Friday. 

    Oct. 20, 2010 -- Cultural industries are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, expanding at a projected rate of 8-10 percent over the coming decade. What does that mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

    MIAMI, Fla. (October 8, 2010)— The 12th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University will take place on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., as part of FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program.

    Brades -- Oct. 4, 2010 -- In honour of Soca icon, Alfonsus “Arrow” Cassell, Montserrat has renamed its annual Festival (Carnival), the ‘Arrow Festival.’


    Sept. 24, 2010 -- Cultural ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean will gather at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss how cultural policies and activities can help bring about economic and social development in the region.

    Sept. 23, 2010 -- Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, has called for more detailed attention to be given to the adverse impact of the global crisis on developing countries, as they struggle to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

    Washington, D.C.- September 22, 2010 - Five extraordinary people from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico will be honored as the 2010 Heroes of the Hemisphere for their dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities, the Pan American Development Foundation announced.

    The Valley -- Sept. 18, 2010 -- Now in its eighth year in Anguilla, the Tranquility Jazz Festival has an additional golf component to help jumpstart the island’s tourism industry next season.

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