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Digicel Caribbean Cup New York Off To A Good Start

CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, New York, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: The reigning Digicel Caribbean Cup New York Champions, Jamaica, took on St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) in the feature match of Sunday`s triple presentation in the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York at the Jefferson High School Field in Brooklyn, NY, resulting in a 1-1 draw. It took a questionable second ...

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Broadening The Discourse Beyond The Boundary

Commentary By David Hinds CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: This commentary addresses three interrelated issues – Trinidad`s boycott of the WICB meeting and the secession calls coming from that country, the captaincy of the West Indies team and the importance of cricket beyond the boundary. My previous commentary was meant to push the discourse about the current impasse ...

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Stanford Political Contributions Trickle Back In

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Sir Allen Stanford during his heyday, splashed out at least $5 million on lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions to several U.S. lawmakers. But so far, only $87,800 of that contribution has been returned. Stanford gave $95,000 alone to the 527 groups of then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, then-House Democratic Caucus Chairman Martin Frost, ...

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DR Nationals Celebrate Pride In NYC

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Thousands of nationals from the Dominican Republic lined the streets of midtown Manhattan Sunday for the 27th Annual Dominican Day Parade. Politicians mixed with musicians and Dominican celebrities for the parade from 36th Street to 62nd Street and Central Park West to the sounds of merengue and bachata. Red, white and blue ...

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Coke Bound For Vietnam Busted In Bahamas

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Four duffel bags stuffed with nearly 400 pounds of cocaine bound for Vietnam has been found in the Bahamas. Officials at the Freeport container port found the drugs on a 40-foot container that had arrived from Costa Rica on a Vietnam-bound shipping container loaded with scrap metal. However, no charges have been filled ...

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St. Kitts-Nevis Attorney General Held In Contempt

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis Attorney General, Dennis Merchant, has been found guilty of contempt of court. Merchant was cited by Justice Rita Joseph Olivetti over his role in the parliamentary approval of new constituency boundary changes while they were being challenged in court. The judge also ruled that an injunction on the ...

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Jamaica`s Lady Bustamante Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Lady Gladys Bustamante, the 97-year-old female icon of Jamaica`s political and labor struggles, was on Saturday laid to rest at National Heroes Park in Kingston Jamaica. Lady Bustamante was buried in the same mausoleum as her late husband, National Hero, political and labor leader, Sir Alexander Bustamante, who died 32 years ago. Hundreds ...

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CARIB ID, U.S. Census Takes Message To Jamaicans In D.C.

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: CARIB ID 2010 joined the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and the U.S. Census yesterday in taking census education and participation to the Jamaican audience in D.C. The Embassy of Jamaica played host to the three organizations, which teamed up to take the message of participation by Caribbean nationals in the 2010 Census at Jamaica’s ...

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Attorney For Guyana Drug Lord Wants Earlier Sentence Date

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The attorney for self-confessed Guyana–born drug lord, Shaheed `Roger` Khan, wants an earlier sentence date for his client. Attorney Diarmuid White yesterday wrote to Judge Dora L. Irizarry  requesting a September sentencing date instead of the November 6, 2009 date approved earlier this week. Khan pled guilty on March 16, 2009. White ...

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Daughter Of Puerto Ricans Now Supreme Court Justice

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: From the Bronx to the Supreme Court! President Barack Obama was among those3 who on Thursday expressed pleasure as news broke that the Senate had voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th Supreme Court justice and the first Hispanic on the Court. `Like so many other aspects of this nation, I`m ...

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