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Union Leaders Slam Reports On Air Jamaica Sale To Spirit

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 6, 2009: Air Jamaica union representatives are hopping mad over reports that the carrier has been sold to Spirit Airlines. Their comments come on the heels of reports by the Jamaica Gleaner that the national airline of Jamaica has been sold to the U.S.-based Spirit and the name may be changed.  Vice President of the ...

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MJ`s Funeral Could Attract 1 Billion Viewers

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. July 6, 2009: Some one billion people around the world are set to tune in tomorrow as a lucky 17,500 take their seats in the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the final farewell to the King of Pop, Michael J. Jackson. Reports indicate that the public service will include  elements of the planned London ...

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Global Crisis Affects Caribbean Court Trust Fund

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 6, 2009: The Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund is also a victim of the global financial meltdown, leaving at least one Caribbean head of state weary. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed Jamaica’s concern with reports presented at the 30th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of Caricom  in Georgetown, Guyana, ...

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UK-Based Jamaican Among Activists Detained By Israel

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. July 2, 2009: A 41-year-old Jamaican-born, UK-based, TV documentary film maker and journalist, is among 19 other human rights activists who are being detained after an aid boat they were on, was intercepted by Israeli authorities, reports indicate. The Free Gaza Movement claims that the boat, `The Spirit of Humanity,` laden with medical supplies for the ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Cases Continue To Rise

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: The number of reported cases of swine flu across the Caribbean has now passed the 300 mark. The World Health Organization put the number of reported cases at 301 as of July 1, 2009. The Dominican Republic leads the way with 108 cases while Trinidad and Tobago in the English-speaking Caribbean follows ...

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Trinidad Opposition Wants President To Go

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Trinidad and Tobago`s opposition party, the United National Congress, is renewing its calls for the country`s president to step down. UNC leader, former prime minister, Basdeo Panday, said President George Maxwell Richards should resign since he has failed in his duties to appoint an integrity commission board. Panday says it’s been over four ...

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Guyanese Nabbed With Coke

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continue to nab Caribbean nationals trying to smuggle narcotics into the U.S. aboard airlines. The latest nabbed is Jacob Phillips, who tried to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. that was disguised as baking soda, according to the Stabroek Newspaper. Phillips was selected for an exam by ...

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Guyana`s `Aunty Pat` Passes On

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Guyanese nationals who grew up on the radio voice of broadcaster, Pat Cameron, were yesterday actively forwarding emails and expressing shock at her passing. According to information posted by her daughter, Gail Cameron-Langevine, on FaceBook, the broadcaster, known to many as `Aunty Pat,` passed away Tuesday after being  hospitalized last Friday. She ...

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Janet Jagan Among Folk Festival Award Winners

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Former Guyana President, Janet Jagan, who passed away in March of this year, is among the honorees of the 2009 annual Folk Festival Awards. The late President will be honored posthumously with The Guyana Cultural Association Award, officials of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York announced this week. The awards ceremony is ...

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NY State Senate Stumbles Into Food Fight

Commentary By Henry J. Stern CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Yesterday, July 1, was the 24th day of dereliction for the New York state senate. It was also the first day of the city`s new fiscal year (FY 2010).  Each level of government has its own unique calendar; the Federal government`s fiscal year begins on October 1 and ...

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