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Caribbean Finance Ministers Call For Regional Solution To CLICO Fall Out

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. May 26, 2009:  CARICOM finance ministers agree there must be a regional solution to the problems caused by the financial meltdown of the CLICO Financial. The ministers made the determination following a meeting of CARICOM Finance Ministers and Financial Services Sector Regulators Monday, as they sought to resolve difficulties arising in the Caribbean insurance and banking ...

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Five Sentenced In Puerto Rico Corruption Case

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Tues. May 26, 2009: Five Puerto Rico nationals have been sentenced for their participation in a corruption scheme involving the 2000 resident commissioner and 2004 gubernatorial campaigns of a former governor of Puerto Rico.   Those sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro were San Juan residents Jorge Velasco Mella, 39;  Ramon Velasco Escardille, ...

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Haitian Among New York Jihad Suspects

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 22, 2009: A Haitian national accused in a New York terror plot suffered from paranoia, a leader at a Newburgh mosque said Thursday, hours after the migrant was charged along with three others in a terror plot. Laguerre Payen was among four men charged in a White Plains Court yesterday with conspiracy to use ...

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Jamaican-Born `Most Wanted Fugitive` Captured

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 22, 2009: A Jamaican man, dubbed as one of the top ten most wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, was this week captured in East Orange, New Jersey. Officers with ICE`s Fugitive Operations Team in New York arrested ICE fugitive Calvin Inswood, 46, who has an extensive criminal history that spans ...

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U.S. Attorney General In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. May 22, 2009: The United States` first Caribbean American Attorney General, Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., returned to his roots in the Caribbean on Thursday. Holder arrived in Barbados for meetings with his Caribbean foreign counterparts on narco-trafficking, violent crime, gangs, and judicial and law enforcement technical assistance, among other topics. Today, Friday, May 22nd, the attorney ...

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Obama Vows To Forge Ahead With Guantanamo Bay Closure

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: President Barack Obama says he intends forging ahead with plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next year. Speaking at the National Archives Thursday, the President said his administration is in the process of devising `clear, defensible and lawful standards` for inmates who cannot be prosecuted for past crimes ...

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Cuba`s Swine Flu Cases Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 22, 2009: Cuba’s swine flu cases increased on Thursday by one, according to latest figures released by the World Health Organization. The country now has four cases of the influenza A (H1N1). Cuba is the only Caribbean country to be afflicted to date with the disease. A 14-month-old Canadian boy has become the fourth ...

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McKeeva Bush Returns To Helm In The Cayman Islands

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Cayman, Fri. May 22, 2009: Former Leader of Government Business, McKeeva Bush, whose party lost the 2005 election, has returned to power in the Cayman Islands. Bush`s United Democratic Party on Thursday night proved the victor in the 2009 general election in the British dependent territory. The UPD won nine of the 15 seats in Wednesday’s vote. Bush ...

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Two Caribbean Ambassadors Credentialed At White House

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: Two new Caribbean ambassadors were among several others who were credentialed at the White House Thursday. New ambassador of Barbados to the U.S., John Beale and new Dominican Republic Ambassador, Roberto Saladin-Selin, were credentialed at a ceremony at the White House with President Obama Thursday. The others handing in their credentials to the ...

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Normal Caribbean Hurricane Season Forecast

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: Forecasters from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration say the 2009 hurricane season will be a `normal` one. At a news conference at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Thursday, scientists forecast anywhere from nine to 14 tropical storms to form in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. They ...

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