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Turks & Caicos Could Have Elections By 2011

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: Amid criticism over the takeover of the Turks and Caicos Islands by the British government, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant, yesterday revealed a date for elections in the islands. Bryant, in a written ministerial statement to the House of Commons on the dependent Turks & Caicos islands, said elections ...

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Sovereignty And The Turks and Caicos Islands

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: For the most part, the sovereign nations of the Caribbean tend to look past their near neighbours in the non-independent Caribbean. Occasionally an issue arises, such as the recent decision by Britain to take direct control over the Turks and Caicos Islands, and there is a response; but for the ...

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Jamaica Minister Undergoing Treatment In Florida

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: Reports indicate Jamaica`s National Security Minister, Dwight Nelson, underwent surgery  in Florida last night. Nelson was reportedly at a medical facility in Florida yesterday, two days after being hospitalized with extreme abdominal pains. Reports indicate he underwent sugery yesterday. A stomach problem has been reportedly detected and further tests are set to be ...

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Jamaican In Hostage Drama Gets 83-Year Jail Term

CaribWorldNews, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: A 21-year-old schizophrenic Jamaican man will have to spend the next 83 years in prison. Stephen Fray, who tried to hijack a Canadian jet at the Sangster Airport on April 19th was handed the sentence on Thursday. He will, however, serve 20 years due to concurrent sentencing. The Montego Bay resident was ...

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Cash Plus Funds Found In Dubai

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: Funds from the Jamaican investment scheme, Cash Plus, have been traced to Dubai. A Jamaican court-appointed liquidator said yesterday that $25 million allegedly defrauded by Carlos Hill of the investment club from thousands of Jamaicans was traced to a Dubai bank account. Wildman said the money was found in an account held by ...

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`Not Guilty` Says Connecticut Man Charged With Haiti Sex Abuse

CaribWorldNews, NEW HAVEN, CT, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: A Connecticut-born man, accused of sexually abusing nine boys at a school he founded in Haiti says he`s not-guilty. Douglas Perlitz entered the not guilty plea Thursday during a court appearance. Perlitz, 39, is charged with traveling outside of the United States with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with minors ...

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NY Mayor Insists He Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is turning his focus on the millions of immigrant voters across New York City by insisting he supports immigration reform. `Unfortunately, we can`t welcome more immigrants without help from Congress which has failed to fix a broken system that is keeping too many talented people out, ...

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Air Jamaica To Pay Uncle Sam Over Violations

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: Jamaica`s already heavily indebted aircraft, Air Jamaica, will have to shell out US$180,000 to Uncle Sam. The carrier has been forced to pay up to resolve a civil action by the U.S. attorney`s office in Brooklyn over maintenance issues that eventually led to an aircraft making an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy ...

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Trinidad-Born Founder Of Famous D.C. Restaurant Dead

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: The Trinidad-born owner of the famous D.C. restaurant, Ben`s Chili Bowl, is dead. Ben Ali, founder of the U Street restaurant died Wednesday evening. He was 82. Ali opened Ben`s Chili Bowl with his wife, Virginia, in 1958 after he migrated from Trinidad. The spot has seen its share of celebrities including comedian ...

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The European Commission And The Caribbean

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: For decades Europe has sought to establish an overarching policy relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean. It has done so through dialogue, policy papers, initiatives and summits. For the most part it has sought to consolidate its influence, giving the sometimes unfortunate impression that the construct of a single ...

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