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Caribbean Governments Must Step Up

Commentary By Christopher Chaplin CaribPR Newswire, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Weds. July 15, 2009: It is now time for Caribbean governments to get directly involved in at least one area of U.S. domestic policy. Every 10 years, the United States embarks on the process of counting every person in the country. The US Census is mandated by the Constitution and the next ...

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Vincentian Born, OAS Employee Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 17, 2009: A long-serving St. Vincent-born employee of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C, last laid to rest following a funeral service that included colleagues, staff members of the O.A.S, ambassadors, members of her faith community and members of the Vincentian and Caribbean communities. Molica Alicia Hurley, nee Kydd-Hazell, was employed at the ...

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Guyanese In Alleged Ponzi Scheme Gets Attorney

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 17, 2009: A 66-year-old Guyanese man, accused of bilking investors out of millions of dollars in an alleged Ponzi scheme, was this week given an attorney by a judge hearing the case. Neville Solomon, 66, of Georgetown, Guyana, has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States among other charges. ...

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Bermuda Looks To Improve Business Operations

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Fri. July 17, 2009: With U.S. pressure building on countries dependent on tax havens, the British-dependent territory of Bermuda, recently took a better aim at improving the operations of businesses on the island.  The Bermuda House of Assembly recently passed six bills: The Companies Act Amendment Bill 2009; The Partnership Amendment Bill 2009; The Exempted Partnerships Amendment ...

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NY Institute Condemns Arrest Of Prominent Guyanese

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009:  The New York- based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy on Wednesday harshly condemned the July 15th arrest of three prominent Guyanese in Guyana. Lincoln Lewis, General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labor; Norris Witter, General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress as well as journalist and former political, Mark Benschop, ...

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Florida Company Introduces Discount Island Bargains

CaribPR Wire, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A Florida company is set to offer nationals and businesses in the Caribbean islands, discount shopping and shipping online from this week. IslandBargains.com has opened its online store for business and is touting itself as the all-inclusive place to shop for brand name items, at discount prices, while also allowing customers ...

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DR-Born, NY Commissioner Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: New York city`s much loved Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, Guillermo Linares, has called it quits. Linares, according to a statement from Mayor Mike Bloomberg, resigned, effective immediately, as the City’s Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his pursuit of the 10th councilmatic seat in New York ...

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St. Kitts Reports First Swine Flu Case

CaribWorldNews, BASSETTERE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 16, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday reported its first case of the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin, said the victim is a 26 year old female national with no history of recent travel.  The sample was confirmed after tests at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center.  The person ...

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Guyanese Jailed For Ecstasy

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 37-year-old Guyanese will spend the next 43 months in jail or trying to smuggle Ecstasy tablets into the United States. Shaundell C. Phillips, a green card holder of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Tuesday to three years and seven months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 2,000 Ecstasy tablets into the ...

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One Of Bahamas` `Most Wanted` Fugitives Iced

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 35-year-old Bahamian national, listed as one of their nine `most wanted` fugitives by the Bahamas government, has been iced in Miami. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents and Broward County Sheriff`s Office detectives this week nabbed David St. Remy, who is wanted for murder in the Bahamas, in Miami Shores. ICE ...

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