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Man Charged With Wife`s Killing In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 13, 2009: The ex-husband of a Maryland woman has been charged with her murder in the South American nation of Guyana. Police in Guyana charged Cobina Barker, aka Alex Barker, with murder on Friday, saying he killed his ex-wife Roselaine Hall and buried her in a shallow grave. Hall moved to Guyana in 2004 to ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Deaths Increase

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 13, 2009: Deaths from swine flu in the Caribbean have jumped to four, with the latest occurring in Jamaica. The island recorded its second death Friday, health officials said, as the total number of reported cases jumped from 32 to 39. The latest victim of the disease also died at the University Hospital. The ...

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Jamaican Could Get Life For Drug Charge

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Mon. July 13, 2009: A 46-year-old Jamaican could spend the rest of his life in prison on drug distribution and firearms charges. Trevorton St. Aubin Facey faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison after being convicted Friday for possessing a firearm and ammunition as an illegal alien, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it ...

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Over 1,300 Caribbean Nationals Granted Asylum Status In 2008

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: Some 1,342 Caribbean nationals were granted asylum status in the U.S. last year, according to a CWNN analysis of recent data released by the Department of Homeland Security. Nationals of only three Caribbean nations were approved for asylum status compared to only one for refugee status. Haiti led the region with 1,237 ...

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Pelosi Says No To Michael Jackson Honor

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 10, 2009: Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has shut down a resolution honoring the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Lawmakers are free to use House speeches `to express their sympathy or their praise any time that they wish,` said Pelosi, D-Calif. `I don`t think it`s necessary for us to have a resolution.` Rep. Sheila ...

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Election Boundaries In St. Kitts Now An Issue

CaribWorldNews,  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. July 10, 2009: A hearing in the election Boundaries Commission Report injunction, filed by the opposition in St. Kitts, has been adjourned until next Monday.  The injunction filed by Shawn Richards, of the Opposition People`s Action Movement, temporarily calls for the Parliament to be stopped from acting on recommendations of the Boundaries Commission. The PAM ...

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Bahamas: Man Arrested After Body Of Missing American Woman Turns Up

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Fri. July 10, 2009: A 22-year-old Bahamian man could be charged with the murder of an American woman whose decomposed body was found last weekend, Bahamian police said. TZindell McKinney was arrested and charged yesterday with killing Anna Michelle Garrison, 33, who split time between the Bahamas and West Palm Beach, said Assistant Commissioner Raymond Gibson of ...

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Wreath Laying To Remember Greatest Caribbean Immigrant

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: The 205th death anniversary of the late, great Caribbean immigrant, Alexander Hamilton, will once again be marked by a wreath laying ceremony on Monday. As it has done for the past three years, CaribWorldNews and the Bowling Green Association will remember the Nevis-born Hamilton with a wreath laying at his gravesite at ...

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Reggaeton Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: You can now look up `Reggaeton` in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.The popular music of Latino origin that combines rap with reggae, was added among more than 100 entries to the latest edition of Merriam-Webster Inc.`s Collegiate Dictionary. Reggaeton became popular with Latin American youth in the early 1990s. After its mainstream exposure in ...

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New York Philharmonic For Cuba

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: The New York Philharmonic may perform in Cuba later this year. The New York Times reports that orchestra president, Zarin Mehta, and other top officials of the organization are set to travel to Cuba today to look at possible concert halls and hotels. The Philharmonic has received licenses to travel there, in ...

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