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Guyana Prez. Says Perpetrators Of Ministry Fire Confessed

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. July 30, 2009: Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, says `the perpetrators` of a fire that razed the Ministry of Health have confessed to the alleged crime. Jagdeo made the disclosure to the media Wednesday, two days after Clayton Westford, 19, an office assistant of 7 West La Penitence and 21-year-old Tedena Bagot, a pork-knocker of 32 Second ...

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St. Kitts PM Accuses Barbados, Trinidad MP`s Of Being Opposition Attackers

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 30, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has accused the leader of the opposition in Barbados and the deputy political leader of the opposition of Trinidad and Tobago of being attackers for the opposition. `It is interesting to note that their (the opposition People`s Action Movement) attack is ...

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St. Lucia Looks To Its Diaspora

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: St. Lucia is set to meet with its Diaspora in New York next Thursday. The Office of St. Lucia`s Prime Minister is encouraging St. Lucians in the Diaspora to become more involved in the development of their 30 year-old nation. Dr. June Soomer, St. Lucia`s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with responsibility for ...

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Several Jamaicans Get Fulbright Scholarships

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 22, 2009: Thirteen Jamaicans are among the 2009 Fulbright scholarship recipients. The U.S Embassy in Jamaica will today introduce the three Fulbright Graduate Student Program grantees, four Fulbright/LASPAU Faculty Development Program grantees, two Humphrey Fellows, and four Fulbright Research Scholars at a Kingston press conference.  The scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State`s ...

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LIME CEO Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, JA, Weds. July 23, 2009: The Chief Executive Officer of LIME Caribbean, formerly Cable and Wireless, is calling it quits. Richard Dodd, in a company statement, announced he will step down after just 18 months in the post. He will be replaced by David Shaw, LIME`s current chief operating officer. Dodd, according to the statement, `decided to step ...

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U.S. Virgin Islands` Economy Tops $19 Billion In Sales In 2007

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 22, 2009:  The 2,583 businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands` economy generated $19.5 billion in sales and employed 35,300 people, with $1.1 billion in annual payroll. That`s according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau`s 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Retail trade sales increased 15 ...

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Jamaica Government Gets Mixed Reviews From Amnesty

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: Amnesty International is giving the Jamaican government`s efforts to tackle the country`s public security crisis mixed reviews. In a 32-page report titled `Public security reforms and human rights in Jamaica,` published on Tuesday, Amnesty International said that they have `finally` seen initiatives that might lead to real change in Jamaica. `The outlook ...

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Six Months Into Obama Administration And No TPS Yet For Haitians

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: President Barack Obama is six months into his presidency and a Haitian advocacy organization cannot help but wonder where is the Temporary Protected Status for desperate Haitians? Steven Forester, of Stop Deportations Now and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, says 28,000 Haitians with final orders of removal urgently need ...

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Lawsuit By Stanford Victims Could Threaten Viability Of Antigua

By David Jessop It must be rare if not unique for a lawsuit to threaten the viability of a whole nation. Yet bizarrely that is what an US$8bn case launched against Antigua threatens to do. Notwithstanding, it also raises important long-term questions about whether the national and regional Caribbean financial regulatory environment, to say nothing of the probity of individuals, ...

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Haiti Bus Accident Claims Close To A Dozen Lives

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. July 21, 2009: Close to a dozen people are believed to be dead following a bus accident in southern Haiti Monday. Agence France Presses reports cited police sources as saying the accident occurred after midday on the country’s Highway Two yesterday. The bus was reportedly traveling down a hill towards the town of Petit-Goave when the ...

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