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Carib ID To Co-Host Philadelphia Census Briefing

CaribPR Wire, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. June 23, 2009:  The focus will shift to Census 2010 in Philadelphia this afternoon as CaribID joins the regional Census bureau and the Mayor`s Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs, for a census briefing. The briefing is aimed at highlighting the importance of the next census to the Caribbean and African communities. Today`s briefing will ...

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Boat Captain Jailed In Fatal Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. June 23, 2009: A 63-year-old Dominican boat captain will spend the next nine-and-a-half years in federal prison for the deadly 2008 smuggling of some 40 migrants. Crecencio Hernandez was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch on a charge of conspiring to encourage and induce illegal aliens to enter the United States without permission, resulting ...

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St. Vincent To Raise Financial Issue Of Dues At Whaling Commission

CaribWorldNews, MADEIRA, Portugal, Tues. June 23, 2009: Imagine belonging to a highly specialized international body and your country, a developing nation is forced to pay as much or even more than some of the world`s rich and prosperous states in Europe and elsewhere? Sounds absurd? Well, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the Caribbean`s lone whaling nation, thinks it`s wrong; dead ...

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Jamaica Swine Flu Rate Jumps To 19

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 23, 2009: The number of swine flu cases in Jamaica continues to grow with the confirmation Monday of five additional cases. The Ministry of Health yesterday said it detected the additional cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in the island, bringing the total to 19. The reported cases are located in the parishes of Kingston and ...

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Caribbean-Born Pol`s Former Chief Of Staff To Enter Guilty Plea

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 23, 2009: The Jamaican-born former chief of staff to New York City politician, Dr. Kendall Stewart, is set to enter a guilty plea this week, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Court documents accessed by CWNN show that Asquith Reid, Stewart`s former chief of staff, along with alleged co-conspirator and staffer, Joycinth `Sue` Anderson, are set to ...

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South Florida Lawmakers For Haiti Today

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 22, 2009: Republican and Democratic lawmakers are set to leave for Haiti this morning to discuss U.S policy towards Haiti. The bi-partisan delegation is being led by Congressman Kendrick Meek and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and will meet with Haitian President Rene Preval in the poverty-stricken country. Also set to make the trip are representatives Ileana ...

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Antigua Commission Suspends Head On Heels Of Indictment

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Mon. June 22, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s Financial Services Regulatory Commission moved to suspend its head formally Friday on the heels of the indictment of his indictment in the United States. The Commission insisted that Leroy King, who up until last Friday, was still the head of the body though he had been on a leave ...

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Accused Craigslist Killer Indicted For Murder Of Dominican-American

CaribWorldNews, BOSTON, MA, Mon. June 22, 2009: A 23-year-old medical student who became famous as the `Craigslist` killer, has been indicted with the April 14 fatal shooting and attempted robbery of a Dominican American woman. Philip Markoff was indicted late last week on seven counts of first-degree murder of Julissa Brisman, 25, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic. Markoff ...

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IDB Pitches In Swine Flu Funds As Caribbean Numbers Rise

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 22, 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $5 million grant for a program aimed at supporting prevention and control of the swine flu disease in the Caribbean and Latin America as the reported cases continue to rise in the region. The estimated numbers of A(H1N1) influenza cases in the Caribbean has been ...

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Bermuda`s Ewart Brown Survives No Confidence Vote

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mon. June 22, 2009: Bermuda`s parliament on Saturday rejected a resolution that called a no-confidence vote against Premier Ewart Brown. After lengthy debate, Brown survived the vote 22-11. Opposition lawmakers had made the move after accusing Brown of `autocratic` behavior for agreeing in secret with U.S. authorities to four Chinuese Uighur Muslim refugees, who were originally detained ...

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