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Guyanese American Democratic Conference Leader Takes On Bloomberg

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 18, 2009: New York State`s newly-elected Senate Democratic Conference Leader, Guyanese-American, John Sampson`s first act of defiance is against the city`s billionaire mayor. Sampson yesterday said he still wants to dilute Mayor Bloomberg`s hold on the school system of the city as he has proposed in his Senate bill that`s up in the air ...

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The View From Europe

By David Jessop From time to time, leaders from the financial services industry are invited by a well known intermediary to brief Prime Ministers and key ministers from the Caribbean.  Those present might include the heads of banks, credit rating agencies, hedge funds or the regulatory authorities who share their views on market trends or the overall economic outlook world ...

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Jamaican Nabbed In Rhode Island With Ganja

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Weds. June 17, 2009: Police in Rhode Island have arrested a 31-year-old Jamaican migrant with over 50 pounds of ganja. Orville G. Watson, of 119 Alger Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island has been arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, possession of a stolen firearm, ...

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Popular Guyana-Born Hindu Priest To Be Buried Tomorrow

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. June 17, 2009: A popular Guyana-born Hindu priest, who passed away on Monday following a brief illness, will be laid to rest tomorrow, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Pandit Prakash Gossai, a former special assistant to Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, will be cremated on Thursday, June 18th, following a service at the Bhuvaneshwar Mandir at 86-06 101 Avenue ...

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White House Cans Meetings On Immigration

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 17, 2009: Despite much talk in recent months of comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama and the White House seem to be fast pushing the hot button issue onto the back burner. Reports indicate that two meetings on the issue have so far been canned by the White House. A meeting scheduled originally for today ...

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Several Caribbean Nations Make Trafficking In Persons Report

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 17, 2009: In Suriname, Guyanese women and girls are forced into street prostitution and are trafficked into the sex trade near both legal and illegal gold mining camps in the Amazon jungle. That`s just one of the issues highlighted in the US` latest report on trafficking in persons, which said several Caribbean nations still are ...

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Weep For Nevis

Commentary By Arthur Piccolo CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 17, 2009: It seems our earlier comments about Premier Parry`s recent trip to New York City caused quite a stir back on the Island. Well here comes the hurricane. SHAME on Mr. Parry and those on Nevis who think like him. Let`s pray among the 12,000 residents of this small, ...

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Bill Clinton Takes Up His Job As U.N. Envoy

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 16, 209: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Monday reported for duty as the U.N. envoy to Haiti and laid out his vision to advance development in the small and impoverished Caribbean nation. Stressing that, more than ever before, the country has the opportunity to advance, Clinton said, `Haiti, not withstanding the total devastation ...

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Allen Stanford Office Furnishings On Sale

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. June 16, 2009: Quality office furnishings that once decorated the Miami office of financier, Allen Stanford, are now on sale. AMC Liquidators of Miami says it has begun the liquidation of  `24 tractor trailer loads of top of the line office and home furnishings` from the Stanford office. The offerings include several top of the line ...

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Obama Commends Bermuda For Taking Guantanamo Detainees

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 16, 2009: President Barack Obama on Monday publicly thanked the Bermuda government for its decision to accept four Chinese Muslim refugees previously detained at Guantanamo Bay. His comments came during a press availability with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy, who has also agreed to accept three specific detainees. `I have to say, by the way, ...

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