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Jamaica: Some Teen Girls Have Multiple Sex Partners

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 3, 2009: Some fourteen-year-old girls in Jamaica have had up to six sexual partners, a new study claims. The study examining risky sexual behaviour of children under the age of 14 by the island`s Ministry of Health`s National HIV/STI Programme, made the startling claim this week. Dr. Kevin Harvey said the study of 3,000 school ...

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Virginia Group Asked For Info. On Carib News Event

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 3, 2009: A Virginia-based policy center says it has been asked by the House Ethics Committee to provide `documented violations of House Rules that prohibit corporate sponsorship of travel and hospitality` relating to the Carib News Foundation business conference in the Caribbean. The National Legal and Policy Center`s Peter Flaherty, said the organization has been ...

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High Level Of Undercount Among Afro-Caribbean New Yorkers

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 3, 2009: New York City planning officials on Tuesday admitted that there was a very high percentage of Afro-Caribbean New Yorkers who are undercounted mainly because they do not fill out the Census form. The disclosure came at a press briefing hosted by officials of the newly-created New York City Census department and the ...

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Is The White House Ignoring Caribbean Heritage Month?

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 2, 2009: President George Bush in 2006 signed Caribbean Heritage Month into law and each June since, it was marked at the White House. This June, however, the Barack Obama administration has yet to tell CaribWorldNews of its plans to honor Caribbean Americans this month. The many Caribbean nationals who voted for Obama, donated or ...

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Guyana`s Lady Guymine To Be Waked In New York

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, is set to be waked in New York this Thursday, a week after she passed away in the capital of her homeland. Born Monica Chopperfield, Lady Guymine, will be remembered at the wake planned for June 4th from 7 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Hall, 2806 ...

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Haitian To Stay Jailed Until Trial

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 1, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man, accused of piloting a boat used in a deadly smuggling attempt last month, will have to stay in jail without a hearing until his trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac ruled Friday that Jimmy Metellus will be held without bond after his public defender said Metellus had waived his ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Count Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 1, 2009: The number of swine flu cases in the Caribbean grew over the weekend, with Jamaica adding to the list. The Jamaica government on Saturday said the two imported cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been identified but quickly contained. The persons from St. Andrew and St. Catherine had reportedly traveled to New ...

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U.S. Passport Rule Becomes Effective Today

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 1, 2009: The much-touted U.S. passport rule becomes effective today. That means that Americans and legal residents returning to the U.S. from travel in the Caribbean, as well as Bermuda, Mexico and Canada, will be required to show a passport or other valid travel documents before being allowed back in to the country. This ...

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Regionalism And Unity in CARICOM

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 2, 2009: A little over a week ago, Sir Shridath Ramphal addressed some of those who will be the region`s future Ambassadors. His comments were framed in the context of Caribbean foreign policy. However, they also spoke to the future of regionalism in a Caribbean that, in the true meaning of the ...

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Fear Of Layoff Pushes Brooklynite To Follow Passion Into Own Business

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: For over 25 years, Josephine Jackson has worked for large retail companies and fashion designers as an interior designer. But with the current U.S. jobless rate growing, Jackson is turning her long-time passion for cooking into a back-up plan. Jackson recently launched Josephina’s Bakery to ensure that she has a back-up plan in ...

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