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Obama Vows To Forge Ahead With Guantanamo Bay Closure

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: President Barack Obama says he intends forging ahead with plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next year. Speaking at the National Archives Thursday, the President said his administration is in the process of devising `clear, defensible and lawful standards` for inmates who cannot be prosecuted for past crimes ...

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U.S. Attorney General In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. May 22, 2009: The United States` first Caribbean American Attorney General, Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., returned to his roots in the Caribbean on Thursday. Holder arrived in Barbados for meetings with his Caribbean foreign counterparts on narco-trafficking, violent crime, gangs, and judicial and law enforcement technical assistance, among other topics. Today, Friday, May 22nd, the attorney ...

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Normal Caribbean Hurricane Season Forecast

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: Forecasters from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration say the 2009 hurricane season will be a `normal` one. At a news conference at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Thursday, scientists forecast anywhere from nine to 14 tropical storms to form in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. They ...

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Foreign Airlines Enter The Caribbean But Dismiss The Marketplace

Commentary By Robert Singh CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 22, 2009: Another foreign airline has reportedly begun flying to Jamaica without so much as an ad with any Caribbean media. JetBlue this week announced it will now have a direct route to Montego Bay, St. James and will add another Caribbean route from JFK to Barbados, beginning October 1. ...

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Canada Police Searching For Killer Of Jamaican Deejay

CaribWorldNews, CALGARY, Canada, Thurs. May 21, 2009: The search is on here in Calgary for the killer of a Jamaican-born deejay, who was stabbed to death following an altercation earlier this week. Calgary police say the dead man, known to friends as DJ Blacka Ranxx, got in to a fight with another man at the Penbrooke Meadows Community Association Monday ...

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Guyanese To Face IRS Fraud Charges

CaribWorldNews, PORt-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A 66-year-old Guyanese man is set to face a conspiracy charge of attempting to defraud the U.S. government out of some two million dollars. Neville Solomon was this week ordered to be extradited from Trinidad and Tobago to the US after arriving there on May 1. Solomon agreed to the extradition request following ...

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Jamaica Director of Public Prosecutions To Investigate Erroneous Charter Plane Story

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. May 21, 2009: The Director of Public Prosecutions will have to determine whether criminal or disciplinary proceedings should be instituted in the case of a private plane arriving at the Norman Manley Airport on May 14th with large wads of cash, that turned out to be a hoax. That’s according to a report presented yesterday to ...

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Haitian Held Without Bail In Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian national and green card holder is being held without bail in the deadly migrant smuggling case of May 13th. Jimmy Metellus was remanded to jail yesterday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac and told he could possibly face the death penalty in the case that left 10 migrants dead. Metellus ...

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Slavery And Indentureship

Commentary By Dr. Randy Persaud CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A debate is taking place in some quarters of the Guyana media as to whether slavery and indentureship were similar.  A `K. Misir, in a recent newspaper letter, argues that, `For all intents and purposes indentureship was a clever euphemism for slavery since labour became a commodity ...

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