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Trinidad AG Resignation Brings Calls For Finance Min. To Go

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The resignation of Trinidad and Tobago`s Attorney General, Bridgid Annisette-George, over a conflict of interest in the investigation into CLICO, has now brought calls for the country`s finance minister to also go. T and T`s opposition wants Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira to also call it quits, since it has been reported she owned ...

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Two Caribbean Ambassadors Slam Obama`s Off-Shore Clampdown Plan

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: Two Caribbean ambassadors on Wednesday came out swinging at U.S. President Barack Obama`s plan to clamp down on offshore American companies. Bahamas Ambassador to the U.S., Cornelius Smith, speaking at an Inter-American Dialogue event Wednesday was especially critical about aspects of Sen. Carl Levin`s  bill that would publish a list of tax-haven jurisdictions, ...

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Popular Haitian Priest Dead At 62

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Haitian rights advocate, Catholic Priest, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, is dead. Father Jean-Juste died Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Herald reports indicate. He was 62. He suffered a stroke recently, Ira Kurzban, the Miami attorney who represented Jean-Juste’s Haitian Refugee Center in several lawsuits against the U.S. government, was quoted as saying.  Last ...

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Two Million For Family Of Jamaican Migrant Who Died On Hospital Floor

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The family of the Jamaican migrant whose death on a Brooklyn hospital floor created global headlines, will get a US$2 million pay day. New York City`s  Health and Hospitals Corporation on Wednesday agreed to pay the family of Esmin Elizabeth Green, who collapsed and died at Kings County Hospital Center`s psychiatric ward in ...

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LIAT Loses Thousands of Dollars To Sickout

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHNS, Antigua, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Preliminary figures released by regional airline LIAT on Wednesday show that the carrier lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of sickout action by some flight crews on Friday, May 22. `The reports are still coming in, however, the data compiled so far show losses totaling close to EC$350,000.00,` Corporate ...

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DR National Nabbed For Allegedly Murdering `Husband`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: A national of the Dominican Republic accused of killing her husband in the Dominican Republic a year ago was last week nabbed at her Orlando-area home on administrative immigration charges. Wendy Maria Polanco Gonzalez, 37, was arrested on charges for overstaying her visa and for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. But ...

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OAS Working Group To Focus On A Resolution On Cuba

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States agreed Wednesday to create a working group to try to find a consensus text for an eventual resolution on Cuba. It was the last session of the Permanent Council before the OAS General Assembly. The working group will be open to all OAS Member ...

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Narco-Trafficking In The Caribbean

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews,  LONDON, England, Weds. May 27, 2009: Across the Caribbean, from Guyana to Belize, once peaceful and well ordered societies have become hosts to narcotics trafficking, money laundering, extortion, gun crime, kidnapping, robbery with violence, and more recently, those who would support acts of international terrorism. The growth has been exponential and no nation has been exempt, ...

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Belize-American Former State Rep. Indicted

CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Weds. May 27, 2009: Former state representative and New Orleans city councilwoman, Belize-American, Renee Gill Pratt, has been indicted on federal racketeering charges. Gill Pratt is accused along with members of the Jefferson political family in Louisiana, of operating a `criminal enterprise` that raided non-profit organizations created to help disadvantaged people.The indictment issued Friday incorporates Gill ...

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Puerto Rico Adds To Caribbean Swine Flu Cases

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. May 27, 2009: The Caribbean now has five cases of swine flu, with Puerto Rico confirming its first case this week. The U.S.-dependent, Caribbean territory said a 39-year-old man who had returned from a week-long eastern Caribbean cruise was its first case. The man confirmed he had been on a May 10-17 cruise. No ...

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