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Malcolm Didn`t Listen When Big Tom Visited

Commentary By Henry J. Stern CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Back in January 2007, in the enthusiasm following Eliot Spitzer`s landslide victory in the race for governor, we picked up on a slogan that had been used by the Spitzer campaign – `Day One: Everything Changes.`  We continued to keep time in days for some months after ...

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Second Haitian Charged In Boat Tragedy

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. June 10, 2009: A second Haitian national has been charged with the deadly smuggling death last month. Jean Morange Nelson, 32, was charged on Tuesday in connection with the failed migrant smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of ten Haitian nationals on May 13, 2009. Specifically, Nelson was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy ...

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Former Belize PM Cleared Of Theft

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. June 10, 2009: Former Belize Prime Minister, Said Musa, has been cleared of pilfering charges. Musa was accused of stealing US$10 million in 2007 and ordered by Magistrate Earl Jones to face charges. But Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh on Monday ruled that Magistrate Jones erred in his decision. Conteh said the evidence was insufficient to ...

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Jamaican-Born, UK Mayor To Be Honored

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaican-born Mayor Sam King of Southwark, South London, is set to be honored by the Southwark Council. King, the Borough’s first black mayor, will be presented with a commemorative Blue Plaque. King is a founding member of the Windrush Foundation and was one of the driving forces behind the first Notting Hill Carnival ...

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Jamaica Government Loans More Money To Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaica`s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a multi-million US dollar loan guarantee to national carrier, Air Jamaica. The loan guarantees total just over US$101 million and was approved as working capital for the airline. The loan comes as the Bruce Golding administration readies the carrier for divestment.A comprehensive restructuring of the ailing ...

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CABA’s Gala Dinner Draws NJ Governor

By Allison Skeete CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 10, 2009: The Caribbean American Business Association of New Jersey hosted it annual gala dinner recently and the four-year-old not-for-profit organization showcased its clout by bringing out New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.  The governor attended the cocktail hour and engaged in conversations with the group of successful entrepreneurs of Caribbean ancestry ...

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What’s Up With Doha And The WTO?

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: What has happened to the Doha Round at the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the multilateral trade negotiation that was meant to encourage development through liberalising trade in goods and services? You would be forgiven for believing that the exchanges, begun in 2001 and all but stalled since July 2008, have ...

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Caribbean Governments Renew Caribbean Catastrophe Insurance

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. June 8, 2009: Sixteen Caribbean governments have renewed their Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance policies. The World Bank and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility offered the renewal at a 10 percent decrease in premium costs to help regional governments meet `premium obligations in this year of harder economic times.` The insurance pays out emergency cash to ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Rate Now Close To 80

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 8, 2009: Swine flu rate in the Caribbean is growing with the region recording its first death on Friday and the current rate now put at  78. Dominican Republic health officials reported a pregnant 17-year-old from Santo Domingo as the first victim of  AH1N1 flu virus. The death comes as the World Health Organization ...

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