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Guyana: Ethnic Relations Commission Calls For Strengthened Efforts To End Racism

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: In a country descendants of slaves and indentured servants call home, the chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission wants a stronger effort by nationals to eradicate racial discrimination. Bishop Juan Edghill of the ERC on Friday called on Guyanese to pledge to strengthen efforts to end racism and to recognize the legitimate right ...

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U.S. Cardinal Supports End To Immigration Raids

CaribWorldNews, CHICAGO, IL, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The Catholic Church is again leaving no doubts as to where it stands on immigration reform. In a domination where many parishioners are Hispanic migrants, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday urged President Obama and the White House to end immigration raids that split up families. Cardinal Francis ...

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Former Haiti Pension Head Arrested

CARIBWORLDNEWS, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The former head of Haiti`s national pension fund has been arrested and jailed on money laundering charges. Radio Kiskeya was arrested at home Thursday and taken in handcuffs to Port-au-Prince’s National Penitentiary, Le Nouvelliste newspaper said. However, so far no court date has been set and prosecutors are not saying how much money ...

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Air Jamaica To Can `Love Bird` Meals, Champagne For Coach Passengers

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: For years, Jamaica`s national carrier set itself apart from other airline`s by offering meals and free champagne to economy class passengers. But come May 1, those perks of travel will be a thing of the past on the financially strapped carrier. In another cost cutting measure, officials on Friday announced Air Jamaica ...

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Canadian Woman Mugged In Barbados Dies From Wounds

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Mar. 19, 2009: A 60-year-old Canadian woman who was badly beaten during a mugging on a Barbados beach on Feb. 28 is now dead. Terry Schwarzfeld died Wednesday morning at Ottawa Civic Hospital where she was being treated for brain injuries sustained from the mugging. Schwarzfeld had recently been named president of the Canadian chapter of ...

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Stanford Victims Creates International Coalition

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Investors of the now seized Stanford Financial Group are uniting to fight for the recovery of billions of dollars. A group calling themselves the Stanford Victims Coalition, has been formed, according to a press statement sent Monday to CWNN. The group, which describes itself as an `international group of Stanford Financial Group ...

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Caribbean Sees Drop In Remittances

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Remittances to the Caribbean dropped by over five percent in the last three months of 2008, Inter-American Development Bank data showed Monday. A 2008 graph of remittance flows unveiled yesterday showed money transfers to the region turned negative in the last quarter of 2008 by almost six percent, a trend that was also ...

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Guyana President Swears In New Election Commish. Member

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has sworn in a new member of the Guyana Elections Commission. Charles Corbin was sworn in to the post Tuesday. Corbin possesses a Sociology Degree and a Masters in Organization Psychology, and has been practicing in organizational development. Corbin was a nominee to the Technical Monitoring Panel which represented ...

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Former Ambassador Named White House Adviser On Summit Of The Americas

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: A career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Zambia, Venezuela, and Mexico  has been named the White House adviser on the Summit of the Americas. President Barack Obama recently announced the appointment of Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow to the position, weeks ahead of the April 17-19 summit in Trinidad and Tobago. Davidow is slated ...

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Turks & Caicos: `Modern Day Colonialism` Says Misick Of Brits Plan

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick is lashing out at Britain over its plans to kick out the current island government following corruption findings. Misick called the plan `modern day colonialism` and has called on the Caribbean Community and a number of other international agencies to intervene. `This step by the ...

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