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Dissed? – Obama Stays True To Tax Haven Crack Down Weeks After Caribbean Trip

CaribWorldNews,  NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 6, 2009: A former Caribbean ambassador is insisting President Barack Obama’s recent decision to enact into law, new provisions that would reduce offshore financial services’ attractiveness to US citizens will impact on the Caribbean and their financial services industry in distinctly harmful ways. Ambassador Lionel Hurst, former ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the ...

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Barbados PM Announces Immigration Amnesty

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. May 6, 2009: Forget U.S. immigration reform. Barbados is offering immigration reform of its own to CARICOM nationals.  Prime Minister David Thompson on Tuesday announced that Caribbean nationals living in the country illegally are being invited to become legal residents.  Thompson said that with effect from June 1, 2009, all undocumented CARICOM nationals who entered Barbados ...

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Cayman Financial Services Association Slams Back

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 6, 2009: The Cayman Islands Financial Services Association has slammed back at the Barack Obama administration, over claims that subsidiaries of U.S. corporations operating in Cayman are engaging in tax fraud. On Tuesday, Anthony Travers, chairman of the association, released an open letter to the U.s. President, insisting that it is erroneous to claim ...

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Killer Of Guyana Power Security Officer Remains On The Lam

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. May 6, 2009: The killer of the Chief Security Officer of the Guyana Power and Light company remains on the lam, even as officials of the company try to come to grips with his murder. Clifford Peters was gunned down by unidentified men Monday while supervising the removal of illegal electricity connections in the Lahama, Georgetown ...

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Depositions Taken In Trinidad-born, U.S. Veteran Murder Trial

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Weds. May 6, 2009: Defense dpositions in the case of Trinidad-born, U.S. Army veteran, Balram Maharaj`s murder trial began yesterday in Trinidad. Videotaped depositions of at least two defense witnesses in the trial were reportedly admitted into evidence and at least ten other witnesses are expected to give evidence, according to C news reports.Portions of the deposition ...

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Jamaican Migrant Engineers `Greener` Turf

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 6, 2009: A Jamaican-born civil engineer is being lauded for designing an environmentally-friendly synthetic golf turf. Charles Williams is the design and technical expert behind the newly launched, environmentally-friendly synthetic athletic turf, Golf Greens Fore U, a premier, made in the USA synthetic turf manufacturer. The New Jersey resident invented `performance roll` technology to ...

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Rihanna Makes First Public Appearance Since Brown Saga

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: Grammy-winning Barbadian star Rihanna, last night made her first public appearance since the February assault drama that erupted between her and Chris Brown. The sexy star, fresh from a Barbados vacation, hit the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala’s `The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion` event at the Metropolitan Museum of ...

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Concert Promoter Nabbed But American Impersonator Remains Jailed

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: A man accused of promoting a concert that touted a performance by Toni Braxton but who hired an impersonator instead, has been nabbed by police. After months on the lam, Suriname media reports say Angel Ventura has been arrested by cops on the island. His arrest comes as the American-born impersonator, hired ...

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Caribbean Clean Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: The number of cases of swine flu has grown past the one thousands mark but the Caribbean is luckily not on the list of nations with reported cases. The World Health Organization says as of late Monday, 21 countries have officially reported 1,085 cases of influenza A, the H1N1 infection or swine ...

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Caribbean Also Affected By Real Estate Downturn

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: The Caribbean real estate market is also taking a beating amid the continued global recession, reports indicate. International estate agency, Knight Frank, says sales of Caribbean second homes dropped 40 percent over the last six months. Prices also fell more than 20 percent. Experts say the region is also experiencing the same ...

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