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CARICOM Govts. Must Negotiate More Rapidly

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. May 18, 2009: For much of the last week, European and Central American Ministers and trade negotiators have been in dialogue in Prague and Brussels. Their objective has been to achieve by July 10 an association agreement that will link the two regions politically, developmentally and through trade. Negotiations for a similar EU ...

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Guyanese Among Four Nabbed For Smuggling Humans

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Fri. May 15, 2009: A Guyanese woman, believed to be working with a band of human smugglers, has been busted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Savita Singh, 43, of St. Stephen was arrested this week along with Vaughn McLuskey, 71, of Fredericton and Ontario residents Mohammed Habib-Yusef, 53, and Ravindra Hariprasad, 36. RCMP officers say Singh along ...

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Haitian Migrant`s Asylum Hope Revived

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. May 15, 2009: A Haitian migrant`s hope of asylum in the U.S. was revived recently after a San Francisco Court ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in its judgment. The 9th Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco concluded that the BIA violated its own rules by engaging in fact finding, when it should ...

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Standford CIO Pleads Not Guilty

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. May 15, 2009: Former chief investment officer of the Stanford Group has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice. Laura Pendergest-Holt on Thursday said she was not guilty of one count of conspiring to obstruct a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the Houston-based Stanford Financial Group. The indictment accuses Pendergest-Holt of failing to tell the ...

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A Quality Of Voices

Commentary By Steinberg Henry CaribWorldNews, ATLANTA, GA, Fri. May 15 2009: Five years ago I was outside Walgreens on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton, Queens and met a Jamaican woman eager to share `The Word` with me. She carried those tracts containing summarized Biblical passages, words for the day, scriptural readings for those on the move etcetera. We spoke for a ...

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The Dismissed Caribbean American Marketplace – Part II

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 15, 2009: Jamaican marketer, Andrea Bullens, says she`s largely given up approaching major corporations and their agencies for advertising dollars, as she`s tired of being asked for numbers she does not have. Bullens` company is the sales outfit for CIN, the main Caribbean television platform in New York City. While CIN reaches millions weekly ...

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Barbados Credit Rating Could Be Downgraded

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 15, 2009: Ratings service, Moody`s may downgrade the credit ratings of the island of Barbados, reports indicate. Dow Jones reports on Thursday claimed the agency is reviewing its credit ratings on Barbados` foreign- and local-currency bonds to possibly downgrade the overall rating as government debt mounts. Moody`s senior analyst Alessandra Alecci was quoted as ...

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Husband Of Toni Braxton Impersonator Feeling The Pressure

CaribWorldNews, LAS VEGAS, NV, Fri. May 15, 2009: This Sunday will mark the sixth wedding anniversary of Raymond and Tina Johnson-Finn. But Johnson-Finn is hundreds of miles away in a Suriname jail and the stress is starting to weigh on Finn. Finn has been fighting to free his wife, who is accused of working with promoters to impersonate Toni Braxton ...

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Ten Dead Following Florida Boat Collapse

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Ten people were declared dead Wednesday after U.S. Coast Guards responded to a capsized migrant boat off the coast of Florida that is believed to be from Haiti and the Bahamas. US Coast Guard crews last night were continuing the search for more missing people after a vessel capsized about 15 miles ...

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Count Down Begins To U.S. Passport Rule

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 14, 2009: In some seventeen days, the much discussed U.S. passport rule will become official. That means that Caribbean and other Americans and legal residents returning to the U.S. from travel in the Caribbean, as well as Bermuda, Mexico and Canada, will be required to show a passport or other valid travel documents before being ...

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