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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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Tale Of Bermuda Trip In Brooklyn Steppers Sex Scandal

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: A 31-year-old head of a famed marching band has been canned over accusations that he had sex with a teen student during a Bermuda trip. Tyrone Brown, head of the Brooklyn Steppers marching band, which performed at President Obama’s inauguration, has been fired after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with ...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Government In Immigration Case

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 5, 2009: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with the defense in an immigration identity-theft case that overturned a previous ruling. Supreme Court justices were unanimous in their 9-0 decision that federal prosecutors cannot also slap the crime of the identity theft on an undocumented immigrant. The justices ruled that the crime of identity ...

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Cops Caught Robbing Wildlife Smugglers In The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., May 5, 2009: Three police officers were arrested this week in Trinidad and Tobago for stealing more than one thousand protected animals from Venezuelan wildlife smugglers. According to reports, the accused officers caught two Venezuelan men smuggling a boat filled with protected wildlife species into Trinidad and Tobago. Rather than arresting the smugglers, the officers robbed ...

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Swine Flu Sending Travelers Running From Mexico To The Caribbean?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: The current swine flu or influenza A(H1N1) infection scare may boost lagging tourism to the Caribbean, a travel poll claims. Research released by TripAdvisor.com, dubbed as a `popular and the largest travel community,` indicates  a significant shift in search activity for Caribbean hotels compared to Mexican hotels. A statement released by the ...

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Immigrant Advocates Make Legalization Plea In New York

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Over 1,000 immigrants and immigrant advocates turned President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan into a chant for immigration reform now, on Friday in New York City. The groups and immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia used May 1 to join with others across the country to chant `Sí se ...

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Jesse Jackson Faces Lawsuit Over Trinidad Event

CaribWorldNews,  NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Rights activist and head of the Rainbow Push Coalition, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. has been slammed with a lawsuit for failing to honor a Trinidad speaking engagement. American Entertainment International, Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court against Jackson for $100,000.64. The civil suit claims Jackson knowingly reneged on ...

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Guyana: Linden Highway Claims Four More Lives

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. May 4, 2009: The families of four are in mourning after another fatal crash on the Linden –Soesdyke Highway left four dead Sunday. Dead according to Guyana Chronicle reports are traffic police rank Trevor Bramble of Tuschen; Candace Simon 26; her sister Ashanti Odelle Gomes 24; and a family friend, Selena Mohamed 21. Two others – ...

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Ride Natty Ride

Commentary By Carlyle McKetty CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 4, 2009: In 1972, when Chris Blackwell signed Bob Marley and the Wailers to his England based Island Records, he set in motion an odyssey that enhanced Jamaica’s visibility around the world and led to the founding of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music in New York in 2005. I still remember ...

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Accused Jamaican Hijacker Could Face 20 Years Jail Time

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. May 4, 2009: A 21-year-old Jamaican man, who tried to hijack a Canadian charter aircraft in Montego Bay last month, could face the next 20 years in jail if convicted. Stephen Fray, 21, was on Friday slapped with charges of robbery, assault and other offenses, police said. He is accused of holding passengers and crew captive ...

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