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Caribbean Nations Make U.S. Report On Terrorism

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 1, 2009: Four Caribbean countries have been identified as potential transit points for terrorists by the U.S. government. The five are the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the CARICOM nation of Belize. They were all identified as areas of possible terror risks in the Western Hemisphere in the latest `Country Reports on Terrorism.` ...

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Caribbean Nations Makes U.S. Report On Terrorism

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 1, 2009: Four Caribbean countries have been identified as potential transit points for terrorists by the U.S. government. The five are the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the CARICOM nation of Belize. They were all identified as areas of possible terror risks in the Western Hemisphere in the latest `Country Reports on Terrorism.` ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader To Pursue Other Tests

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Guyana opposition leader, Robert Corbin, will remain in New York for now for further medical tests, CaribWorldNews has learnt. General Secretary of the Peoples National Congress Reform Party, Oscar Clarke, in an email response to CWNN Thursday, said the party head will remain in the U.S. for now, `and plans to pursue ...

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Trinidad Murder Rate Jumps Again

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. May 1, 2009: The murder rate in Trinidad and Tobago jumped past the 180 mark Thursday with the fatal stabbing of a 43-year-old man. Arthur Billy from Darneau Street in Gasparillo is the country’s 181st murder victim for 2009. Billy was reportedly stabbed to death following an altercation with another man at a city street. His ...

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Curacao Drug Traders Linked To Hizbullah

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Seventeen people in a drug ring with alleged links to Hizbullah have been nabbed in the island of Curacao. AFP reports indicate that cops from seven nations arrested the 17, who are linked to a drug chain that was financially supporting Hizbullah in the Middle East. `Large sums of drug money flooded ...

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Jamaica Increases Minimum Wage

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. May 1, 2009: Jamaica has increased its minimum wage by just over US$3 per week. Come May 11, the new minimum wage will be hiked from J$3,700 or over US$41 per week to J$4,070 or US$45 a week. Security Guards will see their wages increased from J$5,500 or just over US$61 per week to J$6,050 or ...

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Caribbean On High Alert As Swine Flu Cases Grow Globally

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Caribbean nations are on high alert even as the World Health Organization announced Thursday that cases from swine flu or influenza A (H1N1) infection had grown globally to 257 cases. While there has been no identifiable cases of swine flu in the Caribbean, the region is taking a proactive stance. In the ...

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Florida Funeral Home Under Investigation Over Dead Jamaican Migrant

CaribWorldNews, POLK COUNTY, FL, Fri. May 1, 2009: A Florida funeral home owner has been banned from embalming corpses because of the way he reportedly handled the body of a Jamaican immigrant. Lawrence Epps said he embalmed 75-year-old Jamaican immigrant Barrington Perrin, who died Dec. 22. But the state claims Epps did not embalm the body properly and allowed it ...

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Bolt Drops Out Of Kingston International

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. May 1, 2009: A day after he walked away largely unharmed from a car crash, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is dropping out of the Kingston International race. Bolt’s agent said Thursday the triple Olympian was skipping Saturday’s running of the international in Kingston as a precaution. Ricky Simms says his client will opt out ...

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Obama Administration Insists Cuba Must Make The Next Move

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 30, 2009: The U.S. State Department is insisting there is no plan to lift the Cuban embargo unless the current administration shows its serious about human rights. The comment comes on a day when Cuban President Raul decried the administration for `achieving only the minimum.` His reference was of course to the recent lifting of ...

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