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Caribbean Governments Issue Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: Several Caribbean governments on Monday issued national warnings about swine flu as the World Health Organization said the likelihood of a pandemic from the disease has increased. The WHO says there are 40 laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in the US, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada, two in the UK and ...

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Con Ed Investigation Continuing As Guyanese Family Mourn

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: The President and Chief Operating Officer of Con Edison says his company is continuing its investigation into a Floral Park, Queens explosion that killed a Guyana-born mother of two. The family of Ghanwatti Boodram, 40, is in mourning following her death in a house explosion Friday afternoon. Boodram, the mother of two ...

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That Summit Of The Americas

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. April 29, 2009:  Look closely at the official photograph taken at the start of the fifth summit of the Americas and it is hard to miss the symbolism. Compare it to the more formal official group photographs of the third and fourth summits and you cannot help escape the conclusion that a new ...

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Bravo Congresswoman Clarke

Commentary By Arthur Piccolo CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2008: It is nothing short of tantalizing that some hiding in the shadows have decided to attack Congressmember Clarke for recently introducing legislation in Congress to require that the 2010 Census form allow those of Caribbean heritage to properly identify themselves. A few malcontents have actually tried to label ...

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DR Nationals Jailed For Repeated Illegal Entry Attempts

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. April 29, 2009: Three nationals from the Dominican Republic will spend a total of 46 months in jail for repeated attempts to enter illegally into the United States. San Juan Federal District Court Judge Daniel Dominguez recently sentenced Alfredo Difo, from Nagua, to a 30-month prison term and a three year supervised release term ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader In U.S. Hospital

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: Guyana’s Opposition Leader and head of the Peoples National Congress Reform, Robert Corbin, is undergoing treatment in a U.S. hospital. Corbin, 61, was flown to the United States for further medical treatment, days after complaining of chest pains while driving on April 25th. Corbin`s illness comes at a time when he faces ...

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Former Caribbean American New York State Official Dead

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A former Deputy Commissioner of New York City and former acting Commissioner of Health of New York State whose roots traced back to Grenada is dead. Dr. Lorna Scott McBarnette died suddenly in New York on Tuesday, according to reports reaching CWNN. Grenada Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, remembered McBarnette, as someone who ...

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Feds Want Madoff`s Cayman Islands Assets Too

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: Self-confessed swindler, Bernie Madoff`s assets included a yacht in the Cayman Islands and now U.S. prosecutors want to forfeit that among other possessions. The Cayman Islands asset the federal government wants is named in court papers as `one Leopard 23M Sport Yacht known as Bull, Hull No. 27, approximately 23 meters long, ...

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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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