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Usain Shatters Own Record One Year To The Date

CaribWorldNews, BERLIN, Germany, Mon. Aug. 17, 2009: One year to the day that he stunned the world at the Beijing Olympics, Jamaica`s sprint phenomenon has done it again to keep a strong hold on the title of world`s fastest man. Usain `Lightning` Bolt shattered his own 100-m World record of 9.69 yesterday in Berlin to set a new record of ...

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Advocates Want Haitian Detainees Released To Bury Tot

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 12, 2009: Advocates are pressing the Department of Homeland Security to release two Haitian parents, held in detention since May this year, to bury their  8-month-old daughter. FANM, Inc., a leading social-advocacy agency serving South Florida since 1991, want Chandeline Leonard, 32, and Lucsene Augustin, 26, released to bury their child, Luana. The baby was ...

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Stanford Investor Accounts To Stay Frozen

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Weds. Aug. 12, 2009: The accounts of some customers of accused Ponzi schemer, Sir R. Allen Stanford, will remain frozen, a Dallas Court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Appeals Court in Texas ruled that the assets will remain frozen while the court decides whether the customers principal and not just ill-gotten `interest` can be `clawed back` to repay ...

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Several Jamaican New Yorkers For City Council Honors

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 12, 2009: Eight Jamaican New Yorkers along with a top Jamaican-owned business will be honored today at City Hall.  The New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Christine Quinn, will host its annual Jamaican Independence Day Celebration at City Hall today, Wednesday, August 19. This year`s celebration- co-sponsored by New York City ...

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Trinidad`s Petroleum Company Sells Millions In Bonds

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 12, 2009: Trinidad & Tobago Petroleum Co. Ltd. has raised millions from its first dollar-denominated debt sale in two years. Petrotrin sold $850 million of 10-year dollar bonds, according to Bloomberg News. The money may be used to fund capital requirements and refinance debt, according to Bloomberg, quoting sources familiar with the offering. Petrotrin ...

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Golding Slams Standard And Poor`s Downgrade

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Aug. 12, 2009: The Standard & Poor`s rating agency has been criticized by Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding. The criticism comes just days after Standard & Poor`s cut Jamaica`s debt rating from B- to CCC+. But speaking on Tuesday, Prime Minister Golding said the rating agency`s move was unwarranted.He said there was `no chance` the nation ...

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Bahamas Murder Rate Jumps To 50

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: Bahamas` murder rate has jumped to 50 with the killing of a woman outside her relatives` house. Tagia Soles, according to police, a 29-year-old woman was visiting her homeland in the Seabreeze Estates area, in a white 2008 Honda Accord, accompanied by her three-month-old son and two girls ages 12 and 17 years ...

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Caribbean Hotels Thumped By Economic Recession – Report

CaribWorldNews, ATLANTA, GA, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: Tourist travel to the Caribbean decreased by some four percent in 2008 even as many regional hotels saw profits dip by 16 percent. That`s the word from PKF Hospitality Research, which on Monday, released its 2009 edition of `Caribbean Trends in the Hotel Industry.` `Even though Caribbean hotel managers were able to cut ...

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Obama Pushes Immigration Reform To Back Burner

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: Immigrants awaiting immigration reform to legalize their status in the U.S. will have to push their hopes into the New Year. President Obama, at a summit with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in Guadalajara, Mexico Monday, claimed he has `a pretty big stack of bills` to deal with currently and any immigration ...

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Broadening The Discourse Beyond The Boundary

Commentary By David Hinds CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: This commentary addresses three interrelated issues – Trinidad`s boycott of the WICB meeting and the secession calls coming from that country, the captaincy of the West Indies team and the importance of cricket beyond the boundary. My previous commentary was meant to push the discourse about the current impasse ...

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