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Jamaica Registers Double Digit Decline In Remittance

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. July 14, 2009: Jamaica has registered a significant drop in money transfers or remittances to the island, a new World Bank report said Monday. The report, titled ` Outlook for Remittance Flows 2009-2011,` said the 2009 year-to-date period show Jamaica registering a whopping 17 percent decline in remittances, the biggest drop for any Latin American and ...

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Thirty Years Since Guyana-Based Priest`s Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. July 14, 2009: Today marks 30 years since the murder of British-born, Guyana-based Jesuit priest, Father Bernard Darke. Darke, then a photographer of the Guyana Catholic Standard was murdered by a mob as he took photos of a Working Peoples Alliance demonstration in Georgetown, Guyana against the then government of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham on July ...

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Antigua Sued By Stanford Investors

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Tues. July 14, 2009: Seven investors in the R. Allen Stanford company are suing the government of Antigua and Barbuda.   In a suit filed in a Houston Court Monday, the seven claim that the government of Antigua and Barbuda should pay them at least $8 billion in damages since the Caribbean nation helped the financier engineer ...

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Over Two Centuries After Hamilton`s Death Caribbean Americans Still Cannot Self-Identify

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 14, 2009: Two hundred and five years after the death of America`s greatest immigrant from the Caribbean, Alexander Hamilton, the Caribbean immigrant bloc remains unable to accurately self-identify on the U.S. Census form.   Despite Hamilton`s contribution in the 1700s and the historic contribution of hundreds of other Caribbean nationals to the history of ...

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Smugglers Who Held Cuban Nationals For Ransom Jailed

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. July 14, 2009: Five migrant smugglers from Miami will spend the next two and one-half to five years in federal prison for alien smuggling for ransom. Nelson Martinez Almeida, 27, Rudivaldo Mojena, 29, Juliet Toledo Duartes, 32, Ricardo Mojena Velazquez, 31, and Lazaro Martinez Munoz, 45, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck after ...

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St. Vincent Cops Placed On Leave In `Brutality` Case

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tues. July 14, 2009: Four cops in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were on Monday placed on administrative leave after being charged with using excessive force to restrain two teenage robbery suspects.   The four officers, two corporals and two constables, have been charged with assault and causing grievous bodily harm to two ...

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Jamaica Govt. To Swear In New Minister

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 13, 2009: The Bruce Golding administration in Jamaica is set to swear in a new member to its cabinet this week. Marlene Malahoo-Forte has been added as a senator and minister of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. She will be sworn in at Kings House on Wednesday, July 15th. Malahoo-Forte ...

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Boat Collapse Kills Six In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. July 13, 2009: Some six people are feared dead following a boat overturning in Haiti. The overloaded boat was reportedly en route from Anse a Pitre to the southern city of Jacmel when it overturned, news reports indicate.  Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of Haiti’s civil protection agency, said some 60 people had been aboard the boat when ...

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Bahamas Murder Victim`s Daughter Linked To Homicide?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 13, 2009: The 16-year-old daughter of a West Palm Beach woman killed in the Bahamas could be linked to the murder. Bahamas Press is reporting that 33-year-old Anna Garrison`s daughter, Madison Pugh, may be involved in the homicide. Garrison`s body was found last Saturday wrapped in a plastic bag and bedsheet and dumped by ...

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