Popular Haitian Priest Dead At 62

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Haitian rights advocate, Catholic Priest, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, is dead. Father Jean-Juste died Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Herald reports indicate. He was 62. He suffered a stroke recently, Ira Kurzban, the Miami attorney who represented Jean-Juste’s Haitian Refugee Center in several […]

Two Caribbean Ambassadors Slam Obama`s Off-Shore Clampdown Plan

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: Two Caribbean ambassadors on Wednesday came out swinging at U.S. President Barack Obama`s plan to clamp down on offshore American companies. Bahamas Ambassador to the U.S., Cornelius Smith, speaking at an Inter-American Dialogue event Wednesday was especially critical about aspects of Sen. Carl […]

Trinidad AG Resignation Brings Calls For Finance Min. To Go

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CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The resignation of Trinidad and Tobago`s Attorney General, Bridgid Annisette-George, over a conflict of interest in the investigation into CLICO, has now brought calls for the country`s finance minister to also go. T and T`s opposition wants Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira to also […]

DR National Nabbed For Allegedly Murdering `Husband`

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: A national of the Dominican Republic accused of killing her husband in the Dominican Republic a year ago was last week nabbed at her Orlando-area home on administrative immigration charges. Wendy Maria Polanco Gonzalez, 37, was arrested on charges for overstaying her visa […]

LIAT Loses Thousands of Dollars To Sickout

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CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHNS, Antigua, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Preliminary figures released by regional airline LIAT on Wednesday show that the carrier lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of sickout action by some flight crews on Friday, May 22. `The reports are still coming in, however, the data […]

OAS Working Group To Focus On A Resolution On Cuba

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States agreed Wednesday to create a working group to try to find a consensus text for an eventual resolution on Cuba. It was the last session of the Permanent Council before the OAS General Assembly. […]

Guyana Turns 43

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 27, 2009: For the third consecutive year, the Guyana flag was raised over New York City to mark the country`s 43rd anniversary of independence from Britain. The Bowling Green Association of New York and the Committee to Celebrate Guyana raised the flag on Tuesday […]

Jamaicans Nabbed On Outstanding Drug Charge

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CaribWorldNews, ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y., Weds. May 27, 2009: Two Jamaicans suspected of operating a 2005 drug ring have been extradited back to the United States after being arrested in Jamaica. US Marshals say Tonya Brown, 35 and David Stewart, 34 were both brought back to answer charges of conspiracy to […]

Puerto Rico Adds To Caribbean Swine Flu Cases

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CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. May 27, 2009: The Caribbean now has five cases of swine flu, with Puerto Rico confirming its first case this week. The U.S.-dependent, Caribbean territory said a 39-year-old man who had returned from a week-long eastern Caribbean cruise was its first case. The man […]