Jamaican Migrant To Stay Jailed For Now

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CaribWorldNews, CALGARY, Canada, Fri. June 12, 2009: A 25-year-old Jamaican was ordered to stay in jail until he is deported this week by the Immigration and Refugee Board. Leaford Lewin is set to be deported back to the homeland he left behind at age four after serving jail time in […]

Political Rumble For Brooklyn This Saturday

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 12, 2009: A popular Caribbean television program will this weekend host a political rumble for the candidates seeking election in the 45th councilmatic seat in Brooklyn, NY.  Whatz Up TV, one of New York City`s more popular Caribbean television programs is bringing politics to […]

CaribID Kicks Off Census PSA Campaign

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CaribPRWire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 12, 2009: CaribID, the movement to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted and their own category on the U.S. Census form, has kicked off its own multi-media PSA campaign to encourage Caribbean Americans to participate in the 2010 Census. The radio commercials began running on […]

Jamaica Swine Flu Rate Jumps Again

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. June 12, 2009: Jamaica`s swine flu rate has again jumped, this time to 11. The Jamaica Ministry of Health’s surveillance system said yesterday it detected another confirmed case of Influenza A (H1N1) in the island on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Confirmatory testing was done at the […]

Caribbean American Heritage Month

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By Congresswoman Yvette Clarke CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 12, 2009: As a second generation Caribbean- American, American by birth, Caribbean by parentage,   I am proud to join in the celebration of National Caribbean Heritage Month.   Since the passage of the Caribbean-American heritage month resolution that was authored by […]

NY Senate Leader With Caribbean Roots VowTo Fight Coup

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Democratic New York State Senator, Malcolm Smith, whose roots trace back to Jamaica, was elected to a two year term pursuant to a resolution passed by a majority of senators in January 2009. But this week, Republican senators seized control of the […]

Jamaica Reports Three More Cases Of Swine Flu

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 11, 2009: The Jamaican government on Wednesday increased its swine flu count to 10, reporting three additional cases. The Ministry of Health yesterday said its surveillance system detected and confirmed another three cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in the island on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. […]

Barbados` Credit Rating Downgraded

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Barbados` credit rating was on Wednesday downgraded from BBB-plus to BBB by Standard & Poor`s Ratings Services. The outlook on the new rating is stable, as the agency expects the government to tighten its fiscal accounts as of 2010 when the economy […]

UN Human Rights Expert Condemns Child `Slavery` In Haiti

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Thousands of Haitian unpaid child laborers are trapped in a `modern form of slavery,` an independent United Nations human rights expert said Wednesday. Gulnara Shahinian, the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in The Office for the High Commissioner for Human […]