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Asafa Powell May Skip Penn Relays

CaribWorldNews, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Fri. April 23, 2010, 5:31 p.m.: The world’s former fastest man, Jamaican Asafa Powell, is not likely to be in the starting line-up of the Jamaican 4×100-m men’s teams tomorrow. Sources tell CWNN that Powell has a toe injury that may prevent him from participating in the anticipated show-down between the Jamaican Yellow and Black teams and ...

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Guyanese-American Pre-Med Student Scores A Slam Dunk In Research

CaribWorldNews, FLUSHING, NY, April 19, 2010: A Guyanese-American Queens College student and top athlete finds himself on a different playing field these days – a research lab. Andrew Hillman, born to Guyanese parents in the U.S., had always excelled in sports. As a youngster he would spend much of his time shooting hoops on the basketball court, hitting baseballs out ...

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Life For Jamaican Migrant Who Killed Wife

CaribWorldNews, BALTIMORE, MD, Fri. April 23, 2010: A 49-year-old Jamaican migrant will have to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his wife. Claude Harrison was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for repeatedly stabbing his wife, Lamour Angela Harrison, 37, inside their apartment on the night of August 10, 2009. According to prosecutors, Harrison stabbed and ...

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Jamaican Charged With Murder Of Honorary British Consul

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. April 23, 2010: A 23-year-old Jamaican national has been charged with the 2009 slaying of a British honorary consul in Jamaica. Richard Ewan, a security guard from Montego Bay, was charged with the killing of John Terry Thursday.  Terry, 65, was found beaten and strangled in his home in northwestern Jamaica in early September, 2009. The ...

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Grenada And Trinidad Sign Maritime Treaty

By Lincoln Depradine CaribWorldNews, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. April 22, 2010: The leaders of Grenada and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago have signed a maritime treaty between the two countries as symbolic of their historical bonds of friendship. Prime Ministers Tillman Thomas of Grenada and Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago affixed their signatures to the treaty Wednesday ...

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U.S. Census Participation Rate Surpasses 2000 Mark

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 22, 2010: The number of Americans mailing back their 2010 Census forms has sneaked past the participation rate for 2000. USA Today reports indicate that so far, the participation rate for 2010 is at 71 percent, just one point below the 2000 Census rate. However, U.S. Census officials are optimistic that this number may increase, ...

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Jamaica Forecasted To Grow Little In 2010

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON DC, Thurs. April 22, 2010: The Jamaican economy is expected to grow very little or even contract in 2010. That`s the word from the World Bank. The Bank`s regional chief economist Augusto de la Torre made the prediction in an analysis of the Latin American and Caribbean region, released Wednesday. In his report `From Collapse To Recovery,` de ...

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Jamaican In NBA Draft

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 22, 2010: A Jamaican national is among the basketball players who have entered the NBA draft this year. Samardo Samuels, a sophomore and forward at Louisville University, will enter the draft  `to test the waters, ` his coach, Rick Pitino was quoted as saying. `He will not hire an agent and I will orchestrate ...

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Jamaican Named To Help In Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 22, 2010: A respected diplomat, academic and economist from Jamaica has been named by the United Nations to assist Guyana and Venezuela in resolving a long-standing border controversy. Norman Girvan was named to the post this week by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following a request from the two parties for a new personal representative ...

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