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Guyana President`s Libel Case Set For August Hearing

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. July 16, 2010:A hearing in the libel case filed by the President of Guyana against one of the country`s three private newspapers,  is set for August 5th. Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo is suing the Kaieteur News newspaper for libel and is seeking more than US$48,550 or GUY$10 million in damages. Jagdeo claims in the suit that ...

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Law Firm Lobbying For Jamaica Ruling Party Remembers It Was Paid More

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 15, 2010: The D.C. law firm that was hired by the ruling Jamaica Labor Party government about the `extradition treaty process requirements` has suddenly remembered it was paid more than the amount previously disclosed. Am Law Daily cites a new 24-page supplemental filing by the law firm of  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips with the Justice ...

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New Study Dispels Notion Of Higher Prevalence Of AIDS Among Haitian Immigrants

CaribWorldNews, Cambridge, MA, Thurs. July 15, 2010: A new study published has found that the AIDS rate among Haitian immigrants in the United States is similar to the rate for African-Americans, challenging previous notions that Haitian immigrants have a higher prevalence of AIDS than all other groups. The study, titled `HIV among Haitian-born persons in the United States, 1985-2007,` is ...

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`Barefoot Bandit` Jailed In Miami

`CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 15, 2010: The now infamous `Barefoot Bandit,` was yesterday ordered held in a Miami jail as he tries to determine legal representation. Colton Harris-Moore, 19, made his first appearance in a U.S. Court in Miami Wednesday, a day after he was deported from the Bahamas where he was nabbed Sunday. Harris-Moore, 19, told U.S. Magistrate ...

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Guyana President Sells Property For Over Half Million US Dollars

By John Mair In Guyana CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. July 14, 2010: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has sold his Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara property for a whopping US$600,000. The property was sold to Guyana`s Honorary Consul to Trinidad and Tobago Ernie Ross, the President`s lawyer confirmed yesterday. In a statement prompted by `inquiries from various press outfits` and `to avoid ...

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Cancer Claims Life Of Caribbean Professor

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Weds. July 14, 2010: Cancer has claimed the life of Professor of Economics at the University of the West Indies in Port of Spain, Dennis Pantin. The economist, commentator and UWI professor died on Tuesday months after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Professor Pantin was Coordinator of the Sustainable Economic Development Unit (SEDU), based within the ...

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Obama Picks Ambassador To Panama

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 14, 2010: President Barack Obama has named a new ambassador to the Republic of Panama. Virginia-born Phyllis Marie Powers, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and Class of Minister-Counselor, has been named as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Central American nation. The appointment now must be confirmed by the senate.   …

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Needs Of Haiti`s Quake Survivors Still Immense – UN

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Weds. July 14, 2010: The humanitarian needs of Haiti`s quake survivors are still immense six months after the earthquake of January 12th, United Nations agencies and their partners said this week. In a report released Monday, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making of key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners, insisted ...

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U.S. Welcomes Cuba`s Release Of Prisoners

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 14, 2010: The United States has welcomed the release of seven prisoners by the Raul Castro administration of Cuba. Philip J. Crowley, a State Department spokesman on Tuesday said the U.S. sees the release `as a positive development.` `We welcome the release of seven political prisoners by the government of Cuba and the announcement by ...

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Trinidad PM Urges Investment In Miami Speech

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. July 14, 2010: Newly-elected Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, used a business luncheon in Fort Lauderdale, Miami this week to call for investors in the twin-island Republic. Fresh from her first appearance at a CARICOM heads of government meeting, PM Persad-Bissessar urged for a joining of forces `to impact in a sustainable way ...

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