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Two Caribbean Ambassadors Credentialed At White House

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: Two new Caribbean ambassadors were among several others who were credentialed at the White House Thursday. New ambassador of Barbados to the U.S., John Beale and new Dominican Republic Ambassador, Roberto Saladin-Selin, were credentialed at a ceremony at the White House with President Obama Thursday. The others handing in their credentials to the ...

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McKeeva Bush Returns To Helm In The Cayman Islands

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Cayman, Fri. May 22, 2009: Former Leader of Government Business, McKeeva Bush, whose party lost the 2005 election, has returned to power in the Cayman Islands. Bush`s United Democratic Party on Thursday night proved the victor in the 2009 general election in the British dependent territory. The UPD won nine of the 15 seats in Wednesday’s vote. Bush ...

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Cuba`s Swine Flu Cases Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 22, 2009: Cuba’s swine flu cases increased on Thursday by one, according to latest figures released by the World Health Organization. The country now has four cases of the influenza A (H1N1). Cuba is the only Caribbean country to be afflicted to date with the disease. A 14-month-old Canadian boy has become the fourth ...

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Foreign Airlines Enter The Caribbean But Dismiss The Marketplace

Commentary By Robert Singh CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 22, 2009: Another foreign airline has reportedly begun flying to Jamaica without so much as an ad with any Caribbean media. JetBlue this week announced it will now have a direct route to Montego Bay, St. James and will add another Caribbean route from JFK to Barbados, beginning October 1. ...

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Canada Police Searching For Killer Of Jamaican Deejay

CaribWorldNews, CALGARY, Canada, Thurs. May 21, 2009: The search is on here in Calgary for the killer of a Jamaican-born deejay, who was stabbed to death following an altercation earlier this week. Calgary police say the dead man, known to friends as DJ Blacka Ranxx, got in to a fight with another man at the Penbrooke Meadows Community Association Monday ...

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Jamaica Director of Public Prosecutions To Investigate Erroneous Charter Plane Story

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. May 21, 2009: The Director of Public Prosecutions will have to determine whether criminal or disciplinary proceedings should be instituted in the case of a private plane arriving at the Norman Manley Airport on May 14th with large wads of cash, that turned out to be a hoax. That’s according to a report presented yesterday to ...

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Haitian Held Without Bail In Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian national and green card holder is being held without bail in the deadly migrant smuggling case of May 13th. Jimmy Metellus was remanded to jail yesterday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Vitunac and told he could possibly face the death penalty in the case that left 10 migrants dead. Metellus ...

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Guyanese To Face IRS Fraud Charges

CaribWorldNews, PORt-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A 66-year-old Guyanese man is set to face a conspiracy charge of attempting to defraud the U.S. government out of some two million dollars. Neville Solomon was this week ordered to be extradited from Trinidad and Tobago to the US after arriving there on May 1. Solomon agreed to the extradition request following ...

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Slavery And Indentureship

Commentary By Dr. Randy Persaud CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A debate is taking place in some quarters of the Guyana media as to whether slavery and indentureship were similar.  A `K. Misir, in a recent newspaper letter, argues that, `For all intents and purposes indentureship was a clever euphemism for slavery since labour became a commodity ...

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