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Six Customs Officers Fired In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: Six top customs officials in the South American nation of Guyana have been fired despite being cleared of a bribery claim. Revenue Authority director Kurshid Sattaur said Tuesday that six of the Customs and Excise officials` positions had become redundant and that their salaries were costing the agency $30,000 a month. The firing ...

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Four Caribbean Nations Make US` Major Drug List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Four Caribbean nations have made the US` latest list of `major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries.` The list is included in the latest U.S. international narcotics report, released by the U.S. State Department Monday. The four are The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. In The Bahamas, according to the U.S. ...

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Republicans Want Rangel Stripped Of Committee Chairmanship

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 1, 2010: A Texas Republican lawmaker intends to offer a resolution today to call for Congressman Charles Rangel of New York to be stripped of his Ways and Means chairmanship. Rep. John Carter said he hopes for a vote by mid-week, according to a statement by his spokesman to On Politics. The push comes just ...

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Canada`s Haiti-Born Governor General For Visit To Homeland

CaribWorldNews, OTTAWA, Canada, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Canada`s Haiti-born Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, will head to her native land for a visit next week. Governor General Jean is slated to visit Haiti next Monday for a two-day visit of the devastated country that was rocked by a powerful 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12th. Jean is scheduled to visit the capital ...

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Antigua Among Caribbean Nations To Make Major Money Laundering List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: The Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda is among six Caribbean nations to make this year’s `Major Money Laundering List.` The U.S. State Department on Monday listed the island, which was cast into the international spotlight last year as the U.S. Securities and Trades Commission charged former resident and knight, R. Allen Stanford, ...

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Caribbean Hindus Celebrate Phagwah

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Hindus across the Caribbean joined others around the world Monday to celebrate Phagwah or Holi. In Trinidad and Tobago, the celebration included the performance of a folk dance troupe from Mathura and the splashing of colored powder or abeer. Winston Dookeran, leader of the Congress of the People (COP), in a message, said ...

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Philadelphia African And Caribbean Complete Census Count Committees Host Census Awareness Weekend

CaribWorldNews, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: The Philadelphia African Complete Count Committee and The Philadelphia Caribbean Complete Count Committee  will host a `Census Awareness Weekend` from March 12th -14th, 2010.  The purpose of the event is to encourage the African and Caribbean communities to participate in the 2010 Census and to highlight the Mayor of Philadelphia`s Executive Order, concerning ...

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Rangel Calls Ethics Findings On Carib News Trips `Unfair`

  CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Feb. 27, 2010: New York Congressman Charlie Rangel has insisted The Ethics Committee`s findings that he wrongly accepted trips to the Caribbean from the Carib News Foundation is `unfair.`  Rangel called the committee`s report ill-considered, unprecedented, unfair and wrong on the facts and the law.  The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman also said he will not resign ...

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Puerto Rico Will Invalidate All Birth Certificates

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Mon. Mar. 1, 2010: Puerto Rico is slated to invalidate all birth certificates later this year. Associated Press reports indicate that the U.S. commonwealth will invalidate all birth certificates of people born there as of July 1. The move is to combat identity theft. As of July 1, all previously issued Puerto Rican birth certificates ...

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