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Two Offers Received For Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Jamaica`s national carrier, Air Jamaica, could soon be sold to one of two interested parties. Jamaica Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Senator Don Wehby, has confirmed that two offers have been received for the privatization of the financially strapped carrier. Speaking at the inaugural Scotia DBG ...

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Beware Of Political Correctness

Commentary By Colin Rickards CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 14, 2009: It seems a sad commentary on public life that the Privy Council in Britain has found against the name of Trinidad and Tobago’s highest Order, The Trinity Cross on the grounds that it can offend non-Christian religious sensibilities. Did they even bother to consider that the very name ...

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Haitians Convicted In Sears Tower Attack Plot

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: Five Haitian and Haitian Americans were on Tuesday found guilty of plotting to blow up Chicago’s Sears Tower and bomb a FBI office in Miami in a terrorism attempt. Haitian-born ringleader, Narseal Batiste,alias, Brother Nas or Prince Manna, 35, was convicted of all four terrorism-related conspiracy counts, including plotting to provide material support ...

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IRS Slams Antigua Takeover Of Stanford Bank

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, Texas, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Internal Revenue Service says Antigua and Barbuda`s takeover of the Allen Stanford bank may prevent them from collecting millions owed in back taxes by the Texas-born financier. The IRS claims Stanford owes $227 million in back taxes and they want that money back. But the IRS is arguing that Antiguan liquidators have ...

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Dominican Republic Could Become 16th Member Of CARICOM

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Dominican Republic could become the newest members of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. The Caribbean nation has reportedly resubmitted its application to join the 15-member grouping, Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Kenneth Baugh, was quoted by Caribbean 360 as saying last weekend. `They have renewed their application so this is now under consideration. We ...

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Haitian To Be Deported In Baby Shaking Case

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: A 54-year-old Haitian woman has chosen to return to Haiti instead of serving further jail time in the U.S. in a baby shaking case. Nelly Rose Joseph, 54, originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison for the Jan. 23, 2003, death of 10-month-old Fierra Dorelus. But under ...

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Trinidadian Immigrant Makes Bid For Bronx, City Council Seat

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: A Trinidadian immigrant is making a bid for a city council seat in a Bronx, NY neighborhood that is fast becoming largely Caribbean in population. Krystal Serrano tells CWNN she is hoping to become the representative of her community in the Bronx`s 12th councilmatic district, which includes Baychester, Co-Op City, Edenwald, Wakefield and ...

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Jamaican Soldier Remembered In Film

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. May 13, 2009: The life of a Jamaican soldier, who joined Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II, has been eulogized in film. ‘A Charmed Life,’ a documentary about  Eddie Noble, is currently  being shown at venues in London and cities across the United Kingdom. The 64-minute film by Councilor Patrick Vernon, gives a strong ...

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Immigrants And The Census For CUNY TV Discussion

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Garry Pierre Pierre and the producers of Independent Sources, focus their attention on the importance of the 2010 Census tonight. CWNN publisher and CaribID founder, Felicia Persaud and the National Latino Policy Center`s Angelo Falcon are guests on the show, which will air live at 8:30 pm in New York tonight on ...

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Guyana President To Address UN Commission On Sustainable Development

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, is scheduled to meet with and address several groups at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development today. Jagdeo is set to address the third implementation cycle policy session and says he will use the occasion to highlight Guyana’s position on the forestry sector and climate change. `I ...

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