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Barbados PM Announces Immigration Amnesty

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. May 6, 2009: Forget U.S. immigration reform. Barbados is offering immigration reform of its own to CARICOM nationals.  Prime Minister David Thompson on Tuesday announced that Caribbean nationals living in the country illegally are being invited to become legal residents.  Thompson said that with effect from June 1, 2009, all undocumented CARICOM nationals who entered Barbados ...

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Killer Of Guyana Power Security Officer Remains On The Lam

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. May 6, 2009: The killer of the Chief Security Officer of the Guyana Power and Light company remains on the lam, even as officials of the company try to come to grips with his murder. Clifford Peters was gunned down by unidentified men Monday while supervising the removal of illegal electricity connections in the Lahama, Georgetown ...

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Jamaican Migrant Engineers `Greener` Turf

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 6, 2009: A Jamaican-born civil engineer is being lauded for designing an environmentally-friendly synthetic golf turf. Charles Williams is the design and technical expert behind the newly launched, environmentally-friendly synthetic athletic turf, Golf Greens Fore U, a premier, made in the USA synthetic turf manufacturer. The New Jersey resident invented `performance roll` technology to ...

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Rihanna Makes First Public Appearance Since Brown Saga

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: Grammy-winning Barbadian star Rihanna, last night made her first public appearance since the February assault drama that erupted between her and Chris Brown. The sexy star, fresh from a Barbados vacation, hit the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala’s `The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion` event at the Metropolitan Museum of ...

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Concert Promoter Nabbed But American Impersonator Remains Jailed

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: A man accused of promoting a concert that touted a performance by Toni Braxton but who hired an impersonator instead, has been nabbed by police. After months on the lam, Suriname media reports say Angel Ventura has been arrested by cops on the island. His arrest comes as the American-born impersonator, hired ...

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Caribbean Clean Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: The number of cases of swine flu has grown past the one thousands mark but the Caribbean is luckily not on the list of nations with reported cases. The World Health Organization says as of late Monday, 21 countries have officially reported 1,085 cases of influenza A, the H1N1 infection or swine ...

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Caribbean Also Affected By Real Estate Downturn

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: The Caribbean real estate market is also taking a beating amid the continued global recession, reports indicate. International estate agency, Knight Frank, says sales of Caribbean second homes dropped 40 percent over the last six months. Prices also fell more than 20 percent. Experts say the region is also experiencing the same ...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Government In Immigration Case

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 5, 2009: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with the defense in an immigration identity-theft case that overturned a previous ruling. Supreme Court justices were unanimous in their 9-0 decision that federal prosecutors cannot also slap the crime of the identity theft on an undocumented immigrant. The justices ruled that the crime of identity ...

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Tale Of Bermuda Trip In Brooklyn Steppers Sex Scandal

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: A 31-year-old head of a famed marching band has been canned over accusations that he had sex with a teen student during a Bermuda trip. Tyrone Brown, head of the Brooklyn Steppers marching band, which performed at President Obama’s inauguration, has been fired after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with ...

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Cops Caught Robbing Wildlife Smugglers In The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., May 5, 2009: Three police officers were arrested this week in Trinidad and Tobago for stealing more than one thousand protected animals from Venezuelan wildlife smugglers. According to reports, the accused officers caught two Venezuelan men smuggling a boat filled with protected wildlife species into Trinidad and Tobago. Rather than arresting the smugglers, the officers robbed ...

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