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Jamaica Government Gets Mixed Reviews From Amnesty

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: Amnesty International is giving the Jamaican government`s efforts to tackle the country`s public security crisis mixed reviews. In a 32-page report titled `Public security reforms and human rights in Jamaica,` published on Tuesday, Amnesty International said that they have `finally` seen initiatives that might lead to real change in Jamaica. `The outlook ...

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Six Months Into Obama Administration And No TPS Yet For Haitians

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: President Barack Obama is six months into his presidency and a Haitian advocacy organization cannot help but wonder where is the Temporary Protected Status for desperate Haitians? Steven Forester, of Stop Deportations Now and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, says 28,000 Haitians with final orders of removal urgently need ...

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U.S. Virgin Islands` Economy Tops $19 Billion In Sales In 2007

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 22, 2009:  The 2,583 businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands` economy generated $19.5 billion in sales and employed 35,300 people, with $1.1 billion in annual payroll. That`s according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau`s 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Retail trade sales increased 15 ...

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LIME CEO Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, JA, Weds. July 23, 2009: The Chief Executive Officer of LIME Caribbean, formerly Cable and Wireless, is calling it quits. Richard Dodd, in a company statement, announced he will step down after just 18 months in the post. He will be replaced by David Shaw, LIME`s current chief operating officer. Dodd, according to the statement, `decided to step ...

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Several Jamaicans Get Fulbright Scholarships

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 22, 2009: Thirteen Jamaicans are among the 2009 Fulbright scholarship recipients. The U.S Embassy in Jamaica will today introduce the three Fulbright Graduate Student Program grantees, four Fulbright/LASPAU Faculty Development Program grantees, two Humphrey Fellows, and four Fulbright Research Scholars at a Kingston press conference.  The scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State`s ...

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Lawsuit By Stanford Victims Could Threaten Viability Of Antigua

By David Jessop It must be rare if not unique for a lawsuit to threaten the viability of a whole nation. Yet bizarrely that is what an US$8bn case launched against Antigua threatens to do. Notwithstanding, it also raises important long-term questions about whether the national and regional Caribbean financial regulatory environment, to say nothing of the probity of individuals, ...

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Haiti Bus Accident Claims Close To A Dozen Lives

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. July 21, 2009: Close to a dozen people are believed to be dead following a bus accident in southern Haiti Monday. Agence France Presses reports cited police sources as saying the accident occurred after midday on the country’s Highway Two yesterday. The bus was reportedly traveling down a hill towards the town of Petit-Goave when the ...

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Sir Allen`s Stanford’s Attorneys Appeal No Bail Ruling

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Tues. July 21, 2009: Texas financier Sir R. Allen Stanford has his attorney busy appealing Judge David Hittner`s `no bail` decision. Stanford’s attorneys yesterday filed an appeal with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, asking for Hittner`s decision to be overturned. Hittner recently revoked Stanford`s $500,000 bond and concluded that the Texan-born American ...

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OLINT Liquidator Claims Not Enough Assets To Match Investors Demands

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos, Tues. July 21, 2009: The liquidator appointed to oversee Olint TCI Corporation Limited says his initial findings indicate there are not enough assets to meet the claims of customers of Olint TCI. Joseph P. Connolly, the liquidator appointed to wind up the failed investment scheme, said Monday that there is no likelihood of an early ...

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`Sorry` Says Chris Brown On Beating Of Barbados` Rihanna

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. July 21, 2009: Months after he beat Bajan Grammy recording star Rihanna, singer Chris Brown has issued a public apology. Brown on Monday issued a video apology for assaulting Rihanna and pleaded for forgiveness from his fans for `inexcusable` behavior. `I wish I had the chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I ...

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