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Guyana Opposition Claims Jagdeo Collusion With Drug Lords In Letter To Diplomats

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Aug. 6, 2009: The leader of Guyana`s main opposition party has written to CARICOM as well as several regional governments and international organizations to claim the current government is in ` collusion` with a self-confessed drug lord’. The People`s National Congress Reform, head, Robert H. O. Corbin, dispatched the letters this week, on the heels of ...

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Jamaican Pleads Guilty In `Operation Whose House`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: A Jamaican woman faces up to seven years in jail after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with `Operation Whose House.` Yvette Scott Patterson admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and one count of aggravated identity theft in connection with a mortgage ...

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Trinidad National Found Guilty In Green Card Scam

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: A 38-year-old Trinidad-born national could face a maximum of four years in jail after being convicted in a green card scam. Nazim (`Tony`) Hosein, of 106-43 95th Street in Ozone Park, Queens, yesterday pleaded guilty to defrauding five members of the Trinidad community in the South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill sections of ...

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The Resignation Of The Grenadian Attorney General And The Recent Cabinet Reshuffle

Commentary By Wendy Grenade CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: In Grenada and the Caribbean, it is not general practice for Prime Ministers to link their actions while in government to their campaign promises. Yet, this is exactly what Prime Minister Thomas did in the recent case involving his attorney general who used his office to plead on behalf ...

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Jamaica Records Third Swine Flu Death

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: Jamaica`s death toll from swine flu has climbed to three. The Ministry of Health reported that the latest case involved a patient who had underlying medical conditions, but gave no other details. The latest death comes as the overall number of confirmed cases of the H1-N1 virus in Jamaica totals 62. Jamaica, the ...

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British Retirees In Tobago Wounded In Machete Attack

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: A British couple living in Tobago were seriously wounded in a machete attack Monday, police on the island said. Cops say Peter Greene, 65, and his wife, Marion, 59, were attacked Saturday afternoon on the island and had to be airlifted to a regional medical center in Trinidad. Trinidad & Tobago`s Newsday reported ...

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Corruption, Criticism And Political Culture In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: One of the ironies of the post-1992 era is that the return of electoral democracy has been accompanied, some will say tarnished, by persistent charges of official corruption. The stunning charges being made in a US court and reported in the media of government facilitation of a notorious criminal enterprise pushes this issue ...

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Investigation Continues Into Fatal Crash Of Guyanese Man

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: Police in Nassau County, New York say they are still investigating a fatal jet ski crash that claimed the life of a Guyanese man and his young son, Saturday. Police say they are investigating the dock as well as the possibility of speeding on the part of Guyana-born, Jamaica, Queens resident, Roopnarine ...

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CARICOM And The Global Crisis

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: In a matter of days, a task force of five Caricom leaders will meet in Jamaica to discuss a regional approach to the global economic and financial crisis. The group – the third that the Caribbean has created on this issue – includes the President of Guyana and the Prime ...

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Jamaican Athletes Hearing For Today

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: The highly awaited hearings into the positive drug findings of five Jamaican athletes is now set for today. The hearing was postponed to today, from Saturday. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission`s nine-member disciplinary committee will hear from the athletes who allegedly tested for the banned substance. They will then forward the findings to the ...

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