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Swine Flu Sending Travelers Running From Mexico To The Caribbean?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: The current swine flu or influenza A(H1N1) infection scare may boost lagging tourism to the Caribbean, a travel poll claims. Research released by TripAdvisor.com, dubbed as a `popular and the largest travel community,` indicates  a significant shift in search activity for Caribbean hotels compared to Mexican hotels. A statement released by the ...

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Jesse Jackson Faces Lawsuit Over Trinidad Event

CaribWorldNews,  NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Rights activist and head of the Rainbow Push Coalition, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. has been slammed with a lawsuit for failing to honor a Trinidad speaking engagement. American Entertainment International, Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court against Jackson for $100,000.64. The civil suit claims Jackson knowingly reneged on ...

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Guyana: Linden Highway Claims Four More Lives

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. May 4, 2009: The families of four are in mourning after another fatal crash on the Linden –Soesdyke Highway left four dead Sunday. Dead according to Guyana Chronicle reports are traffic police rank Trevor Bramble of Tuschen; Candace Simon 26; her sister Ashanti Odelle Gomes 24; and a family friend, Selena Mohamed 21. Two others – ...

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Ride Natty Ride

Commentary By Carlyle McKetty CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 4, 2009: In 1972, when Chris Blackwell signed Bob Marley and the Wailers to his England based Island Records, he set in motion an odyssey that enhanced Jamaica’s visibility around the world and led to the founding of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music in New York in 2005. I still remember ...

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Accused Jamaican Hijacker Could Face 20 Years Jail Time

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. May 4, 2009: A 21-year-old Jamaican man, who tried to hijack a Canadian charter aircraft in Montego Bay last month, could face the next 20 years in jail if convicted. Stephen Fray, 21, was on Friday slapped with charges of robbery, assault and other offenses, police said. He is accused of holding passengers and crew captive ...

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Immigrant Advocates Make Legalization Plea In New York

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Over 1,000 immigrants and immigrant advocates turned President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan into a chant for immigration reform now, on Friday in New York City. The groups and immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia used May 1 to join with others across the country to chant `Sí se ...

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Caribbean Nations Make U.S. Report On Terrorism

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 1, 2009: Four Caribbean countries have been identified as potential transit points for terrorists by the U.S. government. The five are the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the CARICOM nation of Belize. They were all identified as areas of possible terror risks in the Western Hemisphere in the latest `Country Reports on Terrorism.` ...

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Curacao Drug Traders Linked To Hizbullah

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Seventeen people in a drug ring with alleged links to Hizbullah have been nabbed in the island of Curacao. AFP reports indicate that cops from seven nations arrested the 17, who are linked to a drug chain that was financially supporting Hizbullah in the Middle East. `Large sums of drug money flooded ...

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Jamaica Increases Minimum Wage

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. May 1, 2009: Jamaica has increased its minimum wage by just over US$3 per week. Come May 11, the new minimum wage will be hiked from J$3,700 or over US$41 per week to J$4,070 or US$45 a week. Security Guards will see their wages increased from J$5,500 or just over US$61 per week to J$6,050 or ...

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Caribbean On High Alert As Swine Flu Cases Grow Globally

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Caribbean nations are on high alert even as the World Health Organization announced Thursday that cases from swine flu or influenza A (H1N1) infection had grown globally to 257 cases. While there has been no identifiable cases of swine flu in the Caribbean, the region is taking a proactive stance. In the ...

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