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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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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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Seven Convicted In Trinidad-Born Army Vet`s Death

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: Seven Trinidad nationals have been convicted in the 2005 kidnapping of a Trini-born, U.S. Army veteran. The seven – Wayne Pierre, Kevin Nixon, Christopher Sealey, Anderson Straker, Ricardo De Four, Zion Clarke, and Kevon Demerieux – were convicted on Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington after a 10-week jury trial. They had ...

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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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Another Jamaican Cop Shot Dead

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: A 56-year-old Jamaican cop was yesterday shot dead in rural Westmoreland, Jamaica. Police officials say Anthony Simpson was shot multiple times Sunday by three gunmen in Little London district of Westmoreland. He was off duty at the time of the killing. His adult son was also shot but hospitalized and was last night ...

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Trini Native Among Immigrant Detainees With Grouses

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: A 44-year-old Trinidad-born, mother of four, still remembers the torrid times she spent in several Florida detention facilities.Marlene Jaggernauth, 44, is among the detainees whose rights immigrant advocates say the U.S. federal government is violating. Jaggernauth was deemed deportable in 2003 and was picked up and torn away from her four children ...

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Sir Allen Replaces Attorney

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, TX., Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: Sir R. Allen Stanford, the flamboyant Texas financier accused of a $7 billion Ponzi fraud, has replaced his criminal attorney. Despite claiming he has no money for legal fees since his assets are frozen, Stanford replaced Dick DeGuerin, with attorneys from the Patton Boggs law firm, a statement from the law firm said. ...

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