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Trinidad Migrant Arrested For Killing Pedestrian

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A 38-year-old Trinidad migrant and veteran of the New York Corrections Department has been charged in the fatal death of a pedestrian. Police claim Damon Padmore, 38, a 12-year veteran of the New York state Corrections Department, struck and killed pedestrian Dorothea Wallace near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks ...

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Caribbean American To Lead Brooklyn`s 45th Council District

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 4, 2009: A second generation Caribbean national is set to take the reins of Brooklyn`s 45th councilmatic seat from Vincentian national Kendall Stewart. Jumaane Williams, a former community organizer turned politician, won the seat by a landslide last night as general elections were held across the state and the country. Williams, who suffers from ...

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Guyanese Cops Arrested For Torturing Teen

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: Two Guyanese cops have been arrested for allegedly torturing a teen suspect. Guyana Police Chief Henry Greene on Sunday said the unnamed cops were arrested on suspicion of dousing a 14-year-old murder suspect whose surname has been given as Thomas, with alcohol and setting him ablaze. The alleged torture occurred while the youth ...

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UK Caribbean Diaspora To Be Consulted Ahead of Commonwealth Meet

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, widely tipped to soon jump ship and become the Foreign Minister for the entire EC, has called in the UK Caribbean Diaspora for a special event this month. The social event and briefing is set for November 9th, two weeks before he heads to Port of Spain for ...

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UN Applauds End Of Travel Restrictions For People Living With HIV

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has congratulated United States President Barack Obama for lifting the travel ban to the U.S. for people living with HIV. Obama`s announcement late last week overturns a policy that had been in place since 1987, and it came as he signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension ...

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New Haitian PM Designated

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: A new prime minister has already been designated in Haiti just hours after the sacking of Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis. President Rene Preval has designated Haiti`s planning minister, Max Bellerive, as the next prime minister. The senate must now convene this week to ratify the process and decide if they will give Bellerive ...

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Jamaica Chamber Calls Bank Governor`s Resignation Unfortunate

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Nov. 2, 2009: The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce is speaking out over what the organization calls the `sudden resignation` of Jamaica’s central bank governor, Derrick Lattibeaudiere.  Latibeaudiere, who was leading negotiations with the IMF to obtain a $1.2 billion stand-by loan, resigned, Finance Minister Audley Shaw said Friday. No reason was given for the resignation of ...

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BVI Jury Convicts Rhode Island Man Of Murder

CaribWorldNews, ROAD TOWN, BVI, Fri. Oct. 30, 2009: A 53-year-old Rhode Island man was yesterday found guilty of murdering his wife in a 1999 dive in the British Virgin Islands. David Swain faces life in prison for killing his wife Shelley Tyre by shutting off the air supply on her scuba tank and tearing off her mask in an underwater ...

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Haitian PM Snubs Senate

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Oct. 30, 2009: Haitian Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis on Thursday refused to appear before the Haitian Senate, which had summoned her. Pierre-Louis` actions could mean a vote on her ouster since the 29 member Senate is already antsy over  the apparent misuse of US$197 million in recovery aide that was slated to help storm victims. The ...

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British Report Recommends Tax Changes For Territories

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 30, 2009: British-dependent Caribbean islands should consider introducing more taxes in order to shore up their economies.  That`s the word from a U.K. government-commissioned report led by Michael Foot, a former director of the Bank of England and published Thursday. In an overview of the economies of Britain`s Caribbean territories – Anguilla, Bermuda, the British ...

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