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Smugglers Who Held Cuban Nationals For Ransom Jailed

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. July 14, 2009: Five migrant smugglers from Miami will spend the next two and one-half to five years in federal prison for alien smuggling for ransom. Nelson Martinez Almeida, 27, Rudivaldo Mojena, 29, Juliet Toledo Duartes, 32, Ricardo Mojena Velazquez, 31, and Lazaro Martinez Munoz, 45, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck after ...

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St. Vincent Cops Placed On Leave In `Brutality` Case

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tues. July 14, 2009: Four cops in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were on Monday placed on administrative leave after being charged with using excessive force to restrain two teenage robbery suspects.   The four officers, two corporals and two constables, have been charged with assault and causing grievous bodily harm to two ...

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Thirty Years Since Guyana-Based Priest`s Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. July 14, 2009: Today marks 30 years since the murder of British-born, Guyana-based Jesuit priest, Father Bernard Darke. Darke, then a photographer of the Guyana Catholic Standard was murdered by a mob as he took photos of a Working Peoples Alliance demonstration in Georgetown, Guyana against the then government of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham on July ...

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Boat Collapse Kills Six In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. July 13, 2009: Some six people are feared dead following a boat overturning in Haiti. The overloaded boat was reportedly en route from Anse a Pitre to the southern city of Jacmel when it overturned, news reports indicate.  Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of Haiti’s civil protection agency, said some 60 people had been aboard the boat when ...

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Bahamas Murder Victim`s Daughter Linked To Homicide?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 13, 2009: The 16-year-old daughter of a West Palm Beach woman killed in the Bahamas could be linked to the murder. Bahamas Press is reporting that 33-year-old Anna Garrison`s daughter, Madison Pugh, may be involved in the homicide. Garrison`s body was found last Saturday wrapped in a plastic bag and bedsheet and dumped by ...

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Stanford Hedges Bet On Appellate Court

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Mon. July 13, 2009: Indicted financier, Sir Allen Stanford, is hoping an appellate court will free him from the federal prison he’s currently forced to call home. Stanford`s lawyer on Friday said he will take the case to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals after Judge David Hittner, without explanation, denied a request to reconsider his June ...

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Man Charged With Wife`s Killing In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 13, 2009: The ex-husband of a Maryland woman has been charged with her murder in the South American nation of Guyana. Police in Guyana charged Cobina Barker, aka Alex Barker, with murder on Friday, saying he killed his ex-wife Roselaine Hall and buried her in a shallow grave. Hall moved to Guyana in 2004 to ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Deaths Increase

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 13, 2009: Deaths from swine flu in the Caribbean have jumped to four, with the latest occurring in Jamaica. The island recorded its second death Friday, health officials said, as the total number of reported cases jumped from 32 to 39. The latest victim of the disease also died at the University Hospital. The ...

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Jamaican Could Get Life For Drug Charge

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Mon. July 13, 2009: A 46-year-old Jamaican could spend the rest of his life in prison on drug distribution and firearms charges. Trevorton St. Aubin Facey faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison after being convicted Friday for possessing a firearm and ammunition as an illegal alien, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it ...

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