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Caribbean American Congresswoman Picks Bloomberg`s Challenger

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 3, 2009: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, has thrown her support to the man challenging New York`s Mayor, Mike Bloomberg for the office. Clarke yesterday announced on the steps of City Hall that she was endorsing New York City Comptroller, Bill Thompson, in his bid to outset the two-term incumbent. Bloomberg pushed for the ...

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Amnesty Urges Obama To Lift Cuba Embargo

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009: Amnesty International wants President Barack Obama to take the first step towards dismantling the US embargo against Cuba. President Obama has until September 14th to decide whether or not to extend the embargo and Amnesty International wants Obama to make history by lifting the embargo. `This is the perfect opportunity for President ...

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Mormons Given The Boot From Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009: Some forty Mormon missionaries, working in Guyana, are getting the boot. The Mormons, mostly from the United States have been ordered to leave Guyana within 30 days, police said Wednesday, because of expired visas. Police Commissioner Henry Greene said the missionaries overstayed their visas and failed to extend their missionary status with the ...

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Steelie Bashment Remembers Wycliffe `Steely` Johnson

 CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 3, 2009: Dwayne McKay, founder of the popular Steelie Bashment, the NYC-based, Jamaican oriented sound system, is among those voicing sadness at the passing of Wycliffe `Steely` Johnson. Johnson, of Steely and Clevie fame, died this week at a New York hospital after suffering from pneumonia having recovered from kidney complications in December.  Johnson ...

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Jamaican Bank Says It Could Lose Millions From `Irregular` Trades

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: First Global Bank says it could lose around US$19 million due to `irregular` trades by a senior employee. First Global Bank is owned by Jamaican food and financial services holding company Grace Kennedy Limited. The trades involved U.S. Treasury bonds and occurred over the last several months, CEO Douglas Orane said in a ...

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Erika Brings Storm Warning For Several Caribbean Nations

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, Fl, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: The Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Netherland Antilles,  Anguilla, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy were last night under a storm watch. This as the fifth tropical storm of the 2009 hurricane season, Tropical Storm Erika, formed east of the northern Leeward Islands on Tuesday. The Miami-based National ...

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Alleged Jamaican Drug Dealer Indicted In U.S. Court

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: A Jamaican-born accused drug dealer has been indicted in a New York Court on charges of drug and weapons-trafficking. Michael Christopher Coke, otherwise known as Paul Christopher Scott, `Presi,` `General` `Duddus` and `Shortman,` has been indicted on charged of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine, according to court records obtained by CaribWorldNews. ...

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Pan Am Bid Evaluation Head Enthusiastic About Toronto Venues And Bid Legacy

TORONTO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/- The Pan American Sports Organization`s (PASO) Evaluation Commission left Toronto today, impressed by the city`s bid plans for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, following a busy two-day visit of proposed venues. `Toronto has all the conditions to play host to the Pan American Games in 2015,` said Dr. Julio César Maglione, Chair, PASO Evaluation Commission at ...

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Caribbean Youth Rally For Climate Change

By Andrea DownerPANOS  CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: Thirty young environmental advocates from 12 Caribbean islands recently met in the Dominican Republic to discuss climate change issues in the region and to gain insights into effective ways to get the public and their respective governments to engage with climate change in meaningful ways. The three-day workshop, which was ...

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Netherlands Antilles Seeks To Get Off The `Grey List`

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Weds. Sept. 2, 2009: The Netherlands Antilles and Canada have signed a tax-information exchange agreement in an effort to get off the OECD`s `grey list` of countries whose finance systems lack complete transparency. Canada`s Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, and Alex Rosaria, the Caribbean island group`s state secretary of finance, signed the agreement in Vancouver Tuesday. The ...

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