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IRS Slams Antigua Takeover Of Stanford Bank

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, Texas, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Internal Revenue Service says Antigua and Barbuda`s takeover of the Allen Stanford bank may prevent them from collecting millions owed in back taxes by the Texas-born financier. The IRS claims Stanford owes $227 million in back taxes and they want that money back. But the IRS is arguing that Antiguan liquidators have ...

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Dominican Republic Could Become 16th Member Of CARICOM

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Dominican Republic could become the newest members of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. The Caribbean nation has reportedly resubmitted its application to join the 15-member grouping, Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Kenneth Baugh, was quoted by Caribbean 360 as saying last weekend. `They have renewed their application so this is now under consideration. We ...

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Haitian To Be Deported In Baby Shaking Case

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: A 54-year-old Haitian woman has chosen to return to Haiti instead of serving further jail time in the U.S. in a baby shaking case. Nelly Rose Joseph, 54, originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison for the Jan. 23, 2003, death of 10-month-old Fierra Dorelus. But under ...

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Trinidadian Immigrant Makes Bid For Bronx, City Council Seat

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: A Trinidadian immigrant is making a bid for a city council seat in a Bronx, NY neighborhood that is fast becoming largely Caribbean in population. Krystal Serrano tells CWNN she is hoping to become the representative of her community in the Bronx`s 12th councilmatic district, which includes Baychester, Co-Op City, Edenwald, Wakefield and ...

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Jamaican Soldier Remembered In Film

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. May 13, 2009: The life of a Jamaican soldier, who joined Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II, has been eulogized in film. ‘A Charmed Life,’ a documentary about  Eddie Noble, is currently  being shown at venues in London and cities across the United Kingdom. The 64-minute film by Councilor Patrick Vernon, gives a strong ...

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Immigrants And The Census For CUNY TV Discussion

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Garry Pierre Pierre and the producers of Independent Sources, focus their attention on the importance of the 2010 Census tonight. CWNN publisher and CaribID founder, Felicia Persaud and the National Latino Policy Center`s Angelo Falcon are guests on the show, which will air live at 8:30 pm in New York tonight on ...

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Guyana President To Address UN Commission On Sustainable Development

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, is scheduled to meet with and address several groups at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development today. Jagdeo is set to address the third implementation cycle policy session and says he will use the occasion to highlight Guyana’s position on the forestry sector and climate change. `I ...

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Two Top DR Bank Executives Jailed

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL., Tues. May 12, 2009: Two former top executives of the Banco Mercantil in the Dominican Republic will spend a total of eight years in jail for their role in a 2003 banking crisis  in the Caribbean nation. Three judges on Monday sentenced former president Andres Aybar to five years in prison for embezzling tens of millions of ...

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Caribbean Has First Case Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 12, 2009: The Caribbean has its first confirmed case of swine flu. Cuba on Monday became the first country in the region to confirm one case of the virus. Cuba’s Health Ministry said in statement read Monday on state television that one Mexican student out of a group that arrived on the island from ...

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Grenada MP Wants Answers From U.S. On Maurice Bishop`s Body

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. May 12, 2009:  An opposition parliamentarian in Grenada believes that the US is withholding vital information from Grenadian authorities on the location of the body of slain former leader, Maurice Bishop. Senator Kennedy Roberts, who represents the New National Party in the Upper House of Parliament, says he wants answers in reference to the disappearance ...

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