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Jamaica Boosts Cop Presence

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: More Jamaican cops will be out in force this holiday season as the island`s murder rate approaches a whopping 1,600. Assistant Police Chief Glenmore Hinds says more than 700 police officers will be deployed to high-crime areas where they will patrol malls, bus stations and other busy spots throughout the 14 parishes. Most ...

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Son Of Fidel Castro Elected To International Baseball Federation

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Dec. 9, 2009: A 39-year-old son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, has been elected as a vice-president of the International Baseball Federation. Antonio `Tony` Castro was elected to the post of third vice president at a meeting in Switzerland last weekend. He along with Puerto Rico`s Israel Roldan are now the only two Caribbean nationals ...

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Former Grenada PM Threatens To Sue Local Media Houses

By Linda Straker/CWNN Grenada CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: Former Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is threatening to sue local media houses who published stories about his wife being caught with a diplomatic passport in her possession at the Maurice Bishop International Airport last month. The warning follows a government statement accusing Mitchell`s wife, Marietta Mitchell, ...

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Relatives Appeal For Tips In Murder Of Caribbean American

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: Relatives of a Caribbean American man shot to death late last month outside a Brooklyn, NY nightclub are appealing for help in finding his killer. Kelvin Neil, 41, was gunned down outside the Nocturnal nightclub on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue H in Brooklyn on November 27th.  Cops found Neil sprawled outside the club ...

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State Department Portrait To Caribbean American Unveiled

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 10, 2009: An official portrait to the U.S.` first black secretary of state, Caribbean American Gen. Colin Powell, was this week unveiled at the State Department. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled the official portrait of former Secretary of State Powell on Monday, noting there were few Americans as admired and celebrated. `There`s an elementary ...

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Haiti Has A New First Lady

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Dec. 9, 2009: Haiti`s President, Rene Preval, has given the nation a new first lady. She is Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, the widow of former central bank chief Leslie Delatour. The two were married in a private ceremony at her home above Port-au-Prince on Sunday morning, reports indicate. Preval, 66, was divorced twice. He has two adult ...

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Puerto Rican Boxer Sued For Sexual Harassment

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: Former Puerto Rican WBO welterweight champion, Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, is being sued for sexual harassment by a woman who admits she had a sexual relationship with him. Martha Chacon Acevedo filed the suit in federal court in Puerto Rico claiming she was fired from her job at Vázquez`s  hotel after ...

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Caribbean-Born Academic Calls For Accountability Following Copenhagen

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY VILLAGE, St. Lucia, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: A popular Caribbean academic wants the Caribbean media to demand answers from their heads of government on the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Dr. Noel Brown, President of Friends of the United Nations, in an address to delegates of the 18th Caribbean Media Exchange in St. Lucia, urged journalists in the region to ...

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Jamaica Govt. Tries To Heal Rift Between Dancehall Artists

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: Jamaica`s Bruce Golding administration took a unique step on Tuesday – intervening to heal a rift between rival dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Mavado. Prime Minister Bruce Golding met with the artistes at a Jamaica House Tuesday morning event as Minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, released a statement insisting that the ...

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Allen Stanford`s Receiver Sues Investors

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, TX, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: R. Allen Stanford`s court-appointed receiver is now suing more than 200 investors of the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, Ltd. Ralph Janvey in a revamped complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas claims that the investors who got more money back from their Stanford CDs they purchased with the accused financier`s bank were ...

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