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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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Moving Towards A Changed U.S., Caribbean Relationship

Commentary By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, May 12, 2009: What will be the long term impact of a changed economic relationship between Cuba and the United States on the Caribbean?  How might the region develop and its relationship change if the US were ever to restore full diplomatic relations with Havana? These are questions that are beginning to be ...

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South Africa`s New President Has Three Wives

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. May 12, 2009: The mainstream media is agog over news that the new President of South Africa has three wives. President Jacob Zuma, who was inaugurated as only the fourth President of the democratic Republic of South Africa, has been married five times as polygamy is legally recognized in South Africa. The President also has 19 ...

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Jamaican Honor For Barbadian National

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Barbadian-born man is set to be conferred with the Order of Jamaica today. Desmond Blades will be honored with the top order at King’s House for his long career in business and volunteerism. Blades made a significant contribution to the Jamaican economy, especially in the areas of food processing and food distribution. ...

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Was Stanford A DEA Informant?

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. May 11, 2009: Allen R. Stanford, the financier accused of a giant ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, may have been an informant for the U.S. DEA, a new report says. The BBC`s Panorama investigation claims that the Texas-born businessman, turned Antiguan, may have worked as a US government informer, feeding information to ...

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Fugitive Bahamas Teacher To Be Extradited From NY

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 11, 2009: A Bahamas teacher who allegedly molested two of his students, could soon be extradited from the U.S. Andre Bernard Birbal, 46, was arrested in New York on Sunday May 3rd for a traffic violation. His record was run through the system and it was discovered he had a warrant out for his ...

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Nude Rihanna Photos Apparently Leaked

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. May 11, 2009: The record label of Bajan pop star Rihanna, is reportedly readying to do legal battle over nude photos believed to be of the singer that were posted on the Internet Friday. Seven photos appeared on ImageHaven.net Friday. Two apparently are of Rihanna’s face, while four of the pictures featured various body shots ...

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Bermuda Man Faces Murder Charges

CaribWorldNews, NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Mon. May 1, 2009: A Bermuda man who allegedly drove a gunman from the scene of a fatal shooting at a central New Jersey apartment complex is now facing murder charges. Andre D. Trott of Sandys, Bermuda has been charged with eluding, aggravated assault and hindering the apprehension of alleged shooter Cadre Williams at a shooting ...

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