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Over 1,300 Caribbean Nationals Granted Asylum Status In 2008

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: Some 1,342 Caribbean nationals were granted asylum status in the U.S. last year, according to a CWNN analysis of recent data released by the Department of Homeland Security. Nationals of only three Caribbean nations were approved for asylum status compared to only one for refugee status. Haiti led the region with 1,237 ...

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No Black Senator Again Soon

Commentary By Arthur Piccolo CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: Back on February 25, 1870, the United States finally got its first Black U.S. Senator. On January 1, 2011, it will be February 24, 1870 once again an ALL White U.S. Senate. Roland Burris may not be long remembered for his brief tenure in the U.S. Senate but ...

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Pelosi Says No To Michael Jackson Honor

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 10, 2009: Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has shut down a resolution honoring the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Lawmakers are free to use House speeches `to express their sympathy or their praise any time that they wish,` said Pelosi, D-Calif. `I don`t think it`s necessary for us to have a resolution.` Rep. Sheila ...

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Election Boundaries In St. Kitts Now An Issue

CaribWorldNews,  BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. July 10, 2009: A hearing in the election Boundaries Commission Report injunction, filed by the opposition in St. Kitts, has been adjourned until next Monday.  The injunction filed by Shawn Richards, of the Opposition People`s Action Movement, temporarily calls for the Parliament to be stopped from acting on recommendations of the Boundaries Commission. The PAM ...

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Bahamas: Man Arrested After Body Of Missing American Woman Turns Up

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Fri. July 10, 2009: A 22-year-old Bahamian man could be charged with the murder of an American woman whose decomposed body was found last weekend, Bahamian police said. TZindell McKinney was arrested and charged yesterday with killing Anna Michelle Garrison, 33, who split time between the Bahamas and West Palm Beach, said Assistant Commissioner Raymond Gibson of ...

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Immigration Reform Bill By Labor Day

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 9, 2009: The much-touted immigration reform bill, pushed by President Barack Obama, could be ready for introduction into the Senate by Labor Day. Speaking to The Associated Press, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the city with the most immigrants nationally, said he expects to have a bill ready by Labor Day that will address ...

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Guyanese Signed By Carolina Soccer Squad

CaribWorldNews, RALEIGH, N.C., Thurs. July 9, 2009: Guyanese soccer forward, Gregory Richardson, has been snapped up by a Carolina team. The Carolina RailHawks have signed the Guyanese international forward pending U.S. Soccer Federation approval, the club announced Wednesday. Richardson began his professional career in 2005-06, playing with Beacon and Pele FC in Guyana. In 2007, he signed with Joe Public ...

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Counterfeit Sneakers Set For The Bahamas Seized

CariWorldNews, PALM BEACH, FL, Thurs., July 9, 2009: Counterfeit sneakers worth $300,000 and in transit from China to the Bahamas have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. The shipment was deemed to be fake brand name footwear after a thorough review by CBP import specialists.   “The people who traffic in this type of crime not only steal ...

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More Debt Written Off For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. July 9, 2009: Millions more of Haiti`s debt has been written off, this time by The Paris Club of creditor nations. The debt write-off for Haiti comes on the heels of a debt cancellation by Canada, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Wednesday`s debt write-off totaled around $63 million. The Paris Club said in ...

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New Zealander Killed In Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. July 9, 2009: A 27-year-old New Zealand groom on a second honeymoon in Jamaica has been shot and killed. Tiki Hunia, 27, a Kiwi living in Hong Kong, was reportedly shot three times in the upper body by a man who approached him as he sat with his wife in the upscale community known as Golden ...

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