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Oxford Dictionary Press Apologizes To Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 20, 2009: The Oxford Press has apologized to Jamaicans for its definition of the word `maroons,` in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, according to JIS News, received a letter from the editor of Oxford University Press apologizing for stating that maroons were a member of a group of black ...

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Guyana Health Ministry Forced To Move After Fire

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 20, 2009: The Ministry of Health in Guyana has been forced to seek temporary accommodation in other government agencies after fire destroyed its headquarters on Friday. Police in the South American nation were yesterday continuing their investigations into the cause of the early Friday afternoon fire that destroyed the building in Brickdam, Georgetown. But arson ...

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Caribbean Cricket Expert Weighs In On Stand-Off

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. July 20, 2009: West Indies cricket expert and renowned commentator, Tony Cozier, is giving his two cents on the ongoing dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players` Association. The quarrel has led to the first-choice West Indies players sitting out the current Test series against Bangladesh and WIPA appealing for CARICOM ...

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Jamaican Woman Facing Deportation Claims She`s Gay

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, UK, Fri. July 17, 2009: A Jamaican national, facing deportation back to her homeland following time served on a drug charge, now claims she is gay and will face persecution if sent back to Jamaica. The woman, whose name has not been released for legal reasons, was convicted in 2005 of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and ...

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Criminal Deportees To Caribbean Tops 50 Thousand Mark In Decade

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 17, 2009: Over 50,000 convicted Caribbean-born criminals, who have called the U.S. home for many years, have been shipped back to the Caribbean in the past decade under tough U.S. immigration laws, a CaribWorldNews analysis of new Department of Homeland Security data reveals. The number of criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean between the ...

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Vincentian Born, OAS Employee Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 17, 2009: A long-serving St. Vincent-born employee of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C, last laid to rest following a funeral service that included colleagues, staff members of the O.A.S, ambassadors, members of her faith community and members of the Vincentian and Caribbean communities. Molica Alicia Hurley, nee Kydd-Hazell, was employed at the ...

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Guyanese In Alleged Ponzi Scheme Gets Attorney

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 17, 2009: A 66-year-old Guyanese man, accused of bilking investors out of millions of dollars in an alleged Ponzi scheme, was this week given an attorney by a judge hearing the case. Neville Solomon, 66, of Georgetown, Guyana, has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States among other charges. ...

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Bermuda Looks To Improve Business Operations

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Fri. July 17, 2009: With U.S. pressure building on countries dependent on tax havens, the British-dependent territory of Bermuda, recently took a better aim at improving the operations of businesses on the island.  The Bermuda House of Assembly recently passed six bills: The Companies Act Amendment Bill 2009; The Partnership Amendment Bill 2009; The Exempted Partnerships Amendment ...

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`No Excuses` Says Obama In NAACP Address

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 17, 2009: America`s first black President made his first address as head of state to the nation`s oldest black organization on Thursday and insisted there can be `no excuse` for failure by blacks. Sounding like a black church minister at times, President Barack Obama, insisted that black parents must accept responsibilities of parenting and ...

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Caribbean Governments Must Step Up

Commentary By Christopher Chaplin CaribPR Newswire, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Weds. July 15, 2009: It is now time for Caribbean governments to get directly involved in at least one area of U.S. domestic policy. Every 10 years, the United States embarks on the process of counting every person in the country. The US Census is mandated by the Constitution and the next ...

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