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Lawsuit By Stanford Victims Could Threaten Viability Of Antigua

By David Jessop It must be rare if not unique for a lawsuit to threaten the viability of a whole nation. Yet bizarrely that is what an US$8bn case launched against Antigua threatens to do. Notwithstanding, it also raises important long-term questions about whether the national and regional Caribbean financial regulatory environment, to say nothing of the probity of individuals, ...

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`Obama`s `White Speech` To The NAACP `

Commentary By Arthur Piccolo CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 20, 2009: Maybe the easiest way to summarize President Obama`s speech in New York City to the NAACP on its 100th anniversary is this: with very little if any change to the text he could have just as easily given that same speech to ringing applause at a Rotary Club ...

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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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No charges Yet In Case Of Guyanese Shot To Death By NY Police

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. July 20, 2009: A New York –based organization wants to know why no one has been charged with the murder of a Guyanese shot to death last Saturday by New York City cops. The New York based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy last night called on Brooklyn District Attorney, Charles Hynes, to charge an undercover NYPD ...

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Caribbean Food Delights Patties Out Of Jamaica Market

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 20, 2009: Caribbean Food Delight patties, which were recently at the center of a storm of controversy following comments by the head of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, will no longer be available in Jamaica. Head of the company, Vincent HoSang, on Sunday told Caribbean Lifestyle TV that his products have been dropped by the ...

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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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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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