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Australia KFC Apologizes For Racially Perceived Commercial

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: KFC Australia has apologized for a commercial depicting an outnumbered white cricket fan handing out fried chicken to appease a group of dancing, drumming and singing West Indian supporters. `Need a tip when you`re stuck in an awkward situation?` Mick, the actor asks. He then passes round a bucket of KFC chicken, the ...

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Buju Banton Will Cut No Deal

CaribWorldNews, TAMPA, FL, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Buju Banton`s newly hired top attorney insists his client is innocent and will not be seeking a deal with prosecutors. `We will be going to trial,` top Florida defense attorney, David Oscar Markus, said Thursday at a bail hearing in Tampa federal court for the singer, born Mark Anthony Myrie. `He did not ...

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U.S. Denies American Contractor Is A Spy

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The State Department has denied that an American contractor arrested last month in Cuba is a spy for the United States. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P.J. Crowley, flatly denied the Cuban claim a day after veteran Cuban politician Ricardo Alarcon said the unnamed man arrested December 4 worked for U.S. ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination In New Jersey Civil Service Examination

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The U.S. Justice Department has slapped the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Civil Service Commission alleging discrimination. The lawsuit alleges a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against African-Americans and Hispanics and challenges New Jersey`s use of a written examination for promotion to the rank of police sergeant in localities ...

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Minister Hopes Killer Of Jamaican Doctor Will Be Found

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Jamaica`s Minister of Health says he`s hopeful the killer of a local doctor will be found and brought to justice quickly. Minister Rudyard Spencer`s comments comes on the heels of the murder of District Medical Officer, Dr. Donlevy Hibbert. Dr. Hibbert, 55, was found dead at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. ...

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MINUSTAH Lending A Helping Hand in Haiti Election

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, is lending a helping hand to the Caribbean nation as it prepares for legislative elections. MINUSTAH is providing secondary support in logistics, security and raising public awareness while leaving the primary organizing role to the national authorities. `It is the responsibility of the Haitian ...

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Nigerian Indicted For Attempted Bombing Of Christmas Day Flight

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 7, 2010: The 23-year-old Nigerian national who allegedly tried to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam on Christmas Day, was yesterday charged in a six-count criminal indictment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was indicted on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction among other charges, which carries a term of life imprisonment if ...

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St. Kitts Records One Not Two Murders

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Thurs. Jan. 7, 2010: St. Kitts Commissioner of Police says the island has recorded one and not two murders so far this year. Commissioner Austin Williams insisted that despite a CaribWorldNews report Wednesday, that the Federation has so far only recorded one murder – that of Keithron Stanley, 26, on Jan. 1, 2010. The other reported ...

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Kenya Says It Has Deported A Controversial Jamaican Cleric

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Jan. 7, 2010: The Kenyan government has sent a Jamaican-born Muslim imam packing despite having trouble finding an airline willing to take him on board as a passenger. Radical Muslim, Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, was yesterday deported, Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told the BBC, adding that his final destination was Jamaica. Al-Faisal, born Trevor William Forrest in ...

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Allen Stanford`s Daughter Could Face Contempt Charge

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Thurs. Jan. 7, 2010: The daughter of accused Ponzi schemer, R. Allen Stanford, has to appear in a Dallas court later this month to show why she should not be held in contempt of court. Judge David C. Godbey on Wednesday set a show cause hearing for Jan. 28th in the case of Randi Stanford versus court-appointed ...

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