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Caribbean Governments Issue Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: Several Caribbean governments on Monday issued national warnings about swine flu as the World Health Organization said the likelihood of a pandemic from the disease has increased. The WHO says there are 40 laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in the US, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada, two in the UK and ...

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Con Ed Investigation Continuing As Guyanese Family Mourn

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: The President and Chief Operating Officer of Con Edison says his company is continuing its investigation into a Floral Park, Queens explosion that killed a Guyana-born mother of two. The family of Ghanwatti Boodram, 40, is in mourning following her death in a house explosion Friday afternoon. Boodram, the mother of two ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader In U.S. Hospital

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: Guyana’s Opposition Leader and head of the Peoples National Congress Reform, Robert Corbin, is undergoing treatment in a U.S. hospital. Corbin, 61, was flown to the United States for further medical treatment, days after complaining of chest pains while driving on April 25th. Corbin`s illness comes at a time when he faces ...

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U.S. Cardinal Supports End To Immigration Raids

CaribWorldNews, CHICAGO, IL, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The Catholic Church is again leaving no doubts as to where it stands on immigration reform. In a domination where many parishioners are Hispanic migrants, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday urged President Obama and the White House to end immigration raids that split up families. Cardinal Francis ...

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Former Haiti Pension Head Arrested

CARIBWORLDNEWS, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The former head of Haiti`s national pension fund has been arrested and jailed on money laundering charges. Radio Kiskeya was arrested at home Thursday and taken in handcuffs to Port-au-Prince’s National Penitentiary, Le Nouvelliste newspaper said. However, so far no court date has been set and prosecutors are not saying how much money ...

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Air Jamaica To Can `Love Bird` Meals, Champagne For Coach Passengers

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: For years, Jamaica`s national carrier set itself apart from other airline`s by offering meals and free champagne to economy class passengers. But come May 1, those perks of travel will be a thing of the past on the financially strapped carrier. In another cost cutting measure, officials on Friday announced Air Jamaica ...

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Former Caribbean American New York State Official Dead

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A former Deputy Commissioner of New York City and former acting Commissioner of Health of New York State whose roots traced back to Grenada is dead. Dr. Lorna Scott McBarnette died suddenly in New York on Tuesday, according to reports reaching CWNN. Grenada Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, remembered McBarnette, as someone who ...

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Feds Want Madoff`s Cayman Islands Assets Too

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: Self-confessed swindler, Bernie Madoff`s assets included a yacht in the Cayman Islands and now U.S. prosecutors want to forfeit that among other possessions. The Cayman Islands asset the federal government wants is named in court papers as `one Leopard 23M Sport Yacht known as Bull, Hull No. 27, approximately 23 meters long, ...

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Jamaican Jailed For Ganja

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A 42-year-old Jamaican man will spend the next 49 months in prison for leading a gang which ran a bi-coastal marijuana trafficking and money laundering ring. A two-year multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted in the guilty pleas of Richard Lawson and co-defendants Daniel Adams, Senior, 57, of San Diego, Daniel Adams Junior, 25, of ...

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Guyana: Ethnic Relations Commission Calls For Strengthened Efforts To End Racism

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: In a country descendants of slaves and indentured servants call home, the chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission wants a stronger effort by nationals to eradicate racial discrimination. Bishop Juan Edghill of the ERC on Friday called on Guyanese to pledge to strengthen efforts to end racism and to recognize the legitimate right ...

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