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Guyana Service Members Nabbed In Robbery, Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Aug. 24, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has dubbed as `deplorable,` the arrest of three Coast Guard officers and two policemen in connection to a robbery and murder. Police allege the service members were arrested in connection with the abduction, murder and robbery of a young Bartica gold dealer. Dweive Ramdass` body was found Friday in ...

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Bermuda Spared Wrath Of Hurricane Bill

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mon. Aug. 24, 2009: Bermuda has been spared the wrath of Hurricane Bill, the first major hurricane of the 2009 season. Bermuda Premier, Dr. Ewart Brown,  last night said the British-dependent territory was spared from a horrendous direct hit after Hurricane Bill turned west, instead of east. `We are fortunate and thankful,` said Brown, adding that the ...

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Spanish Caribbean Nationals Make Miss Universe Top Five

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Mon. Aug. 24, 2009: It was a night for hot Latinas, with three taking the top five spots in the 2009 Miss Universe pageant, two from the Caribbean. Miss Dominican Republic was named the 2009 runner-up while Miss Puerto Rico was fifth. But the crown belonged to Miss Venezuela. For the second consecutive year, the South American ...

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Caribbean Athletes Reportedly Arrested In Berlin Disco Incident

CaribWorldNews, BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 22, 2009: Five Caribbean athletes in Berlin for the world championships were arrested after a scuffle at a Berlin disco early Sunday, reports indicate. The athletes names were not released but German police said the five include three men from the Bahamas aged 24, 25 and 28, and two from Cuba aged 21 and 24. The ...

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Jamaican Americans Salute `Birthday Boy` Bolt

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: `The greatest track and field athlete to walk the world!` The description came easily to Jamaican migrant, Clem Hume, yesterday, just moments after his fellow national, Usain St. Leo Bolt, annihilated his own record in the 200-meters men`s finals in Berlin. As Bolt smashed his second record in exactly four days, just ...

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Haitian-Americans In The Running For Florida Congressional Seat

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: Three Haitian Americans are in the running for the race for Florida`s 17th congressional district. They are former state Rep. Phillip Brutus, state Rep. Yolly Roberson and Marleine Bastien, the present chair of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Vice-Chair of the Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition.. Bastien yesterday announced her candidacy at the Gwen Margolis ...

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Former Lawyer Of Guyana Drug Dealer Found Guilty

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009:  The 62-year-old former lawyer of self-confessed Guyana drug dealer, Shaheed Roger Khan, has been found guilty in a Brooklyn court of plotting to kill witnesses associated with the Khan case. Robert Simels was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn, which had deliberated a week. Simels was convicted of tampering with eight ...

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Hurricane Bill On Track To Reach Bermuda Saturday

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: Bermuda last night was under a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch as Hurricane Bill continued to churn about 510 miles south of the island. Late last night, Bill, now a category three storm, was moving toward the northwest with near 125 mph winds. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the ...

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Colin Powell Named West Indian Carnival Grand Marshal

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired Army General, Colin Luther Powell, has been named among the 2009 grand marshals of the New York West Indian Day Carnival. Spokeswoman of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, Jean Alexander, told CWNN last night that Powell will not only serve as the grand ...

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Cayman Islands See Burglaries Spike

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Cayman, Fri. Aug. 21, 2009: Burglaries in the Cayman Islands are on the increase, cops here said Thursday. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said out of 1,315 criminal offenses recorded in the first half of this year, burglaries jumped the highest. Overall, while the crime rate rose from 1,186 for the same period last year, the biggest ...

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