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U.S. Swine Flu Cases Jump

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: The number of reported swine flu cases in the U.S. jumped Tuesday to 64, with New York City having the highest number of cases, according to the Center of Disease Control. Those affected with the virus in New York have now been put at 45, according to the CDC. Each affected person ...

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Why The Caribbean Count Bill Is Important

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is again reiterating that her Caribbean Count Bill, H.R. 2071, `does not call for an additional race category` on the U.S. Census form. The congresswoman insists that the historic bill, lobbied for by Carib ID`s Felicia Persaud, Chuck Mohan and Irwine Clare, and introduced on April 23rd, simply requires ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader Discharged Sources Say

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009:  Guyana opposition leader, Robert Corbin, was late yesterday released from a New York hospital, reliable sources tell CaribWorldNews. Sources last night told CWNN that the Peoples National Congress Reform leader was discharged last evening from the St. Francis Hospital`s heart center in Long Island. He was reported in stable condition, according to ...

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Powell Says He`s Good To Go For Reebok Grand Prix

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell is vowing to make it up to fans he disappointed last Saturday at the Penn Relays, when he returns to the New York track of Icahn Stadium for the Reebok Grand Prix next month. Via phone, Powell told a group of Caribbean American media from New York and ...

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That Summit Of The Americas

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. April 29, 2009:  Look closely at the official photograph taken at the start of the fifth summit of the Americas and it is hard to miss the symbolism. Compare it to the more formal official group photographs of the third and fourth summits and you cannot help escape the conclusion that a new ...

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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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