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NY Caribbean Nationals Gear Up For Democratic Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Caribbean American political empowerment continues to grow in New York City and tomorrow, the Democratic primary will feature several Caribbean elected incumbents defending their seats against fellow Caribbean challengers. Nowhere is the race more heated that in the 45th Councilmatic district of Brooklyn, where St. Vincent and the Grenadines incumbent, Dr. Kendall ...

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Five Caribbean Americans Sue Merrill Lynch

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Five Caribbean American men claim they were discriminated against because of their race and are suing Merrill Lynch. The five men, who are not named, filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court recently, claiming discrimination by Bank of America Corp`s Merrill Lynch unit. The men, according to Reuters News, claim that while ...

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Defending US Open Champ Kicked Out Of Semis

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Sat. Sept 12, 2009: In a shocking turn of events tonight, the defending U.S. Open tennis champion, Serena Williams, was kicked out of the semi finals due to `unsportsmanlike` conduct. Williams, who faced a tough match with Kim Clijsters throughout, seemed to lose it completely after a lineswoman called a foot fault that the California-born tennis star ...

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Montserrat Gets New Cabinet Amid Lewis` Political Blunder

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009:  Former Montserrat Chief Minister, Dr. Lowell Lewis, made a big political blunder when he announced an election date two long years before polling was constitutionally due. Lewis realized his grave error, which he openly admitted, but it was too late for him to change and the elections had ...

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St. Vincent Ramping Up Financial Accountability Rules

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been ramping up its efforts to make the jurisdiction more compliant with internationally agreed standards of financial accountability and transparency. The disclosure was made recently at the Fifth Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange in Mexico earlier this month. It came months after St. Vincent ...

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Turks & Caicos` Nikki Beach Forced To Close

CaribWorldNews, PROVINCALES, Turks & Caicos, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A top resort and spa in the Turks & Caicos islands has been forced to close it doors. The Leeward Resort Ltd, the underlying owners of the property development in Turks and Caicos has been forced into receivership and closed without warning, Nikki Beach officials said. `Nikki Beach Resort in Turks ...

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Banc of America Request Denied In BVI Hedge Funds Suit

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A judge last week denied  a Banc of America Securities LLC motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that has links to the British Virgin Islands. The Pension Committee of the University of Montreal is suing Banc of America Securities LLC over the liquidation of two hedge funds in the British Virgin ...

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Former Stanford Global Security Chief Indicted

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Sept. 11, 2009: Former Stanford security chief, Thomas Raffanello, was yesterday indicted in a three-count superseding indictment on  conspiracy to obstruct a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the ongoing R. Allen Stanford investigation. Raffanello is accused as a former global director of security at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office of Stanford Financial Group of destroying ...

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Over 1,300 Haitians Sent Back By U.S. Coast Guard So Far This Year

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Sept. 11, 2009: Some 1,374 Haitian migrants trying to sneak into the U.S. illegally were captured and returned by U.S. Coast Guard agents so far this year. That’s according to a CaribWorldNews analysis of reported Coast guard repatriations so far for 2009. The latest group was sent back this week, some 164, repatriated to Cap Haitien, ...

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Less Americans Travelling To The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 11, 2009: Less Americans travelled to the Caribbean this year, compared to last year, a CaribWorldNews analysis of latest statistics on U.S. nationals air  travel to overseas regions reveal. According to data from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, close to eight percent less Americans travelled to the Caribbean so far this year, when ...

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