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Guyana Turns 43

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 27, 2009: For the third consecutive year, the Guyana flag was raised over New York City to mark the country`s 43rd anniversary of independence from Britain. The Bowling Green Association of New York and the Committee to Celebrate Guyana raised the flag on Tuesday to mark Guyana independence day 2009 in the financial capital ...

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Narco-Trafficking In The Caribbean

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews,  LONDON, England, Weds. May 27, 2009: Across the Caribbean, from Guyana to Belize, once peaceful and well ordered societies have become hosts to narcotics trafficking, money laundering, extortion, gun crime, kidnapping, robbery with violence, and more recently, those who would support acts of international terrorism. The growth has been exponential and no nation has been exempt, ...

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Feds. Move To Edit Defense Statements In Murder Trial Of Trini-Born Army Vet.

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 26, 2009: U.S. prosecutors are reportedly moving to `redact` or edit the statements of defendants` being tried in the murder of Trinidad-born, U.S. Army veteran, Balram Maharaj. Redaction is the process whereby a written statement of a witness is edited to remove or disguise any improper or impermissible references.  Trinidad Army corporal Ricardo de Four ...

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Five Sentenced In Puerto Rico Corruption Case

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Tues. May 26, 2009: Five Puerto Rico nationals have been sentenced for their participation in a corruption scheme involving the 2000 resident commissioner and 2004 gubernatorial campaigns of a former governor of Puerto Rico.   Those sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro were San Juan residents Jorge Velasco Mella, 39;  Ramon Velasco Escardille, ...

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Caribbean Finance Ministers Call For Regional Solution To CLICO Fall Out

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. May 26, 2009:  CARICOM finance ministers agree there must be a regional solution to the problems caused by the financial meltdown of the CLICO Financial. The ministers made the determination following a meeting of CARICOM Finance Ministers and Financial Services Sector Regulators Monday, as they sought to resolve difficulties arising in the Caribbean insurance and banking ...

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USVI Tax Shelter Promoter Pleads Guilty To Fraud

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 26, 2009: A U.S. Virgin Island resident has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Anthony G. Merlo, a former resident of Fort Worth, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and five others were indicted by a grand jury in Grand Rapids and charged with conspiring to defraud the United States by promoting, ...

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Clinton Can`t Help Haiti Says Fidel

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Tues. May 26, 2009:  Former Cuban president Fidel Castro is adamant that former U.S. President Bill Clinton cannot help Haiti. Castro, writing in CubaDebate, says Haiti is a victim of capitalism and needs more than philanthropic efforts from a single institution. `The most important thing is the creation of new forms of cooperation, so much needed in ...

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Barbados-Born Migrant Held With 325 Pounds Of Ganja

CariWorldNews, RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., Tues. May 26, 2009: A Barbados-born, Michigan-based man has been nabbed with 325 pounds of marijuana inside of his tractor trailer. Arkansas State Police troopers found the ganja inside the tractor trailer of Haldon E. Gilkes, 39, after he acted nervous and failed to provided proper paperwork during a traffic stop. Troopers say they found the drugs, ...

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Obama Vows To Forge Ahead With Guantanamo Bay Closure

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: President Barack Obama says he intends forging ahead with plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next year. Speaking at the National Archives Thursday, the President said his administration is in the process of devising `clear, defensible and lawful standards` for inmates who cannot be prosecuted for past crimes ...

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U.S. Attorney General In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. May 22, 2009: The United States` first Caribbean American Attorney General, Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., returned to his roots in the Caribbean on Thursday. Holder arrived in Barbados for meetings with his Caribbean foreign counterparts on narco-trafficking, violent crime, gangs, and judicial and law enforcement technical assistance, among other topics. Today, Friday, May 22nd, the attorney ...

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