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Facing A New Wave Of Social And Economic Bedlam Under The IMF: Jamaica`s Dilemma

Commentary By Fritz-Earle S. Mc Lymont    CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 28, 2009: My heart goes out to the families of the 117,000 civil servants who are planned casualties of the Jamaica government`s transformation program. I pity the official upon whom the responsibility for implementing this disaster has been thrust.    Following the resignation of the head of ...

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Hotline Set Up For AA Passengers In Jamaica Crash

CaribWorldNews, FORT WORTH, Texas, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: A hotline has been set up at the Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to accommodate inquiries from consulates and concerned family members of passengers on the American Airline jet, which experienced landing problems at the Norman Manley International Airport, on Dec. 22nd. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. ...

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It`s A Grammy Affair At Jamaica Jazz And Blues 2010

CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 22, 2009: It will be a Grammy Affair at the Caribbean`s best musical festival this January – the 2010 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival – as acts like Gladys Knight, Kenneth `Babyface` Edmonds, Billy Ocean, Erykah Badu, Third World and The Whispers, take to the main stage in Trelawny, Jamaica. The line-up of the ...

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Puerto Rico Gets Really Tough On Drunk Driving

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: One of the US` toughest legal limits for drunk driving by young adults this week became law in Puerto Rico. Gov. Luis Fortuno on Tuesday signed legislation  in to law that now lowers the blood alcohol limit for drivers ages 18 to 20 to .02 percent from the standard .08 percent. ...

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Jamaican American Singer Sean Kingston Shows Real Love For Dogs

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: Nineteen-year-old Jamaican American singer, Sean Kingston, has become a spokesperson for an anti-chaining campaign for dogs. The singer recently teamed up with Peta2 to become the spokesperson  and will appear in ads with his own dog, Stella, next to the tagline `Chill with your dogs. Never chain them.` `Look at it like ...

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Restaveks In Haiti Put At Nearly Quarter Million

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: There are nearly a quarter million restaveks or child slaves in Haiti, a new report claims. The Pan American Development Foundation yesterday announced that at least 225,000 children, mostly girls, in Haiti`s cities, have been forced in to slavery as unpaid household servants or restaveks. Young servants are known as `restavek` –  Haitian ...

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Allen Stanford Faces `A Breakdown` Shrink Claims

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: Former flamboyant financier and cricket entrepreneur turned jail bird could face `a complete nervous breakdown` if he is not released from prison, a psychiatrist is claiming. Victor Scarano, a Houston psychiatrist and lawyer who examined Stanford in jail, concludes in court papers that the American-born businessman, accused of perpetrating a US$7 billion ponzi ...

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Jamaican Immigrant Finally Gets Green Card

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: A Jamaican widow who has been fighting for residency in the U.S. since 2003, has finally been given her green card. The early Christmas gift was granted to Osserritta Robinson on Tuesday, years after her husband died in the 2003 Staten Island ferry crash. The approval came just weeks after President Barack ...

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BREAKING NEWS

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: American Airlines flight 331 flying to Kingston, Jamaica last night crashed after landing at the Norman Manley International Airport. Sketchy details emerging from local media reports claim that accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on the flight which had arrived from  Miami to torrential rain. The plane reportedly skidded off the runway as ...

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Team Jamaica Bickle Kicks Off Early Fundraiser

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: The Queens, New York-based non-profit, Team Jamaica Bickle, which has continuously aided athletes, including top Olympian Usain Bolt, during their performance at the annual Penn Relays, is kicking off its annual fundraiser early this year. TJB is inviting fans to join its first holiday party this Boxing Day, December 26, 2009 at Monikerr`s ...

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