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My Two Cents On Health Care Reform

Commentary By Keith Bernard CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009:  It is well publicized that the population of the United States would be aging rapidly over the next decade. This means that the baby-boom generation would be over sixty-five and entitled to Medicare. In 2002, David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, commented that, `As the 76 ...

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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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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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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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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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Grenada Vows To Open U.W.I. Campus

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Fri. Sept. 11, 2009: Grenada Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, says his government is moving `expeditiously` with plans to develop a U.W.I. Open Campus Facility on the Spice Isle. In an address to the nation last night, PM Thomas said the plan for the UWI facility is not only to have it offer degree programs but also ...

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UK Pays Tribute To Slain Jamaica-Based Consul

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 11, 2009: UK Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, on Thursday paid tribute to the country`s honorary consul, found murdered in Montego Bay, Jamaica on September 9th. `I, and all his colleagues, were deeply saddened to hear of the death of John Terry, the British Honorary Consul in Montego Bay in Jamaica,` said Milliband yesterday,   `John Terry ...

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