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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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Jamaican Jailed For Ganja

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A 42-year-old Jamaican man will spend the next 49 months in prison for leading a gang which ran a bi-coastal marijuana trafficking and money laundering ring. A two-year multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted in the guilty pleas of Richard Lawson and co-defendants Daniel Adams, Senior, 57, of San Diego, Daniel Adams Junior, 25, of ...

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Guyana: Ethnic Relations Commission Calls For Strengthened Efforts To End Racism

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: In a country descendants of slaves and indentured servants call home, the chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission wants a stronger effort by nationals to eradicate racial discrimination. Bishop Juan Edghill of the ERC on Friday called on Guyanese to pledge to strengthen efforts to end racism and to recognize the legitimate right ...

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Canadian Woman Mugged In Barbados Dies From Wounds

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Mar. 19, 2009: A 60-year-old Canadian woman who was badly beaten during a mugging on a Barbados beach on Feb. 28 is now dead. Terry Schwarzfeld died Wednesday morning at Ottawa Civic Hospital where she was being treated for brain injuries sustained from the mugging. Schwarzfeld had recently been named president of the Canadian chapter of ...

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Caribbean Sees Drop In Remittances

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Remittances to the Caribbean dropped by over five percent in the last three months of 2008, Inter-American Development Bank data showed Monday. A 2008 graph of remittance flows unveiled yesterday showed money transfers to the region turned negative in the last quarter of 2008 by almost six percent, a trend that was also ...

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Guyana President Swears In New Election Commish. Member

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has sworn in a new member of the Guyana Elections Commission. Charles Corbin was sworn in to the post Tuesday. Corbin possesses a Sociology Degree and a Masters in Organization Psychology, and has been practicing in organizational development. Corbin was a nominee to the Technical Monitoring Panel which represented ...

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Former Ambassador Named White House Adviser On Summit Of The Americas

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: A career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Zambia, Venezuela, and Mexico  has been named the White House adviser on the Summit of the Americas. President Barack Obama recently announced the appointment of Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow to the position, weeks ahead of the April 17-19 summit in Trinidad and Tobago. Davidow is slated ...

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Turks & Caicos: `Modern Day Colonialism` Says Misick Of Brits Plan

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick is lashing out at Britain over its plans to kick out the current island government following corruption findings. Misick called the plan `modern day colonialism` and has called on the Caribbean Community and a number of other international agencies to intervene. `This step by the ...

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Dominica PM Wants Review Of The ‘Stop Tax Haven Abuse’ Bill

CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Dominica`s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, says he is among a group of CARICOM leaders hoping for a review of the ‘Stop Tax Haven Abuse’ bill. Skerritt says a sub-committee of heads of Governments of the Caribbean Community has been set up to engage United States Congress members to take another look at the ...

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CARICOM Speaks Out On CL, Stanford

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Caribbean leaders are of the view that the recent financial problems posed by two companies in the region may have significant implications for policy-holders, depositors and investors.  In a statement issued at the just concluded 12th Inter-Sessional in Belmopan, Belize, the heads of government noted the Caribbean financial sector is generally considered ...

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