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Drug Plane Explodes Over Bonaire

CaribWorldNews, ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009: A single-engine plane reportedly carrying narcotics, this week exploded over the tiny Dutch island of Bonaire. Netherlands Antilles Coast Guard said the plane caught fire and exploded over the Caribbean Sea near the island late Tuesday. Several bales of drugs were found floating amid the wreckage but authorities did not immediately disclose what ...

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Guyanese-Owned Company Turns 10

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Oct., 15, 2009: Guyanese Roxanne Sookhai is celebrating 10 years in business. Sookhai`s Unique Professional Creation, Inc. has been around a decade already and this weekend, the unique cake maker and interior designer will mark the milestone with an open house. All are invited to join the celebration at 88-07 212th Street in Queens Village, NY ...

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TEMPO TV Turns 4

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009:  Caribbean TV channel, Tempo, is turning four. TEMPO founder, chairman and CEO,  Frederick A. Morton, Jr., says in celebration of the fourth anniversary, Tempo will partner with the Virgin Islands government on an upcoming TEMPO Turns 4 concert. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2009 on St. Croix. `The government`s support ...

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Not Guilty Says Accused In PanAm Hijacking

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 14, 3009: A 66-year-old man, accused in the hijacking of a 1968 Pan American flight to Cuba, yesterday insisted he is innocent. Luis Armando Pena Soltren appeared in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday to answer charges stemming from his involvement in the hijacking of the flight that left John F. Kennedy International Airport bound ...

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Stanford Due In Court In Houston Today

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009:  Disgraced financier and cricket entrepreneur, Sir Allen Stanford, is set for court in Houston today. Stanford and three other defendants are due in federal court in Houston for a status hearing today, Oct. 14th. The hearing as U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday asked a federal judge to set a trial date for the former ...

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Buju Banton Meets Gay Critics

CaribWorldNews, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009: Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton, whose concerts have been targeted for cancellation by gay activists, this week sat down with some of his critics. Banton met with fur members of San Francisco`s gay community Monday afternoon for 40-minutes to discuss his `troubling history with gay people,` according to blogger Michael Petrelis, who ...

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Barbados Gets A Downgrade

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009: Barbados may have gotten a high quality of living stamp but its bond rating was yesterday downgraded to the brink of junk. Moody`s Investors Service on Tuesday lowered the Barbados government bond rating to the brink of junk territory, stating that the nation`s government debt has more than doubled. Barbados` bond rating ...

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Count Down Begins To CMEx St. Lucia

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Oct. 14, 2009:  Media mavens and communications connoisseurs, most of them women, are planning to converge on Saint Lucia to discuss climate change and tourism outreach to multicultural communities in December. Several top communications specialists from the Caribbean, North America and Europe are offering messages of hope and encouragement as tourism rebounds from the global recession ...

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Americans With Caribbean, Other Offshore Accounts Must File Taxes This Week

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: Americans with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts, such as the sunny Caribbean region, have until this Thursday to come clean to Uncle Sam. Oct. 15 is the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts, says the Internal Revenue Service. Those taxpayers who ...

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Sovereignty And The Turks and Caicos Islands

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: For the most part, the sovereign nations of the Caribbean tend to look past their near neighbours in the non-independent Caribbean. Occasionally an issue arises, such as the recent decision by Britain to take direct control over the Turks and Caicos Islands, and there is a response; but for the ...

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