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By Allison Skeete CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 10, 2009: The Caribbean American Business Association of New Jersey hosted it annual gala dinner recently and the four-year-old not-for-profit organization showcased its clout by bringing out New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.  The governor attended the cocktail hour and engaged in conversations with the group of successful entrepreneurs of Caribbean ancestry ...

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Former Belize PM Cleared Of Theft

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. June 10, 2009: Former Belize Prime Minister, Said Musa, has been cleared of pilfering charges. Musa was accused of stealing US$10 million in 2007 and ordered by Magistrate Earl Jones to face charges. But Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh on Monday ruled that Magistrate Jones erred in his decision. Conteh said the evidence was insufficient to ...

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Jamaican-Born, UK Mayor To Be Honored

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaican-born Mayor Sam King of Southwark, South London, is set to be honored by the Southwark Council. King, the Borough’s first black mayor, will be presented with a commemorative Blue Plaque. King is a founding member of the Windrush Foundation and was one of the driving forces behind the first Notting Hill Carnival ...

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Jamaica Government Loans More Money To Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaica`s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a multi-million US dollar loan guarantee to national carrier, Air Jamaica. The loan guarantees total just over US$101 million and was approved as working capital for the airline. The loan comes as the Bruce Golding administration readies the carrier for divestment.A comprehensive restructuring of the ailing ...

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Second Haitian Charged In Boat Tragedy

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. June 10, 2009: A second Haitian national has been charged with the deadly smuggling death last month. Jean Morange Nelson, 32, was charged on Tuesday in connection with the failed migrant smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of ten Haitian nationals on May 13, 2009. Specifically, Nelson was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy ...

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What

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: What has happened to the Doha Round at the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the multilateral trade negotiation that was meant to encourage development through liberalising trade in goods and services? You would be forgiven for believing that the exchanges, begun in 2001 and all but stalled since July 2008, have ...

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Swine Flu Spreading Across Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 9, 2009: After weeks swine flu clean, Caribbean nations have seen a spreading of the deadly influenza A(H1N1) infection. The Dominican Republic leads the region with 44 reported cases and one death. It is followed by Jamaica with seven. The Cayman Islands on Monday reported two cases as did Bermuda, Barbados and Trinidad and ...

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Former Employee At U.S. Embassy In Haiti Jailed

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 5, 209: A former employee at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti will spend the next 18 months in jail for stealing more than $800,000 from the U.S. Department of State. Jean G. Saint-Joy, 44, aka Gary Saint-Joy, admitted that beginning in approximately 2003 and continuing until early 2008, he engaged in a scheme to embezzle ...

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Man Wanted For Sex Abuse Arrested In The DR

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. June 9, 2009: A 53-year-old man wanted for sexual abuse charges was arrested in the Dominican Republic after an airing on `America’s Most Wanted.` Joseph Christian Fontana, formerly of Green Acres Avenue in Fort Walton Beach, had been on the lam since 2006 when he disappeared after finding out the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Guyana: Miners To `Testify` On Alleged Corruption

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. June 9, 2009: Several miners in Guyana have been brought to the capital to aid officials investigating corruption among military and police officials based in the country`s interior. Army Chief of Staff Gary Best on Monday said the miners were ferried in to help in the investigation of the allegation of corruption among law enforcers who ...

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