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Guyanese Business Accused Of Participating In Mortgage Fraud

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 19, 2009: A Guyanese-owned firm in Richmond Hill, Queens, has been accused of using straw buyers to flip properties for their equity. Peggy Persaud, a loan officer for the GuyAmerican Funding Corporation located at 12209 Liberty Ave, South Richmond Hill, NY, arranged loans from banks while Ravi Persaud and Cheddi Goberdhan, lawyers, face 30 ...

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Fire Sweeps Through Business Street In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Oct. 19, 2009: Four businesses on Regent Street in Georgetown, Guyana, were yesterday razed by a fire of unknown origin. The Household Plus building, Fullworths General Store, Chino`s Variety Store and Wireless Connections, were also burnt in the 3:30 am Sunday morning fire in the country`s capital between Cummings Street and Orange Walk, Bourda. It was ...

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Puerto Rican Accused Of Scamming Guyanese Immigrants

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 15, 2009: Several Guyanese migrants in New York could now face deportation after falling prey to a Puerto Rican man posing as an immigration attorney. The Manhattan District Attorney`s Office in New York says Wilmer Rivera Melendez posed as a veteran immigration lawyer, promising to get at least 14 Guyanese nationals in Brooklyn green ...

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SEC Charges South Florida Residents In Ponzi Scheme Targeting Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Oct. 19, 2009: Three South Florida residents have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with conducting a Ponzi scheme that collected at least $14.3 million from hundreds of Haitian-American investors residing in South Florida and New Jersey. The SEC alleges that Ronnie Eugene Bass, Jr., Abner Alabre, Brian J. Taglieri and their companies, ...

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Guyanese Drug Lord Apologizes At Sentencing

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 16, 2009: Self-confessed Guyanese drug king pin, Shaheed Roger Khan, yesterday apologized to the American people and his family for the pain his actions may have caused them. Khan`s comments came at his sentencing yesterday before Judge Dora L. Irizarry at the U.S. Eastern District Court in Brooklyn, New York. Addressing the court before a ...

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Ill Sir Allen Makes Court Appearance

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009: The once flamboyant Sir Allen Stanford hardly seemed like the same man sitting in a Houston court yesterday. The disgraced financier seemed obviously ill, at one point spitting up blood during the Wednesday status hearing before Judge David Hittner. Still his pride remains evident, as he rebuffed a court officer who tried to ...

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Guyanese Drug Lord To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009: Notorious self-confessed Guyana-born drug king pin, Shaheed Roger Khan, is set to be sentenced in a Brooklyn Court tomorrow. Khan is slated to be sentenced to 15 years in jail and five years supervised release under a plea deal cut with prosecutors. He changed his plea from not guilty to guilty in March ...

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Cop Indicted In Death Of Haitian American

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009: A 30-year-old New York City cop was yesterday indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury for the vehicular manslaughter of a Haitian American woman. Officer Andrew Kelly, a seven-year veteran of the force, was indicted for causing the death of 32-year-old Vionique Valnord in the wee hours of September 27th as she tried to ...

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Hard Beat CEO For Florida Diversity Forum

CaribPR Wire, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009: Hard Beat CEO, Felicia Persaud, will be among the diversity experts in South Florida today as the Advertising Federation Of Greater Fort Lauderdale puts the spotlight on niche markets. Persaud will be one of two experts focusing on the Caribbean markets, while Ad Fed will also focus on the Brazilian, Hispanic, Gay ...

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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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