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Dominican Republic Authorities Bust Dozens In Drug Raid

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: Authorities in the Dominican Republic have detained close to 200 people following a drug raid late Sunday. Dominican Republic`s chief of the National Police and Drug Control, General Rolando Rosado, said in a statement that many known and new drug dealers were put out of action after the operation. The operation was ...

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Volcanic Ashfall Continues Over Montserrat

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: Volcanic activity is continuing in Montserrat with heavy ash fall occurring yesterday and over the weekend. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory says the ash fall continues in many inhabited areas of north-western Montserrat including Old Towne, Salem, Flemmings, Friths, Olveston, Woodlands and St Peters. LIAT airline last night advised that the ash fall could ...

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Haitian Woman Gets Paid

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: A Haitian-born former detainee has been paid US$47,500 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after being denied treatment while in custody. The woman, identified only as `Rosemarie M` in court documents, was denied treatment for uterine fibroid, according to Tania Galloni, an attorney at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Centre. Galloni said medical ...

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Grenadian Group Brings Christmas Cheers For Brooklyn Kids

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: There were early Christmas cheers this weekend for scores of Grenadian children living in Brooklyn, New York. The occasion was the second annual GoGetters Children Christmas party at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Centre on Church Avenue on Sunday. Many children accompanied by their parents braved the chilly conditions to receive special gifts, ...

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Buju Banton`s Label Breaks Silence – CaribWorldNews Exclusive

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: President of Buju Banton`s record label, Tracii McGregor, is urging the world to remember that the `Rasta Got Soul` singer is `innocent until proven guilty.` In an exclusive interview with CaribWorldNews Friday, McGregor, the head of Buju`s Gargamel Music, Inc., warned against a rush to judgment. She insisted the singer, born Mark ...

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Caribbean Youth Want Action On Climate Change

By Anna Scarlette Copenhagen, Denmark, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009:  (Panos) – Eleven youth from seven Caribbean islands are among the 1,500 young people in Copenhagen intent on having their say, as world leaders struggle to come up with a global climate deal. `As the generation that will have to deal with the consequences of the decisions that global leaders make ...

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Buju Banton’s Label Stays Mum

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: Today marks the eighth day since the arrest of controversial reggae singer, Buju Banton. But so far, his record label has maintained its silence, issuing no statements nor responding to no media queries. A CWNN request for comment to Banton’s Gargamel Music label’s GM, Tracii McGregor, has so far gone unanswered even ...

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Judge Turns Grinch With Allen Stanford

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: U.S. District Judge David Hittner was the Grinch that yesterday stole Texas financier R. Allen Stanford`s Christmas. As if things are not already tough for the former flamboyant investor turned cricket entrepreneur, Judge Hittner yesterday hit the once knighted Antigua resident with news that he will have to spend the next year and ...

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Guyanese Charged With Human Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: A 52-year-old Guyanese woman was yesterday indicted by a Texas grand jury for her role in smuggling four Indian nationals into the U.S. Annita Devi Gerald, aka Annita Rampersad, was on Thursday charged in a nine-count indictment by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas. Gerald was arrested by ICE ...

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Place Climate Adaptation Body In Caribbean Urge Leaders

CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, Fri. Dec. 18, 2009: Civil society leaders are calling for an important climate change body to be located in the Caribbean island nation of Barbados. Richer countries were urged to join developing nations in supporting the sitting of the headquarters of the proposed Global Adaptation Fund in Barbados by Lelei TuiSamoa LeLaulu, president of the Island ...

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