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LIAT Loses Thousands of Dollars To Sickout

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHNS, Antigua, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Preliminary figures released by regional airline LIAT on Wednesday show that the carrier lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of sickout action by some flight crews on Friday, May 22. `The reports are still coming in, however, the data compiled so far show losses totaling close to EC$350,000.00,` Corporate ...

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DR National Nabbed For Allegedly Murdering `Husband`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: A national of the Dominican Republic accused of killing her husband in the Dominican Republic a year ago was last week nabbed at her Orlando-area home on administrative immigration charges. Wendy Maria Polanco Gonzalez, 37, was arrested on charges for overstaying her visa and for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. But ...

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OAS Working Group To Focus On A Resolution On Cuba

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States agreed Wednesday to create a working group to try to find a consensus text for an eventual resolution on Cuba. It was the last session of the Permanent Council before the OAS General Assembly. The working group will be open to all OAS Member ...

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Daughter Of Puerto Rican Migrants Is Supreme Court Nominee

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 27, 2009: Born in a housing project in the South Bronx to parents who migrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico, Sonia Sotomayor, was on Tuesday named as President Obama`s choice to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor, 54, could make history if confirmed since she could become the ...

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Belize-American Former State Rep. Indicted

CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Weds. May 27, 2009: Former state representative and New Orleans city councilwoman, Belize-American, Renee Gill Pratt, has been indicted on federal racketeering charges. Gill Pratt is accused along with members of the Jefferson political family in Louisiana, of operating a `criminal enterprise` that raided non-profit organizations created to help disadvantaged people.The indictment issued Friday incorporates Gill ...

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Puerto Rico Adds To Caribbean Swine Flu Cases

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. May 27, 2009: The Caribbean now has five cases of swine flu, with Puerto Rico confirming its first case this week. The U.S.-dependent, Caribbean territory said a 39-year-old man who had returned from a week-long eastern Caribbean cruise was its first case. The man confirmed he had been on a May 10-17 cruise. No ...

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Jamaicans Nabbed On Outstanding Drug Charge

CaribWorldNews, ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y., Weds. May 27, 2009: Two Jamaicans suspected of operating a 2005 drug ring have been extradited back to the United States after being arrested in Jamaica. US Marshals say Tonya Brown, 35 and David Stewart, 34 were both brought back to answer charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute cocaine ...

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Guyana Turns 43

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 27, 2009: For the third consecutive year, the Guyana flag was raised over New York City to mark the country`s 43rd anniversary of independence from Britain. The Bowling Green Association of New York and the Committee to Celebrate Guyana raised the flag on Tuesday to mark Guyana independence day 2009 in the financial capital ...

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Narco-Trafficking In The Caribbean

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews,  LONDON, England, Weds. May 27, 2009: Across the Caribbean, from Guyana to Belize, once peaceful and well ordered societies have become hosts to narcotics trafficking, money laundering, extortion, gun crime, kidnapping, robbery with violence, and more recently, those who would support acts of international terrorism. The growth has been exponential and no nation has been exempt, ...

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Feds. Move To Edit Defense Statements In Murder Trial Of Trini-Born Army Vet.

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 26, 2009: U.S. prosecutors are reportedly moving to `redact` or edit the statements of defendants` being tried in the murder of Trinidad-born, U.S. Army veteran, Balram Maharaj. Redaction is the process whereby a written statement of a witness is edited to remove or disguise any improper or impermissible references.  Trinidad Army corporal Ricardo de Four ...

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