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Jamaican Cops Fired For Ties To Lottery Scam

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 4, 2009: They are meant to uphold the law but authorities claim 10 Jamaican cops had ties to an international lottery scam that has been bilking many Americans. The officers are accused of recruiting a civilian to pose as a police officer as part of the fraud, Police Commissioner Hardley Lewin said Wednesday. It is ...

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White House Proclamation Comes On Heels Of CWNN Query

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 3, 2009: A Caribbean American Heritage Month proclamation was on Tuesday issued by the White House, a day after a CaribWorldNews query of administration’s plans for the month. It comes after CWNN Tuesday questioned whether the White House under President Barack Obama was ignoring the month given its non-response to several queries made in recent ...

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Virginia Group Asked For Info. On Carib News Event

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 3, 2009: A Virginia-based policy center says it has been asked by the House Ethics Committee to provide `documented violations of House Rules that prohibit corporate sponsorship of travel and hospitality` relating to the Carib News Foundation business conference in the Caribbean. The National Legal and Policy Center`s Peter Flaherty, said the organization has been ...

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High Level Of Undercount Among Afro-Caribbean New Yorkers

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 3, 2009: New York City planning officials on Tuesday admitted that there was a very high percentage of Afro-Caribbean New Yorkers who are undercounted mainly because they do not fill out the Census form. The disclosure came at a press briefing hosted by officials of the newly-created New York City Census department and the ...

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Haitian Among Four Others Charged Anew In Terror Plot

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 3, 2009: Haitian national Laguerre Payen was among four others slapped with new charges for a May New York terror plot Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in New York yesterday unveiled new charges against Payen as well as accused ringleader, James Cromitie and David Williams and Onta Williams, who are suspected of plotting to blow up ...

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St. Lucians Nabbed For Coke Trafficking

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 3, 2009: A thirty-two-year-old St. Lucian woman has been charged with trying to smuggle two pounds of cocaine into Britain by hiding it under her wig. While a St. Lucian man has been found with four pounds of the drug.  Chermisa Lisa Daniel was stopped by border patrol officials at Gatwick Airport Sunday, after arriving ...

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Jamaica: Some Teen Girls Have Multiple Sex Partners

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 3, 2009: Some fourteen-year-old girls in Jamaica have had up to six sexual partners, a new study claims. The study examining risky sexual behaviour of children under the age of 14 by the island`s Ministry of Health`s National HIV/STI Programme, made the startling claim this week. Dr. Kevin Harvey said the study of 3,000 school ...

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Regionalism And Unity in CARICOM

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 2, 2009: A little over a week ago, Sir Shridath Ramphal addressed some of those who will be the region`s future Ambassadors. His comments were framed in the context of Caribbean foreign policy. However, they also spoke to the future of regionalism in a Caribbean that, in the true meaning of the ...

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Fear Of Layoff Pushes Brooklynite To Follow Passion Into Own Business

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: For over 25 years, Josephine Jackson has worked for large retail companies and fashion designers as an interior designer. But with the current U.S. jobless rate growing, Jackson is turning her long-time passion for cooking into a back-up plan. Jackson recently launched Josephina’s Bakery to ensure that she has a back-up plan in ...

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Former Jamaican MP Dead At 75

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 2, 2009: A Jamaican politician who served in parliament for nine years has passed away at age 75. Astil Sangster, former Member of Parliament for North Eastern Westmoreland and former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, who served as MP from 1980 to 1989 and as Parliamentary Secretary during that period, died on Friday ...

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