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Caribbean Makes Bid To Battle Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: CARICOM is stepping in to battle the H1NI or swine flu virus in the region, insisting that its most at risk population are in line for early vaccinations. The Community on Tuesday said it is expecting shipments of vaccine doses to battle the disease from the United States, India, Brazil and other suppliers ...

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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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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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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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Barbadian Wins Toronto Book Awards

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Oct. 19, 2009: A Barbadian-born novelist and poet has won the 2009 Toronto Book Awards. Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke  has won the Award for his book `More.` The 2009 Toronto Book Awards Committee, made up of members Alexander Greer (chair), Brian Jantzi, Angela Rebeiro, Sarah Rotering and Karen Tisch,  described Clarke`s novel as `painting a vivid ...

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Chicago Honors Haitian Founder

CaribWorldNews, CHICAGO, IL, Mon. Oct. 19, 2009: Chicago officials this past weekend paid tribute to the Haitian migrant who has long been dubbed the founder of the city. A bronze sculpture of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable was installed on Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile Saturday in honor of the fur trader. The sculpture is based on a 19th century ...

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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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Jamaica PM Says No Gay Marriage Under His Watch

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2009: Jamaica`s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has slammed the door shut on same sex marriage on the island. Golding this week insisted the Jamaican parliament will not recognize same-sex marriage; at least not while has the reins. Golding, in opening parliamentary debate on a proposed amendment to the constitution which would lay out the ...

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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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