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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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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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Guyana`s Lady Guymine To Be Waked In New York

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. June 2, 2009: Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, is set to be waked in New York this Thursday, a week after she passed away in the capital of her homeland. Born Monica Chopperfield, Lady Guymine, will be remembered at the wake planned for June 4th from 7 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Hall, 2806 ...

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Is The White House Ignoring Caribbean Heritage Month?

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 2, 2009: President George Bush in 2006 signed Caribbean Heritage Month into law and each June since, it was marked at the White House. This June, however, the Barack Obama administration has yet to tell CaribWorldNews of its plans to honor Caribbean Americans this month. The many Caribbean nationals who voted for Obama, donated or ...

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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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