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Could CARICOM Come Crashing Down Over The `Ethnic Cleansing` Of Guyanese From Barbados?

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. July 1, 2009: There seems to be the mother of a row brewing over the seeming discrimination, early morning raids on their homes and the `ethnic cleansing` of illegal Guyanese immigrants in Barbados. So far this month four Guyanese have been deported from Barbados and  Prime Minister David Thompson  revealed on Saturday that from June 1 ...

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Jamaican Diaspora Director Gets In To `Patty War`

CaribWorldNews, SOMERSET, NJ, Weds. July 1, 2009: A director of the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board is slamming back at the Jamaica Manufacturers Association over the importation of patties into the island. Patrick A Beckford said that like many members of the Jamaican Community in the US North East, he `is completely dumbfounded by the recent statements and protest by JMA ...

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Caribbean Doctor Sues MasterCard; Claims Link To OLINT

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. July 1, 2009: A Caribbean-born, South Florida based surgeon is suing international credit giant MasterCard Worldwide for allegedly being a party to OLINT, an apparent ponzi scheme that emanated out of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Walker, an Orlando, Florida surgeon, has sued the credit giant for money laundering, theft and racketeering. ...

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City Lawmaker`s Former Staffers For October Sentencing

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. July 1, 2009: Two former employees of a New York City Caribbean-born politician could be sentenced as early as October 2 for stealing government funds. The two – Asquith Reid, the former chief-of-staff to Vincentian-born councilman Kendall Stewart, and Joycinth `Sue` Anderson, another staffer, changed their pleas from not guilty to guilty on June 25th. The ...

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UN General Assembly Condemns Honduras Coup

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 1, 2009:  The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday condemned this weekend`s coup d`état in Honduras, calling for the restoration of the democratically-elected President and constitutional Government. According to media reports, President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales was ousted by the military on Sunday, hours before a referendum was slated to be held on changing the ...

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Jamaican Hijacking Suspect To Stand Trial

 CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 1, 2009: A 21-year-old Jamaican man accused of hijacking a Canadian jetliner in April will stand trial on July 13th. Stephen Fray was yesterday judged mentally fit to stand trial to face six charges, including robbery and assault in relation to the hijacking incident that made global headlines. A judge Tuesday made the ruling after ...

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Stanford To Stay Jailed

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Weds. July 1, 2009: Flamboyant cricket tycoon and financier, Sir Allen Stanford, must get used to calling a Texas jail home for now. Judge David Hittner yesterday agreed with prosecutors that Stanford is a `serious flight risk` and must remain in jail until his multi-billion dollar fraud case comes to trial. `Stanford is a serious flight risk ...

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Jamaican-Born, NY Pastor Released On Bail In Sex Assault Case

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 30, 2009: A Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born pastor accused of sexually assaulting two teens, was on Monday granted bail but ordered to remain in Jamaica. Paul Lewis, who claims on his website to be an evangelist with healing powers, was released on J$500,000 bail. But the Paul Lewis ministries head must remain in Jamaica until his trial ...

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Top London Law Firm Apparently Benefited From Caribbean Slave Owners

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 30, 2009: The founder of a top law firm in London benefited from Caribbean slaves, records from the National Archives have found. The documents link James William Freshfield, founder of Freshfields Law and sons to several slave-owner clients, mostly based in the Caribbean, the Financial Times reported. The lawyers reportedly acted as trustees of the ...

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The Upcoming CARICOM Heads Of Govt. Summit

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 30, 2009: In a few days time, Caribbean heads of government will meet in Georgetown, Guyana. There they will try to address an ever-increasing list of unresolved issues. This will be an important moment as many in the region and beyond will be watching to see whether the participants can reconcile their ever ...

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