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Murder Drops In Jamaica Says Security Minister

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 8, 2009: Jamaica has seen a 10 percent drop in murder for the first six months of this year, the island`s Minister of National Security said Tuesday. Senator Dwight Nelson said the island`s murder rate dropped for the period January 1 to July 3, 2009, over the corresponding period last year. `We have had, up ...

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Jamaica Reports First Swine Flu Death

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. July 7, 2009: Jamaica has its first death from swine flu and only the third across the Caribbean. Jamaica Minister of Health, Rudyard Spencer, said Monday that the unnamed man died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning after being transferred from the Spanish Town Hospital. He had been confirmed with Influenza A(H1N1) ...

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Haitian Migrant Ends Hunger Strike

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Tues. July 7, 2009: A 26-year-old Haitian immigrant, who began a hunger strike to protest his deportation on a domestic abuse conviction, and who is in a Texas facility, is now eating again. Kenson Lima began eating again after U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle issued a temporary restraining order allowing medical personnel to feed him intravenously last ...

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Bill Clinton Travels To Haiti As Envoy

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. July 7, 2009: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, is set to kick-off a three day visit to Haiti today. It will be his first as the United Nations’ special envoy to the Caribbean country. Clinton is expected to meet with Haitian President Rene Preval and visit hurricane-battered areas. It comes just over four months after he ...

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HIV Prevention Could Become Another Victim Of Global Meltdown

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 7, 2009: Caribbean nations are among 22 countries globally where disruption of HIV prevention and treatment programs is expected over the course of this year as a result of the global economic crisis. That`s according to a new report from UNAIDS and the World Bank, released Monday. According to the new report, `The Global ...

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Is Congressman Peter King Racist?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 7, 2009: Congressman Peter King may want to be senator of all New York but his comments in recent years, including on Michael Jackson, has many questioning whether he has a racist streak. King`s  latest `foot in mouth` comment is against the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, whom he ranted in a Youtube video ...

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Guyanese Navy Officer Among New U.S. Citizens

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 6, 2009: A 29-year-old Guyanese-born officer in the U.S. Navy joined several other fellow service members over the weekend to take the oath of citizenship. Sherwin Shane Shepherd, from Ozone Park, Queens, was among seven members of the U.S. armed forces who were sworn in as American citizens during a special naturalization ceremony on ...

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Global Crisis Affects Caribbean Court Trust Fund

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 6, 2009: The Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund is also a victim of the global financial meltdown, leaving at least one Caribbean head of state weary. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed Jamaica’s concern with reports presented at the 30th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of Caricom  in Georgetown, Guyana, ...

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MJ`s Funeral Could Attract 1 Billion Viewers

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. July 6, 2009: Some one billion people around the world are set to tune in tomorrow as a lucky 17,500 take their seats in the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the final farewell to the King of Pop, Michael J. Jackson. Reports indicate that the public service will include  elements of the planned London ...

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Union Leaders Slam Reports On Air Jamaica Sale To Spirit

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 6, 2009: Air Jamaica union representatives are hopping mad over reports that the carrier has been sold to Spirit Airlines. Their comments come on the heels of reports by the Jamaica Gleaner that the national airline of Jamaica has been sold to the U.S.-based Spirit and the name may be changed.  Vice President of the ...

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