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Turks & Caicos Could Have Elections By 2011

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: Amid criticism over the takeover of the Turks and Caicos Islands by the British government, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant, yesterday revealed a date for elections in the islands. Bryant, in a written ministerial statement to the House of Commons on the dependent Turks & Caicos islands, said elections ...

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Jamaican Reggae Singer Puts Spotlight On Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: A Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-based reggae singer has put the spotlight on the deadly H1N1 or swine flu virus in song. Mikey Jarrett along with J.D. Smooth have just released their new song titled `Swine Flu.` Jarett, who was born in Trench Town, Jamaican and later migrated to the United States, told Whatz Up TV ...

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Americans With Caribbean, Other Offshore Accounts Must File Taxes This Week

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: Americans with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts, such as the sunny Caribbean region, have until this Thursday to come clean to Uncle Sam. Oct. 15 is the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts, says the Internal Revenue Service. Those taxpayers who ...

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Sovereignty And The Turks and Caicos Islands

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 13, 2009: For the most part, the sovereign nations of the Caribbean tend to look past their near neighbours in the non-independent Caribbean. Occasionally an issue arises, such as the recent decision by Britain to take direct control over the Turks and Caicos Islands, and there is a response; but for the ...

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`Not Guilty` Says Connecticut Man Charged With Haiti Sex Abuse

CaribWorldNews, NEW HAVEN, CT, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: A Connecticut-born man, accused of sexually abusing nine boys at a school he founded in Haiti says he`s not-guilty. Douglas Perlitz entered the not guilty plea Thursday during a court appearance. Perlitz, 39, is charged with traveling outside of the United States with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with minors ...

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NY Mayor Insists He Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is turning his focus on the millions of immigrant voters across New York City by insisting he supports immigration reform. `Unfortunately, we can`t welcome more immigrants without help from Congress which has failed to fix a broken system that is keeping too many talented people out, ...

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Air Jamaica To Pay Uncle Sam Over Violations

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: Jamaica`s already heavily indebted aircraft, Air Jamaica, will have to shell out US$180,000 to Uncle Sam. The carrier has been forced to pay up to resolve a civil action by the U.S. attorney`s office in Brooklyn over maintenance issues that eventually led to an aircraft making an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy ...

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Trinidad-Born Founder Of Famous D.C. Restaurant Dead

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: The Trinidad-born owner of the famous D.C. restaurant, Ben`s Chili Bowl, is dead. Ben Ali, founder of the U Street restaurant died Wednesday evening. He was 82. Ali opened Ben`s Chili Bowl with his wife, Virginia, in 1958 after he migrated from Trinidad. The spot has seen its share of celebrities including comedian ...

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Jamaican In Hostage Drama Gets 83-Year Jail Term

CaribWorldNews, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: A 21-year-old schizophrenic Jamaican man will have to spend the next 83 years in prison. Stephen Fray, who tried to hijack a Canadian jet at the Sangster Airport on April 19th was handed the sentence on Thursday. He will, however, serve 20 years due to concurrent sentencing. The Montego Bay resident was ...

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Cash Plus Funds Found In Dubai

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Oct. 9, 2009: Funds from the Jamaican investment scheme, Cash Plus, have been traced to Dubai. A Jamaican court-appointed liquidator said yesterday that $25 million allegedly defrauded by Carlos Hill of the investment club from thousands of Jamaicans was traced to a Dubai bank account. Wildman said the money was found in an account held by ...

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