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Jamaica Swine Flu Death Total Jumps

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: Jamaica`s swine flu death toll has jumped again.A statement issued by the Ministry of Health confirmed that the total now stands at four while those persons affected by the virus has jumped to 64. The new statistics follow a warning last week by Health Minister Ruddy Spencer that Jamaica should brace for an ...

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Daughter Of Puerto Ricans Now Supreme Court Justice

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: From the Bronx to the Supreme Court! President Barack Obama was among those3 who on Thursday expressed pleasure as news broke that the Senate had voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th Supreme Court justice and the first Hispanic on the Court. `Like so many other aspects of this nation, I`m ...

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Attorney For Guyana Drug Lord Wants Earlier Sentence Date

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The attorney for self-confessed Guyana–born drug lord, Shaheed `Roger` Khan, wants an earlier sentence date for his client. Attorney Diarmuid White yesterday wrote to Judge Dora L. Irizarry  requesting a September sentencing date instead of the November 6, 2009 date approved earlier this week. Khan pled guilty on March 16, 2009. White ...

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Digicel Announces Sponsorship Of Digicel Caribbean Cup New York

– The 12-team tournament – which is in the playoff stages – gets much-needed support from DigicelCaribPR Wire, Wednesday, August 4th 2009, Brooklyn, New York: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to Central America, today announced details of its three-year sponsorship of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York. The tournament is in its 17th year ...

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This Summer`s Biggest Reggae Event The Harder They Come Premieres In The United States At The Adrien

MIAMI, JULY 30, 2009 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in association with Jan Ryan, Robert Fox and Michael White are proud to present, for the first time in the United States, the Theatre Royal Stratford East and UK Arts production of the internationally acclaimed hit musical THE HARDER THEY COME, opening August 29 ...

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Mayoral Control: Ready For Renewal

Commentary By Dr. Roy Hastick CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The Assembly, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Education Chairwoman Cathy Nolan, is to be commended for acting expeditiously to pass legislation in support of mayoral control more than a month ago.  I also wish to commend State Senate leaders John L. Sampson, and Malcolm Smith, ...

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Corentyne Thunder Among Others For UNIDO-Caribbean Partnership Agreement

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. August 7, 2009: Writer/director, Marc Gomes` adaptation of the groundbreaking Guyanese novel, `Corentyne Thunder,` has been chosen along with seven other film projects to be part of an internationally marketed CARIBFilm Dream Team film pack. The Cinematic & Entrepreneurship Motivation Award, (CEMA), is designed to link the region`s leading writers, directors and producers with the ...

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Trinidad National Found Guilty In Green Card Scam

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: A 38-year-old Trinidad-born national could face a maximum of four years in jail after being convicted in a green card scam. Nazim (`Tony`) Hosein, of 106-43 95th Street in Ozone Park, Queens, yesterday pleaded guilty to defrauding five members of the Trinidad community in the South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill sections of ...

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Jamaican Colors To Shine In Miami

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009:  Jamaica`s colors will come alight this Friday when the Bank of America tower in downtown Miami lights up at dusk in black, green and gold, according to South Florida Caribbean news. The lighting of the Bank`s Tower`s is in commemoration of Jamaica`s 44th anniversary of independence. The 47-floor Miami landmark, will remain lit ...

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Antigua Mount Renamed After President Obama

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s highest peak has been renamed after U.S. President Barack Obama. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the change official Tuesday as he unveiled a plaque to rename Boggy Peak, Mount Obama. The ceremony was planned to coincide with the Leo-born, American President`s birthday. The peak rises 1,300 ...

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