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Caribbean American Challenger Beats Vincentian Incumbent In NY Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: A Caribbean American, Brooklyn resident with Tourette`s syndrome, last night emerged the victor in a heated New York City Primary election race for the 45th councilmatic seat. Activist Jumaane Williams, who had the backing of the Working Family Party and was endorsed by a number of key media and unions, won the ...

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American Airlines Employees Among Alleged Drug Traffickers Busted

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Nine American Airlines employees were among 23 suspects nabbed Tuesday in what is alleged to be a major drug transit operation. Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI officials said the 23 allegedly helped stuff suitcases with illicit drugs and used commercial airlines to smuggle the drugs into San Juan. The drug ...

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St. Vincent Carrier Freed By Pirates

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: St. Vincent and Grenadines flag bulk carrier, Irene EM, has been freed by Somali pirates. The carrier and its 23 Filipino crew had been seized on April 13 in the Gulf of Aden by the pirates, who had demanded a US$2 million ransom. It was unclear whether ship`s Greek-based manager, Chian Spirit Maritime ...

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Jamaican Named First Black Dean At NYU School Of Business

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: A Jamaica-born Rhodes Scholar has made history by becoming the first black dean of The Stern School of Business at New York University. Peter Blair Henry will take up the top post from next January, according to the Network Journal. Henry is currently the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics at the ...

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Changes To DR Constitution Will Put Women`s Lives In Danger Rights Group Says

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Amnesty International is warning that proposed changes to the constitution of the Dominican Republic will put women and girls at risk and potentially increase maternal deaths in the country. Their comment comes as the country`s Parliament is scheduled to vote on a constitutional reform package on Thursday. The proposed formulation of Article ...

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South American Makes History At U.S. Open

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: A 20-year-old Argentinean on Monday night made history at the U.S. Open by becoming only the second South American to win the  men`s finals of the tourney and the first to end the five year reign of Roger Federer. Juan Martin del Potro took the win at the Billie Jean King National ...

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Obama Refuses To Bow On Cuba Embargo

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: President Barack Obama refused to side with opponents of the Cuba embargo Monday, instead moving to sign an order to extend the rule. `The President has determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to continue for one year the exercise of certain authorities under the Trading With the ...

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Belize GG Says Integration Is Crucial

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Belize Governor General, Sir Colville Young, says integration is crucial to Belize and the development of the CARICOM region as a whole. Sir Colville made the remarks during an event held Saturday evening in Belmopan, the Belize capital to mark the celebrations of independence this month by seven ...

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Jamaican Plane Hijacker On Trial

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: The trial of a 21-year-old Jamaican man, accused in an April hijacking of a CanJet Airlines, began on Monday. Stephen Fray is facing six charges, including robbery and assault, in the April 19 incident at Montego Bay`s Sangster airport. Fray allegedly fired a gun he was carying into the air, demanded to be ...

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