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Six Customs Officers Fired In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: Six top customs officials in the South American nation of Guyana have been fired despite being cleared of a bribery claim. Revenue Authority director Kurshid Sattaur said Tuesday that six of the Customs and Excise officials` positions had become redundant and that their salaries were costing the agency $30,000 a month. The firing ...

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Jamaican Jailed For Using False Identity

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: A 30-year-old Jamaican woman, who used a false identity to live and work in the UK, will have to spend the next two years of her life in prison. Tamika Benjamin, of Plumstead Common Road, Woolwich, also faces deportation following her prison time after she admitted to a string of immigration fraud and ...

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New York State Senator Slammed For Jamaica Trip

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, NY, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: It is not just New York State Governor David Patterson who is getting the heat in Albany. So too is State Senator Antoine Thompson. Thompson is facing criticism over a trip to Jamaica, West Indies, in the midst of the state senate`s budget debate last week. Thompson reportedly flew to Jamaica last week ...

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The Haitian Press Between Survival And Suffering

By Claude GillesPanos Caribbean Panos Caribbean, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Weds. March 3, 2010 : After a difficult first month, some media houses in Port-au-Prince and provincial towns which were severely affected by the earthquake of January 12, are trying to rise from the rubble. With makeshift studios housed in tents, sometimes in the street or in parked vehicles, these media houses ...

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Republicans Want Rangel Stripped Of Committee Chairmanship

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 1, 2010: A Texas Republican lawmaker intends to offer a resolution today to call for Congressman Charles Rangel of New York to be stripped of his Ways and Means chairmanship. Rep. John Carter said he hopes for a vote by mid-week, according to a statement by his spokesman to On Politics. The push comes just ...

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Canada`s Haiti-Born Governor General For Visit To Homeland

CaribWorldNews, OTTAWA, Canada, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Canada`s Haiti-born Governor General, Michaëlle Jean, will head to her native land for a visit next week. Governor General Jean is slated to visit Haiti next Monday for a two-day visit of the devastated country that was rocked by a powerful 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12th. Jean is scheduled to visit the capital ...

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Antigua Among Caribbean Nations To Make Major Money Laundering List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: The Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda is among six Caribbean nations to make this year’s `Major Money Laundering List.` The U.S. State Department on Monday listed the island, which was cast into the international spotlight last year as the U.S. Securities and Trades Commission charged former resident and knight, R. Allen Stanford, ...

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Four Caribbean Nations Make US` Major Drug List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Four Caribbean nations have made the US` latest list of `major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries.` The list is included in the latest U.S. international narcotics report, released by the U.S. State Department Monday. The four are The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. In The Bahamas, according to the U.S. ...

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Caribbean Hindus Celebrate Phagwah

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: Hindus across the Caribbean joined others around the world Monday to celebrate Phagwah or Holi. In Trinidad and Tobago, the celebration included the performance of a folk dance troupe from Mathura and the splashing of colored powder or abeer. Winston Dookeran, leader of the Congress of the People (COP), in a message, said ...

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