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Ash Spews Anew From Montserrat Volcano

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Tues. Oct. 6, 2009: New ash spewed twice from the Montserrat volcano Monday morning, leaving parts of the island covered in dust.  Officials at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory said last night that activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano remained at an increased level with two `vigorous ash venting events` Monday at around 10:35 am, and 1:25 p.m. ...

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Rhode Island Man Faces BVI Murder Trial In Years Old Case

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCE, R.I., Tues. Oct. 6, 2009: A man who is suspected of killing his wife in the British Virgin Islands in 1999 will this week go on trial on the island for the murder. Scuba shop owner David Swain, 53, is set to be tried for the murder of his wife of six years, Shelley Tyre. The Swains had ...

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New York Tourists To Return From Antigua Following Trial

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Tues. Oct. 6, 2009: Five New York tourists are set to return to the Big Apple tomorrow after getting off with a fine on Monday for scuffling with cops here. Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters fined 24-year-old Shoshannah Henry, Dolores Lalanne, 25, Nancy Lalanne, 22, Mike Paul, 25, and Joshua Jackson, 25, $2,300 for the Sept. 4 ...

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Guyana Drug Lord To Be Sentenced Next Week

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Oct. 6, 2009: Self-confessed Guyana drug lord, Shaheed `Roger` Khan, is set to be sentenced next Friday in a Brooklyn court. Sentencing is set for 2 p.m. eastern standard time.  Prosecutors want Judge Dora Irizarry to sentence Khan to 15 years in jail and nothing less. Under the plea agreement, Khan faces 15 years imprisonment; five ...

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Thousands Bid Adieu To Murdered Haitian Family

CaribWorldNews, NAPLES, FL, Mon. Oct. 5, 2009: Thousands showed up in Naples Saturday to bid good bye to a 32-Haitian national and her five children, slaughtered by her husband and the children`s father. Guerline Damas along with her children: Meshach `Zack,` 9; Maven 6; Marven 5; Megan, 3; and Morgan, 19 months were laid to rest Saturday following a service ...

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Jamaican-Born Dancehall Singer Attacked By Samurai Wielding Swordsman

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Oct. 5, 2009: A Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born dancehall singer, was last night recovering from wounds suffered at the hands of a man with a samurai sword. Major Mackerel, whose real name is Garfield Dixon, was attacked and slashed across the head and hand by his neighbor Oscar Joseph, who was wielding a two-foot samurai sword. Police say ...

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Bounty Killer Turned Back From Trinidad

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. Oct. 5, 2009: CARICOM national and Jamaican dancehall star, Bounty Killer, was yesterday banned from entering Trinidad, another Caribbean Community member nation. The singer had reportedly travelled to the island to perform at a show last night, hosted by Jacho Entertainment. But immigration officers denied him entry and he returned to Jamaica. The reason for his ...

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Haitian American Allegedly Killed By Drunken Cop Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY., Mon. Oct. 5, 2009: Family and friends in a Haitian family in New York also struggled to say good bye to their daughter even as another Haitian family tried to say farewell to six family members in Naples, FL. Vionique Valnord, 33, who was allegedly killed by a drunk off-duty New York City police officer, was laid ...

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CBC News Head Dead

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. Oct. 5, 2009: Head of the news and current affairs section at the Barbados-based Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, Richard Cox, has died. Cox, a veteran journalist, reportedly passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital over the weekend after a brief illness. He was 59. Cox joined the CBC in 2002 as one of its panelists for the ...

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Cayman Islands To Get New Constitution

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Cayman, Mon. Oct. 5, 2009: A new constitution is set to become effective in the British-dependent territory of the Cayman Islands on Nov. 6th. The island`s, Governor, Stuart Jack, made the disclosure Friday in a speech to the islands` legislature. Jack said the new constitution will give the Cayman Islands greater autonomy from Britain. This will pave the ...

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