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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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Trinidad PM Ready To Rebut Abu Bakr Link Claims – AG

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, is ready to rebut claims that he promised state resources to Jamaat al Muslimeen leader, Yasin Abu Bakr. While Manning did not address the claim made by Bakr Friday, the country`s attorney general, John Jeremie, said the PM is eager to answer the accusations in a ...

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My Two Cents On Health Care Reform

Commentary By Keith Bernard CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009:  It is well publicized that the population of the United States would be aging rapidly over the next decade. This means that the baby-boom generation would be over sixty-five and entitled to Medicare. In 2002, David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, commented that, `As the 76 ...

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St. Vincent Ramping Up Financial Accountability Rules

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been ramping up its efforts to make the jurisdiction more compliant with internationally agreed standards of financial accountability and transparency. The disclosure was made recently at the Fifth Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange in Mexico earlier this month. It came months after St. Vincent ...

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Turks & Caicos` Nikki Beach Forced To Close

CaribWorldNews, PROVINCALES, Turks & Caicos, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A top resort and spa in the Turks & Caicos islands has been forced to close it doors. The Leeward Resort Ltd, the underlying owners of the property development in Turks and Caicos has been forced into receivership and closed without warning, Nikki Beach officials said. `Nikki Beach Resort in Turks ...

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Banc of America Request Denied In BVI Hedge Funds Suit

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A judge last week denied  a Banc of America Securities LLC motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that has links to the British Virgin Islands. The Pension Committee of the University of Montreal is suing Banc of America Securities LLC over the liquidation of two hedge funds in the British Virgin ...

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Five Caribbean Americans Sue Merrill Lynch

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Five Caribbean American men claim they were discriminated against because of their race and are suing Merrill Lynch. The five men, who are not named, filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court recently, claiming discrimination by Bank of America Corp`s Merrill Lynch unit. The men, according to Reuters News, claim that while ...

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NY Caribbean Nationals Gear Up For Democratic Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Caribbean American political empowerment continues to grow in New York City and tomorrow, the Democratic primary will feature several Caribbean elected incumbents defending their seats against fellow Caribbean challengers. Nowhere is the race more heated that in the 45th Councilmatic district of Brooklyn, where St. Vincent and the Grenadines incumbent, Dr. Kendall ...

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Montserrat Gets New Cabinet Amid Lewis` Political Blunder

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009:  Former Montserrat Chief Minister, Dr. Lowell Lewis, made a big political blunder when he announced an election date two long years before polling was constitutionally due. Lewis realized his grave error, which he openly admitted, but it was too late for him to change and the elections had ...

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Defending US Open Champ Kicked Out Of Semis

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Sat. Sept 12, 2009: In a shocking turn of events tonight, the defending U.S. Open tennis champion, Serena Williams, was kicked out of the semi finals due to `unsportsmanlike` conduct. Williams, who faced a tough match with Kim Clijsters throughout, seemed to lose it completely after a lineswoman called a foot fault that the California-born tennis star ...

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