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Haitian To Be Deported In Baby Shaking Case

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: A 54-year-old Haitian woman has chosen to return to Haiti instead of serving further jail time in the U.S. in a baby shaking case. Nelly Rose Joseph, 54, originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison for the Jan. 23, 2003, death of 10-month-old Fierra Dorelus. But under ...

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IRS Slams Antigua Takeover Of Stanford Bank

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, Texas, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Internal Revenue Service says Antigua and Barbuda`s takeover of the Allen Stanford bank may prevent them from collecting millions owed in back taxes by the Texas-born financier. The IRS claims Stanford owes $227 million in back taxes and they want that money back. But the IRS is arguing that Antiguan liquidators have ...

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Jamaican Soldier Remembered In Film

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. May 13, 2009: The life of a Jamaican soldier, who joined Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II, has been eulogized in film. ‘A Charmed Life,’ a documentary about  Eddie Noble, is currently  being shown at venues in London and cities across the United Kingdom. The 64-minute film by Councilor Patrick Vernon, gives a strong ...

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Immigrants And The Census For CUNY TV Discussion

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Garry Pierre Pierre and the producers of Independent Sources, focus their attention on the importance of the 2010 Census tonight. CWNN publisher and CaribID founder, Felicia Persaud and the National Latino Policy Center`s Angelo Falcon are guests on the show, which will air live at 8:30 pm in New York tonight on ...

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Guyana President To Address UN Commission On Sustainable Development

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, is scheduled to meet with and address several groups at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development today. Jagdeo is set to address the third implementation cycle policy session and says he will use the occasion to highlight Guyana’s position on the forestry sector and climate change. `I ...

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Grenada MP Wants Answers From U.S. On Maurice Bishop`s Body

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. May 12, 2009:  An opposition parliamentarian in Grenada believes that the US is withholding vital information from Grenadian authorities on the location of the body of slain former leader, Maurice Bishop. Senator Kennedy Roberts, who represents the New National Party in the Upper House of Parliament, says he wants answers in reference to the disappearance ...

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Jamaican Honor For Barbadian National

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Barbadian-born man is set to be conferred with the Order of Jamaica today. Desmond Blades will be honored with the top order at King’s House for his long career in business and volunteerism. Blades made a significant contribution to the Jamaican economy, especially in the areas of food processing and food distribution. ...

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Dominica Election May Come Early

CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Tues. May 12, 2009: Nationals in the Commonwealth of Dominica may go to the polls this year instead of 2010. While general election on the tiny island is not due until next year. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on supporters of the ruling Dominica Labour Party to be prepared for a general election soon. `We are ...

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Jamaican Among American Fellows

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Jamaican lawyer is among the 2009 American Fellows. Attorney-at-Law Tasha Manley has been selected to participate in the American Fellows Program administered by the Partners of the Americas, and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Manley, who is Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Office ...

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Two Top DR Bank Executives Jailed

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL., Tues. May 12, 2009: Two former top executives of the Banco Mercantil in the Dominican Republic will spend a total of eight years in jail for their role in a 2003 banking crisis  in the Caribbean nation. Three judges on Monday sentenced former president Andres Aybar to five years in prison for embezzling tens of millions of ...

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