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DR-Born, NY Commissioner Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: New York city`s much loved Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, Guillermo Linares, has called it quits. Linares, according to a statement from Mayor Mike Bloomberg, resigned, effective immediately, as the City’s Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his pursuit of the 10th councilmatic seat in New York ...

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St. Kitts Reports First Swine Flu Case

CaribWorldNews, BASSETTERE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 16, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday reported its first case of the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin, said the victim is a 26 year old female national with no history of recent travel.  The sample was confirmed after tests at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center.  The person ...

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Guyanese Jailed For Ecstasy

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 37-year-old Guyanese will spend the next 43 months in jail or trying to smuggle Ecstasy tablets into the United States. Shaundell C. Phillips, a green card holder of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Tuesday to three years and seven months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 2,000 Ecstasy tablets into the ...

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One Of Bahamas` `Most Wanted` Fugitives Iced

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 35-year-old Bahamian national, listed as one of their nine `most wanted` fugitives by the Bahamas government, has been iced in Miami. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents and Broward County Sheriff`s Office detectives this week nabbed David St. Remy, who is wanted for murder in the Bahamas, in Miami Shores. ICE ...

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St. Kitts AG Lawyers Force Recusal Of St. Kitts High Court Judge

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. July 15, 2009: A complaint filed against a St. Kitts judge hearing the heated boundary case in the Federation has resulted in the judge`s recusal. A notice of application for the recusal order filed on Tuesday by lawyers for the Attorney General and the Constituency Boundaries Commission on Tuesday cited several grounds for the requested ...

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Cuba, U.S. Sit Down To Talk Migration

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 15, 2009: For the first time since 2003, U.S. and Cuban officials got together yesterday to talk migration.   The issue, which is one of contention for the Cuban authorities, given the U.S` `wet foot, dry land` policy, saw Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez and U.S. State Department officials, headed by Principal Deputy ...

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Republican Chair Insists Members Questioning Of Sotomayor Is Not `Anti-Hispanic`

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 15, 2009: Even as some began questioning whether Republican senators questioning of Sonia Sotomayor`s `wise Latina` comment could further alienate the Hispanic bloc from the party, Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, insists there is nothing biased in the hearings.   `It is not anti-Hispanic, it is not anti-Sotomayor,` he told CBS News yesterday, ...

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Michael Jackson`s Caribbean-Born Doctor Could Be Charged

 CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. July 15, 2009: Dr. Conrad Murray, the Caribbean-born doctor believed to have been the last person to see Michael Jackson alive, could face a criminal investigation for manslaughter. Reports indicate that five doctors, including Murray, are being investigated and whoever provided the prescription drugs which resulted in Jackson`s death, may face criminal charges. Murray was actually born ...

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Bahamas Seeks To Privatize Telecommunications Company

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Weds. July 15, 2009: The Bahamas government is looking for a buyer for its Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.   In an advertisement published Tuesday in several domestic and international publications, the government said it is seeking to sell a 51 percent stake in company, which currently provides services to over 334,000 wireless customers, 132,000 fixed line and ...

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Jamaica Minister Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 15, 2009: Jamaica Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works, who has been  implicated in a bribery scandal, yesterday called it quits.   Joseph Hibbert resigned with immediate effect after being linked to a bribery scandal with Mabey & Johnson and alleged corrupt business practices.   In his letter of resignation, Hibbert ...

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