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Mayoral Control: Ready For Renewal

Commentary By Dr. Roy Hastick CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The Assembly, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Education Chairwoman Cathy Nolan, is to be commended for acting expeditiously to pass legislation in support of mayoral control more than a month ago.  I also wish to commend State Senate leaders John L. Sampson, and Malcolm Smith, ...

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Corentyne Thunder Among Others For UNIDO-Caribbean Partnership Agreement

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. August 7, 2009: Writer/director, Marc Gomes` adaptation of the groundbreaking Guyanese novel, `Corentyne Thunder,` has been chosen along with seven other film projects to be part of an internationally marketed CARIBFilm Dream Team film pack. The Cinematic & Entrepreneurship Motivation Award, (CEMA), is designed to link the region`s leading writers, directors and producers with the ...

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Jamaican Colors To Shine In Miami

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009:  Jamaica`s colors will come alight this Friday when the Bank of America tower in downtown Miami lights up at dusk in black, green and gold, according to South Florida Caribbean news. The lighting of the Bank`s Tower`s is in commemoration of Jamaica`s 44th anniversary of independence. The 47-floor Miami landmark, will remain lit ...

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Antigua Mount Renamed After President Obama

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s highest peak has been renamed after U.S. President Barack Obama. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the change official Tuesday as he unveiled a plaque to rename Boggy Peak, Mount Obama. The ceremony was planned to coincide with the Leo-born, American President`s birthday. The peak rises 1,300 ...

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Guyana Opposition Claims Jagdeo Collusion With Drug Lords In Letter To Diplomats

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Aug. 6, 2009: The leader of Guyana`s main opposition party has written to CARICOM as well as several regional governments and international organizations to claim the current government is in ` collusion` with a self-confessed drug lord’. The People`s National Congress Reform, head, Robert H. O. Corbin, dispatched the letters this week, on the heels of ...

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Jamaican Pleads Guilty In `Operation Whose House`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: A Jamaican woman faces up to seven years in jail after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with `Operation Whose House.` Yvette Scott Patterson admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and one count of aggravated identity theft in connection with a mortgage ...

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Trinidad National Found Guilty In Green Card Scam

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: A 38-year-old Trinidad-born national could face a maximum of four years in jail after being convicted in a green card scam. Nazim (`Tony`) Hosein, of 106-43 95th Street in Ozone Park, Queens, yesterday pleaded guilty to defrauding five members of the Trinidad community in the South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill sections of ...

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The Resignation Of The Grenadian Attorney General And The Recent Cabinet Reshuffle

Commentary By Wendy Grenade CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: In Grenada and the Caribbean, it is not general practice for Prime Ministers to link their actions while in government to their campaign promises. Yet, this is exactly what Prime Minister Thomas did in the recent case involving his attorney general who used his office to plead on behalf ...

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Investigation Continues Into Fatal Crash Of Guyanese Man

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: Police in Nassau County, New York say they are still investigating a fatal jet ski crash that claimed the life of a Guyanese man and his young son, Saturday. Police say they are investigating the dock as well as the possibility of speeding on the part of Guyana-born, Jamaica, Queens resident, Roopnarine ...

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CARICOM And The Global Crisis

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: In a matter of days, a task force of five Caricom leaders will meet in Jamaica to discuss a regional approach to the global economic and financial crisis. The group – the third that the Caribbean has created on this issue – includes the President of Guyana and the Prime ...

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