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DR National Nabbed For Allegedly Murdering `Husband`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: A national of the Dominican Republic accused of killing her husband in the Dominican Republic a year ago was last week nabbed at her Orlando-area home on administrative immigration charges. Wendy Maria Polanco Gonzalez, 37, was arrested on charges for overstaying her visa and for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. But ...

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Trinidad AG Resignation Brings Calls For Finance Min. To Go

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The resignation of Trinidad and Tobago`s Attorney General, Bridgid Annisette-George, over a conflict of interest in the investigation into CLICO, has now brought calls for the country`s finance minister to also go. T and T`s opposition wants Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira to also call it quits, since it has been reported she owned ...

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Two Caribbean Ambassadors Slam Obama`s Off-Shore Clampdown Plan

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: Two Caribbean ambassadors on Wednesday came out swinging at U.S. President Barack Obama`s plan to clamp down on offshore American companies. Bahamas Ambassador to the U.S., Cornelius Smith, speaking at an Inter-American Dialogue event Wednesday was especially critical about aspects of Sen. Carl Levin`s  bill that would publish a list of tax-haven jurisdictions, ...

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Popular Haitian Priest Dead At 62

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Haitian rights advocate, Catholic Priest, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, is dead. Father Jean-Juste died Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Herald reports indicate. He was 62. He suffered a stroke recently, Ira Kurzban, the Miami attorney who represented Jean-Juste’s Haitian Refugee Center in several lawsuits against the U.S. government, was quoted as saying.  Last ...

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Two Million For Family Of Jamaican Migrant Who Died On Hospital Floor

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The family of the Jamaican migrant whose death on a Brooklyn hospital floor created global headlines, will get a US$2 million pay day. New York City`s  Health and Hospitals Corporation on Wednesday agreed to pay the family of Esmin Elizabeth Green, who collapsed and died at Kings County Hospital Center`s psychiatric ward in ...

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OAS Working Group To Focus On A Resolution On Cuba

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States agreed Wednesday to create a working group to try to find a consensus text for an eventual resolution on Cuba. It was the last session of the Permanent Council before the OAS General Assembly. The working group will be open to all OAS Member ...

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Guyana Turns 43

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 27, 2009: For the third consecutive year, the Guyana flag was raised over New York City to mark the country`s 43rd anniversary of independence from Britain. The Bowling Green Association of New York and the Committee to Celebrate Guyana raised the flag on Tuesday to mark Guyana independence day 2009 in the financial capital ...

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Daughter Of Puerto Rican Migrants Is Supreme Court Nominee

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 27, 2009: Born in a housing project in the South Bronx to parents who migrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico, Sonia Sotomayor, was on Tuesday named as President Obama`s choice to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor, 54, could make history if confirmed since she could become the ...

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Narco-Trafficking In The Caribbean

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews,  LONDON, England, Weds. May 27, 2009: Across the Caribbean, from Guyana to Belize, once peaceful and well ordered societies have become hosts to narcotics trafficking, money laundering, extortion, gun crime, kidnapping, robbery with violence, and more recently, those who would support acts of international terrorism. The growth has been exponential and no nation has been exempt, ...

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Belize-American Former State Rep. Indicted

CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Weds. May 27, 2009: Former state representative and New Orleans city councilwoman, Belize-American, Renee Gill Pratt, has been indicted on federal racketeering charges. Gill Pratt is accused along with members of the Jefferson political family in Louisiana, of operating a `criminal enterprise` that raided non-profit organizations created to help disadvantaged people.The indictment issued Friday incorporates Gill ...

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