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Reggae Artists Band Together In `I Am Jamaica` Campaign

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. July 19, 2010: Reggae artists, Hopeton Lindo, Shaggy, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Courtney John, Peter Gee, Fiona, Sophia Brown and Anthony Cruz are among the entertainers who have come together to launch the `I Am Jamaica` Campaign. The campaign kicked-off simultaneously in the U.S., Jamaica, Canada, UK and other locations around the world with the international ...

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New York`s Top Reggae Event Canned For 2010

CaribWorldNews, Queens, NY, Mon. July 19, 2010: The global economic recession has claimed another victim – this time a top reggae festival in New York. Producers of the annual Irie Jamboree, one of the top reggae festivals in the U.S., said Friday they made the agonizing decision to forgo the seventh annual staging this year, citing the recession as one ...

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`Pablo Escobar` Of The Caribbean Nabbed

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Mon. July 19, 2010: A 45-year old Puerto Rico national, dubbed the Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean, has been captured after a decade-long pursuit. Jose Figueroa Agosto, who was wanted on kidnapping, money laundering, drug trafficking and murder charges, was nabbed Saturday while driving through a working-class neighborhood in San Juan wearing a wig. Figueroa ...

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Kingston Crisis: An Opportunity For Jamaica?

By Bevan Springer CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 19, 2010: Out of every crisis, there`s an opportunity, and Jamaicans – while clearly unhappy with the recent `Dudus developments` that brought chaos to a section of the capital, Kingston – are finding a silver lining in the clouds of chaos that negatively impacted the nation over the past several weeks. Hindered ...

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Barbadian Migrant Killed In Hit And Run Accident

CaribWorldNews, JERSEY CITY, NJ, Fri. July 16, 2010: A 33-year-old Barbadian migrant was struck on and killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday morning in New Jersey. Reports indicate Jermaine Forrester, of Springfield Gardens in  Queens, was crossing the four-lane road west of Bevan Street on State  Highway 139 at 12:48 Thursday morning with a friend when he was struck by ...

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Accused Guyanese Terrorist Wanted J.F.K. To `Go Up In Smoke`

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. July 16, 2010: The man accused of masterminding a plot to blow up the John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, NY reportedly wanted to see the entire airport `go up in smoke.` As the trial of Guyanese national turned naturalized U.S. citizen, Russell Defreitas, 66, continued in a Brooklyn court Thursday, the jury heard from ...

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Guyana President`s Libel Case Set For August Hearing

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. July 16, 2010:A hearing in the libel case filed by the President of Guyana against one of the country`s three private newspapers,  is set for August 5th. Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo is suing the Kaieteur News newspaper for libel and is seeking more than US$48,550 or GUY$10 million in damages. Jagdeo claims in the suit that ...

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Law Firm Lobbying For Jamaica Ruling Party Remembers It Was Paid More

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 15, 2010: The D.C. law firm that was hired by the ruling Jamaica Labor Party government about the `extradition treaty process requirements` has suddenly remembered it was paid more than the amount previously disclosed. Am Law Daily cites a new 24-page supplemental filing by the law firm of  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips with the Justice ...

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`Barefoot Bandit` Jailed In Miami

`CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 15, 2010: The now infamous `Barefoot Bandit,` was yesterday ordered held in a Miami jail as he tries to determine legal representation. Colton Harris-Moore, 19, made his first appearance in a U.S. Court in Miami Wednesday, a day after he was deported from the Bahamas where he was nabbed Sunday. Harris-Moore, 19, told U.S. Magistrate ...

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New Study Dispels Notion Of Higher Prevalence Of AIDS Among Haitian Immigrants

CaribWorldNews, Cambridge, MA, Thurs. July 15, 2010: A new study published has found that the AIDS rate among Haitian immigrants in the United States is similar to the rate for African-Americans, challenging previous notions that Haitian immigrants have a higher prevalence of AIDS than all other groups. The study, titled `HIV among Haitian-born persons in the United States, 1985-2007,` is ...

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