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Guyana: Miners To `Testify` On Alleged Corruption

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. June 9, 2009: Several miners in Guyana have been brought to the capital to aid officials investigating corruption among military and police officials based in the country`s interior. Army Chief of Staff Gary Best on Monday said the miners were ferried in to help in the investigation of the allegation of corruption among law enforcers who ...

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Man Wanted For Sex Abuse Arrested In The DR

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. June 9, 2009: A 53-year-old man wanted for sexual abuse charges was arrested in the Dominican Republic after an airing on `America’s Most Wanted.` Joseph Christian Fontana, formerly of Green Acres Avenue in Fort Walton Beach, had been on the lam since 2006 when he disappeared after finding out the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Jamaican Suspect In Soldier’s Slaying Nabbed

CaribWorldNews, SPRING LAKE, N.C., Tues. June 9, 2009: A Jamaican drug dealer wanted in the slaying of a soldier at a Spring Lake nightclub in North Carolina has been nabbed. Demar J. Bryan, 22, was caught while trying to flee to Jamaica over the weekend, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Bryan was in the Highland County Detention Center ...

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Thousands Gather To Say Goodbye To Popular Haitian Priest

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 8, 2009: Mourners wearing buttons and T-shirts with the words `The Struggle Continues` filled a Miami church to overflow Saturday to bid adieu to popular Haitian priest and activist,  Father Gerard Jean-Juste. Father Jean-Juste, aka Gerry, to many, was remembered at funeral services Saturday at the Notre Dame D`Haiti Catholic Church in South Florida a ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Rate Now Close To 50

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 8, 2009: Swine flu rate in the Caribbean is growing with the region recording its first death on Friday and the current rate now put at  49. Dominican Republic health officials reported a pregnant 17-year-old from Santo Domingo as the first victim of  AH1N1 flu virus. The death comes as the World Health Organization ...

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Caribbean Governments Renew Caribbean Catastrophe Insurance

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. June 8, 2009: Sixteen Caribbean governments have renewed their Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance policies. The World Bank and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility offered the renewal at a 10 percent decrease in premium costs to help regional governments meet `premium obligations in this year of harder economic times.` The insurance pays out emergency cash to ...

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D.C. Caribbean Carnival, Inc. And CaribID Become 2010 Census Partners

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. June 8, 2009: As the 2010 Census approaches and the Seventeenth Annual Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza marks the beginning of the summer, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and CaribID are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that everyone is counted. The Carnival Extravaganza kicks off with a parade at 11am Saturday, June 27 at Georgia and ...

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Obama To Nominate Two U.S. Ambassadors To The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 5, 2009: The Obama administration on Thursday announced its intention to nominate two U.S. ambassadors to the Caribbean nations of Haiti and the Bahamas. The two tipped to be named to the post are Nicole A. Avant, who is the nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas and Kenneth H. Merten, ambassador designate to Haiti. Avant ...

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Caribbean Tourism Organization Turns To Diaspora Amid Declining Arrivals

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 5, 2009: As the Caribbean region continues to see less tourists arriving to their shores, the Caribbean Tourism Development Company is now turning its eyes to the Caribbean Diaspora. Tourism officials, who have faced severe criticism for ignoring their Diasporas while marketing to the so-called `mainstream` American tourists, will for the first time next ...

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