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Guyana Prez. Says Perpetrators Of Ministry Fire Confessed

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. July 30, 2009: Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, says `the perpetrators` of a fire that razed the Ministry of Health have confessed to the alleged crime. Jagdeo made the disclosure to the media Wednesday, two days after Clayton Westford, 19, an office assistant of 7 West La Penitence and 21-year-old Tedena Bagot, a pork-knocker of 32 Second ...

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St. Kitts PM Accuses Barbados, Trinidad MP`s Of Being Opposition Attackers

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 30, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has accused the leader of the opposition in Barbados and the deputy political leader of the opposition of Trinidad and Tobago of being attackers for the opposition. `It is interesting to note that their (the opposition People`s Action Movement) attack is ...

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Coast Guard Gives Up Search For Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 30, 2009: The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday, suspended its search for as many as 67 Haitian migrants missing near the Turks and Caicos islands. The Haitians were forced into shark infested waters after their overloaded boat capsized 2.3 miles southeast of West Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, Monday. Turks and Caicos Islands officials contacted ...

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Guyanese Makes Another Bid For State Office

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: Guyanese national, Albert Baldeo, is making another bid for elected state office, this time for the New York State Assembly. The Queens-based attorney on Tuesday announced that he had received word from the New York City Board of Elections certifying him as a Democratic candidate in the primary to replace former Assemblyman ...

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St. Lucia Looks To Its Diaspora

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 29, 2009: St. Lucia is set to meet with its Diaspora in New York next Thursday. The Office of St. Lucia`s Prime Minister is encouraging St. Lucians in the Diaspora to become more involved in the development of their 30 year-old nation. Dr. June Soomer, St. Lucia`s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with responsibility for ...

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Coast Guard Searches On For Missing Haitians

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. July 29, 2009: U.S. Coast Guard officials were yesterday still searching the waters near the Turks and Caicos Islands for dozens of missing Haitians. The Haitians were on a small boat that ran aground and capsized in reef-studded waters off the near West Caicos Island near the Turks and Caicos Islands at about 3 ...

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Six Months Into Obama Administration And No TPS Yet For Haitians

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2009: President Barack Obama is six months into his presidency and a Haitian advocacy organization cannot help but wonder where is the Temporary Protected Status for desperate Haitians? Steven Forester, of Stop Deportations Now and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, says 28,000 Haitians with final orders of removal urgently need ...

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Several Jamaicans Get Fulbright Scholarships

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 22, 2009: Thirteen Jamaicans are among the 2009 Fulbright scholarship recipients. The U.S Embassy in Jamaica will today introduce the three Fulbright Graduate Student Program grantees, four Fulbright/LASPAU Faculty Development Program grantees, two Humphrey Fellows, and four Fulbright Research Scholars at a Kingston press conference.  The scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State`s ...

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LIME CEO Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, JA, Weds. July 23, 2009: The Chief Executive Officer of LIME Caribbean, formerly Cable and Wireless, is calling it quits. Richard Dodd, in a company statement, announced he will step down after just 18 months in the post. He will be replaced by David Shaw, LIME`s current chief operating officer. Dodd, according to the statement, `decided to step ...

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U.S. Virgin Islands` Economy Tops $19 Billion In Sales In 2007

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 22, 2009:  The 2,583 businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands` economy generated $19.5 billion in sales and employed 35,300 people, with $1.1 billion in annual payroll. That`s according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau`s 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Retail trade sales increased 15 ...

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