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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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Haiti Bus Accident Claims Close To A Dozen Lives

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. July 21, 2009: Close to a dozen people are believed to be dead following a bus accident in southern Haiti Monday. Agence France Presses reports cited police sources as saying the accident occurred after midday on the country’s Highway Two yesterday. The bus was reportedly traveling down a hill towards the town of Petit-Goave when the ...

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Sir Allen`s Stanford’s Attorneys Appeal No Bail Ruling

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Tues. July 21, 2009: Texas financier Sir R. Allen Stanford has his attorney busy appealing Judge David Hittner`s `no bail` decision. Stanford’s attorneys yesterday filed an appeal with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, asking for Hittner`s decision to be overturned. Hittner recently revoked Stanford`s $500,000 bond and concluded that the Texan-born American ...

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OLINT Liquidator Claims Not Enough Assets To Match Investors Demands

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos, Tues. July 21, 2009: The liquidator appointed to oversee Olint TCI Corporation Limited says his initial findings indicate there are not enough assets to meet the claims of customers of Olint TCI. Joseph P. Connolly, the liquidator appointed to wind up the failed investment scheme, said Monday that there is no likelihood of an early ...

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`Sorry` Says Chris Brown On Beating Of Barbados` Rihanna

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. July 21, 2009: Months after he beat Bajan Grammy recording star Rihanna, singer Chris Brown has issued a public apology. Brown on Monday issued a video apology for assaulting Rihanna and pleaded for forgiveness from his fans for `inexcusable` behavior. `I wish I had the chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I ...

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Lawsuit By Stanford Victims Could Threaten Viability Of Antigua

By David Jessop It must be rare if not unique for a lawsuit to threaten the viability of a whole nation. Yet bizarrely that is what an US$8bn case launched against Antigua threatens to do. Notwithstanding, it also raises important long-term questions about whether the national and regional Caribbean financial regulatory environment, to say nothing of the probity of individuals, ...

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Caribbean Cricket Expert Weighs In On Stand-Off

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. July 20, 2009: West Indies cricket expert and renowned commentator, Tony Cozier, is giving his two cents on the ongoing dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players` Association. The quarrel has led to the first-choice West Indies players sitting out the current Test series against Bangladesh and WIPA appealing for CARICOM ...

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No charges Yet In Case Of Guyanese Shot To Death By NY Police

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. July 20, 2009: A New York –based organization wants to know why no one has been charged with the murder of a Guyanese shot to death last Saturday by New York City cops. The New York based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy last night called on Brooklyn District Attorney, Charles Hynes, to charge an undercover NYPD ...

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Caribbean Food Delights Patties Out Of Jamaica Market

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 20, 2009: Caribbean Food Delight patties, which were recently at the center of a storm of controversy following comments by the head of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, will no longer be available in Jamaica. Head of the company, Vincent HoSang, on Sunday told Caribbean Lifestyle TV that his products have been dropped by the ...

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Oxford Dictionary Press Apologizes To Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 20, 2009: The Oxford Press has apologized to Jamaicans for its definition of the word `maroons,` in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, according to JIS News, received a letter from the editor of Oxford University Press apologizing for stating that maroons were a member of a group of black ...

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