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Diaspora Critical To Constitutional Reform, Says Saint Lucian Official

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: The chairperson of Saint Lucia’s Constitutional Reform Commission insists that the Caribbean-American Diaspora is critical to the Commission’s work on the island. Speaking ahead of two meetings with the Saint Lucian-American Diaspora – scheduled for New York today, Thursday, Sept. 17th,  and Washington DC this Friday – Madam Justice Suzie d’Auvergne said ...

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Public Defender To Make Case For Stanford

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: Disgraced billionaire and cricket entrepreneur, Sir R. Allen Stanford, will have to settle for a public defender. The decision comes on the heels of Stanford`s claims that he has no money to pay for an attorney at this time to defend him in the $7 billion Ponzi scheme charge leveled by the U.S. ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Slams Post Report On Antigua Trip

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, has slammed a New York Post report that she violated House rules during her recent travels to Antigua. The congresswoman called the story, which quoted Jock Friedly, president and founder of LegiStorm, as saying she broke the law in allowing foreign governments to pay for her travel ...

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New U.S. Ambassador To Belize To Present Credentials Today

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009:  The new U.S. ambassador to Belize, Vinai Thummalapally. has taken up his position in Belmopan, the country`s capital. Thummalpally arrived in the country on Tuesday and will today, Thursday, Sept. 17th, formally present his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young, and  pay a courtesy call on  Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington, who ...

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Grenada Is First Choice For New Clothing Store

 CaribPR Wire, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Get ready for Orinoco, the recently opened specialty retailer located at 23 Le Marquis Complex, Grande Anse, Grenada. Orinoco is an apparel store seeking to offer customers a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, clothing and fashion merchandise at affordable prices.  The company has chosen to locate it`s first retail outlet in Grenada.  ...

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Obama Names Four Caribbean Nations To Drug List

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C. Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: President Barack Obama yesterday named four Caribbean nations to a major narcotics list. Under the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, the President is required to notify Congress of those countries he determines to be major illicit drug-producing countries or major drug-transit countries. The Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic were named to the ...

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Caribbean American Challenger Beats Vincentian Incumbent In NY Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: A Caribbean American, Brooklyn resident with Tourette`s syndrome, last night emerged the victor in a heated New York City Primary election race for the 45th councilmatic seat. Activist Jumaane Williams, who had the backing of the Working Family Party and was endorsed by a number of key media and unions, won the ...

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American Airlines Employees Among Alleged Drug Traffickers Busted

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: Nine American Airlines employees were among 23 suspects nabbed Tuesday in what is alleged to be a major drug transit operation. Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI officials said the 23 allegedly helped stuff suitcases with illicit drugs and used commercial airlines to smuggle the drugs into San Juan. The drug ...

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St. Vincent Carrier Freed By Pirates

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: St. Vincent and Grenadines flag bulk carrier, Irene EM, has been freed by Somali pirates. The carrier and its 23 Filipino crew had been seized on April 13 in the Gulf of Aden by the pirates, who had demanded a US$2 million ransom. It was unclear whether ship`s Greek-based manager, Chian Spirit Maritime ...

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Jamaican Named First Black Dean At NYU School Of Business

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: A Jamaica-born Rhodes Scholar has made history by becoming the first black dean of The Stern School of Business at New York University. Peter Blair Henry will take up the top post from next January, according to the Network Journal. Henry is currently the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics at the ...

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