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Janet Jagan Among Folk Festival Award Winners

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Former Guyana President, Janet Jagan, who passed away in March of this year, is among the honorees of the 2009 annual Folk Festival Awards. The late President will be honored posthumously with The Guyana Cultural Association Award, officials of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York announced this week. The awards ceremony is ...

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Guyana`s `Aunty Pat` Passes On

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Guyanese nationals who grew up on the radio voice of broadcaster, Pat Cameron, were yesterday actively forwarding emails and expressing shock at her passing. According to information posted by her daughter, Gail Cameron-Langevine, on FaceBook, the broadcaster, known to many as `Aunty Pat,` passed away Tuesday after being  hospitalized last Friday. She ...

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Guyanese Nabbed With Coke

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continue to nab Caribbean nationals trying to smuggle narcotics into the U.S. aboard airlines. The latest nabbed is Jacob Phillips, who tried to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. that was disguised as baking soda, according to the Stabroek Newspaper. Phillips was selected for an exam by ...

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Jamaican Hijacking Suspect To Stand Trial

 CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 1, 2009: A 21-year-old Jamaican man accused of hijacking a Canadian jetliner in April will stand trial on July 13th. Stephen Fray was yesterday judged mentally fit to stand trial to face six charges, including robbery and assault in relation to the hijacking incident that made global headlines. A judge Tuesday made the ruling after ...

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Stanford To Stay Jailed

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Weds. July 1, 2009: Flamboyant cricket tycoon and financier, Sir Allen Stanford, must get used to calling a Texas jail home for now. Judge David Hittner yesterday agreed with prosecutors that Stanford is a `serious flight risk` and must remain in jail until his multi-billion dollar fraud case comes to trial. `Stanford is a serious flight risk ...

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Jamaican Diaspora Director Gets In To `Patty War`

CaribWorldNews, SOMERSET, NJ, Weds. July 1, 2009: A director of the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board is slamming back at the Jamaica Manufacturers Association over the importation of patties into the island. Patrick A Beckford said that like many members of the Jamaican Community in the US North East, he `is completely dumbfounded by the recent statements and protest by JMA ...

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Caribbean Doctor Sues MasterCard; Claims Link To OLINT

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. July 1, 2009: A Caribbean-born, South Florida based surgeon is suing international credit giant MasterCard Worldwide for allegedly being a party to OLINT, an apparent ponzi scheme that emanated out of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Walker, an Orlando, Florida surgeon, has sued the credit giant for money laundering, theft and racketeering. ...

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City Lawmaker`s Former Staffers For October Sentencing

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. July 1, 2009: Two former employees of a New York City Caribbean-born politician could be sentenced as early as October 2 for stealing government funds. The two – Asquith Reid, the former chief-of-staff to Vincentian-born councilman Kendall Stewart, and Joycinth `Sue` Anderson, another staffer, changed their pleas from not guilty to guilty on June 25th. The ...

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Could CARICOM Come Crashing Down Over The `Ethnic Cleansing` Of Guyanese From Barbados?

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. July 1, 2009: There seems to be the mother of a row brewing over the seeming discrimination, early morning raids on their homes and the `ethnic cleansing` of illegal Guyanese immigrants in Barbados. So far this month four Guyanese have been deported from Barbados and  Prime Minister David Thompson  revealed on Saturday that from June 1 ...

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UN General Assembly Condemns Honduras Coup

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 1, 2009:  The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday condemned this weekend`s coup d`état in Honduras, calling for the restoration of the democratically-elected President and constitutional Government. According to media reports, President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales was ousted by the military on Sunday, hours before a referendum was slated to be held on changing the ...

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