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Belize GG Says Integration Is Crucial

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Belize Governor General, Sir Colville Young, says integration is crucial to Belize and the development of the CARICOM region as a whole. Sir Colville made the remarks during an event held Saturday evening in Belmopan, the Belize capital to mark the celebrations of independence this month by seven ...

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Jamaican Plane Hijacker On Trial

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: The trial of a 21-year-old Jamaican man, accused in an April hijacking of a CanJet Airlines, began on Monday. Stephen Fray is facing six charges, including robbery and assault, in the April 19 incident at Montego Bay`s Sangster airport. Fray allegedly fired a gun he was carying into the air, demanded to be ...

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Changes To DR Constitution Will Put Women`s Lives In Danger Rights Group Says

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Amnesty International is warning that proposed changes to the constitution of the Dominican Republic will put women and girls at risk and potentially increase maternal deaths in the country. Their comment comes as the country`s Parliament is scheduled to vote on a constitutional reform package on Thursday. The proposed formulation of Article ...

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South American Makes History At U.S. Open

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: A 20-year-old Argentinean on Monday night made history at the U.S. Open by becoming only the second South American to win the  men`s finals of the tourney and the first to end the five year reign of Roger Federer. Juan Martin del Potro took the win at the Billie Jean King National ...

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Obama Refuses To Bow On Cuba Embargo

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: President Barack Obama refused to side with opponents of the Cuba embargo Monday, instead moving to sign an order to extend the rule. `The President has determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to continue for one year the exercise of certain authorities under the Trading With the ...

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My Two Cents On Health Care Reform

Commentary By Keith Bernard CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009:  It is well publicized that the population of the United States would be aging rapidly over the next decade. This means that the baby-boom generation would be over sixty-five and entitled to Medicare. In 2002, David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, commented that, `As the 76 ...

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Banc of America Request Denied In BVI Hedge Funds Suit

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A judge last week denied  a Banc of America Securities LLC motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that has links to the British Virgin Islands. The Pension Committee of the University of Montreal is suing Banc of America Securities LLC over the liquidation of two hedge funds in the British Virgin ...

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Five Caribbean Americans Sue Merrill Lynch

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Five Caribbean American men claim they were discriminated against because of their race and are suing Merrill Lynch. The five men, who are not named, filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court recently, claiming discrimination by Bank of America Corp`s Merrill Lynch unit. The men, according to Reuters News, claim that while ...

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NY Caribbean Nationals Gear Up For Democratic Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Caribbean American political empowerment continues to grow in New York City and tomorrow, the Democratic primary will feature several Caribbean elected incumbents defending their seats against fellow Caribbean challengers. Nowhere is the race more heated that in the 45th Councilmatic district of Brooklyn, where St. Vincent and the Grenadines incumbent, Dr. Kendall ...

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Montserrat Gets New Cabinet Amid Lewis` Political Blunder

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009:  Former Montserrat Chief Minister, Dr. Lowell Lewis, made a big political blunder when he announced an election date two long years before polling was constitutionally due. Lewis realized his grave error, which he openly admitted, but it was too late for him to change and the elections had ...

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