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Trinidadian Immigrant Makes Bid For Bronx, City Council Seat

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: A Trinidadian immigrant is making a bid for a city council seat in a Bronx, NY neighborhood that is fast becoming largely Caribbean in population. Krystal Serrano tells CWNN she is hoping to become the representative of her community in the Bronx`s 12th councilmatic district, which includes Baychester, Co-Op City, Edenwald, Wakefield and ...

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Jamaican Soldier Remembered In Film

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. May 13, 2009: The life of a Jamaican soldier, who joined Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II, has been eulogized in film. ‘A Charmed Life,’ a documentary about  Eddie Noble, is currently  being shown at venues in London and cities across the United Kingdom. The 64-minute film by Councilor Patrick Vernon, gives a strong ...

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Guyana President To Address UN Commission On Sustainable Development

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, is scheduled to meet with and address several groups at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development today. Jagdeo is set to address the third implementation cycle policy session and says he will use the occasion to highlight Guyana’s position on the forestry sector and climate change. `I ...

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Two Top DR Bank Executives Jailed

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL., Tues. May 12, 2009: Two former top executives of the Banco Mercantil in the Dominican Republic will spend a total of eight years in jail for their role in a 2003 banking crisis  in the Caribbean nation. Three judges on Monday sentenced former president Andres Aybar to five years in prison for embezzling tens of millions of ...

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Caribbean Has First Case Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 12, 2009: The Caribbean has its first confirmed case of swine flu. Cuba on Monday became the first country in the region to confirm one case of the virus. Cuba’s Health Ministry said in statement read Monday on state television that one Mexican student out of a group that arrived on the island from ...

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Grenada MP Wants Answers From U.S. On Maurice Bishop`s Body

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. May 12, 2009:  An opposition parliamentarian in Grenada believes that the US is withholding vital information from Grenadian authorities on the location of the body of slain former leader, Maurice Bishop. Senator Kennedy Roberts, who represents the New National Party in the Upper House of Parliament, says he wants answers in reference to the disappearance ...

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Jamaican Among American Fellows

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Jamaican lawyer is among the 2009 American Fellows. Attorney-at-Law Tasha Manley has been selected to participate in the American Fellows Program administered by the Partners of the Americas, and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Manley, who is Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Office ...

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South Africa`s New President Has Three Wives

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. May 12, 2009: The mainstream media is agog over news that the new President of South Africa has three wives. President Jacob Zuma, who was inaugurated as only the fourth President of the democratic Republic of South Africa, has been married five times as polygamy is legally recognized in South Africa. The President also has 19 ...

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Jamaican Honor For Barbadian National

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Barbadian-born man is set to be conferred with the Order of Jamaica today. Desmond Blades will be honored with the top order at King’s House for his long career in business and volunteerism. Blades made a significant contribution to the Jamaican economy, especially in the areas of food processing and food distribution. ...

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Dominica Election May Come Early

CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Tues. May 12, 2009: Nationals in the Commonwealth of Dominica may go to the polls this year instead of 2010. While general election on the tiny island is not due until next year. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on supporters of the ruling Dominica Labour Party to be prepared for a general election soon. `We are ...

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