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St. Kitts Reports First Swine Flu Case

CaribWorldNews, BASSETTERE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 16, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday reported its first case of the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin, said the victim is a 26 year old female national with no history of recent travel.  The sample was confirmed after tests at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center.  The person ...

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Guyanese Jailed For Ecstasy

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 37-year-old Guyanese will spend the next 43 months in jail or trying to smuggle Ecstasy tablets into the United States. Shaundell C. Phillips, a green card holder of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Tuesday to three years and seven months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 2,000 Ecstasy tablets into the ...

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One Of Bahamas` `Most Wanted` Fugitives Iced

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 35-year-old Bahamian national, listed as one of their nine `most wanted` fugitives by the Bahamas government, has been iced in Miami. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents and Broward County Sheriff`s Office detectives this week nabbed David St. Remy, who is wanted for murder in the Bahamas, in Miami Shores. ICE ...

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Sir Allen`s Victims Appeal To Obama For Help

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 16, 2009: The many victims of the alleged ponzi scheme, perpetrated by U.S.-born, Antigua-resident, Sir R. Allen Stanford, are now appealing to President Barack Obama for help. Stanford Victims Coalition members this week ran a full-page, open letter ad in the D.C.-edition of the Wall Street Journal, urging Obama to find a way to help ...

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NY Institute Condemns Arrest Of Prominent Guyanese

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009:  The New York- based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy on Wednesday harshly condemned the July 15th arrest of three prominent Guyanese in Guyana. Lincoln Lewis, General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labor; Norris Witter, General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress as well as journalist and former political, Mark Benschop, ...

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Florida Company Introduces Discount Island Bargains

CaribPR Wire, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A Florida company is set to offer nationals and businesses in the Caribbean islands, discount shopping and shipping online from this week. IslandBargains.com has opened its online store for business and is touting itself as the all-inclusive place to shop for brand name items, at discount prices, while also allowing customers ...

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Michael Jackson`s Caribbean-Born Doctor Could Be Charged

 CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. July 15, 2009: Dr. Conrad Murray, the Caribbean-born doctor believed to have been the last person to see Michael Jackson alive, could face a criminal investigation for manslaughter. Reports indicate that five doctors, including Murray, are being investigated and whoever provided the prescription drugs which resulted in Jackson`s death, may face criminal charges. Murray was actually born ...

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Republican Chair Insists Members Questioning Of Sotomayor Is Not `Anti-Hispanic`

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 15, 2009: Even as some began questioning whether Republican senators questioning of Sonia Sotomayor`s `wise Latina` comment could further alienate the Hispanic bloc from the party, Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, insists there is nothing biased in the hearings.   `It is not anti-Hispanic, it is not anti-Sotomayor,` he told CBS News yesterday, ...

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Jamaica Minister Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 15, 2009: Jamaica Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works, who has been  implicated in a bribery scandal, yesterday called it quits.   Joseph Hibbert resigned with immediate effect after being linked to a bribery scandal with Mabey & Johnson and alleged corrupt business practices.   In his letter of resignation, Hibbert ...

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Guyana, Venezuela To Resume Border Talks

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. July 15, 2009: Guyana and Venezuela are set to resume discussions on their long-standing border dispute soon.   That`s according to Elizabeth Harper, the director general of the Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The news comes after a meeting last week between Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodríguez, and her Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro. Bilateral ...

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