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Bolt Drops Out Of Kingston International

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. May 1, 2009: A day after he walked away largely unharmed from a car crash, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is dropping out of the Kingston International race. Bolt’s agent said Thursday the triple Olympian was skipping Saturday’s running of the international in Kingston as a precaution. Ricky Simms says his client will opt out ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader To Pursue Other Tests

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Guyana opposition leader, Robert Corbin, will remain in New York for now for further medical tests, CaribWorldNews has learnt. General Secretary of the Peoples National Congress Reform Party, Oscar Clarke, in an email response to CWNN Thursday, said the party head will remain in the U.S. for now, `and plans to pursue ...

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Trinidad Murder Rate Jumps Again

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. May 1, 2009: The murder rate in Trinidad and Tobago jumped past the 180 mark Thursday with the fatal stabbing of a 43-year-old man. Arthur Billy from Darneau Street in Gasparillo is the country’s 181st murder victim for 2009. Billy was reportedly stabbed to death following an altercation with another man at a city street. His ...

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Florida Funeral Home Under Investigation Over Dead Jamaican Migrant

CaribWorldNews, POLK COUNTY, FL, Fri. May 1, 2009: A Florida funeral home owner has been banned from embalming corpses because of the way he reportedly handled the body of a Jamaican immigrant. Lawrence Epps said he embalmed 75-year-old Jamaican immigrant Barrington Perrin, who died Dec. 22. But the state claims Epps did not embalm the body properly and allowed it ...

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Bermuda Bond Ratings Lowered

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 30, 2009: The government of Bermuda has been knocked off its Aaa bond ratings rank by Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s lowered the bond ratings to Aa2 Wednesday, amid the global credit crisis and recession, which have affected the dependent territory’s insurance industry. Moody’s said it made the decision since the nation was vulnerable to ...

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Obama Administration Insists Cuba Must Make The Next Move

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 30, 2009: The U.S. State Department is insisting there is no plan to lift the Cuban embargo unless the current administration shows its serious about human rights. The comment comes on a day when Cuban President Raul decried the administration for `achieving only the minimum.` His reference was of course to the recent lifting of ...

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Two Grenadians Quarantined In Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, St. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thurs. April 30, 2009: Grenada’s Ministry of Health has placed two persons under quarantine amid suspicion of swine flu. A government statement said Wednesday the two persons, who have not been named, arrived on an American Airlines flight on Tuesday evening from Mexico. It said the Ministry is taking all steps necessary to ensure relevant tests ...

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Obama Insists Immigration Reform On Agenda For Next 100 Days

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 30, 2009: Critics of immigration reform may claim the high unemployment rate is no time to address this issue but President Barack Obama insists the hot button topic is high on his agenda for the next 100 days. Obama reiterated the campaign promise during a nation-wide press conference on his 100th day in office Wednesday. ...

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Former Senator Pleads Not Guilty In Travolta Extortion Case

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Thurs. April 30, 2009: Former Bahamas Senator, Pleasant Bridgewater, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta following the death of his teenage son in the Bahamas. Bridgewater entered the plea along with paramedic Tarino Lightbourne, who also pleaded not guilty to committing extortion and aiding attempted extortion. ...

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Bravo Congresswoman Clarke

Commentary By Arthur Piccolo CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2008: It is nothing short of tantalizing that some hiding in the shadows have decided to attack Congressmember Clarke for recently introducing legislation in Congress to require that the 2010 Census form allow those of Caribbean heritage to properly identify themselves. A few malcontents have actually tried to label ...

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