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Standford CIO Pleads Not Guilty

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. May 15, 2009: Former chief investment officer of the Stanford Group has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice. Laura Pendergest-Holt on Thursday said she was not guilty of one count of conspiring to obstruct a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the Houston-based Stanford Financial Group. The indictment accuses Pendergest-Holt of failing to tell the ...

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A Quality Of Voices

Commentary By Steinberg Henry CaribWorldNews, ATLANTA, GA, Fri. May 15 2009: Five years ago I was outside Walgreens on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton, Queens and met a Jamaican woman eager to share `The Word` with me. She carried those tracts containing summarized Biblical passages, words for the day, scriptural readings for those on the move etcetera. We spoke for a ...

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Barbados Credit Rating Could Be Downgraded

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 15, 2009: Ratings service, Moody`s may downgrade the credit ratings of the island of Barbados, reports indicate. Dow Jones reports on Thursday claimed the agency is reviewing its credit ratings on Barbados` foreign- and local-currency bonds to possibly downgrade the overall rating as government debt mounts. Moody`s senior analyst Alessandra Alecci was quoted as ...

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Guyanese Among Four Nabbed For Smuggling Humans

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Fri. May 15, 2009: A Guyanese woman, believed to be working with a band of human smugglers, has been busted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Savita Singh, 43, of St. Stephen was arrested this week along with Vaughn McLuskey, 71, of Fredericton and Ontario residents Mohammed Habib-Yusef, 53, and Ravindra Hariprasad, 36. RCMP officers say Singh along ...

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Haitian Migrant`s Asylum Hope Revived

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. May 15, 2009: A Haitian migrant`s hope of asylum in the U.S. was revived recently after a San Francisco Court ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in its judgment. The 9th Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco concluded that the BIA violated its own rules by engaging in fact finding, when it should ...

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Husband Of Toni Braxton Impersonator Feeling The Pressure

CaribWorldNews, LAS VEGAS, NV, Fri. May 15, 2009: This Sunday will mark the sixth wedding anniversary of Raymond and Tina Johnson-Finn. But Johnson-Finn is hundreds of miles away in a Suriname jail and the stress is starting to weigh on Finn. Finn has been fighting to free his wife, who is accused of working with promoters to impersonate Toni Braxton ...

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Father Of Guyanese Actor Dead

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Guyanese-born actor, Ron Bobb-Semple and two other siblings are mourning the passing of their father, John Stephen Bobb-Semple. Bobb-Semple, Sr., passed away on Monday, May 11th in Brooklyn, New York just three weeks short of his 97th  birthday.  He was a former court reporter, journalist, actor, broadcaster and musician who according to ...

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New Turks And Caicos Premier Calls Suspension Of Constitution`Draconian`

 CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, Thurs. MAY 14, 2009 : New Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Galmo Williams, has called for a referendum to be taken or a general poll held before the United Kingdom government suspends the territory’s constitution and imposes direct rule from London later this month. Addressing the Caribbean Regional Seminar for the United Nations Second International ...

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Guyana President Makes Case At UN Sustainable Development Forum

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday, used a UN forum on sustainable development to support calls to reduce net global deforestation by 50 percent by 2020. Jagdeo pledged his country`s commitment to the call and asserted that the Copenhagen forum must create financing flows and technology transfer to facilitate the considerable abatement ...

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Two Offers Received For Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Jamaica`s national carrier, Air Jamaica, could soon be sold to one of two interested parties. Jamaica Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Senator Don Wehby, has confirmed that two offers have been received for the privatization of the financially strapped carrier. Speaking at the inaugural Scotia DBG ...

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