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Mixed Results For Caribbean-American Candidates In May Municipal Elections

By Nigel HenrySpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Several Caribbean candidates failed in their bid for elected office in Tuesday`s municipal elections held in both Miami and New Jersey. Haitian-American Andre Pierre has to make a second bid to become mayor of North Miami, Florida, while Trinidadian Shelley-Ann Bates failed to qualify for next month`s runoff ...

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Ten Dead Following Florida Boat Collapse

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl, Thurs. May 14, 2009: Ten people were declared dead Wednesday after U.S. Coast Guards responded to a capsized migrant boat off the coast of Florida that is believed to be from Haiti and the Bahamas. US Coast Guard crews last night were continuing the search for more missing people after a vessel capsized about 15 miles ...

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Count Down Begins To U.S. Passport Rule

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 14, 2009: In some seventeen days, the much discussed U.S. passport rule will become official. That means that Caribbean and other Americans and legal residents returning to the U.S. from travel in the Caribbean, as well as Bermuda, Mexico and Canada, will be required to show a passport or other valid travel documents before being ...

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Beware Of Political Correctness

Commentary By Colin Rickards CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 14, 2009: It seems a sad commentary on public life that the Privy Council in Britain has found against the name of Trinidad and Tobago’s highest Order, The Trinity Cross on the grounds that it can offend non-Christian religious sensibilities. Did they even bother to consider that the very name ...

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Haitians Convicted In Sears Tower Attack Plot

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: Five Haitian and Haitian Americans were on Tuesday found guilty of plotting to blow up Chicago’s Sears Tower and bomb a FBI office in Miami in a terrorism attempt. Haitian-born ringleader, Narseal Batiste,alias, Brother Nas or Prince Manna, 35, was convicted of all four terrorism-related conspiracy counts, including plotting to provide material support ...

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Haitian To Be Deported In Baby Shaking Case

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: A 54-year-old Haitian woman has chosen to return to Haiti instead of serving further jail time in the U.S. in a baby shaking case. Nelly Rose Joseph, 54, originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison for the Jan. 23, 2003, death of 10-month-old Fierra Dorelus. But under ...

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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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Immigrants And The Census For CUNY TV Discussion

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 13, 2009: Garry Pierre Pierre and the producers of Independent Sources, focus their attention on the importance of the 2010 Census tonight. CWNN publisher and CaribID founder, Felicia Persaud and the National Latino Policy Center`s Angelo Falcon are guests on the show, which will air live at 8:30 pm in New York tonight on ...

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IRS Slams Antigua Takeover Of Stanford Bank

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, Texas, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Internal Revenue Service says Antigua and Barbuda`s takeover of the Allen Stanford bank may prevent them from collecting millions owed in back taxes by the Texas-born financier. The IRS claims Stanford owes $227 million in back taxes and they want that money back. But the IRS is arguing that Antiguan liquidators have ...

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Dominican Republic Could Become 16th Member Of CARICOM

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Dominican Republic could become the newest members of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. The Caribbean nation has reportedly resubmitted its application to join the 15-member grouping, Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Kenneth Baugh, was quoted by Caribbean 360 as saying last weekend. `They have renewed their application so this is now under consideration. We ...

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