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Daughter Of Puerto Ricans Now Supreme Court Justice

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: From the Bronx to the Supreme Court! President Barack Obama was among those3 who on Thursday expressed pleasure as news broke that the Senate had voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th Supreme Court justice and the first Hispanic on the Court. `Like so many other aspects of this nation, I`m ...

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Attorney For Guyana Drug Lord Wants Earlier Sentence Date

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The attorney for self-confessed Guyana–born drug lord, Shaheed `Roger` Khan, wants an earlier sentence date for his client. Attorney Diarmuid White yesterday wrote to Judge Dora L. Irizarry  requesting a September sentencing date instead of the November 6, 2009 date approved earlier this week. Khan pled guilty on March 16, 2009. White ...

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U.S. Secretary Of State Congratulates Jamaica On Independence

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was among those who took time out to say Happy Independence day to Jamaica and Jamaicans Thursday. Clinton congratulated the people of Jamaica on behalf of the U.S. as they marked 47 years of independence yesterday. `Our two nations are united by shared history, common values, ...

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This Summer`s Biggest Reggae Event The Harder They Come Premieres In The United States At The Adrien

MIAMI, JULY 30, 2009 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in association with Jan Ryan, Robert Fox and Michael White are proud to present, for the first time in the United States, the Theatre Royal Stratford East and UK Arts production of the internationally acclaimed hit musical THE HARDER THEY COME, opening August 29 ...

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Mayoral Control: Ready For Renewal

Commentary By Dr. Roy Hastick CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The Assembly, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Education Chairwoman Cathy Nolan, is to be commended for acting expeditiously to pass legislation in support of mayoral control more than a month ago.  I also wish to commend State Senate leaders John L. Sampson, and Malcolm Smith, ...

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Corentyne Thunder Among Others For UNIDO-Caribbean Partnership Agreement

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. August 7, 2009: Writer/director, Marc Gomes` adaptation of the groundbreaking Guyanese novel, `Corentyne Thunder,` has been chosen along with seven other film projects to be part of an internationally marketed CARIBFilm Dream Team film pack. The Cinematic & Entrepreneurship Motivation Award, (CEMA), is designed to link the region`s leading writers, directors and producers with the ...

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National Day Of Mourning For Lady Bustamante

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: Tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th will be observed as a National Day of Mourning in Jamaica as many pause to bid adieu to Lady Gladys Bustamante. The widow of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, passed away on July 25, at the age of 97. Lady Bustamante will be laid to rest tomorrow. Jamaicans residing ...

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Digicel Announces Sponsorship Of Digicel Caribbean Cup New York

– The 12-team tournament – which is in the playoff stages – gets much-needed support from DigicelCaribPR Wire, Wednesday, August 4th 2009, Brooklyn, New York: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to Central America, today announced details of its three-year sponsorship of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York. The tournament is in its 17th year ...

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Guyana Opposition Claims Jagdeo Collusion With Drug Lords In Letter To Diplomats

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Aug. 6, 2009: The leader of Guyana`s main opposition party has written to CARICOM as well as several regional governments and international organizations to claim the current government is in ` collusion` with a self-confessed drug lord’. The People`s National Congress Reform, head, Robert H. O. Corbin, dispatched the letters this week, on the heels of ...

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Jamaican Pleads Guilty In `Operation Whose House`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: A Jamaican woman faces up to seven years in jail after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with `Operation Whose House.` Yvette Scott Patterson admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and one count of aggravated identity theft in connection with a mortgage ...

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