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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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The Resignation Of The Grenadian Attorney General And The Recent Cabinet Reshuffle

Commentary By Wendy Grenade CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: In Grenada and the Caribbean, it is not general practice for Prime Ministers to link their actions while in government to their campaign promises. Yet, this is exactly what Prime Minister Thomas did in the recent case involving his attorney general who used his office to plead on behalf ...

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Jamaican Colors To Shine In Miami

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009:  Jamaica`s colors will come alight this Friday when the Bank of America tower in downtown Miami lights up at dusk in black, green and gold, according to South Florida Caribbean news. The lighting of the Bank`s Tower`s is in commemoration of Jamaica`s 44th anniversary of independence. The 47-floor Miami landmark, will remain lit ...

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Antigua Mount Renamed After President Obama

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s highest peak has been renamed after U.S. President Barack Obama. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the change official Tuesday as he unveiled a plaque to rename Boggy Peak, Mount Obama. The ceremony was planned to coincide with the Leo-born, American President`s birthday. The peak rises 1,300 ...

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Corruption, Criticism And Political Culture In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: One of the ironies of the post-1992 era is that the return of electoral democracy has been accompanied, some will say tarnished, by persistent charges of official corruption. The stunning charges being made in a US court and reported in the media of government facilitation of a notorious criminal enterprise pushes this issue ...

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Investigation Continues Into Fatal Crash Of Guyanese Man

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: Police in Nassau County, New York say they are still investigating a fatal jet ski crash that claimed the life of a Guyanese man and his young son, Saturday. Police say they are investigating the dock as well as the possibility of speeding on the part of Guyana-born, Jamaica, Queens resident, Roopnarine ...

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CARICOM And The Global Crisis

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: In a matter of days, a task force of five Caricom leaders will meet in Jamaica to discuss a regional approach to the global economic and financial crisis. The group – the third that the Caribbean has created on this issue – includes the President of Guyana and the Prime ...

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Jamaica Records Third Swine Flu Death

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: Jamaica`s death toll from swine flu has climbed to three. The Ministry of Health reported that the latest case involved a patient who had underlying medical conditions, but gave no other details. The latest death comes as the overall number of confirmed cases of the H1-N1 virus in Jamaica totals 62. Jamaica, the ...

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British Retirees In Tobago Wounded In Machete Attack

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: A British couple living in Tobago were seriously wounded in a machete attack Monday, police on the island said. Cops say Peter Greene, 65, and his wife, Marion, 59, were attacked Saturday afternoon on the island and had to be airlifted to a regional medical center in Trinidad. Trinidad & Tobago`s Newsday reported ...

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Seven Convicted In Trinidad-Born Army Vet`s Death

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: Seven Trinidad nationals have been convicted in the 2005 kidnapping of a Trini-born, U.S. Army veteran. The seven – Wayne Pierre, Kevin Nixon, Christopher Sealey, Anderson Straker, Ricardo De Four, Zion Clarke, and Kevon Demerieux – were convicted on Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington after a 10-week jury trial. They had ...

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