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Jamaican Woman Facing Deportation Claims She`s Gay

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, UK, Fri. July 17, 2009: A Jamaican national, facing deportation back to her homeland following time served on a drug charge, now claims she is gay and will face persecution if sent back to Jamaica. The woman, whose name has not been released for legal reasons, was convicted in 2005 of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and ...

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Criminal Deportees To Caribbean Tops 50 Thousand Mark In Decade

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 17, 2009: Over 50,000 convicted Caribbean-born criminals, who have called the U.S. home for many years, have been shipped back to the Caribbean in the past decade under tough U.S. immigration laws, a CaribWorldNews analysis of new Department of Homeland Security data reveals. The number of criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean between the ...

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Caribbean Governments Must Step Up

Commentary By Christopher Chaplin CaribPR Newswire, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Weds. July 15, 2009: It is now time for Caribbean governments to get directly involved in at least one area of U.S. domestic policy. Every 10 years, the United States embarks on the process of counting every person in the country. The US Census is mandated by the Constitution and the next ...

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Vincentian Born, OAS Employee Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 17, 2009: A long-serving St. Vincent-born employee of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C, last laid to rest following a funeral service that included colleagues, staff members of the O.A.S, ambassadors, members of her faith community and members of the Vincentian and Caribbean communities. Molica Alicia Hurley, nee Kydd-Hazell, was employed at the ...

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One Of Bahamas` `Most Wanted` Fugitives Iced

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 35-year-old Bahamian national, listed as one of their nine `most wanted` fugitives by the Bahamas government, has been iced in Miami. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents and Broward County Sheriff`s Office detectives this week nabbed David St. Remy, who is wanted for murder in the Bahamas, in Miami Shores. ICE ...

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Sir Allen`s Victims Appeal To Obama For Help

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 16, 2009: The many victims of the alleged ponzi scheme, perpetrated by U.S.-born, Antigua-resident, Sir R. Allen Stanford, are now appealing to President Barack Obama for help. Stanford Victims Coalition members this week ran a full-page, open letter ad in the D.C.-edition of the Wall Street Journal, urging Obama to find a way to help ...

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NY Institute Condemns Arrest Of Prominent Guyanese

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009:  The New York- based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy on Wednesday harshly condemned the July 15th arrest of three prominent Guyanese in Guyana. Lincoln Lewis, General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labor; Norris Witter, General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress as well as journalist and former political, Mark Benschop, ...

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DR-Born, NY Commissioner Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: New York city`s much loved Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, Guillermo Linares, has called it quits. Linares, according to a statement from Mayor Mike Bloomberg, resigned, effective immediately, as the City’s Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his pursuit of the 10th councilmatic seat in New York ...

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St. Kitts Reports First Swine Flu Case

CaribWorldNews, BASSETTERE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 16, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday reported its first case of the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin, said the victim is a 26 year old female national with no history of recent travel.  The sample was confirmed after tests at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center.  The person ...

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Guyanese Jailed For Ecstasy

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A 37-year-old Guyanese will spend the next 43 months in jail or trying to smuggle Ecstasy tablets into the United States. Shaundell C. Phillips, a green card holder of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Tuesday to three years and seven months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 2,000 Ecstasy tablets into the ...

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