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`No Excuses` Says Obama In NAACP Address

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 17, 2009: America`s first black President made his first address as head of state to the nation`s oldest black organization on Thursday and insisted there can be `no excuse` for failure by blacks. Sounding like a black church minister at times, President Barack Obama, insisted that black parents must accept responsibilities of parenting and ...

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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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Guyanese In Alleged Ponzi Scheme Gets Attorney

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 17, 2009: A 66-year-old Guyanese man, accused of bilking investors out of millions of dollars in an alleged Ponzi scheme, was this week given an attorney by a judge hearing the case. Neville Solomon, 66, of Georgetown, Guyana, has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States among other charges. ...

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Bermuda Looks To Improve Business Operations

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Fri. July 17, 2009: With U.S. pressure building on countries dependent on tax havens, the British-dependent territory of Bermuda, recently took a better aim at improving the operations of businesses on the island.  The Bermuda House of Assembly recently passed six bills: The Companies Act Amendment Bill 2009; The Partnership Amendment Bill 2009; The Exempted Partnerships Amendment ...

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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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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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