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Documentary Features Haitian University Janitor

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. Dec. 2, 2009: A Haitian-born Princeton University janitor is among those featured in a documentary titled `The Philosopher Kings’. Josue Lajeunesse works weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as one of Princeton University’s 220 Building Services janitors and is also a taxi driver, a father, a philanthropist and a community organizer. Lajeunesse is featured in ...

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Drug Bust In Kansas City Linked To Jamaican Group

CaribWorldNews, KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Weds. Dec. 2, 2009: A Jamaican drug organization made more than US$22 million distributing marijuana from Phoenix to Kansas City and other locations, a federal indictment claims. The indictment, unsealed in federal court in Kansas Tuesday, charged 20 people with being part of a Jamaican group that trafficked about 2,000 pounds of marijuana each month. Twenty ...

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Caribbean AD, PR and News Agency Receives 2009 Small Business Commerce Association Award

CaribPR Wire, SAN FRANSICO, December 1, 2009: Hard Beat Communications, Inc., the parent company of the CaribWorldNews network and CaribPR Wire, has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the News correspondents, independent category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA). The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5 percent of small businesses throughout the U.S. Using ...

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Serena Slammed With Thousands In Fines

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009: Serena Williams returned from a win in Barbados over the weekend to an $82,500 fine for her profanity-laced outburst during the September U.S. Open. Williams, who thrilled the 4,000 strong Bajan crowd who showed up to see her win the charity match against World No. 4 Caroline Wozniacki at The Gymnasium of The ...

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Barbados PM Urges Nationals Globally To See Recession As An `Opportunity`

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tues. Dec. 1, 2009:  Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, used his address on the 43rd anniversary of the island`s independence to urge nationals at home and abroad to consider the current recession not `as a disaster but as an opportunity.` In an address to the nation yesterday, Thompson insisted that the current global recession, which has impacted ...

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Guyanese Activist Calls For Presidential Apology To Torture Victim

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: Guyanese journalist and activist, Mark Benschop, is calling on President Bharat Jagdeo to apologize to a teen tortured last month by two Guyana police officers. Benschop, who spoke in Brooklyn Saturday to a number of Guyanese nationals on the current state of Guyana, told CaribWorldNews last night, `I would like the President ...

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Commonwealth Summit Wraps Up In T&T

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. November 30, 2009: Commonwealth leaders wrapped up their three-day summit in Port-Of-Spain Sunday by admitting Rwanda as a member and reiterating the need for a firm deal on climate change at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Denmark within three weeks. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who chaired the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government ...

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Immigrant Housekeeper To UK`s Caribbean AG Charged

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Nov. 30, 2009: The undocumented immigrant housekeeper to Dominica-born UK Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has been slapped with fraud charged. The Tonga native, Lolohi Tapui, has been charged with having a false passport, fraud and overstaying her visa. Tapui was employed as a housekeeper to Scotland but the Baroneess claimed she did not know the ...

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That UK Air Passenger Duty

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Nov. 17, 2009: Let me make no apology for re-visiting the issue of Air Passenger Duty (APD), the British tax measure that continues to divide the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. It has become a defining issue in the weakening UK/Caribbean relationship, with its outcome likely to demonstrate how much importance the UK ...

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Michael Jackson`s Caribbean Born Doctor Avoids Jail Time

CaribWorldNews, LAS VEGAS, NV, Tues. Nov. 17, 2009: Michael Jackson`s Caribbean-born doctor has reached a deal that has allowed him to keep out of jail. Dr. Conrad Murray on Monday reached a deal in his child support case brought against him by the mother of his son, Nenita Malibiran of Santa Clara County, California. Murray avoided time in a Nevada ...

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