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Caribbean Swine Flu Rate Now Close To 50

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 8, 2009: Swine flu rate in the Caribbean is growing with the region recording its first death on Friday and the current rate now put at  49. Dominican Republic health officials reported a pregnant 17-year-old from Santo Domingo as the first victim of  AH1N1 flu virus. The death comes as the World Health Organization ...

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Popular Haitian Priest Dead At 62

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Haitian rights advocate, Catholic Priest, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, is dead. Father Jean-Juste died Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Herald reports indicate. He was 62. He suffered a stroke recently, Ira Kurzban, the Miami attorney who represented Jean-Juste’s Haitian Refugee Center in several lawsuits against the U.S. government, was quoted as saying.  Last ...

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Two Million For Family Of Jamaican Migrant Who Died On Hospital Floor

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The family of the Jamaican migrant whose death on a Brooklyn hospital floor created global headlines, will get a US$2 million pay day. New York City`s  Health and Hospitals Corporation on Wednesday agreed to pay the family of Esmin Elizabeth Green, who collapsed and died at Kings County Hospital Center`s psychiatric ward in ...

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Two Caribbean Ambassadors Slam Obama`s Off-Shore Clampdown Plan

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: Two Caribbean ambassadors on Wednesday came out swinging at U.S. President Barack Obama`s plan to clamp down on offshore American companies. Bahamas Ambassador to the U.S., Cornelius Smith, speaking at an Inter-American Dialogue event Wednesday was especially critical about aspects of Sen. Carl Levin`s  bill that would publish a list of tax-haven jurisdictions, ...

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USVI Tax Shelter Promoter Pleads Guilty To Fraud

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 26, 2009: A U.S. Virgin Island resident has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Anthony G. Merlo, a former resident of Fort Worth, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and five others were indicted by a grand jury in Grand Rapids and charged with conspiring to defraud the United States by promoting, ...

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Clinton Can`t Help Haiti Says Fidel

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Tues. May 26, 2009:  Former Cuban president Fidel Castro is adamant that former U.S. President Bill Clinton cannot help Haiti. Castro, writing in CubaDebate, says Haiti is a victim of capitalism and needs more than philanthropic efforts from a single institution. `The most important thing is the creation of new forms of cooperation, so much needed in ...

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Barbados-Born Migrant Held With 325 Pounds Of Ganja

CariWorldNews, RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., Tues. May 26, 2009: A Barbados-born, Michigan-based man has been nabbed with 325 pounds of marijuana inside of his tractor trailer. Arkansas State Police troopers found the ganja inside the tractor trailer of Haldon E. Gilkes, 39, after he acted nervous and failed to provided proper paperwork during a traffic stop. Troopers say they found the drugs, ...

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Five Sentenced In Puerto Rico Corruption Case

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Tues. May 26, 2009: Five Puerto Rico nationals have been sentenced for their participation in a corruption scheme involving the 2000 resident commissioner and 2004 gubernatorial campaigns of a former governor of Puerto Rico.   Those sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro were San Juan residents Jorge Velasco Mella, 39;  Ramon Velasco Escardille, ...

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Obama Vows To Forge Ahead With Guantanamo Bay Closure

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2009: President Barack Obama says he intends forging ahead with plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next year. Speaking at the National Archives Thursday, the President said his administration is in the process of devising `clear, defensible and lawful standards` for inmates who cannot be prosecuted for past crimes ...

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Haitian Charged With Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. May 19, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man was on Monday slapped with human smuggling charges for last Wednesday`s deadly boat accident. Jimmy Metellus has been accused by US federal authorities of captaining a boat overloaded with migrants he was seeking to smuggle illegally into the U.S. last week. The boat capsized off Florida`s coast, killing ten ...

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