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U.S. Politicians Weigh In On Haiti Quake

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Jan. 13, 2010: U.S. President Barack Obama was among a slew of politicians who late yesterday began weighing in on the devastating earthquake in Haiti. As news broke of the 7.0 quake that rocked Haiti and that  registered 10 miles south west of Port-Au-Prince and 90 miles east of les Cayes Tuesday, President Obama sent his ...

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Chef Irie Spice For Caribbean Jerk Festival This Weekend

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: Jamaican-born chef, Hugh `Irie Spice` Sinclair is among several others set to bring the spice of the Caribbean to the 8th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, which gets underway at Markham Park in South Florida Sunday. Chef Sinclair is the executive chef of Irie Spice, Inc., which provides private catering services to the ...

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Guyana President Speaks Up On Teen Torture

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Nov. 6, 2009: The Guyana president has broken his silence on the torture of a 14-year-old detainee and given the country`s police officials two weeks to investigate the allegation. President Bharrat Jagdeo called the act `a terrible stain` on the country`s police force. Speaking to the media at a press conference Thursday at the Office of ...

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Guyanese Business Accused Of Participating In Mortgage Fraud

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 19, 2009: A Guyanese-owned firm in Richmond Hill, Queens, has been accused of using straw buyers to flip properties for their equity. Peggy Persaud, a loan officer for the GuyAmerican Funding Corporation located at 12209 Liberty Ave, South Richmond Hill, NY, arranged loans from banks while Ravi Persaud and Cheddi Goberdhan, lawyers, face 30 ...

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Miami Man Convicted Of Trafficking In Counterfeit Cuban Cigars

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: A 66-year-old Miami resident has been convicted for trafficking counterfeit Cuban cigars. Lauro Perez was this week convicted on charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit cigars and seven counts of trafficking in counterfeit cigars.According to evidence presented at trial, Perez manufactured more than 50 boxes of counterfeit cigars and sold them to ...

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Diaspora Critical To Constitutional Reform, Says Saint Lucian Official

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: The chairperson of Saint Lucia’s Constitutional Reform Commission insists that the Caribbean-American Diaspora is critical to the Commission’s work on the island. Speaking ahead of two meetings with the Saint Lucian-American Diaspora – scheduled for New York today, Thursday, Sept. 17th,  and Washington DC this Friday – Madam Justice Suzie d’Auvergne said ...

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Five Caribbean Americans Sue Merrill Lynch

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Five Caribbean American men claim they were discriminated against because of their race and are suing Merrill Lynch. The five men, who are not named, filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court recently, claiming discrimination by Bank of America Corp`s Merrill Lynch unit. The men, according to Reuters News, claim that while ...

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NY Caribbean Nationals Gear Up For Democratic Primary

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: Caribbean American political empowerment continues to grow in New York City and tomorrow, the Democratic primary will feature several Caribbean elected incumbents defending their seats against fellow Caribbean challengers. Nowhere is the race more heated that in the 45th Councilmatic district of Brooklyn, where St. Vincent and the Grenadines incumbent, Dr. Kendall ...

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Banc of America Request Denied In BVI Hedge Funds Suit

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A judge last week denied  a Banc of America Securities LLC motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that has links to the British Virgin Islands. The Pension Committee of the University of Montreal is suing Banc of America Securities LLC over the liquidation of two hedge funds in the British Virgin ...

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