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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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Jamaican Killed At Brooklyn Labor Day B-B-Q

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 8, 2009: A 25-year-old Jamaican man was one of two men shot dead yesterday at an all-night barbecue in Brooklyn, New York. Police identified the Jamaican victim as Marvin Brown, a construction worker who just finished taking classes to become an ambulance driver. Brown was fatally shot when the gunshots rang out at 5:45 a.m. ...

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Detained Haitian Couple Released To Bury Daughter

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 28, 2009: Baby Luana Augustin will finally be laid to rest by her parents. Some three months after her death by drowning, the 8-month-old is set to be buried after U.S. immigration officials released her detained parents, Luscene Augustin and Chandeline Leonard. The release comes following pleas from advocates who argued it was inhumane to ...

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New Peace Corps Director Sworn In

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: He served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic; now he has been named to head the body. Aaron S. Williams was this week sworn in as the 18th Director of the Peace Corps and only the second African American to hold the top spot. Williams served as a Peace Corps volunteer ...

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Woman Returning From Jamaica Nabbed With Coke

CaribWorldNews, BALTIMORE, MD, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: A 35-year-old woman returning from Jamaica has been nabbed with cocaine in her bra. Sophia Williams, 35, of Washington, D.C., was arrested at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday after Customs and Border Protection officers discovered about 2 pounds, 9 ounces of cocaine stuffed inside her bra late Monday night. The cocaine, divided into two ...

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Caribbean, Latin American Imports To Fall

CaribWorldNews, SANTIAGO, Chile, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: Exports and imports in Latin American and Caribbean countries are expected to fall 13 percent in 2009. That`s according to the U.N. Economic Commission For Latin America and the Caribbean, or ECLAC. The report said the drop this year is due to the impact of the economic crisis and is greater than the ...

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Judge Denies Force Feeding Of Trini Migrant

CaribWorldNews, BROWNSVILLE, TX, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: A U.S. District Court judge has denied a request by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement to force feed a Trinidadian immigrant in detention. Devenish Sorzano, a migrant from Trinidad and Tobago, is refusing to eat, drink water or let detention center medical staff monitor his vital signs or take blood samples, according to ...

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Let Us Celebrate Usain Bolt And Caribbean Heroes And Sheroes

By David Hinds CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: I pen these short comments as a proud Caribbean man. At a time when Caribbean cricket is at an all time low, the superlative performances of the region`s track and field athletes in Berlin, led by the unmatched and unmatchable Usain Bolt, must understandably bring immense joy to Caribbean hearts. ...

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