Caribbean News

Trinidad PM Ready To Rebut Abu Bakr Link Claims – AG

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, is ready to rebut claims that he promised state resources to Jamaat al Muslimeen leader, Yasin Abu Bakr. While Manning did not address the claim made by Bakr Friday, the country`s attorney general, John Jeremie, said the PM is eager to answer the accusations in a ...

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Belize GG Says Integration Is Crucial

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Belize Governor General, Sir Colville Young, says integration is crucial to Belize and the development of the CARICOM region as a whole. Sir Colville made the remarks during an event held Saturday evening in Belmopan, the Belize capital to mark the celebrations of independence this month by seven ...

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Jamaican Plane Hijacker On Trial

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: The trial of a 21-year-old Jamaican man, accused in an April hijacking of a CanJet Airlines, began on Monday. Stephen Fray is facing six charges, including robbery and assault, in the April 19 incident at Montego Bay`s Sangster airport. Fray allegedly fired a gun he was carying into the air, demanded to be ...

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Changes To DR Constitution Will Put Women`s Lives In Danger Rights Group Says

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: Amnesty International is warning that proposed changes to the constitution of the Dominican Republic will put women and girls at risk and potentially increase maternal deaths in the country. Their comment comes as the country`s Parliament is scheduled to vote on a constitutional reform package on Thursday. The proposed formulation of Article ...

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South American Makes History At U.S. Open

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: A 20-year-old Argentinean on Monday night made history at the U.S. Open by becoming only the second South American to win the  men`s finals of the tourney and the first to end the five year reign of Roger Federer. Juan Martin del Potro took the win at the Billie Jean King National ...

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Obama Refuses To Bow On Cuba Embargo

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Sept. 15, 2009: President Barack Obama refused to side with opponents of the Cuba embargo Monday, instead moving to sign an order to extend the rule. `The President has determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to continue for one year the exercise of certain authorities under the Trading With the ...

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My Two Cents On Health Care Reform

Commentary By Keith Bernard CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 15, 2009:  It is well publicized that the population of the United States would be aging rapidly over the next decade. This means that the baby-boom generation would be over sixty-five and entitled to Medicare. In 2002, David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, commented that, `As the 76 ...

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Montserrat Gets New Cabinet Amid Lewis` Political Blunder

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009:  Former Montserrat Chief Minister, Dr. Lowell Lewis, made a big political blunder when he announced an election date two long years before polling was constitutionally due. Lewis realized his grave error, which he openly admitted, but it was too late for him to change and the elections had ...

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St. Vincent Ramping Up Financial Accountability Rules

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been ramping up its efforts to make the jurisdiction more compliant with internationally agreed standards of financial accountability and transparency. The disclosure was made recently at the Fifth Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange in Mexico earlier this month. It came months after St. Vincent ...

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Turks & Caicos` Nikki Beach Forced To Close

CaribWorldNews, PROVINCALES, Turks & Caicos, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: A top resort and spa in the Turks & Caicos islands has been forced to close it doors. The Leeward Resort Ltd, the underlying owners of the property development in Turks and Caicos has been forced into receivership and closed without warning, Nikki Beach officials said. `Nikki Beach Resort in Turks ...

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