Caribbean News

Curacao Drug Traders Linked To Hizbullah

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Seventeen people in a drug ring with alleged links to Hizbullah have been nabbed in the island of Curacao. AFP reports indicate that cops from seven nations arrested the 17, who are linked to a drug chain that was financially supporting Hizbullah in the Middle East. `Large sums of drug money flooded ...

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Florida Funeral Home Under Investigation Over Dead Jamaican Migrant

CaribWorldNews, POLK COUNTY, FL, Fri. May 1, 2009: A Florida funeral home owner has been banned from embalming corpses because of the way he reportedly handled the body of a Jamaican immigrant. Lawrence Epps said he embalmed 75-year-old Jamaican immigrant Barrington Perrin, who died Dec. 22. But the state claims Epps did not embalm the body properly and allowed it ...

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Bermuda Bond Ratings Lowered

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 30, 2009: The government of Bermuda has been knocked off its Aaa bond ratings rank by Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s lowered the bond ratings to Aa2 Wednesday, amid the global credit crisis and recession, which have affected the dependent territory’s insurance industry. Moody’s said it made the decision since the nation was vulnerable to ...

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Obama Administration Insists Cuba Must Make The Next Move

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 30, 2009: The U.S. State Department is insisting there is no plan to lift the Cuban embargo unless the current administration shows its serious about human rights. The comment comes on a day when Cuban President Raul decried the administration for `achieving only the minimum.` His reference was of course to the recent lifting of ...

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Two Grenadians Quarantined In Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, St. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thurs. April 30, 2009: Grenada’s Ministry of Health has placed two persons under quarantine amid suspicion of swine flu. A government statement said Wednesday the two persons, who have not been named, arrived on an American Airlines flight on Tuesday evening from Mexico. It said the Ministry is taking all steps necessary to ensure relevant tests ...

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Obama Insists Immigration Reform On Agenda For Next 100 Days

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 30, 2009: Critics of immigration reform may claim the high unemployment rate is no time to address this issue but President Barack Obama insists the hot button topic is high on his agenda for the next 100 days. Obama reiterated the campaign promise during a nation-wide press conference on his 100th day in office Wednesday. ...

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Former Senator Pleads Not Guilty In Travolta Extortion Case

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Thurs. April 30, 2009: Former Bahamas Senator, Pleasant Bridgewater, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta following the death of his teenage son in the Bahamas. Bridgewater entered the plea along with paramedic Tarino Lightbourne, who also pleaded not guilty to committing extortion and aiding attempted extortion. ...

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Powell Says He`s Good To Go For Reebok Grand Prix

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell is vowing to make it up to fans he disappointed last Saturday at the Penn Relays, when he returns to the New York track of Icahn Stadium for the Reebok Grand Prix next month. Via phone, Powell told a group of Caribbean American media from New York and ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader Discharged Sources Say

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009:  Guyana opposition leader, Robert Corbin, was late yesterday released from a New York hospital, reliable sources tell CaribWorldNews. Sources last night told CWNN that the Peoples National Congress Reform leader was discharged last evening from the St. Francis Hospital`s heart center in Long Island. He was reported in stable condition, according to ...

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Caribbean Governments Issue Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: Several Caribbean governments on Monday issued national warnings about swine flu as the World Health Organization said the likelihood of a pandemic from the disease has increased. The WHO says there are 40 laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in the US, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada, two in the UK and ...

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