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Shirley A. Chisholm Educational Exchange Program Passed In Larger Bill

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 19, 2009: The Shirley A. Chisholm Educational Exchange Program was passed as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act late last week. The program, also known as the United States- Caribbean Educational Exchange Program, will offer merit and need bases scholarships for Caribbean students to study at American institutions. The Foreign Relations Authorization Act will ...

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Weep For Nevis

Commentary By Arthur Piccolo CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 17, 2009: It seems our earlier comments about Premier Parry`s recent trip to New York City caused quite a stir back on the Island. Well here comes the hurricane. SHAME on Mr. Parry and those on Nevis who think like him. Let`s pray among the 12,000 residents of this small, ...

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Jamaican Nabbed In Rhode Island With Ganja

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Weds. June 17, 2009: Police in Rhode Island have arrested a 31-year-old Jamaican migrant with over 50 pounds of ganja. Orville G. Watson, of 119 Alger Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island has been arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, possession of a stolen firearm, ...

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Popular Guyana-Born Hindu Priest To Be Buried Tomorrow

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. June 17, 2009: A popular Guyana-born Hindu priest, who passed away on Monday following a brief illness, will be laid to rest tomorrow, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Pandit Prakash Gossai, a former special assistant to Guyana President, Bharrat Jagdeo, will be cremated on Thursday, June 18th, following a service at the Bhuvaneshwar Mandir at 86-06 101 Avenue ...

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White House Cans Meetings On Immigration

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 17, 2009: Despite much talk in recent months of comprehensive immigration reform, President Barack Obama and the White House seem to be fast pushing the hot button issue onto the back burner. Reports indicate that two meetings on the issue have so far been canned by the White House. A meeting scheduled originally for today ...

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Several Caribbean Nations Make Trafficking In Persons Report

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 17, 2009: In Suriname, Guyanese women and girls are forced into street prostitution and are trafficked into the sex trade near both legal and illegal gold mining camps in the Amazon jungle. That`s just one of the issues highlighted in the US` latest report on trafficking in persons, which said several Caribbean nations still are ...

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Obama Commends Bermuda For Taking Guantanamo Detainees

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 16, 2009: President Barack Obama on Monday publicly thanked the Bermuda government for its decision to accept four Chinese Muslim refugees previously detained at Guantanamo Bay. His comments came during a press availability with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy, who has also agreed to accept three specific detainees. `I have to say, by the way, ...

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Two Montserrat Ministers Fired

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Tues. June 16, 2009: Two ministers from the current Lowell Lewis government in Montserrat have been fired. Chief Minister, Dr. Lewis, reportedly fired Economic Development and Agriculture Minister Reuben Meade and Education and Health Minister Roslyn Cassell-Sealy yesterday. The dismissals come two days after Lewis asked the Governor of the British Overseas Territory to dissolve the Legislative ...

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Trinidad Government Takes Over CL Financial

CaribWorldNews, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. June 16, 2009: Trinidad and Tobago’s Patrick Manning government will now be running CL Financial. Reuters News quoted a statement from former Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank Governor, Euric Bobb, as confirming Monday that he had been nominated to be the new chairman of CLF’s board. The take-over comes following a January bailout of ...

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RNC Lauds Caribbean American Heritage Month

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 16, 2009: Under Republican President George W. Bush, Caribbean American Heritage Month became a reality. Now the Republican National Committee is lauding the month. The RNC Coalitions  on Monday released a statement lauding  `the many ways Caribbean Americans have contributed to the foundation of our society through academics, art, business, entertainment, education, economics, and politics.` ...

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