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Bermuda Extends Condolences On Kennedy`s Passing

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Bermuda has become the first CARICOM member country to extend condolences on the passing of the `Lion Of The Senate,` Senator Ted Kennedy. Premier Dr. Ewart Brown yesterday called the Massachusetts senator a `political icon,` and insisted he `will be greatly missed.` `I first met Senator Kennedy as a medical student volunteer on ...

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Trinidad And Tobago Musicians To Perform At Kennedy Center

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009:  The award-winning, internationally renowned BP Renegades Steel Orchestra from Trinidad and Tobago is among other artistes set to perform at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. on Saturday night, August 29 in honor of the twin-island`s 47th  anniversary of independence.  `There is no better way to celebrate Trinidad and Tobago`s independence than to showcase ...

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Toronto Cops Look For Suspects In Jamaica Consulate Fire Bomb

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Call them the `Men in Black,` but Toronto police want to know their real names and who they are, hours after a fire bomb attack on the Jamaican Consulate here. Fire officials last night said they are continuing to investigate what appears to be a deliberate attack on the building that houses the ...

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Guyana Coast Guards Charged With Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 27, 2009: Three Guyana coast guards have been slapped with murder charges for the alleged robbery and murder of a jeweler. Suspects Sherwin Harte, Deon Greenidge and Delon Gordon have pleaded not guilty but remain jailed awaiting trial for last week`s attack on Dweive Kant Ramdass. Ramdass was ferrying $85,000 on a river boat when ...

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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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Stanford Must Stay Jailed

CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Tues. Aug. 25, 2009: A New Orleans appeals court on Monday ruled that Sir R. Allen Stanford must stay jailed until his trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals` three-judge panel denied a petition by the Texas financier to be released on bail in the $7 billion Ponzi scheme case against him. But the court agreed with ...

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