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U.S. Cardinal Supports End To Immigration Raids

CaribWorldNews, CHICAGO, IL, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The Catholic Church is again leaving no doubts as to where it stands on immigration reform. In a domination where many parishioners are Hispanic migrants, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday urged President Obama and the White House to end immigration raids that split up families. Cardinal Francis ...

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Former Haiti Pension Head Arrested

CARIBWORLDNEWS, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The former head of Haiti`s national pension fund has been arrested and jailed on money laundering charges. Radio Kiskeya was arrested at home Thursday and taken in handcuffs to Port-au-Prince’s National Penitentiary, Le Nouvelliste newspaper said. However, so far no court date has been set and prosecutors are not saying how much money ...

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Air Jamaica To Can `Love Bird` Meals, Champagne For Coach Passengers

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: For years, Jamaica`s national carrier set itself apart from other airline`s by offering meals and free champagne to economy class passengers. But come May 1, those perks of travel will be a thing of the past on the financially strapped carrier. In another cost cutting measure, officials on Friday announced Air Jamaica ...

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Former Caribbean American New York State Official Dead

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A former Deputy Commissioner of New York City and former acting Commissioner of Health of New York State whose roots traced back to Grenada is dead. Dr. Lorna Scott McBarnette died suddenly in New York on Tuesday, according to reports reaching CWNN. Grenada Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas, remembered McBarnette, as someone who ...

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Feds Want Madoff`s Cayman Islands Assets Too

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: Self-confessed swindler, Bernie Madoff`s assets included a yacht in the Cayman Islands and now U.S. prosecutors want to forfeit that among other possessions. The Cayman Islands asset the federal government wants is named in court papers as `one Leopard 23M Sport Yacht known as Bull, Hull No. 27, approximately 23 meters long, ...

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Canadian Woman Mugged In Barbados Dies From Wounds

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Mar. 19, 2009: A 60-year-old Canadian woman who was badly beaten during a mugging on a Barbados beach on Feb. 28 is now dead. Terry Schwarzfeld died Wednesday morning at Ottawa Civic Hospital where she was being treated for brain injuries sustained from the mugging. Schwarzfeld had recently been named president of the Canadian chapter of ...

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Guyana`s Roger Khan Cuts Deal With Prosecutors

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: A Guyanese-born self-confessed drug dealer could spend the next 15 years in jail after admitting to cocaine trafficking, weapons charges and witness tampering. But it’s a far cry from the sentence Shaheed Roger Khan could have obtained had he gone to trial. Instead, in a major twist of events this week, Khan ...

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Stanford Owes IRS Millions

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Seems the former billionaire known as Sir Allen Stanford did not think he had to pay U.S. taxes. The Internal Revenue Service claims the alleged swindler owes them at least $226.6 million in back taxes. The agency has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court in Dallas claiming Stanford and his ...

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Stanford Victims Creates International Coalition

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Investors of the now seized Stanford Financial Group are uniting to fight for the recovery of billions of dollars. A group calling themselves the Stanford Victims Coalition, has been formed, according to a press statement sent Monday to CWNN. The group, which describes itself as an `international group of Stanford Financial Group ...

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Caribbean Sees Drop In Remittances

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Remittances to the Caribbean dropped by over five percent in the last three months of 2008, Inter-American Development Bank data showed Monday. A 2008 graph of remittance flows unveiled yesterday showed money transfers to the region turned negative in the last quarter of 2008 by almost six percent, a trend that was also ...

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