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Feds Looking At Caribbean Trips Paid For By Stanford

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Dec. 28, 2009: The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly looking at ties between accused Ponzi schemer, R. Allen Stanford, and several U.S. lawmakers, who allegedly took Caribbean trips funded by the former billionaire. That`s according to Miami Herald reports. The paper said Democratic New York Congressman, Gregory Meeks, along with Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, chairman of ...

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Facing A New Wave Of Social And Economic Bedlam Under The IMF: Jamaica`s Dilemma

Commentary By Fritz-Earle S. Mc Lymont    CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 28, 2009: My heart goes out to the families of the 117,000 civil servants who are planned casualties of the Jamaica government`s transformation program. I pity the official upon whom the responsibility for implementing this disaster has been thrust.    Following the resignation of the head of ...

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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Grenada En Route Plane

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Dec. 28, 2009: The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday suspended its search for two men whose plane went down en route to Grenada. The Coast Guard says the plane apparently went down about 10 miles northeast of Plana Cays, Bahamas. A pilot flying in that area around the same time reported hearing another aircraft`s emergency distress ...

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Cuba Tourism Arrivals Forecast To Pass 2.4 Million

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Mon. Dec. 28, 2009: Cuba`s tourism arrival numbers continue to rise even as its Caribbean counterparts continued to struggle in 2009. Cuba`s Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, told the country`s parliament this week that visitor arrivals to Cuba was on track to reach 2,425,000 before the end of 2009 – a new record for the country. The forecast ...

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Bahamas Credit Ratings Pushed Down

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 25, 2009: The islands of the Bahamas has seen its credit ratings lowered by one notch. International credit rating agency Standard & Poor`s lowered the Bahamas` credit ratings to BBB+, or three notches into investment-grade territory.  The reasoning was made on the grounds that increased spending and a narrowed revenue base has weakened the ...

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Removal Of Crashed AA Airline Continues In Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Dec. 27, 2009: The Port Royal Road in Kingston, Jamaica was closed until the wee hours of this morning to facilitate removal of another section of the American Airlines aircraft, which overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport on December 22. A crane was deployed to carry out the removal exercise at the site, ...

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Hotline Set Up For AA Passengers In Jamaica Crash

CaribWorldNews, FORT WORTH, Texas, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: A hotline has been set up at the Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to accommodate inquiries from consulates and concerned family members of passengers on the American Airline jet, which experienced landing problems at the Norman Manley International Airport, on Dec. 22nd. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. ...

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Jamaican American Singer Sean Kingston Shows Real Love For Dogs

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: Nineteen-year-old Jamaican American singer, Sean Kingston, has become a spokesperson for an anti-chaining campaign for dogs. The singer recently teamed up with Peta2 to become the spokesperson  and will appear in ads with his own dog, Stella, next to the tagline `Chill with your dogs. Never chain them.` `Look at it like ...

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Restaveks In Haiti Put At Nearly Quarter Million

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: There are nearly a quarter million restaveks or child slaves in Haiti, a new report claims. The Pan American Development Foundation yesterday announced that at least 225,000 children, mostly girls, in Haiti`s cities, have been forced in to slavery as unpaid household servants or restaveks. Young servants are known as `restavek` –  Haitian ...

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Allen Stanford Faces `A Breakdown` Shrink Claims

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: Former flamboyant financier and cricket entrepreneur turned jail bird could face `a complete nervous breakdown` if he is not released from prison, a psychiatrist is claiming. Victor Scarano, a Houston psychiatrist and lawyer who examined Stanford in jail, concludes in court papers that the American-born businessman, accused of perpetrating a US$7 billion ponzi ...

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