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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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Guyana President Swears In New Election Commish. Member

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has sworn in a new member of the Guyana Elections Commission. Charles Corbin was sworn in to the post Tuesday. Corbin possesses a Sociology Degree and a Masters in Organization Psychology, and has been practicing in organizational development. Corbin was a nominee to the Technical Monitoring Panel which represented ...

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Former Ambassador Named White House Adviser On Summit Of The Americas

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: A career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Zambia, Venezuela, and Mexico  has been named the White House adviser on the Summit of the Americas. President Barack Obama recently announced the appointment of Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow to the position, weeks ahead of the April 17-19 summit in Trinidad and Tobago. Davidow is slated ...

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Turks & Caicos: `Modern Day Colonialism` Says Misick Of Brits Plan

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick is lashing out at Britain over its plans to kick out the current island government following corruption findings. Misick called the plan `modern day colonialism` and has called on the Caribbean Community and a number of other international agencies to intervene. `This step by the ...

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Dominica PM Wants Review Of The ‘Stop Tax Haven Abuse’ Bill

CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Dominica`s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, says he is among a group of CARICOM leaders hoping for a review of the ‘Stop Tax Haven Abuse’ bill. Skerritt says a sub-committee of heads of Governments of the Caribbean Community has been set up to engage United States Congress members to take another look at the ...

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CARICOM Speaks Out On CL, Stanford

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. Mar. 18, 2009: Caribbean leaders are of the view that the recent financial problems posed by two companies in the region may have significant implications for policy-holders, depositors and investors.  In a statement issued at the just concluded 12th Inter-Sessional in Belmopan, Belize, the heads of government noted the Caribbean financial sector is generally considered ...

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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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Man Found Guilty Of Murder Of Former Jamaica Ambassador

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: A 25-year-old man was yesterday found guilty of manslaughter in the murder of former Jamaica trade ambassador, Peter King. Sheldon Pusey was found guilty by a 12-member jury who arrived at a manslaughter verdict. Pusey, of St. Mary, was charged in 2007 with the March 20, 2006 murder of King. King was found ...

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Stanford Charge May Impact Antigua`s Election – Professor

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 19, 2009: A Caribbean-born, political science professor believes that the charges filed by the SEC on Tuesday against billionaire Allen Stanford, could impact the Antigua and Barbuda general election next month. Arizona University assistant professor and political scientist, Dr. David Hinds, told CWNN on Wednesday that voters on the island could become so disgusted ...

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Caribbean American AG Sees U.S. As `Essentially Nation Of Cowards` On Race

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Feb. 19, 2009: The U.S.` first Caribbean American Attorney General stirred controversy in some quarters on Wednesday by declaring that the U.S in many way was `essentially a nation of cowards.` Eric Holder, Jr., at the Department of Justice African American History Month Program insisted that, `Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ...

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