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Jamaica`s Lady Bustamante Laid To Rest

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Lady Gladys Bustamante, the 97-year-old female icon of Jamaica`s political and labor struggles, was on Saturday laid to rest at National Heroes Park in Kingston Jamaica. Lady Bustamante was buried in the same mausoleum as her late husband, National Hero, political and labor leader, Sir Alexander Bustamante, who died 32 years ago. Hundreds ...

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St. Kitts-Nevis Attorney General Held In Contempt

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis Attorney General, Dennis Merchant, has been found guilty of contempt of court. Merchant was cited by Justice Rita Joseph Olivetti over his role in the parliamentary approval of new constituency boundary changes while they were being challenged in court. The judge also ruled that an injunction on the ...

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Coke Bound For Vietnam Busted In Bahamas

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Four duffel bags stuffed with nearly 400 pounds of cocaine bound for Vietnam has been found in the Bahamas. Officials at the Freeport container port found the drugs on a 40-foot container that had arrived from Costa Rica on a Vietnam-bound shipping container loaded with scrap metal. However, no charges have been filled ...

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DR Nationals Celebrate Pride In NYC

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Thousands of nationals from the Dominican Republic lined the streets of midtown Manhattan Sunday for the 27th Annual Dominican Day Parade. Politicians mixed with musicians and Dominican celebrities for the parade from 36th Street to 62nd Street and Central Park West to the sounds of merengue and bachata. Red, white and blue ...

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Stanford Political Contributions Trickle Back In

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: Sir Allen Stanford during his heyday, splashed out at least $5 million on lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions to several U.S. lawmakers. But so far, only $87,800 of that contribution has been returned. Stanford gave $95,000 alone to the 527 groups of then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, then-House Democratic Caucus Chairman Martin Frost, ...

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Jamaica Swine Flu Death Total Jumps

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: Jamaica`s swine flu death toll has jumped again.A statement issued by the Ministry of Health confirmed that the total now stands at four while those persons affected by the virus has jumped to 64. The new statistics follow a warning last week by Health Minister Ruddy Spencer that Jamaica should brace for an ...

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Daughter Of Puerto Ricans Now Supreme Court Justice

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: From the Bronx to the Supreme Court! President Barack Obama was among those3 who on Thursday expressed pleasure as news broke that the Senate had voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th Supreme Court justice and the first Hispanic on the Court. `Like so many other aspects of this nation, I`m ...

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Attorney For Guyana Drug Lord Wants Earlier Sentence Date

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: The attorney for self-confessed Guyana–born drug lord, Shaheed `Roger` Khan, wants an earlier sentence date for his client. Attorney Diarmuid White yesterday wrote to Judge Dora L. Irizarry  requesting a September sentencing date instead of the November 6, 2009 date approved earlier this week. Khan pled guilty on March 16, 2009. White ...

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National Day Of Mourning For Lady Bustamante

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: Tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th will be observed as a National Day of Mourning in Jamaica as many pause to bid adieu to Lady Gladys Bustamante. The widow of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, passed away on July 25, at the age of 97. Lady Bustamante will be laid to rest tomorrow. Jamaicans residing ...

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U.S. Secretary Of State Congratulates Jamaica On Independence

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 7, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was among those who took time out to say Happy Independence day to Jamaica and Jamaicans Thursday. Clinton congratulated the people of Jamaica on behalf of the U.S. as they marked 47 years of independence yesterday. `Our two nations are united by shared history, common values, ...

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