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Grenada Quarantines Yacht With Suspected Swine Flu

By Linda StrakerCWNN Grenada CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Weds. June 24, 2009: A yacht in Grenada has been quarantined because of a suspected swine flu case. Junior Health Minister Ann Peters says that health authorities are awaiting the results of the suspected swine flu case aboard the yacht, which berthed in Grenada`s harbor last Saturday.Preferring not to disclose the name ...

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Antigua Cans Financial Regulator

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. June 24, 2009: Head of Antigua and Barbuda`s Financial Services Regulatory Commission, Leroy King, has been dismissed from his post by the country`s government. King`s dismissal comes just days after his June 19th indictment on bribery charges in the ponzi case against Allen Stanford and just four days after he was suspended from the post. ...

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Allen Stanford Could Face Criminal Charges Today

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Weds. June 24, 2009: Former billionaire, R. Allen Stanford, could face criminal charges in a Houston Court as early as today. The knighted, American-born, naturalized Antigua and Barbuda resident, is being brought back to Houston from Virginia by U.S. Marshals, chained at the waist and shackled in leg irons on the popularly called airplane, `ConAir.` It is ...

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Haiti`s Wyclef Jean Lends Support To Iran Protestors

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 24, 209: Haitian-born, Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Wyclef Jean, is turning his `goodwill` to Iran`s demonstrators, as protests in the Muslim nation turned deadly and many continue to flock to the streets to demand a recount of votes in the recent election. CaribWorldNews was on Tuesday sent a link to the Jean ...

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Caribbean-Born Pol`s Former Chief Of Staff To Enter Guilty Plea

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 23, 2009: The Jamaican-born former chief of staff to New York City politician, Dr. Kendall Stewart, is set to enter a guilty plea this week, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Court documents accessed by CWNN show that Asquith Reid, Stewart`s former chief of staff, along with alleged co-conspirator and staffer, Joycinth `Sue` Anderson, are set to ...

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Carib ID To Co-Host Philadelphia Census Briefing

CaribPR Wire, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. June 23, 2009:  The focus will shift to Census 2010 in Philadelphia this afternoon as CaribID joins the regional Census bureau and the Mayor`s Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs, for a census briefing. The briefing is aimed at highlighting the importance of the next census to the Caribbean and African communities. Today`s briefing will ...

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Boat Captain Jailed In Fatal Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. June 23, 2009: A 63-year-old Dominican boat captain will spend the next nine-and-a-half years in federal prison for the deadly 2008 smuggling of some 40 migrants. Crecencio Hernandez was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch on a charge of conspiring to encourage and induce illegal aliens to enter the United States without permission, resulting ...

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St. Vincent To Raise Financial Issue Of Dues At Whaling Commission

CaribWorldNews, MADEIRA, Portugal, Tues. June 23, 2009: Imagine belonging to a highly specialized international body and your country, a developing nation is forced to pay as much or even more than some of the world`s rich and prosperous states in Europe and elsewhere? Sounds absurd? Well, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the Caribbean`s lone whaling nation, thinks it`s wrong; dead ...

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Jamaica Swine Flu Rate Jumps To 19

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 23, 2009: The number of swine flu cases in Jamaica continues to grow with the confirmation Monday of five additional cases. The Ministry of Health yesterday said it detected the additional cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in the island, bringing the total to 19. The reported cases are located in the parishes of Kingston and ...

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Mobilizing The Caribbean Diaspora

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 23rd, 2009: For years now there has been talk about the manner in which the Caribbean might mobilise its sizeable but silent army, its Diaspora. Although present in the US, Canada and the UK, the region`s people overseas have for the most part remained unmoved, leaderless, and without an issue around which ...

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