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Obama Pushes Immigration Reform To Back Burner

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: Immigrants awaiting immigration reform to legalize their status in the U.S. will have to push their hopes into the New Year. President Obama, at a summit with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in Guadalajara, Mexico Monday, claimed he has `a pretty big stack of bills` to deal with currently and any immigration ...

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Bahamas Murder Rate Jumps To 50

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: Bahamas` murder rate has jumped to 50 with the killing of a woman outside her relatives` house. Tagia Soles, according to police, a 29-year-old woman was visiting her homeland in the Seabreeze Estates area, in a white 2008 Honda Accord, accompanied by her three-month-old son and two girls ages 12 and 17 years ...

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Broadening The Discourse Beyond The Boundary

Commentary By David Hinds CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: This commentary addresses three interrelated issues – Trinidad`s boycott of the WICB meeting and the secession calls coming from that country, the captaincy of the West Indies team and the importance of cricket beyond the boundary. My previous commentary was meant to push the discourse about the current impasse ...

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Digicel Caribbean Cup New York Off To A Good Start

CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, New York, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: The reigning Digicel Caribbean Cup New York Champions, Jamaica, took on St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) in the feature match of Sunday`s triple presentation in the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York at the Jefferson High School Field in Brooklyn, NY, resulting in a 1-1 draw. It took a questionable second ...

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Cuba Crash Claims 14 Lives

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Tues. Aug. 11, 2009: Fourteen lives were lost yesterday in Cuba when two trucks loaded with passengers collided in the central Cuban province of Ciego de Avila. Cuban government news agency, AIN, says the crash occurred on the Central Highway outside Baragua, 250 miles east of Havana. Some 33 people were taken to hospitals with injuries. Thirteen ...

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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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CARIB ID, U.S. Census Takes Message To Jamaicans In D.C.

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 10, 2009: CARIB ID 2010 joined the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and the U.S. Census yesterday in taking census education and participation to the Jamaican audience in D.C. The Embassy of Jamaica played host to the three organizations, which teamed up to take the message of participation by Caribbean nationals in the 2010 Census at Jamaica’s ...

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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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