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St. Kitts Reports First Swine Flu Case

CaribWorldNews, BASSETTERE, St. Kitts, Thurs. July 16, 2009: St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday reported its first case of the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin, said the victim is a 26 year old female national with no history of recent travel.  The sample was confirmed after tests at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center.  The person ...

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Florida Company Introduces Discount Island Bargains

CaribPR Wire, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Thurs. July 16, 2009: A Florida company is set to offer nationals and businesses in the Caribbean islands, discount shopping and shipping online from this week. IslandBargains.com has opened its online store for business and is touting itself as the all-inclusive place to shop for brand name items, at discount prices, while also allowing customers ...

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Guyana, Venezuela To Resume Border Talks

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. July 15, 2009: Guyana and Venezuela are set to resume discussions on their long-standing border dispute soon.   That`s according to Elizabeth Harper, the director general of the Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The news comes after a meeting last week between Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodríguez, and her Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro. Bilateral ...

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Bahamas Seeks To Privatize Telecommunications Company

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Weds. July 15, 2009: The Bahamas government is looking for a buyer for its Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.   In an advertisement published Tuesday in several domestic and international publications, the government said it is seeking to sell a 51 percent stake in company, which currently provides services to over 334,000 wireless customers, 132,000 fixed line and ...

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St. Kitts AG Lawyers Force Recusal Of St. Kitts High Court Judge

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. July 15, 2009: A complaint filed against a St. Kitts judge hearing the heated boundary case in the Federation has resulted in the judge`s recusal. A notice of application for the recusal order filed on Tuesday by lawyers for the Attorney General and the Constituency Boundaries Commission on Tuesday cited several grounds for the requested ...

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Cuba, U.S. Sit Down To Talk Migration

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 15, 2009: For the first time since 2003, U.S. and Cuban officials got together yesterday to talk migration.   The issue, which is one of contention for the Cuban authorities, given the U.S` `wet foot, dry land` policy, saw Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez and U.S. State Department officials, headed by Principal Deputy ...

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Republican Chair Insists Members Questioning Of Sotomayor Is Not `Anti-Hispanic`

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 15, 2009: Even as some began questioning whether Republican senators questioning of Sonia Sotomayor`s `wise Latina` comment could further alienate the Hispanic bloc from the party, Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, insists there is nothing biased in the hearings.   `It is not anti-Hispanic, it is not anti-Sotomayor,` he told CBS News yesterday, ...

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Michael Jackson`s Caribbean-Born Doctor Could Be Charged

 CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. July 15, 2009: Dr. Conrad Murray, the Caribbean-born doctor believed to have been the last person to see Michael Jackson alive, could face a criminal investigation for manslaughter. Reports indicate that five doctors, including Murray, are being investigated and whoever provided the prescription drugs which resulted in Jackson`s death, may face criminal charges. Murray was actually born ...

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Jamaica Minister Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 15, 2009: Jamaica Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works, who has been  implicated in a bribery scandal, yesterday called it quits.   Joseph Hibbert resigned with immediate effect after being linked to a bribery scandal with Mabey & Johnson and alleged corrupt business practices.   In his letter of resignation, Hibbert ...

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Jamaica Registers Double Digit Decline In Remittance

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. July 14, 2009: Jamaica has registered a significant drop in money transfers or remittances to the island, a new World Bank report said Monday. The report, titled ` Outlook for Remittance Flows 2009-2011,` said the 2009 year-to-date period show Jamaica registering a whopping 17 percent decline in remittances, the biggest drop for any Latin American and ...

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