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Jamaican Jailed For Ganja

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A 42-year-old Jamaican man will spend the next 49 months in prison for leading a gang which ran a bi-coastal marijuana trafficking and money laundering ring. A two-year multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted in the guilty pleas of Richard Lawson and co-defendants Daniel Adams, Senior, 57, of San Diego, Daniel Adams Junior, 25, of ...

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Guyana: Ethnic Relations Commission Calls For Strengthened Efforts To End Racism

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: In a country descendants of slaves and indentured servants call home, the chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission wants a stronger effort by nationals to eradicate racial discrimination. Bishop Juan Edghill of the ERC on Friday called on Guyanese to pledge to strengthen efforts to end racism and to recognize the legitimate right ...

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U.S. Cardinal Supports End To Immigration Raids

CaribWorldNews, CHICAGO, IL, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The Catholic Church is again leaving no doubts as to where it stands on immigration reform. In a domination where many parishioners are Hispanic migrants, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday urged President Obama and the White House to end immigration raids that split up families. Cardinal Francis ...

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Former Haiti Pension Head Arrested

CARIBWORLDNEWS, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The former head of Haiti`s national pension fund has been arrested and jailed on money laundering charges. Radio Kiskeya was arrested at home Thursday and taken in handcuffs to Port-au-Prince’s National Penitentiary, Le Nouvelliste newspaper said. However, so far no court date has been set and prosecutors are not saying how much money ...

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Canadian Woman Mugged In Barbados Dies From Wounds

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Mar. 19, 2009: A 60-year-old Canadian woman who was badly beaten during a mugging on a Barbados beach on Feb. 28 is now dead. Terry Schwarzfeld died Wednesday morning at Ottawa Civic Hospital where she was being treated for brain injuries sustained from the mugging. Schwarzfeld had recently been named president of the Canadian chapter of ...

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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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Stanford Owes IRS Millions

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 17, 2009: Seems the former billionaire known as Sir Allen Stanford did not think he had to pay U.S. taxes. The Internal Revenue Service claims the alleged swindler owes them at least $226.6 million in back taxes. The agency has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court in Dallas claiming Stanford and his ...

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