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Janet Jagan Among Folk Festival Award Winners

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Former Guyana President, Janet Jagan, who passed away in March of this year, is among the honorees of the 2009 annual Folk Festival Awards. The late President will be honored posthumously with The Guyana Cultural Association Award, officials of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York announced this week. The awards ceremony is ...

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Guyana`s `Aunty Pat` Passes On

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Guyanese nationals who grew up on the radio voice of broadcaster, Pat Cameron, were yesterday actively forwarding emails and expressing shock at her passing. According to information posted by her daughter, Gail Cameron-Langevine, on FaceBook, the broadcaster, known to many as `Aunty Pat,` passed away Tuesday after being  hospitalized last Friday. She ...

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Guyanese Nabbed With Coke

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents continue to nab Caribbean nationals trying to smuggle narcotics into the U.S. aboard airlines. The latest nabbed is Jacob Phillips, who tried to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. that was disguised as baking soda, according to the Stabroek Newspaper. Phillips was selected for an exam by ...

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Trinidad Opposition Wants President To Go

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Trinidad and Tobago`s opposition party, the United National Congress, is renewing its calls for the country`s president to step down. UNC leader, former prime minister, Basdeo Panday, said President George Maxwell Richards should resign since he has failed in his duties to appoint an integrity commission board. Panday says it’s been over four ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Cases Continue To Rise

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: The number of reported cases of swine flu across the Caribbean has now passed the 300 mark. The World Health Organization put the number of reported cases at 301 as of July 1, 2009. The Dominican Republic leads the way with 108 cases while Trinidad and Tobago in the English-speaking Caribbean follows ...

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UK-Based Jamaican Among Activists Detained By Israel

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. July 2, 2009: A 41-year-old Jamaican-born, UK-based, TV documentary film maker and journalist, is among 19 other human rights activists who are being detained after an aid boat they were on, was intercepted by Israeli authorities, reports indicate. The Free Gaza Movement claims that the boat, `The Spirit of Humanity,` laden with medical supplies for the ...

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NY State Senate Stumbles Into Food Fight

Commentary By Henry J. Stern CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Yesterday, July 1, was the 24th day of dereliction for the New York state senate. It was also the first day of the city`s new fiscal year (FY 2010).  Each level of government has its own unique calendar; the Federal government`s fiscal year begins on October 1 and ...

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City Lawmaker`s Former Staffers For October Sentencing

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. July 1, 2009: Two former employees of a New York City Caribbean-born politician could be sentenced as early as October 2 for stealing government funds. The two – Asquith Reid, the former chief-of-staff to Vincentian-born councilman Kendall Stewart, and Joycinth `Sue` Anderson, another staffer, changed their pleas from not guilty to guilty on June 25th. The ...

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Could CARICOM Come Crashing Down Over The `Ethnic Cleansing` Of Guyanese From Barbados?

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. July 1, 2009: There seems to be the mother of a row brewing over the seeming discrimination, early morning raids on their homes and the `ethnic cleansing` of illegal Guyanese immigrants in Barbados. So far this month four Guyanese have been deported from Barbados and  Prime Minister David Thompson  revealed on Saturday that from June 1 ...

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Jamaican Hijacking Suspect To Stand Trial

 CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. July 1, 2009: A 21-year-old Jamaican man accused of hijacking a Canadian jetliner in April will stand trial on July 13th. Stephen Fray was yesterday judged mentally fit to stand trial to face six charges, including robbery and assault in relation to the hijacking incident that made global headlines. A judge Tuesday made the ruling after ...

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