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Supreme Court Rules Against Government In Immigration Case

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. May 5, 2009: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with the defense in an immigration identity-theft case that overturned a previous ruling. Supreme Court justices were unanimous in their 9-0 decision that federal prosecutors cannot also slap the crime of the identity theft on an undocumented immigrant. The justices ruled that the crime of identity ...

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Concert Promoter Nabbed But American Impersonator Remains Jailed

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: A man accused of promoting a concert that touted a performance by Toni Braxton but who hired an impersonator instead, has been nabbed by police. After months on the lam, Suriname media reports say Angel Ventura has been arrested by cops on the island. His arrest comes as the American-born impersonator, hired ...

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Caribbean Clean Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: The number of cases of swine flu has grown past the one thousands mark but the Caribbean is luckily not on the list of nations with reported cases. The World Health Organization says as of late Monday, 21 countries have officially reported 1,085 cases of influenza A, the H1N1 infection or swine ...

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Caribbean Also Affected By Real Estate Downturn

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 5, 2009: The Caribbean real estate market is also taking a beating amid the continued global recession, reports indicate. International estate agency, Knight Frank, says sales of Caribbean second homes dropped 40 percent over the last six months. Prices also fell more than 20 percent. Experts say the region is also experiencing the same ...

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Jesse Jackson Faces Lawsuit Over Trinidad Event

CaribWorldNews,  NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Rights activist and head of the Rainbow Push Coalition, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. has been slammed with a lawsuit for failing to honor a Trinidad speaking engagement. American Entertainment International, Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court against Jackson for $100,000.64. The civil suit claims Jackson knowingly reneged on ...

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Guyana: Linden Highway Claims Four More Lives

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. May 4, 2009: The families of four are in mourning after another fatal crash on the Linden –Soesdyke Highway left four dead Sunday. Dead according to Guyana Chronicle reports are traffic police rank Trevor Bramble of Tuschen; Candace Simon 26; her sister Ashanti Odelle Gomes 24; and a family friend, Selena Mohamed 21. Two others – ...

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Swine Flu Sending Travelers Running From Mexico To The Caribbean?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: The current swine flu or influenza A(H1N1) infection scare may boost lagging tourism to the Caribbean, a travel poll claims. Research released by TripAdvisor.com, dubbed as a `popular and the largest travel community,` indicates  a significant shift in search activity for Caribbean hotels compared to Mexican hotels. A statement released by the ...

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Accused Jamaican Hijacker Could Face 20 Years Jail Time

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. May 4, 2009: A 21-year-old Jamaican man, who tried to hijack a Canadian charter aircraft in Montego Bay last month, could face the next 20 years in jail if convicted. Stephen Fray, 21, was on Friday slapped with charges of robbery, assault and other offenses, police said. He is accused of holding passengers and crew captive ...

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Immigrant Advocates Make Legalization Plea In New York

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Over 1,000 immigrants and immigrant advocates turned President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan into a chant for immigration reform now, on Friday in New York City. The groups and immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia used May 1 to join with others across the country to chant `Sí se ...

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Caribbean Nations Make U.S. Report On Terrorism

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 1, 2009: Four Caribbean countries have been identified as potential transit points for terrorists by the U.S. government. The five are the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the CARICOM nation of Belize. They were all identified as areas of possible terror risks in the Western Hemisphere in the latest `Country Reports on Terrorism.` ...

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