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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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Thirty Years Since Guyana-Based Priest`s Murder

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. July 14, 2009: Today marks 30 years since the murder of British-born, Guyana-based Jesuit priest, Father Bernard Darke. Darke, then a photographer of the Guyana Catholic Standard was murdered by a mob as he took photos of a Working Peoples Alliance demonstration in Georgetown, Guyana against the then government of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham on July ...

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Antigua Sued By Stanford Investors

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Tues. July 14, 2009: Seven investors in the R. Allen Stanford company are suing the government of Antigua and Barbuda.   In a suit filed in a Houston Court Monday, the seven claim that the government of Antigua and Barbuda should pay them at least $8 billion in damages since the Caribbean nation helped the financier engineer ...

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Over Two Centuries After Hamilton`s Death Caribbean Americans Still Cannot Self-Identify

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 14, 2009: Two hundred and five years after the death of America`s greatest immigrant from the Caribbean, Alexander Hamilton, the Caribbean immigrant bloc remains unable to accurately self-identify on the U.S. Census form.   Despite Hamilton`s contribution in the 1700s and the historic contribution of hundreds of other Caribbean nationals to the history of ...

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