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More Debt Relief For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Mon. April 26, 2010: U.N. agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, has joined other agencies in approving a debt-relief package for disaster-stricken Haiti. Kanayo Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, said the net present value of Haiti`s debt to IFAD is US$50.7 million. `The agreement provides the basis for permanent debt forgiveness ...

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Historic CARICOM-Brazil Summit For Brasilia

CaribWorldNews, GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. April 26, 2010: A historic summit between the Caribbean Community and Brazil will open today in Brasilia. Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, Edwin Carrington, said the first CARICOM-Brazil Summit is expected to identify avenues for the development of cooperation between CARICOM and Brazil in many sectors; political, commercial, economic, cultural, consular, and educational. Prime ...

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Asafa Powell May Skip Penn Relays

CaribWorldNews, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Fri. April 23, 2010, 5:31 p.m.: The world’s former fastest man, Jamaican Asafa Powell, is not likely to be in the starting line-up of the Jamaican 4×100-m men’s teams tomorrow. Sources tell CWNN that Powell has a toe injury that may prevent him from participating in the anticipated show-down between the Jamaican Yellow and Black teams and ...

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U.S. Cricket Fans To Get Ball By Ball On Twenty 20 Cricket On One Caribbean Radio

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. April 23, 2010: In a bold and groundbreaking initiative, One Caribbean Radio, FM 97.9 HD2 in New York and onecaribbeanradio.com, has successfully negotiated distribution and broadcast rights to relay, for the very first time in the U.S., the ICC World Twenty20 Cricket series. The tourney is set to be played in the Caribbean and Guyana from ...

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NY Mayor Gets Testy Over Cayman Islands Investment

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 23, 2010: New York City`s billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, got testy Thursday when confronted by reporters over the Bloomberg Family Foundation investments. Reporters clashed with Bloomberg at his post-Obama Q&A in Times Square over a reporter in the New York Observer of the offshore tax shelters where his investment managers have invested hundreds of ...

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Less Caribbean Nationals Became U.S. Citizens In 2009

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. April 23, 2010:  Fewer Caribbean nationals became naturalized citizens of the United States last year compared to 2008, a CaribWorldNews analysis of latest Department of Homeland statistics reveal. Overall, some 84,917 nationals from the Caribbean took the oath of citizenship of the United States in 2009 compared to 131, 935 in 2008. The trend reflected part ...

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Life For Jamaican Migrant Who Killed Wife

CaribWorldNews, BALTIMORE, MD, Fri. April 23, 2010: A 49-year-old Jamaican migrant will have to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his wife. Claude Harrison was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for repeatedly stabbing his wife, Lamour Angela Harrison, 37, inside their apartment on the night of August 10, 2009. According to prosecutors, Harrison stabbed and ...

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Jamaican Charged With Murder Of Honorary British Consul

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. April 23, 2010: A 23-year-old Jamaican national has been charged with the 2009 slaying of a British honorary consul in Jamaica. Richard Ewan, a security guard from Montego Bay, was charged with the killing of John Terry Thursday.  Terry, 65, was found beaten and strangled in his home in northwestern Jamaica in early September, 2009. The ...

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Guyanese Loses Deportation Appeal Bid

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 23, 2010: A Guyanese immigrant has lost an appeal bid to waive his deportation. The United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit this week upheld a deportation order by the Board of Immigration Appeals in the case of Wilfred Johnson. Johnson entered the United States in or about March 1995, without inspection. In February ...

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Guyanese-American Pre-Med Student Scores A Slam Dunk In Research

CaribWorldNews, FLUSHING, NY, April 19, 2010: A Guyanese-American Queens College student and top athlete finds himself on a different playing field these days – a research lab. Andrew Hillman, born to Guyanese parents in the U.S., had always excelled in sports. As a youngster he would spend much of his time shooting hoops on the basketball court, hitting baseballs out ...

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