Janet Jagan Among Folk Festival Award Winners

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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 […]

NY State Senate Stumbles Into Food Fight

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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; […]

City Lawmaker`s Former Staffers For October Sentencing

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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 […]

Caribbean Doctor Sues MasterCard; Claims Link To OLINT

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. July 1, 2009: A Caribbean-born, South Florida based surgeon is suing international credit giant MasterCard Worldwide for allegedly being a party to OLINT, an apparent ponzi scheme that emanated out of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Walker, an Orlando, Florida surgeon, has […]

Jamaican Diaspora Director Gets In To `Patty War`

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CaribWorldNews, SOMERSET, NJ, Weds. July 1, 2009: A director of the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board is slamming back at the Jamaica Manufacturers Association over the importation of patties into the island. Patrick A Beckford said that like many members of the Jamaican Community in the US North East, he `is […]

Stanford To Stay Jailed

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CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Weds. July 1, 2009: Flamboyant cricket tycoon and financier, Sir Allen Stanford, must get used to calling a Texas jail home for now. Judge David Hittner yesterday agreed with prosecutors that Stanford is a `serious flight risk` and must remain in jail until his multi-billion dollar fraud […]

Jamaican Hijacking Suspect To Stand Trial

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 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 […]

UN General Assembly Condemns Honduras Coup

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 1, 2009:  The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday condemned this weekend`s coup d`état in Honduras, calling for the restoration of the democratically-elected President and constitutional Government. According to media reports, President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales was ousted by the military on Sunday, hours before […]