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Hindu Caribbeans Celebrate Phagwah Parade In Queens

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: Hindus from Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday gathered in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY to celebrate the 21st Annual Phagwah Parade. Hundred turned out in the spring-like weather for the parade, which began at noon on Liberty Avenue at 133rd Street in Queens and ended at the Phil Rizzuto Park (formerly Smoky ...

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Another Charged In Murder Of Guyanese Migrant

CaribWorldNews, SCHENECTADY, NY, Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: A woman has also been charged with the Feb. 20 slaying of a Guyanese immigrant in Schenectady, NY. Angelene P. Parbhudial, 21, the sister of one of the three men already in custody over the murder of Ganesh Ramgoolam, a father of two, was arraigned Saturday on one count of second-degree murder and ...

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Jamaica Security Minister Takes Issue With U.S. State Department Report

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Mar. 8, 2010: Jamaica`s Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson, has taken issue with the U.S. State Department`s recent International Narcotics Control Strategy Report and its report on Jamaica. Nelson on Friday called the findings contained an inaccurate depiction of Jamaica`s efforts to combat drugs and organized crime. The report, compiled by the Bureau for ...

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CARICOM Heads To Meet World Bank President

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. Mar. 4, 2010: Leaders of the CARICOM group of countries are set to meet with the President of the World Bank from March 11th to 12th. The meeting is set for Dominica and CARICOM Secretary-General, Edwin Carrington, said earlier this week that he is expectant that discussions between CARICOM heads of government and World Bank ...

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Haiti Donors` Conference Set For March 31st

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 5, 2010: An international donors conference on raising funds to aid the `new future` of Haiti, is set for the end of this month. The United States and the United Nations, in cooperation with the Government of Haiti along with Brazil, Canada, the European Union, France, and Spain will co-host a ministerial International Donors` Conference ...

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Money Transfers To Caribbean To Stabilize

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 5, 2010: Money sent home by migrants to the Caribbean and Latin America is likely to see stabilization this year. That`s according to the latest report from the Inter-American Development Bank`s Multilateral Investment Fund. The report issued Thursday said the stabilization is expected after a 15 percent drop in 2009. The FOMIN`s report noted that ...

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Caribbean Governments Must Simplify Tax Systems – IDB

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 5, 2010: Governments in the Caribbean and Latin America must simplify their tax systems and strive to reduce evasion of taxes, a new Inter-American Development Bank study says. The report issued Thursday claims that complex tax systems and widespread evasion are distorting investment decisions by companies in the Caribbean and Latin America. This in turn ...

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FBI Nabs Guyanese Accused Scammer

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: A 46-year-old Guyanese mortgage scammer, on the lam from the law, has been captured by the FBI. Ishwardat (Danny) Raghunath was nabbed around 4 p.m. Wednesday at Logan and Fulton Streets in East New York after investigators received a tip, FBI spokesman James Margolin was quoted by the New York Daily News ...

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NY Police Look In To Cold Case Involving Guyanese

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: New York City police officers today resumed their investigation into a 12-year-old murder case allegedly involving a Guyanese national. Cops resumed digging the basement of a plumbing-supply store in Jamaica, Queens, in search of the body of a student, who vanished a dozen years ago, New York Post reports indicate. Kristina Kupka, ...

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Guyanese Gets 15 Years For Killing Wife

CaribWorldNews, SCHENECTADY, NY, Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: A 61-year-old Guyanese man must spend the next 15 years in jail for killing his wife with a hatchet. Acting Schenectady County Judge Richard Sise today sentenced Yetraj `James` Mangar to the jail time after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. Mangar had initially faced a 25-years-to-life sentence if ...

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