Haitian Migrant Ends Hunger Strike

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CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Tues. July 7, 2009: A 26-year-old Haitian immigrant, who began a hunger strike to protest his deportation on a domestic abuse conviction, and who is in a Texas facility, is now eating again. Kenson Lima began eating again after U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle issued a temporary […]

Jamaica Reports First Swine Flu Death

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. July 7, 2009: Jamaica has its first death from swine flu and only the third across the Caribbean. Jamaica Minister of Health, Rudyard Spencer, said Monday that the unnamed man died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning after being transferred from the […]

Bill Clinton Travels To Haiti As Envoy

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CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. July 7, 2009: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, is set to kick-off a three day visit to Haiti today. It will be his first as the United Nations’ special envoy to the Caribbean country. Clinton is expected to meet with Haitian President Rene Preval and visit […]

Is Congressman Peter King Racist?

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 7, 2009: Congressman Peter King may want to be senator of all New York but his comments in recent years, including on Michael Jackson, has many questioning whether he has a racist streak. King`s  latest `foot in mouth` comment is against the King of […]

Guyanese Navy Officer Among New U.S. Citizens

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 6, 2009: A 29-year-old Guyanese-born officer in the U.S. Navy joined several other fellow service members over the weekend to take the oath of citizenship. Sherwin Shane Shepherd, from Ozone Park, Queens, was among seven members of the U.S. armed forces who were sworn […]

CARICOM Heads Reiterate Commitment To Free Movement Of People

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CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 6, 2009: Caribbean Community Heads of Government may conflict at times over immigration policies of individual states but on Sunday the body reiterated its commitment to the free movement of persons across the region. At the end of the three-day 30th conference of CARICOM, leaders […]

Union Leaders Slam Reports On Air Jamaica Sale To Spirit

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 6, 2009: Air Jamaica union representatives are hopping mad over reports that the carrier has been sold to Spirit Airlines. Their comments come on the heels of reports by the Jamaica Gleaner that the national airline of Jamaica has been sold to the U.S.-based Spirit […]

MJ`s Funeral Could Attract 1 Billion Viewers

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CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. July 6, 2009: Some one billion people around the world are set to tune in tomorrow as a lucky 17,500 take their seats in the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the final farewell to the King of Pop, Michael J. Jackson. Reports indicate that […]

Global Crisis Affects Caribbean Court Trust Fund

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CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. July 6, 2009: The Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund is also a victim of the global financial meltdown, leaving at least one Caribbean head of state weary. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed Jamaica’s concern with reports presented at the 30th regular meeting of the […]