Jamaica Minister Calls It Quits

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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 […]

Jamaica Registers Double Digit Decline In Remittance

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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 […]

Antigua Sued By Stanford Investors

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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 […]

Thirty Years Since Guyana-Based Priest`s Murder

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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 […]

St. Vincent Cops Placed On Leave In `Brutality` Case

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tues. July 14, 2009: Four cops in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were on Monday placed on administrative leave after being charged with using excessive force to restrain two teenage robbery suspects.   The four officers, two corporals and two constables, have been […]

Smugglers Who Held Cuban Nationals For Ransom Jailed

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. July 14, 2009: Five migrant smugglers from Miami will spend the next two and one-half to five years in federal prison for alien smuggling for ransom. Nelson Martinez Almeida, 27, Rudivaldo Mojena, 29, Juliet Toledo Duartes, 32, Ricardo Mojena Velazquez, 31, and Lazaro Martinez Munoz, 45, […]

Jamaican Could Get Life For Drug Charge

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CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Mon. July 13, 2009: A 46-year-old Jamaican could spend the rest of his life in prison on drug distribution and firearms charges. Trevorton St. Aubin Facey faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison after being convicted Friday for possessing a firearm and ammunition as an […]

Caribbean Swine Flu Deaths Increase

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 13, 2009: Deaths from swine flu in the Caribbean have jumped to four, with the latest occurring in Jamaica. The island recorded its second death Friday, health officials said, as the total number of reported cases jumped from 32 to 39. The latest victim […]