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Bermuda Bond Ratings Lowered

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 30, 2009: The government of Bermuda has been knocked off its Aaa bond ratings rank by Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s lowered the bond ratings to Aa2 Wednesday, amid the global credit crisis and recession, which have affected the dependent territory’s insurance industry. Moody’s said it made the decision since the nation was vulnerable to ...

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Obama Administration Insists Cuba Must Make The Next Move

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 30, 2009: The U.S. State Department is insisting there is no plan to lift the Cuban embargo unless the current administration shows its serious about human rights. The comment comes on a day when Cuban President Raul decried the administration for `achieving only the minimum.` His reference was of course to the recent lifting of ...

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Two Grenadians Quarantined In Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, St. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thurs. April 30, 2009: Grenada’s Ministry of Health has placed two persons under quarantine amid suspicion of swine flu. A government statement said Wednesday the two persons, who have not been named, arrived on an American Airlines flight on Tuesday evening from Mexico. It said the Ministry is taking all steps necessary to ensure relevant tests ...

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Former Senator Pleads Not Guilty In Travolta Extortion Case

CaribWorldNews, NASSAU, Bahamas, Thurs. April 30, 2009: Former Bahamas Senator, Pleasant Bridgewater, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta following the death of his teenage son in the Bahamas. Bridgewater entered the plea along with paramedic Tarino Lightbourne, who also pleaded not guilty to committing extortion and aiding attempted extortion. ...

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Powell Says He`s Good To Go For Reebok Grand Prix

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell is vowing to make it up to fans he disappointed last Saturday at the Penn Relays, when he returns to the New York track of Icahn Stadium for the Reebok Grand Prix next month. Via phone, Powell told a group of Caribbean American media from New York and ...

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U.S. Swine Flu Cases Jump

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: The number of reported swine flu cases in the U.S. jumped Tuesday to 64, with New York City having the highest number of cases, according to the Center of Disease Control. Those affected with the virus in New York have now been put at 45, according to the CDC. Each affected person ...

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Why The Caribbean Count Bill Is Important – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is again reiterating that her Caribbean Count Bill, H.R. 2071, `does not call for an additional race category` on the U.S. Census form. The congresswoman insists that the historic bill, lobbied for by Carib ID`s Felicia Persaud, Chuck Mohan and Irwine Clare, and introduced on April 23rd, simply requires ...

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Guyana Opposition Leader Discharged Sources Say

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 29, 2009:  Guyana opposition leader, Robert Corbin, was late yesterday released from a New York hospital, reliable sources tell CaribWorldNews. Sources last night told CWNN that the Peoples National Congress Reform leader was discharged last evening from the St. Francis Hospital`s heart center in Long Island. He was reported in stable condition, according to ...

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Caribbean Governments Issue Swine Flu Alert

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: Several Caribbean governments on Monday issued national warnings about swine flu as the World Health Organization said the likelihood of a pandemic from the disease has increased. The WHO says there are 40 laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in the US, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada, two in the UK and ...

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Con Ed Investigation Continuing As Guyanese Family Mourn

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 28, 2009: The President and Chief Operating Officer of Con Edison says his company is continuing its investigation into a Floral Park, Queens explosion that killed a Guyana-born mother of two. The family of Ghanwatti Boodram, 40, is in mourning following her death in a house explosion Friday afternoon. Boodram, the mother of two ...

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