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IDB Pitches In Swine Flu Funds As Caribbean Numbers Rise

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 22, 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $5 million grant for a program aimed at supporting prevention and control of the swine flu disease in the Caribbean and Latin America as the reported cases continue to rise in the region. The estimated numbers of A(H1N1) influenza cases in the Caribbean has been ...

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Bermuda`s Ewart Brown Survives No Confidence Vote

CaribWorldNews, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Mon. June 22, 2009: Bermuda`s parliament on Saturday rejected a resolution that called a no-confidence vote against Premier Ewart Brown. After lengthy debate, Brown survived the vote 22-11. Opposition lawmakers had made the move after accusing Brown of `autocratic` behavior for agreeing in secret with U.S. authorities to four Chinuese Uighur Muslim refugees, who were originally detained ...

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South Florida Lawmakers For Haiti Today

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 22, 2009: Republican and Democratic lawmakers are set to leave for Haiti this morning to discuss U.S policy towards Haiti. The bi-partisan delegation is being led by Congressman Kendrick Meek and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and will meet with Haitian President Rene Preval in the poverty-stricken country. Also set to make the trip are representatives Ileana ...

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Antigua Commission Suspends Head On Heels Of Indictment

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Mon. June 22, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s Financial Services Regulatory Commission moved to suspend its head formally Friday on the heels of the indictment of his indictment in the United States. The Commission insisted that Leroy King, who up until last Friday, was still the head of the body though he had been on a leave ...

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Accused Craigslist Killer Indicted For Murder Of Dominican-American

CaribWorldNews, BOSTON, MA, Mon. June 22, 2009: A 23-year-old medical student who became famous as the `Craigslist` killer, has been indicted with the April 14 fatal shooting and attempted robbery of a Dominican American woman. Philip Markoff was indicted late last week on seven counts of first-degree murder of Julissa Brisman, 25, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic. Markoff ...

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From Billionaire Big Wig To Prison Inmate

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 19, 2009: Sir Allen Stanford once held command of a multi-billion dollar empire, doled out millions to raise his public image as a sports enthusiast and for him, Caribbean heads of state were just a phone call away. But on Friday, Stanford was indicted on charges he helped direct a $7 billion fraud and ordered ...

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The West Indian Contribution To Black Churches In America

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: Dating back to the late 1800 and early 1900`s, Caribbean-born or `West Indian` pastors were making their mark on the black church system in America. As Holger Henke tells it in `The West Indian Americans,` Caribbean-born pastors became especially prominent in the AME church between 1890 and 1920. Among them was Charles ...

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No Refugees But Bermuda Takes In Detainees

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: Bermuda may be taking in Gitmo detainees but the British-dependent territory has no one seeking refugee status overseas. As the Ewart Brown administration is getting props from the new U.S. administration over its decision to take in four Chinese Muslims, formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, data from the UN Refugee ...

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Shirley A. Chisholm Educational Exchange Program Passed In Larger Bill

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 19, 2009: The Shirley A. Chisholm Educational Exchange Program was passed as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act late last week. The program, also known as the United States- Caribbean Educational Exchange Program, will offer merit and need bases scholarships for Caribbean students to study at American institutions. The Foreign Relations Authorization Act will ...

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CaribID Takes Message to Diplomatic Corp

CaribPRWire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: CaribID, the movement to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted and their own category on the U.S. Census form, yesterday took it’s Census message to the CARICOM Diplomatic Corp. CaribID founder, Felicia Persaud, was in Washington, D.C., Thursday to address the CARICOM Caucus of ambassadors at the Organization of American States. There she ...

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