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Guyana Loses Two Cultural Icons

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Two top Guyanese cultural icons have passed on within days of each other. Top Guyanese calypsonian, Lady Guymine, born Monica Chopperfield, died in Guyana on Thursday while historian, linguist and anthropologist, Ivan Van Sertima, passed away on Wednesday, CaribWorldNews has learnt. Chopperfield, 77, reportedly passed away Thursday morning at a Georgetown, Guyana hospital. ...

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Quake Shakes Belize

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. May 29, 2009: A powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Belize and Honduras on Thursday at around 2: 30 a.m. sending terrified people running into the streets. Two deaths were reported in Honduras but none in Belize to date. However, initial reports from Belize claim there were some collapsed buildings and cracks on road ways and in a ...

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Present Or Not, Bolt Overshadows Reebok Grand Prix

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009:  Last May, Usain Bolt shattered the world`s fastest time of his compatriot Asafa Powell at the Reebok Grand Prix. A year later, Bolt is not on the meet`s line-up but he remains ever present on the minds of the top participating athletes as the event returns to the New York Icahn Stadium ...

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Caribbean Premier Of International Film To Give `Insider Information On Success`

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2009: Young and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to hear secrets from `rebel millionaires at the cutting edge of every industry` when Dog Does Tricks production screens the Y.E.S. (Youth Entrepreneurship Society)  movie at the upcoming installation of  the Barbados Manufacturers` Exhibition. The film, premiering for the first time in the Caribbean, ...

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Two Million For Family Of Jamaican Migrant Who Died On Hospital Floor

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The family of the Jamaican migrant whose death on a Brooklyn hospital floor created global headlines, will get a US$2 million pay day. New York City`s  Health and Hospitals Corporation on Wednesday agreed to pay the family of Esmin Elizabeth Green, who collapsed and died at Kings County Hospital Center`s psychiatric ward in ...

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Popular Haitian Priest Dead At 62

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Haitian rights advocate, Catholic Priest, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, is dead. Father Jean-Juste died Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Herald reports indicate. He was 62. He suffered a stroke recently, Ira Kurzban, the Miami attorney who represented Jean-Juste’s Haitian Refugee Center in several lawsuits against the U.S. government, was quoted as saying.  Last ...

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OAS Working Group To Focus On A Resolution On Cuba

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 28, 2009: The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States agreed Wednesday to create a working group to try to find a consensus text for an eventual resolution on Cuba. It was the last session of the Permanent Council before the OAS General Assembly. The working group will be open to all OAS Member ...

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LIAT Loses Thousands of Dollars To Sickout

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHNS, Antigua, Thurs. May 28, 2009: Preliminary figures released by regional airline LIAT on Wednesday show that the carrier lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of sickout action by some flight crews on Friday, May 22. `The reports are still coming in, however, the data compiled so far show losses totaling close to EC$350,000.00,` Corporate ...

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DR National Nabbed For Allegedly Murdering `Husband`

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. May 28, 2009: A national of the Dominican Republic accused of killing her husband in the Dominican Republic a year ago was last week nabbed at her Orlando-area home on administrative immigration charges. Wendy Maria Polanco Gonzalez, 37, was arrested on charges for overstaying her visa and for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. But ...

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Trinidad AG Resignation Brings Calls For Finance Min. To Go

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. May 28, 2009: The resignation of Trinidad and Tobago`s Attorney General, Bridgid Annisette-George, over a conflict of interest in the investigation into CLICO, has now brought calls for the country`s finance minister to also go. T and T`s opposition wants Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira to also call it quits, since it has been reported she owned ...

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