Antigua Mount Renamed After President Obama

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CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s highest peak has been renamed after U.S. President Barack Obama. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the change official Tuesday as he unveiled a plaque to rename Boggy Peak, Mount Obama. The ceremony was planned to coincide […]

Jamaican Colors To Shine In Miami

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009:  Jamaica`s colors will come alight this Friday when the Bank of America tower in downtown Miami lights up at dusk in black, green and gold, according to South Florida Caribbean news. The lighting of the Bank`s Tower`s is in commemoration of Jamaica`s 44th […]

Corruption, Criticism And Political Culture In Guyana

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CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: One of the ironies of the post-1992 era is that the return of electoral democracy has been accompanied, some will say tarnished, by persistent charges of official corruption. The stunning charges being made in a US court and reported in the media of […]

British Retirees In Tobago Wounded In Machete Attack

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CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: A British couple living in Tobago were seriously wounded in a machete attack Monday, police on the island said. Cops say Peter Greene, 65, and his wife, Marion, 59, were attacked Saturday afternoon on the island and had to be airlifted to a […]

Jamaica Records Third Swine Flu Death

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: Jamaica`s death toll from swine flu has climbed to three. The Ministry of Health reported that the latest case involved a patient who had underlying medical conditions, but gave no other details. The latest death comes as the overall number of confirmed cases […]

CARICOM And The Global Crisis

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By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 4, 2009: In a matter of days, a task force of five Caricom leaders will meet in Jamaica to discuss a regional approach to the global economic and financial crisis. The group – the third that the Caribbean has created on this […]

Seven Convicted In Trinidad-Born Army Vet`s Death

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: Seven Trinidad nationals have been convicted in the 2005 kidnapping of a Trini-born, U.S. Army veteran. The seven – Wayne Pierre, Kevin Nixon, Christopher Sealey, Anderson Straker, Ricardo De Four, Zion Clarke, and Kevon Demerieux – were convicted on Friday in U.S. District […]

Self-Confessed Guyana Drug Dealer For Fall Sentencing

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 3, 2009: Shaheed `Roger` Khan, the Guyanese-born self-confessed drug dealer, is set to be sentenced for his crimes later this fall. Khan, according to court records accessed by CaribWorldNews, is scheduled for sentencing on November 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. This comes on the […]