IRS Slams Antigua Takeover Of Stanford Bank

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CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, Texas, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Internal Revenue Service says Antigua and Barbuda`s takeover of the Allen Stanford bank may prevent them from collecting millions owed in back taxes by the Texas-born financier. The IRS claims Stanford owes $227 million in back taxes and they want that money […]

Dominican Republic Could Become 16th Member Of CARICOM

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CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. May 13, 2009: The Dominican Republic could become the newest members of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM. The Caribbean nation has reportedly resubmitted its application to join the 15-member grouping, Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Kenneth Baugh, was quoted by Caribbean 360 as saying last weekend. `They have […]

Haitian To Be Deported In Baby Shaking Case

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CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 13, 2009: A 54-year-old Haitian woman has chosen to return to Haiti instead of serving further jail time in the U.S. in a baby shaking case. Nelly Rose Joseph, 54, originally faced a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison for […]

Jamaican Honor For Barbadian National

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Barbadian-born man is set to be conferred with the Order of Jamaica today. Desmond Blades will be honored with the top order at King’s House for his long career in business and volunteerism. Blades made a significant contribution to the Jamaican economy, […]

Dominica Election May Come Early

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CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Tues. May 12, 2009: Nationals in the Commonwealth of Dominica may go to the polls this year instead of 2010. While general election on the tiny island is not due until next year. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on supporters of the ruling Dominica Labour Party […]

Jamaican Among American Fellows

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 12, 2009: A Jamaican lawyer is among the 2009 American Fellows. Attorney-at-Law Tasha Manley has been selected to participate in the American Fellows Program administered by the Partners of the Americas, and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. […]

Two Top DR Bank Executives Jailed

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL., Tues. May 12, 2009: Two former top executives of the Banco Mercantil in the Dominican Republic will spend a total of eight years in jail for their role in a 2003 banking crisis  in the Caribbean nation. Three judges on Monday sentenced former president Andres Aybar to […]

Caribbean Has First Case Of Swine Flu

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 12, 2009: The Caribbean has its first confirmed case of swine flu. Cuba on Monday became the first country in the region to confirm one case of the virus. Cuba’s Health Ministry said in statement read Monday on state television that one Mexican student […]

Grenada MP Wants Answers From U.S. On Maurice Bishop`s Body

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CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. May 12, 2009:  An opposition parliamentarian in Grenada believes that the US is withholding vital information from Grenadian authorities on the location of the body of slain former leader, Maurice Bishop. Senator Kennedy Roberts, who represents the New National Party in the Upper House of […]