Judge Denies Force Feeding Of Trini Migrant

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CaribWorldNews, BROWNSVILLE, TX, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: A U.S. District Court judge has denied a request by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement to force feed a Trinidadian immigrant in detention. Devenish Sorzano, a migrant from Trinidad and Tobago, is refusing to eat, drink water or let detention center medical staff […]

Caribbean, Latin American Imports To Fall

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CaribWorldNews, SANTIAGO, Chile, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: Exports and imports in Latin American and Caribbean countries are expected to fall 13 percent in 2009. That`s according to the U.N. Economic Commission For Latin America and the Caribbean, or ECLAC. The report said the drop this year is due to the […]

Woman Returning From Jamaica Nabbed With Coke

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CaribWorldNews, BALTIMORE, MD, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: A 35-year-old woman returning from Jamaica has been nabbed with cocaine in her bra. Sophia Williams, 35, of Washington, D.C., was arrested at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday after Customs and Border Protection officers discovered about 2 pounds, 9 ounces of cocaine stuffed inside […]

New Peace Corps Director Sworn In

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: He served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic; now he has been named to head the body. Aaron S. Williams was this week sworn in as the 18th Director of the Peace Corps and only the second African American to hold […]

Let Us Celebrate Usain Bolt And Caribbean Heroes And Sheroes

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By David Hinds CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Weds. Aug. 26, 2009: I pen these short comments as a proud Caribbean man. At a time when Caribbean cricket is at an all time low, the superlative performances of the region`s track and field athletes in Berlin, led by the unmatched and unmatchable […]

Stanford Must Stay Jailed

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CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Tues. Aug. 25, 2009: A New Orleans appeals court on Monday ruled that Sir R. Allen Stanford must stay jailed until his trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals` three-judge panel denied a petition by the Texas financier to be released on bail in the $7 billion […]

New Mexico Governor In Cuba

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CaribWorldNews, SANTA FE, Mexico, Tues. Aug. 25, 2009: New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, is in Cuba today after leading a trade mission there Monday. A statement from Richardson`s office said the mission is designed to capitalize on potential agricultural and cultural partnerships between Cuba and New Mexico.  The delegation will […]

Guyana Opposition Head Retains Post

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CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Aug. 25, 2009: Robert Corbin has been returned as the head of Guyana`s main opposition party, the People`s National Congress. Corbin beat out attorney Winston Murray with 614 votes to 223 votes to be returned as head of the PNC. He told BBC Caribbean that his […]

UN Helping Haiti Prepare For Hurricanes

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Aug. 25, 2009: United Nations aid agencies and the world body`s peacekeeping mission in Haiti are readying for the hurricane season. The UN says they have pre-positioned stockpiles of food and other emergency supplies and stand ready to support local authorities deal with the upcoming […]