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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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US eyes extradition of high-profile Jamaicans
Gleaner, Jamaica: A senior member of the Obama administration revealed yesterday that a "series" of extradition requests have been made by the United States government for Jamaicans to be sent abroad for trial, but US officials are tight-lipped as to whether local elected officials are on the list.

Police probing $11m drug haul
Nation News, Barbados: Police are investigating the discovery of a huge quantity of cannabis valued at more than $11 million.

Burglar dies after beating
Stabroek News, Guyana: A burglar yesterday died hours after he was stripped naked, tied up and severely beaten in Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, resulting in the arrest of five men who irate relatives said are innocent.

Musician Wyclef Jean considers Haiti leadership bid
BBC, UK: Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean is considering running for president of the Caribbean country, his family say.

Gary Sobers: Cricket's greatest genius
Rediff, UK: Garfield St Auburn Sobers is the greatest all-rounder to have graced the game of cricket. Blessed with every attribute of greatness, he had that rare natural genius to perform on the big stage and entertain millions around the world.

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REACH Grenada continues to provide vital resources to schools
REACH Grenada has funded a second annual supply of printing paper and ink cartridges for St Andrew’s Parish schools to help maintain the good use being made of the state-of-the-art laptops, printer and photocopiers already purchased and successfully installed in eighteen schools by REACH Grenada in February 2009.

COMMENT: Of Bouterse and Abu Bakr
Express, Trinidad: Abu Bakr, the Imam of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen, ever ready to summon God to his rescue, much to the amusement of his detractors, shows no remorse, no humility for his culpability in the abortive coup of 20 years ago yesterday.

Fidel Castro to publish book that chronicles Cuban revolution
Voice of America, USA: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro says he plans to publish a book next month that focuses on the Cuban revolution that brought him to power more than 50 years ago.

Bahamas developer: China backs stalled resort plan
BusinessWeek, USA: China has agreed to finance and build a stalled mega-resort in the Bahamas, where the tourism economy has been battered by slashed occupancy rates and reduced foreign investment during the global downturn.

Florida seen at risk from Caribbean dengue epidemic
MSNBC, USA: An epidemic of dengue fever in the Caribbean and Latin America has increased the risk of an outbreak of the sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus in South Florida, a bioclimatologist and dengue expert said on Tuesday.
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