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Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment

People: NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Jamaica: Antigua The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will extradite the Indian-born billionaire, Mehul Choksi, but only after he has been able to have his matter dealt with in the courts in the island. Comment

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL

Suriname: Successive generations of Caribbean community leaders and high officials have been grappling with mounting scepticism in the bloc about difficulties professionals experience while trying to work and resettle in member states outside of their home nation. Comment

Lara gets doctorate from Indian University

People: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has been given an honorary doctorate by the DY Patil University in India. The Doctor of Science from the University is for a “remarkable cricketing career and his impact on cricket in the West Indies and around the world at large.” Comment

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