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Jamaican-Born, Former Basketball Star Jailed

CaribWorldNews, DES MOINES, IA, Mon. Jan. 10, 2011: A Mandeville-born, Jamaica former men`s basketball star will have to spend the next six plus years in jail for bank bribery and wire fraud. Rumeal Robinson, who was drafted in 1990 by the Atlanta Hawks with the 10th pick, received a 6-and-a-half-year prison term Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 for defrauding an Iowa ...

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Honoring Our Commitment To Haiti

By U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D,C, Mon. Jan. 10, 2011: Families across New York will be reflecting this week on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that ravaged Haiti. The tragic loss of life and hardship from this disaster has anguished the people of Haiti and their families here at home. While we mourn the more than ...

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Questions Mount About Caricom`s Future

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. Jan. 10, 2011: Sometime this year, Caribbean Heads of Government will appoint a new Caricom Secretary General.   Their choice will demonstrate how strong or weak an institution they require and whether they want change. As matters stand there are a relatively small number of names under consideration to succeed Sir Edwin Carrington; but ...

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Haiti PM Says His Government Will Accept OAS-CARICOM Election Advice

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sat. Jan. 8, 2011: Haiti`s current administration insists it is committed to accepting the results of the Organization of American States-Caribbean Community (OAS-CARICOM) general election re-count that is expected to be completed in a few days. Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean Max Bellerive, made the comment to Jamaica PM and outgoing CARICOM Chair, Bruce Golding, at Jamaica ...

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Haiti – Almost One Year After Quake, Women Remain Prey For Sexually Depraved

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 7, 2011: Fourteen -year-old, Machou lives in a makeshift camp for displaced people in Carrefour Feuilles, south-west Port-au-Prince. She was raped in March when she went to the toilet. Amnesty International officials on Thursday said in a new report that displaced female survivors of the Haiti earthquake remain the main victims almost one year ...

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Stanford Not Competent To Stand Trial Says Shrink

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Fri. Jan. 7, 2011: Former flamboyant billionaire and cricket mogul, R. Allen Stanford, is unfit to stand trial, a psychiatrist testified on Thursday. Dr. Victor Scarano told U.S. District Judge David Hittner in Houston that the Texas-born, former Antigua-based Stanford isn`t competent to stand trial on Jan. 24 since he has a `major depressive disorder.` According to ...

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Grenada PM Is New Chair Of Caribbean Community

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Jan. 7, 2011: Prime Minister of Grenada Tillman Thomas has assumed the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. Thomas took up the post on January 1, 2011, replacing Bruce Golding, Prime Minister of Jamaica. The Grenada PMs will be serve as the chair until June 30, 2011 when he will be succeeded by the Dr. Denzil Douglas, ...

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Accused Pedophile Dies In Martinique

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 7, 2011: A priest who allegedly was involved in a string of pedophilia allegations that rocked the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, has died in Martinique. The Hartford Courant citing a French newspaper and government sources said Rev. Laurence Brett died on the island where he was living under an alias. Many of ...

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Caribbean-Latin American Cooperation: Recent Developments Bring Stronger Ties

By Joyce van Genderen-Naar CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 7, 2011: The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, established by the 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries, is the new regional bloc and counterbalance against  the influence of the USA and Canada in the region, and the USA dominated Organization of American States. CELC attends to be the ...

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Grenada Woman Faces Deportation For Attacking Cop

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Jan. 6, 2011: A 46-year-old national of Grenada could be deported back to her homeland for squeezing the genitals of a New York City cop. Elen Murell faces deportation under U.S. law after she completes a two year jail term under a plea deal. The former home care attendant reportedly attacked Officer Derek O`Sullivan as he ...

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