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Preliminary Haiti Results Give Ruling Party Five Seats

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. June 30, 2009: Preliminary results in Haiti`s senate election show the ruling Preval administration has won five seats. The provisional electoral council said so far, President Rene Preval’s party won five of the 11 seats being contested. This means the Lespwa party will now have 12 seats in the 30-member body, including the non-voting presidency. Five ...

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Stanford Remains Jailed

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Tues. June 30, 2009:  Sir Allen Stanford last night remained jailed in a federal detention facility after a judge yesterday said he was `in no rush` to rule on a bail request. Judge David Hittner told Stanford, 59, his lawyers and prosecutors at a hearing Monday that he will not rule on the request to release the ...

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Jamaican-Born, NY Pastor Released On Bail In Sex Assault Case

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 30, 2009: A Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born pastor accused of sexually assaulting two teens, was on Monday granted bail but ordered to remain in Jamaica. Paul Lewis, who claims on his website to be an evangelist with healing powers, was released on J$500,000 bail. But the Paul Lewis ministries head must remain in Jamaica until his trial ...

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Top London Law Firm Apparently Benefited From Caribbean Slave Owners

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 30, 2009: The founder of a top law firm in London benefited from Caribbean slaves, records from the National Archives have found. The documents link James William Freshfield, founder of Freshfields Law and sons to several slave-owner clients, mostly based in the Caribbean, the Financial Times reported. The lawyers reportedly acted as trustees of the ...

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The Upcoming CARICOM Heads Of Govt. Summit

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 30, 2009: In a few days time, Caribbean heads of government will meet in Georgetown, Guyana. There they will try to address an ever-increasing list of unresolved issues. This will be an important moment as many in the region and beyond will be watching to see whether the participants can reconcile their ever ...

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Michael Jackson`s Doctor A Trini?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 29, 2009: The cardiologist who was on Saturday questioned by police investigating the death of musical legend, Michael J. Jackson, was reportedly born in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, 51, was born in San Juan, Trinidad and migrated with his family to the U.S. when he was in fifth standard, according to ...

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Four Nabbed For Porn

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Mon. June 29, 2009: Four men, from four different municipalities in Puerto Rico, have been arrested for transferring obscene material to a minor via the Internet. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency identified the men as Walter Madera-Ortiz, 55, of Aguadilla,Orlando Diaz-Aviles, 45, of Naguabo; Jorge Galarza-Dones, 48, of San Lorenzo,  and Emeterio Santiago-Maldonado, ...

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U.S., OAS Condemn Coup In Honduras

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. June 29, 2009: The U.S. government and The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States are both condemning a coup d`etat in Honduras and demanding the immediate and unconditional return of President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales to his constitutional duties. Zelaya was arrested by members of his army following a stand-off between his security force ...

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Former Antigua Commish In Stanford Case Under House Arrest

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Mon. June 29, 2009: Leroy King, the former Antiguan financial regulator accused in the alleged $7 billion swindle by Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford is now under house arrest. King, who was fired from his post last Tuesday and arrested Wednesday was released on about US$190,800 bail Friday but placed under house arrest. He is required ...

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Wyclef Gets Another Humanitarian Award

CaribWorldNews, LOSA ANGELES, CA, Mon. June 29, 2009: Haitian-born Grammy Award-winning singer, Wyclef Jean, last night accepted the 2009 Humanitarian Award of the Year from BET Awards. The Haiti Goodwill ambassador was honored for his role in giving back to his native land, through his Yele Haiti foundation. Jean used the opportunity to encourage all to go after their dreams. ...

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