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NYC Council Celebrates Haitian Flag Day

 CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 20, 2009: The New York City Council On Monday, hosted another annual Haitian Flag Day ceremony at City Hall. Under the leadership of Speaker Christine Quinn, Council members Matheiu Eugene, Leroy Comrie, Inez Dickens, Kendall Stewart, Thomas White and Letitia James, the Council paid tribute to the culture and contributions of Haitian Americans. Councilmember Comrie ...

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Indo-Caribbean Studies Association Launched At Warwick

By John Mair CaribWorldNews, WARWICK, UK, Weds. May 20, 2009: Britain’s two most distinguished Indo-Caribbean scholars, Professor David Dabydeen of the University of Warwick and Professor Clem Seecharan of London Metropolitan University, plus the most successful publisher of Caribbean books in the UK, Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press, have launched the Indo-Caribbean Studies Association at Warwick University. The Association ...

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Stanford Receiver Fees In The Millions

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Tues. May 19, 2009: How much does it cost for a court-appointed receiver to take control of a billion dollar empire? Try $19.9 million. The Dallas-based law firm of Krage & Janvey, the court-appointed receiver in the $8 billion Allen Stanford Ponzi claim case, on Friday submitted the bill to the court, according to the Houston Chronicle. ...

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Cuba Swine Flu Count Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 19, 2009: Cuba`s swine flu cases have grown in recent days, making it the lone Caribbean nation with confirmed cases of the disease. The World Health Organization on Monday confirmed that Cuba now has three cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection, up from one. The three were part of a group of Mexican students, ...

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Special UN Envoy To Haiti Will Be Former U.S. President

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 19, 2009:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to be formally named as a special U.N. envoy to Haiti today. Media reports indicate U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will make the formal announcement today, two months after he and Clinton visited Haiti to raise attention to Haiti`s need for donations to help rebuild following ...

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Haitian Charged With Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. May 19, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man was on Monday slapped with human smuggling charges for last Wednesday`s deadly boat accident. Jimmy Metellus has been accused by US federal authorities of captaining a boat overloaded with migrants he was seeking to smuggle illegally into the U.S. last week. The boat capsized off Florida`s coast, killing ten ...

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DR Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Canadian Real Estate Duo

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. May 19, 2009: In a legal victory for investors seeking to recover their funds in a Dominican Republic real estate scheme, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a Canadian father-son development team. Judge Katia Gomez German on May 1, ordered Frederick Elliott and his son Derek not to transfer, dissipate, or otherwise ...

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Count Down Begins To D.C. Caribbean Carnival

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, DC, Tues. May 19, 2009: The countdown has begun to the 17th annual  DC Caribbean Carnival, which has become a staple of the summer calendar: The District of Columbia Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza. The annual Extravaganza Parade will be staged along the Georgia Avenue corridor on Saturday, June 27, 2009, from  Missouri Avenue at 11 a.m. and terminate at ...

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Rihanna `Nude` Pics Heat Up Net Search

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 18, 2009: Searches for Rihanna on the Internet have been apparently boosted by reports of nude photos, latest Google data show. The search engine reports searches for Rihanna was up 600 percent last week, following reports of alleged nude photographs of the singer. According to Google, Rihanna searches jumped again some 90 percent Monday, ...

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Columbus Statue For The Bahamas

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 18, 2009: A tribute statue to Christopher Columbus, the Italian-born navigator, explorer and `colonizer,` is being planned for the Bahamas island of San Salvador, CaribWorldNews has learnt exclusively. The sculpture tribute is being planned for the island where Columbus first set foot in the New World on October 12, 1492, on the beach on ...

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