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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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Caribbean Jobless Rate Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 18, 2009: The jobless rate in the Caribbean is rising, with the loss of another 900 jobs in Jamaica. The 900 employees have been given the pink slip by Jamaica’s bauxite company, ALPART. The mining and refinery company announced it was suspending operation for at least a year on Friday.  The move follows similar ...

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U.S., Caribbean For Meeting on Security Cooperation

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. May 18, 2009: The United States and the nations of the Caribbean will gather in Paramaribo, Suriname later this week for the U.S.-Caribbean Technical Meeting on Security Cooperation. The meeting, set for May 20, will develop joint strategies to address common security concerns and increased violence throughout the region, a State Department release said Friday. The ...

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Student With Jamaican Roots Delivers Villanova University Address

CaribWorldNews, Villanova, PA, Mon. May 18, 2009: An engineering student with Jamaican roots on Sunday delivered the commencement address on behalf of students at Villanova university, a Catholic university in Pennsylvania. Sherrie Ann Martin, born of Jamaican parents in the U.S., delivered the address at the 2009 graduation ceremony, where Admiral William J. Fallon, retired United States Navy officer and ...

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CARICOM Govts. Must Negotiate More Rapidly

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Mon. May 18, 2009: For much of the last week, European and Central American Ministers and trade negotiators have been in dialogue in Prague and Brussels. Their objective has been to achieve by July 10 an association agreement that will link the two regions politically, developmentally and through trade. Negotiations for a similar EU ...

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