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Brazil`s Election And The Caribbean

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 1, 2010: On October 3, over 100 million of Brazil`s 194 million people will vote for a successor to that nation`s hugely popular and successful President, Lula Ignacio da Silva. The outcome will matter not only in the Caribbean and the wider hemisphere, but as much or more to the G20 of ...

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Haiti Names New Ambassador To The U.S.

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010: Haiti has quietly named a new ambassador to the U.S. CaribWorldNews understands that Luis Harold Joseph, the Minister Counselor and Chargé d`Affaires at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington since 1997, has presented his letter of credence to President Obama, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Haiti to ...

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Haitian-Born, Canadian GG Ends Term Today

CaribWorldNews, OTTAWA, Canada, Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010: The reign of the Haitian-born Governor General of Canada, Michaelle Jean, officially ends today, September 30th. Jean will wrap up her five-year term as the 27th governor general. In her farewell speech, the outgoing GG said, `I can only hope I have helped fuel the dialogue between the women, men and youth of ...

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Two Caribbean Nationals Charged With Human Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010: Two Caribbean nationals, one from Haiti and the other from the Bahamas, have been charged with alien smuggling. William R. Roberts, a Bahamian national, has been charged along with Alphonse Pierre, a Haitian national and Luckson Morin and Guy Derilus, two Caribbean Americans, with attempting to transport illegal aliens with alien smuggling. If ...

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Jamaicans Urged To Stay Indoors

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010: Jamaica`s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding is urging nationals to remain indoors as much as possible, as the country continued yesterday to be lashed by torrential rains, resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole. Golding took a decision to get a firsthand look at the affected areas, by helicopter even as authorities say some eight people ...

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T&T`s Jennifer Banks Wins 2010 Gay Caribbean Pageant

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, New York, Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010: Trinidad and Tobago-born Jennifer Banks proved that Big Girls can do it too, by winning the crown at the 2010 Gay Caribbean USA Pageant. She is transgender and the first full-figured contestant to win the pageant. Victoria of Guyana, who stunned the audience with a Stand Up Comedy piece, came in second. ...

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Nineteenth Caribbean Media Exchange Opens In Jamaica Today

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010: The 19th Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on sustainable tourism kicks-offs a four-day conference in Kingston, Jamaica today. CMEx officials say the 19th conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel will again look at tourism and education linkages as well as focus on Caribbean Diaspora partnerships. This year, a convergence workshop on back pack journalism ...

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Women See Modest Gains in World News Media Portrayal, Coverage Still Betrays Significant Gender Bias

TORONTO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Women are still significantly underrepresented and misrepresented in news media coverage, according to Global Media Monitoring Project research in 108 countries coordinated by the World Association for Christian Communication, despite significant change since the project began 15 years ago. 76% of the people heard or read about in the world`s news are male. ...

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Haitian National Wrongly Accused To Be Exonerated

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, Fl, Weds. Sept. 29, 2010: A Haitian woman who was prosecuted wrongly and found guilty will be fully exonerated soon, the Orange-Osceola State Attorney`s office has said. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Malenne Joseph, a mother of two young girls aged 6 and 4, spent three months in the Orange County Jail on a felony criminal mischief charge ...

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New Deaths In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Sept. 29, 2010: As if the January 12th fury of Mother Nature that claimed over 200,000 lives was not enough, more deaths were this week reported from a rainstorm that lashed the capital, Port-au-Prince, on Friday. Authorities say five people were killed as the storm slammed into the numerous temporary settlements that sprang up in Haiti ...

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