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Trinidad PM Ends NY Visit By Breaking Media Silence

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 23, 2010: Trinidad and Tobago`s first female Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, wrapped up her inaugural trip to the Big Apple Saturday night, by ending her silence with Caribbean media. Persad-Bissessar gave the first and only Caribbean media interview to Trinidad and Tobago-born broadcaster, Rennie Bishop of WRRL 1600 AM radio. The PM appeared on ...

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Haitian-Born Singer Refuses To Give Up Presidential Hopes

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Aug. 23, 2010: Grammy Award-winning Haitian-born Hip-hop singer, Wyclef Jean, may have initially agreed to accept the decision of his country`s election council but now he insists he will appeal legally. Speaking to The Associated Press from his home in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, Jean yesterday insisted that his lawyers will go to a Haitian court ...

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Caribbean Beauties Among Top Miss Universe Favorites

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Aug. 21, 2010: At least five Caribbean beauty queens are among the favorites for this year`s Miss Universe pageant. According to the pageant`s site, Miss. Dominican Republic, Miss. Haiti, Miss. Jamaica, Miss. Puerto Rico and Miss. Trinidad and Tobago have secured most `stars` online to move into the top favorites. All of the five earned ...

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Wyclef Jean`s Presidential Bid Quashed

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Aug. 21, 2010: Haitian-born Grammy Award-winning singer, Wyclef Jean`s bid to become President of Haiti has been stopped by the country`s election council. The council on Friday ruled that Jean did not satisfy all the legal requirements to contest the election including living in Haiti for five years before the Nov. 28 election. Spokesman for ...

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Former Jamaica-Born, OLINT Boss Indicted For Ponzi Scheme

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Fri. Aug. 20, 2010: U.S. prosecutors have slapped the Jamaican-born former head of Olint with 23 charges, in an indictment in an Orlando Court this week. David Smith, who faces charges related to illicit trading in US currency in the Turks and Caicos Islands, was on Wednesday slapped with four counts of wire fraud, one count of ...

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Guyanese Killed By Cab Driver, Pal

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Fri. Aug. 20, 2010: Two Queens, NY young men have been slapped with second-degree murder and robbery in the murder of a Guyanese national. Deevan Jagmarine, 21, a driver at Royal Car & Limo Services, and Alex Gobardhan, 19, were charged just days after killing Ramnarain Matadin, 58. Matadin was reportedly picked up Jagmarine in a livery ...

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Haitians Battle Each Other For South Florida Congressional Seat

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 20, 2010: Four Haitian-born candidates are among nine Democrats fighting to win the open seat of South Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek. The four, attorney Phillip Brutus, advocate Marleine Bastien, nurse Yolly Roberson and doctor Rudy Moise, will be facing-off against each other and the other five contenders, according to the Associated Press, a move that ...

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PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar`s Visit A Major Disappointment – Editorial

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 20, 2010: Excitement preceded Trinidad and Tobago`s first female Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar arrival for a 10-day visit to New York City last Friday. However, that enthusiasm in the Caribbean and Trinidadian American community has quickly dissipated since the PM it seems is more interested in the Indian community than West Indians. Ahead of ...

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Has Wyclef`s Presidential Hopes Been Quashed?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 20, 2010: Grammy Award-winning Haitian singer Wyclef Jean`s run for President of Haiti has reportedly been dashed by the country`s elections commission. Reuters last night quoted sources as saying the Haitian hip-hop star`s name does not appear on the list of approved candidates for the country`s November election `He is not on the list ...

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Top Guyanese To Be Honored At 2010 Guyana Folk Festival Awards

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Aug. 20, 2010: Some 22 Guyanese nationals are set to be honored early next month as part of the ninth Guyana Folk Festival awards ceremony. Top honorees this year include Joseph `Reds` Perreira, who will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Gem Rohlehr, who will receive the Exemplary Recipient honor. The Awards recognize individuals, ...

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