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U.S. State Department Officials For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 13, 2010: Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the U.S. State Department, Esther Brimmer, is visiting Haiti and Miami, Florida. The May 12 to 14th visit is to support U.S. engagement with the United Nations and multilateral organizations active in the effort to rebuild Haiti.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer is set ti meet ...

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Haitian Arrested For Posing As High School Student

CaribWorldNews, ODESSA, Texas, Thurs. May 13, 2010: A 22-year-old Haitian national who posed as a 16-year-old student in West Texas and led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season has been arrested. Police say Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti, posed as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph and enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa for ...

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Obama Picks New USAID Official For Latin America And The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. May 13, 2010: President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate a new assistant administrator for USAID`s Latin America and the Caribbean region. Mark Feierstein, a principal and vice president at the international polling firm, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, has been handpicked for the post. Feierstein has overseen public opinion research in over 30 countries, ...

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Guyanese Gets Life In NY Court

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Weds. May 12, 2010: A 32-year-old Guyanese man convicted of killing a fellow national to prevent her from telling the court he raped her, will have to spend the rest of his life in prison. Hermant Megnath was yesterday sentenced to life behind bars in the 2007 murder of 20-year-old Natasha Ramen. Judge Robert Hanophy gave Megnath ...

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Over 100 Haitians Repatriated

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. May 12, 2010: One hundred and five Haitian migrants, trying to make it to the U.S. illegally, were on Tuesday sent back to Haiti. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive repatriated the 105 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after they were located at sea on a grossly overloaded vessel Monday. The migrants ...

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Caribbean AIDS Fight Gets A Boost

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. May 12, 2010: A $100 million grant from the U.S. government to help fight AIDS in the Caribbean has been pledged to leaders in the region. Acting U.S. Ambassador in Guyana Karen Williams says the agreement will provide funds over the next five years to treat people in a dozen CARICOM nations, including Suriname, the Bahamas ...

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US To Issue Redesigned Green Card

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 12, 2010: New Caribbean and other legal permanent residents of the U.S. and those with expired alien cards will soon be issued a more secure green card. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Tuesday that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as the `Green Card,` to incorporate several major new security ...

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Caribbean Court Of Justice Gets Another Member

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. May 12, 2010: The Caribbean Court of Justice, which was established as the supreme judicial organ in the Caribbean Community, now has a new member. The CARICOM nation of Belize is the latest to officially get on board the Caribbean Court of Justice. As of June 1, the Central American-based nation will choose the appellate arm ...

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Antigua Opposition Threatens No-Confidence Motion

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Tues. May 11, 2010: Several weeks after a judge ruled that Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and two other ruling-party ministers were improperly elected in March 2009, the main opposition leader is pledging to file a motion of no-confidence. Former Prime Minister Lester Bird has pledged to file the motion in Spencer. In a radio broadcast ...

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