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Haiti Has A New First Lady

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Dec. 9, 2009: Haiti`s President, Rene Preval, has given the nation a new first lady. She is Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, the widow of former central bank chief Leslie Delatour. The two were married in a private ceremony at her home above Port-au-Prince on Sunday morning, reports indicate. Preval, 66, was divorced twice. He has two adult ...

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Jamaica Govt. Tries To Heal Rift Between Dancehall Artists

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: Jamaica`s Bruce Golding administration took a unique step on Tuesday – intervening to heal a rift between rival dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Mavado. Prime Minister Bruce Golding met with the artistes at a Jamaica House Tuesday morning event as Minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, released a statement insisting that the ...

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Allen Stanford`s Receiver Sues Investors

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, TX, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: R. Allen Stanford`s court-appointed receiver is now suing more than 200 investors of the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, Ltd. Ralph Janvey in a revamped complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas claims that the investors who got more money back from their Stanford CDs they purchased with the accused financier`s bank were ...

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Former Haitian Telecommunication Officials Charged In Florida

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: Five people, including two former Haitian executives at Haiti Teleco and the president of the Miami-Dade County-based telecommunications company, were yesterday indicted in a Florida court. The five are charged with foreign bribery, wire fraud and operating a money laundering scheme, according to Acting U. S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman of the Southern ...

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Former Attorney Of Guyana Drug Dealer Jailed

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Sat. Dec. 5, 2009: A former attorney of jailed Guyana drug dealer Shaheed Roger Kahn will spend the next 168 months of his life in prison for witness tampering in the drug dealer`s case. Attorney Robert Simels, 62, was on Friday, Dec. 4th, jailed by District Judge John Gleeson based on his August 20, 2009 conviction for ...

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`The Phenomenal Woman` – T&T`s Ambassador To The U.S.

By Lynette M. Lashley, Ph.D.Special To CWNN CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: According to Maya Angelou, `A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best, challenges herself to give the best. Then, she is living phenomenally.`  That description truly sums up Trinidad and Tobago`s current Ambassador to the US, Glenda Morean-Phillip. At 18, Glenda ...

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Jail Time Reduced For Cuban Spy

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: A 46-year-old Cuban spy has had his jail time in a U.S. penitentiary reduced from life in prison. A federal judge in Miami on Tuesday handed the lesser sentence of 30 years to Ramon Labanino, tossing out the life sentence as unduly harsh. The judge also subtracted more than a year off the ...

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Grenada Tourism Chief Suspended

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Weds. December 9, 2009: Grenada`s Tourism Board Director, William Joseph, was yesterday suspended for two weeks. Joseph`s suspension came due to his failure to greet the inaugural flight to the Caribbean island by Canadian-based Sunwing Airlines Inc. on Nov. 23rd. Board chairman Richard Strachan says the board made the decision over the weekend but is still ...

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Puerto Rican Boxer Sued For Sexual Harassment

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: Former Puerto Rican WBO welterweight champion, Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, is being sued for sexual harassment by a woman who admits she had a sexual relationship with him. Martha Chacon Acevedo filed the suit in federal court in Puerto Rico claiming she was fired from her job at Vázquez`s  hotel after ...

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Caribbean-Born Academic Calls For Accountability Following Copenhagen

CaribWorldNews, RODNEY VILLAGE, St. Lucia, Weds. Dec. 9, 2009: A popular Caribbean academic wants the Caribbean media to demand answers from their heads of government on the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Dr. Noel Brown, President of Friends of the United Nations, in an address to delegates of the 18th Caribbean Media Exchange in St. Lucia, urged journalists in the region to ...

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