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UN Human Rights Expert Condemns Child `Slavery` In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Thousands of Haitian unpaid child laborers are trapped in a `modern form of slavery,` an independent United Nations human rights expert said Wednesday. Gulnara Shahinian, the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in The Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights` voiced her deep concern over the highly exploitative nature ...

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Barbados` Credit Rating Downgraded

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Barbados` credit rating was on Wednesday downgraded from BBB-plus to BBB by Standard & Poor`s Ratings Services. The outlook on the new rating is stable, as the agency expects the government to tighten its fiscal accounts as of 2010 when the economy is seen stabilizing. S&P said Wednesday it expects Barbados` economy ...

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Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter Also Went After Obama in Net Rants

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 11, 2009: The White Supremacist who allegedly burst into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Wednesday and gunned down a security guard did not just fume about Jews but he also ranted on the Internet about President Barack Obama and immigrants. James von Brunn`s name dots the net on various White extremists and ...

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Jamaica Reports Three More Cases Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 11, 2009: The Jamaican government on Wednesday increased its swine flu count to 10, reporting three additional cases. The Ministry of Health yesterday said its surveillance system detected and confirmed another three cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in the island on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. `Like the previous cases, all the persons are linked to ...

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NY Senate Leader With Caribbean Roots VowTo Fight Coup

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Democratic New York State Senator, Malcolm Smith, whose roots trace back to Jamaica, was elected to a two year term pursuant to a resolution passed by a majority of senators in January 2009. But this week, Republican senators seized control of the Senate, paralyzing the Capitol and essentially ousting Smith as majority ...

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Malcolm Didn`t Listen When Big Tom Visited

Commentary By Henry J. Stern CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Back in January 2007, in the enthusiasm following Eliot Spitzer`s landslide victory in the race for governor, we picked up on a slogan that had been used by the Spitzer campaign – `Day One: Everything Changes.`  We continued to keep time in days for some months after ...

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Second Haitian Charged In Boat Tragedy

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. June 10, 2009: A second Haitian national has been charged with the deadly smuggling death last month. Jean Morange Nelson, 32, was charged on Tuesday in connection with the failed migrant smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of ten Haitian nationals on May 13, 2009. Specifically, Nelson was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy ...

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Jamaican-Born, UK Mayor To Be Honored

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaican-born Mayor Sam King of Southwark, South London, is set to be honored by the Southwark Council. King, the Borough’s first black mayor, will be presented with a commemorative Blue Plaque. King is a founding member of the Windrush Foundation and was one of the driving forces behind the first Notting Hill Carnival ...

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Jamaica Government Loans More Money To Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaica`s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a multi-million US dollar loan guarantee to national carrier, Air Jamaica. The loan guarantees total just over US$101 million and was approved as working capital for the airline. The loan comes as the Bruce Golding administration readies the carrier for divestment.A comprehensive restructuring of the ailing ...

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CABA’s Gala Dinner Draws NJ Governor

By Allison Skeete CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 10, 2009: The Caribbean American Business Association of New Jersey hosted it annual gala dinner recently and the four-year-old not-for-profit organization showcased its clout by bringing out New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.  The governor attended the cocktail hour and engaged in conversations with the group of successful entrepreneurs of Caribbean ancestry ...

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