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The Haitian Press Between Survival And Suffering

By Claude GillesPanos Caribbean Panos Caribbean, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Weds. March 3, 2010 : After a difficult first month, some media houses in Port-au-Prince and provincial towns which were severely affected by the earthquake of January 12, are trying to rise from the rubble. With makeshift studios housed in tents, sometimes in the street or in parked vehicles, these media houses ...

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Migration Of Caribbean Nurses Leaves Regional Shortage

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: The Caribbean region is suffering from a chronic shortage of nurses are many are migrating to the United States, Canada and Britain.That`s according to a recent World Bank report. The report, released Tuesday, said between 2002 and 2006, more than 1,800 Caribbean nurses left the region to work abroad. They basically migrate for ...

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First Black Congressman Joins Call For Rangel To Step Aside

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: An Alabama congressman became the first black congressional lawmaker to call for New York Congressman, Charles Rangel to step aside from his post as chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Artur Davis, (D-Ala.), join a growing group of Democrats calling for Rangel to step down after the House ethics ...

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Jamaican Jailed For Using False Identity

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: A 30-year-old Jamaican woman, who used a false identity to live and work in the UK, will have to spend the next two years of her life in prison. Tamika Benjamin, of Plumstead Common Road, Woolwich, also faces deportation following her prison time after she admitted to a string of immigration fraud and ...

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New York State Senator Slammed For Jamaica Trip

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, NY, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: It is not just New York State Governor David Patterson who is getting the heat in Albany. So too is State Senator Antoine Thompson. Thompson is facing criticism over a trip to Jamaica, West Indies, in the midst of the state senate`s budget debate last week. Thompson reportedly flew to Jamaica last week ...

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That Caribbean, Latin American Bloc

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. Mar. 2, 2010: `Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.`  So wrote Niccolo Machiavelli in his discourses in 1513. This message from the past is one that the Caribbean would do well to heed if it is to chart a course, through the rapidly changing currents of global influence ...

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Air Canada To Resume Weekly Haiti Flight

CaribWorldNews, MONTREAL, Canada, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: Canadians seeking to travel to Haiti can do so, on Air Canada next week. The airline said Tuesday it will resume scheduled air service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, starting next Tuesday, March 7th. This comes as the Toussaint Louverture International Airport is resuming limited commercial operations over a month after the devastating January 12th ...

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Six Customs Officers Fired In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: Six top customs officials in the South American nation of Guyana have been fired despite being cleared of a bribery claim. Revenue Authority director Kurshid Sattaur said Tuesday that six of the Customs and Excise officials` positions had become redundant and that their salaries were costing the agency $30,000 a month. The firing ...

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Republicans Want Rangel Stripped Of Committee Chairmanship

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 1, 2010: A Texas Republican lawmaker intends to offer a resolution today to call for Congressman Charles Rangel of New York to be stripped of his Ways and Means chairmanship. Rep. John Carter said he hopes for a vote by mid-week, according to a statement by his spokesman to On Politics. The push comes just ...

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