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Haitian Jailed In Mortgage Fraud Case

CaribWorldNews, PHOENIX, Arizona, Weds. Mar. 17, 2010: A Haitian national will spend the next 17 years of his life in prison and then face deportation for a mortgage-fraud case that resulted in more than $9 million in losses to Phoenix-area banks. Mario G. Bernadel was sentenced yesterday less than a year after he was found guilty of 19 counts of ...

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WIN Group, Sante Holding Corp. To Develop Haiti`s Terminal Varreux

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the desperate need for new and expanded port infrastructure to serve earthquake recovery efforts, as well as to address the long-term shipping needs of the country, Haiti-based WIN Group and South Florida-based Sante Holding today announced having reached an agreement to re-develop Terminal Varreux, S.A. in Port-Au-Prince, the largest privately-owned shipping terminal ...

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Jamaicans To Protest Sale Of Air Jamaica In NYC

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 16, 2010: Several members of the Jamaican Diaspora in New York are set to protest the sale of Air Jamaica this Thursday. The group, led by Sons and Daughters of Jamaica founder, Jose Richards, plan to stage a demonstration outside the Jamaican Consulate in New York at 767 Third Avenue on March 18th from ...

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Call Him Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Jimmy Cliff

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Mar. 16, 2010:  Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae legend and actor, Jimmy Cliff, last night brought the house down as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cliff turned the Waldorf Astoria ballroom into a dancehall as he thrilled with three of his all-time favorite hits. After graciously thanking the Museum organizers for ...

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Former American Airlines Employee Sentenced In Barbados Linked Drug Operation

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues., Mar. 16, 2010: A former American Airlines employee  who schemed to off-load smuggled drugs from commercial aircrafts arriving in the United States from Barbados and elsewhere will spend the next 20 years of his life in prison. Oneal Roberts, 52, of Queens, was sentenced this week after being convicted last June to smuggling cocaine. He ...

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Caribbean Groups Take Up Census Message

CaribWorldNews, ATLANTA, GA, Tues. Mar. 16, 2010: CaribLifeCentral.com and Caribbean One are among the groups taking up the Caribbean Census message. The groups have joined Carib ID, the movement to get Caribbean nationals counted, in pushing Caribbean nationals to write in their country of origin under the Some Other Race section of Question 9 of the Census form while filling ...

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Former Haiti Government Official Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Mar. 15, 2010: A former Haitian official of the state-owned national telecommunications company has pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy in connection with a foreign bribery scheme. Robert Antoine, 62, pleaded guilty Friday and now faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice the value of the ...

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U.N. Appeal For Haiti Less Than 50 Percent Funded

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 15, 2010: The United Nation`s flash appeal for Haiti is so far less than 50 percent funded. That`s the word from United Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who visited Haiti Sunday ahead of the March 31st donors` conference for the quake-devastated country in New York. Ban revealed that only 49 percent of the $1.4 billion appeal ...

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Can Graham Win Where McCain Failed On Immigration Reform?

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Mar. 15, 2010: On Thursday, March 11th, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) quietly met with President Obama to put forward a bi-partisan immigration reform plan. Graham has seemingly taken over where Senator John McCain left off in 2007, as he gets on board with the Democrats to push forward the Senate`s ...

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Police Brutality Remains A Problem In Caribbean – U.S.

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 12, 2010: Say police brutality and visions of tortured Haitian migrant Abner Louima may come to mind. But according to the U.S., Caribbean cops in the region are also engaging in `excessive use of force` in many nations. The latest `Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,` released by the U.S. State Department on Thursday, ...

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