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Restaveks In Haiti Put At Nearly Quarter Million

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: There are nearly a quarter million restaveks or child slaves in Haiti, a new report claims. The Pan American Development Foundation yesterday announced that at least 225,000 children, mostly girls, in Haiti`s cities, have been forced in to slavery as unpaid household servants or restaveks. Young servants are known as `restavek` –  Haitian ...

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Allen Stanford Faces `A Breakdown` Shrink Claims

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: Former flamboyant financier and cricket entrepreneur turned jail bird could face `a complete nervous breakdown` if he is not released from prison, a psychiatrist is claiming. Victor Scarano, a Houston psychiatrist and lawyer who examined Stanford in jail, concludes in court papers that the American-born businessman, accused of perpetrating a US$7 billion ponzi ...

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Jamaican Immigrant Finally Gets Green Card

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: A Jamaican widow who has been fighting for residency in the U.S. since 2003, has finally been given her green card. The early Christmas gift was granted to Osserritta Robinson on Tuesday, years after her husband died in the 2003 Staten Island ferry crash. The approval came just weeks after President Barack ...

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BREAKING NEWS

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Dec. 23, 2009: American Airlines flight 331 flying to Kingston, Jamaica last night crashed after landing at the Norman Manley International Airport. Sketchy details emerging from local media reports claim that accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on the flight which had arrived from  Miami to torrential rain. The plane reportedly skidded off the runway as ...

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Dominica Election `Transparent` – CARICOM Observers

CaribWorldNews, ROSEAU, Dominica, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: A CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission is lauding the just-concluded election in the Commonwealth of Dominica as `transparent` and `a true reflection of the people.` The statement comes on the same day Dominica`s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was sworn in for another term after leading his Labor Party to an overwhelming election win. Skerrit ...

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Dominican Republic Authorities Bust Dozens In Drug Raid

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: Authorities in the Dominican Republic have detained close to 200 people following a drug raid late Sunday. Dominican Republic`s chief of the National Police and Drug Control, General Rolando Rosado, said in a statement that many known and new drug dealers were put out of action after the operation. The operation was ...

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Volcanic Ashfall Continues Over Montserrat

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: Volcanic activity is continuing in Montserrat with heavy ash fall occurring yesterday and over the weekend. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory says the ash fall continues in many inhabited areas of north-western Montserrat including Old Towne, Salem, Flemmings, Friths, Olveston, Woodlands and St Peters. LIAT airline last night advised that the ash fall could ...

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Haitian Woman Gets Paid

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: A Haitian-born former detainee has been paid US$47,500 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after being denied treatment while in custody. The woman, identified only as `Rosemarie M` in court documents, was denied treatment for uterine fibroid, according to Tania Galloni, an attorney at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Centre. Galloni said medical ...

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Caribbean Sees Rise In Permanent Visa For 2009

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 22, 2009: More Caribbean nationals became green card holders or permanent residents in 2009 compared to the previous year, a CaribWorldNews analysis has revealed. Latest U.S. State Department data analyzed show more Caribbean nationals were able to adjust their status to legal residents this year, compared to last year. They include all immigrants sponsored by ...

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CaribPR Wire Unveils Brand New Website

Carib PR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 22, 2009: CaribPR Wire, the official PR wire of the Caribbean and partner of the PR New Wire, yesterday unveiled a brand new website with new features and technology that matches the company`s growth. The new site at http://caribpr.com/, marks a significant upgrade from the previous site, said CaribPR Wire founder, Felicia Persaud, ...

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