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Haitian Migrants Seeking To Make It To U.S. Sent Back

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Seventy-eight Haitian migrants trying to make it to the U.S. illegally have been nabbed and repatriated. The U.S. Coast Guard statement says the Haitians were found in an overloaded sail freighter that was stopped in Bahamian waters last weekend. A patrol boat from the Royal Bahamian Defense Force intercepted the migrants ...

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Guyanese Convicted In Bank Trading Scheme

CaribWorldNews, FARGO, N.D., Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: A 66-year-old Guyanese national faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison after being convicted this week in North Dakota in a bank-trading scheme. Neville Solomon, 66, was convicted Tuesday on three counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Prosecutors had argued that the Georgetown, ...

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A Month After the Quake, Haiti Needs to Rebuild

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Thirty days after the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 170,000 people in Haiti, the Pan American Development Foundation renewed its call for financial support as the nonprofit and its partners are implementing plans to get Haitians to work, to rebuild their homes and to take care of their families. www.PanAmericanRelief.org `Today, hundreds of thousands ...

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Americans Arrested In Haiti Could Be Released Today

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010: Ten American missionaries who were arrested for taking 33 Haitian children and trying to transport them to the Dominican Republic may be released. Reuters reported cite an unnamed judicial source as saying the missionaries, who have been jailed in Haiti since Jan. 29, after being stopped at the Dominican Republic`s border with Haiti, ...

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CARICOM Pitches In Help To Haiti

CaribWorldNews, Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010: More than 300 persons from 11 Caribbean Community member states and associate members have pitched in so far to help Haiti, devastated by the January 12th earthquake. The region`s initial response was spearheaded by Jamaica, the sub-regional focal point with responsibility for the northern geographic zone of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, which includes ...

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Miami Wake For Rex Nettleford

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010: The life of renown Caribbean-born professor and former University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor, Rex Nettleford, will be waked today in Miami. Father Horace Ward and the Holy Family Episcopal Church will celebrate the wake at the Parish Hall at 18501 NW 7th Ave, Miami Gardens , Fl. 33169 from 6:30 p.m. ...

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Buju Banton`s Trial Pushed Back

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Feb. 10, 2010: The trial of reggae singer, Buju Banton, has been pushed back to April, his attorney says. Attorney David Markus says the trial of the singer, born Mark Myrie, will not start by next month due has been pushed back due to `conflicts.` `It has been pushed back because there were so many conflicts. ...

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Toilets Short In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Weds. Feb. 10, 2010:  Sanitation has become a pressing need in Haiti and the lack of it could pose health problems for the nearly 1 million people living in temporary settlements ahead of the rainy season, United Nations officials warned Tuesday. `Some 18,000 latrines are needed in Port-au-Prince for 900,000 people. Less than 5 per cent ...

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Angelina Jolie To Tour Jacmel, Haiti Today

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Feb. 10, 2010: Renown actress and goodwill ambassador, Angelina Jolie, is set to visit the southern city of Jacmel, Haiti today where a camp for people made homeless by the quake has been set up. Jolie arrived in Haiti on Tuesday with the U.N. refugee agency for a two tour of the quake devastated area. The ...

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Power Restored To A Section Of Port Au Prince, Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire: The Haitian Economic Development Foundation yesterday announced that Electricite d`Haiti, the government-owned electric utility, has restored electrical power to a section of earthquake ravaged Port Au Prince.  The restoration of approximately 10 Megawatts of power from one of the utility`s main power plants will service approximately 2,000 homes in the Northeastern part of Port Au Prince. ...

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