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DR, Puerto Rican Show-Down For NY Senate Seat

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: A Dominican-American is taking on a Puerto Rican in a special election for a New York Senate seat later this month. Dominican-American assemblyman Jose Peralta is readying for a face-off with former embattled senator, Hiram Monserrate, who was recently ousted from his seat on a domestic violence conviction. Both are battling for ...

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Guyanese Gets 15 Years For Killing Wife

CaribWorldNews, SCHENECTADY, NY, Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: A 61-year-old Guyanese man must spend the next 15 years in jail for killing his wife with a hatchet. Acting Schenectady County Judge Richard Sise today sentenced Yetraj `James` Mangar to the jail time after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. Mangar had initially faced a 25-years-to-life sentence if ...

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Trinidadian Chosen as American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute Fellow

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY., Thurs. Mar. 4, 2010: Trinidad-born Joycelyn Dillon, chair of New York City College of Technology`s (City Tech) Department of Dental Hygiene, has been named a fellow of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute. The fellowship program is designed to develop the nation`s most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental ...

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Carib News Founders Lied – Ethics Committee

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct has blamed The Carib News and its founders for providing false information on their source of funding to lawmakers. The committee also referred the action to the Department of Justice. While the focus is on Congressman Charles Rangel, who temporarily stepped down on Mar. 3rd ...

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Carib News Trips Cause Rangel To Temporarily Walk Away From Top Post

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 3, 2010: Under pressure over accepting trips to the Carib News Business Conference for two consecutive years, New York Congressman, Charles Rangel this morning announced he was taking a leave of absence from his powerful committee chairmanship. Rangel, considered by many to be a friend of the Caribbean, announced Wednesday he will temporarily step down ...

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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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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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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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