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Participation By Everyone In The Census Is Mandatory

Commentary By Albert BaldeoSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct., 23, 2009: With the decennial U.S. Census near, we must encourage everyone to participate. The census is used to determine representation in Congress and federal aid to local and state government programs and operations, including funding for schools, hospitals and transportation, and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. ...

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Cuban Migrant Among 1,785 Busted

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON , D.C., Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: A Cuban migrant was among 1,785 individuals arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week in a bust of criminal gangs across the country. Adalberto Hernandez-Espinoza, 38, a leader of the Florencia-13 gang was arrested in Provo, Utah, on administrative immigration violations. The Provo Police Department charged him with domestic ...

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Four Dead In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: Heavy rains in Haiti have claimed four more lives. Authorities yesterday said four people were declared dead and another four missing after heavy rains caused a landslide in Port-au-Prince`s Carrefour slum. Among the dead were a mother and her two children who were found dead in their home. Another body was found in ...

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Haitians Shot In Dominican Border Zone

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: Four Haitians reportedly making charcoal in a remote part of the Dominican Republic have been shot dead. Dominican Today reports indicate that 18 Haitians were in a remote area of southwest Independencia province of the DR when they were surprised by native Dominicans who opened fire between the villages Boca de Cachón ...

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Turks & Caicos Former Leader Cleared Of Sex Assault

CaribWorldNews, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: Former Turks & Caicos premier Michael Misick has been cleared of a sex assault charge. The case was yesterday discontinued due to a lack of evidence, Attorney General Kurt DeFreitas said. DeFreitas revealed that the decision was made after a thorough investigation by the Turks and Caicos Islands Police with ...

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Priest Nabbed For Sex Abuse In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: A former Ontario priest is now facing twelve charges that he sexually abused several Haitian boys. Father Joao Jose Correira Duarte, also known as John, 43, was arrested on Tuesday at a hotel in Puerto Plata, Hoy Digital reports indicate. Duarte is accused of assaulting the boys, ages 12 to 17 as far ...

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Sentencing Date Set For Former Aide To Caribbean Councilman

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 23, 2009: The former chief of staff to a Caribbean-born New York City councilman is set to be sentenced next week for his role in stealing taxpayer dollars. Asquith Reid, the Jamaica-born former top staffer to Vincentian Councilman Kendall Stewart, faces sentencing for his self-confessed role in skimming at least $145,000 in taxpayer money ...

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Press Freedom In Some Caribbean Countries Not That Free

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. Oct. 20, 2009: The Caribbean media generally enjoys freedom of the press, according to the World Press Freedom Index, but in four nations in the region, that liberty is not that free. Antigua and Barbuda, the Dominican Republic and Haiti were listed as nations where press freedom was just `partly` free while in Cuba it was ...

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Jackson`s Caribbean-Born Doctor Says Singer Never Paid Him

CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, LA, Weds. Oct. 21, 2009: The Grenadian-born doctor to singer, Michael Jackson, says he was never compensated for his services by the late King of Pop. Dr. Conrad Murray, in court papers filed by his attorney, now claims that he cannot pay child support to his baby mama, Nenita Malibiran, since he was never paid by Jackson.  ...

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