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Brightstar Supports Relief Efforts in Haiti

MIAMI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Brightstar Corp., a leading global services company providing innovative distribution and supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, has implemented several initiatives, via financial and equipment donations, to help the people of Haiti recover from the recent earthquake catastrophe. Marcelo Claure, chairman, president and CEO of Brightstar, has initiated a company-wide `50-50 Fundraising Challenge.`  For ...

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U.S., Cuban Officials To Meet Friday

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Feb. 18, 2010: U.S. and Cuban representatives are set to meet in Havana to discuss implementation of the U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. The State Department on Wednesday said the discussions will focus on how best to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration between Cuba and the United States. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere ...

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New Government Sworn In To Anguilla

CaribWorldNews, THE VALLEY, Anguilla, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2010: Chief Minister Hubert Hughes has been sworn in to govern the British dependent territory of Anguilla. Governor Alistair Harrison swore in Hughes and the new Anguilla United Movement government Tuesday, a day after the party won the election. In addition to his role as Chief Minister, Hughes will be the Minister of ...

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DNA Accepted In Guyanese Murder Case

CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2010: A Guyanese man who could face life in prison if convicted of murdering a fellow Guyanese, has his objection to a new DNA test thrown out this week. Hemant Megnath and his attorneys had tried to have the case thrown out based on the small DNA sample and testing done in 2007. But ...

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Several Detained Americans Released In Haiti Kidnapping Case

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2010: A Haitian judge on Wednesday released 8 of the 10 American missionaries arrested on charges of child kidnapping. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said he released the eight after parents of some of the 33 children caught in a bus with the Americans testified that they had voluntarily handed over their children to be taken ...

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French President Touches Down In Former Colony

CaribWorldNews, PORT-SU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Feb. 17, 2010:  French President Nicholas Saerkozy has made history today by becoming the French head of state to visit their former colony of Haiti. Saerkozy arrived in Haiti this morning for a tour of the earthquake ravaged area of the country.  He was greeted by Haitian President President Rene Preval and taken on a helicopter ...

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NYS Governor Names Haitian Communications And Outreach Committee

CaribWorldNews, ALBANY, NY, Weds. Feb. 16, 2010: Several Caribbean American lawmakers have been named by the governor of New York to a Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center Communications and Outreach Committee. Governor David Paterson On Tuesday named Haiti-born Councilman, Mathieu Eugene; Jamaican-born New York State Assemblyman Nick Perry;  Haitian American Manhattan Deputy Borough President Rosemonde Pierre-Louis;  Haitian American Mayor of ...

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Friday Funeral For Jamaican-Born, South Florida Mayor

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Feb. 16, 2010: The Jamaican immigrant who made history by becoming the first black mayor to serve in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, is set to be laid to rest following a funeral service this Friday. Samuel S. Brown, 87, who died on Saturday, Feb. 13th  after he complained of chest pains, is set to be laid ...

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Sex Tourism And Human Trafficking Serious Problems In Puerto Rico – Study

 CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Feb. 17, 2010: A 91-page report has concluded that sex tourism and human trafficking are serious problems in Puerto Rico. That`s the word from the study undertaken by the Ricky Martin Foundation, a group advocating children`s rights globally. The research, led by Dr. César Rey and is titled `Trafficking in Persons in Puerto Rico: ...

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U.S. State Department Side Steps Question Of Haiti No-Bid Contract

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Feb. 17, 2010: The U.S. State Department on Tuesday did its best to side-step a question related to a reported no-bid contract from the USAID agency for Haiti. At yesterday`s weekly press briefing, Gordon Duguid, acting deputy department spokesman, was asked by a reporter about claims by Fox News that `another no-bid contract delivered through USAID ...

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