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NYC Council Celebrates Haitian Flag Day

 CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 20, 2009: The New York City Council On Monday, hosted another annual Haitian Flag Day ceremony at City Hall. Under the leadership of Speaker Christine Quinn, Council members Matheiu Eugene, Leroy Comrie, Inez Dickens, Kendall Stewart, Thomas White and Letitia James, the Council paid tribute to the culture and contributions of Haitian Americans. Councilmember Comrie ...

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Jamaica Sees Big Drop In Remittance

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. May 20, 2009: Money transfers to Jamaica have slowed remarkably for the first quarter of 2009, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica. The Institute on Monday evening revealed that its research and analysis shows remittance inflows for the January to March period dropped by 15 per cent to US$414.6 million compared to the same period ...

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Jamaican Mortgage Broker Who Fled Florida Charges Appears In Court

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 20, 2009: A Jamaican-born mortgage broker, who fled to Jamaica in 2006, was on Tuesday morning charged with masterminding a multimillion dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy in a Fort Lauderdale court. Yvette Scott Patterson, a former Lauderhill resident, was arrested in Jamaica in March 2008 and waived her right to fight extradition to the United ...

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Indo-Caribbean Studies Association Launched At Warwick

By John Mair CaribWorldNews, WARWICK, UK, Weds. May 20, 2009: Britain’s two most distinguished Indo-Caribbean scholars, Professor David Dabydeen of the University of Warwick and Professor Clem Seecharan of London Metropolitan University, plus the most successful publisher of Caribbean books in the UK, Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press, have launched the Indo-Caribbean Studies Association at Warwick University. The Association ...

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Cuba Swine Flu Count Grows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 19, 2009: Cuba`s swine flu cases have grown in recent days, making it the lone Caribbean nation with confirmed cases of the disease. The World Health Organization on Monday confirmed that Cuba now has three cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection, up from one. The three were part of a group of Mexican students, ...

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Stanford Receiver Fees In The Millions

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Tues. May 19, 2009: How much does it cost for a court-appointed receiver to take control of a billion dollar empire? Try $19.9 million. The Dallas-based law firm of Krage & Janvey, the court-appointed receiver in the $8 billion Allen Stanford Ponzi claim case, on Friday submitted the bill to the court, according to the Houston Chronicle. ...

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DR Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Canadian Real Estate Duo

CaribWorldNews, SANTO DOMINGO, DR, Tues. May 19, 2009: In a legal victory for investors seeking to recover their funds in a Dominican Republic real estate scheme, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a Canadian father-son development team. Judge Katia Gomez German on May 1, ordered Frederick Elliott and his son Derek not to transfer, dissipate, or otherwise ...

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Haitian Charged With Migrant Smuggling

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. May 19, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man was on Monday slapped with human smuggling charges for last Wednesday`s deadly boat accident. Jimmy Metellus has been accused by US federal authorities of captaining a boat overloaded with migrants he was seeking to smuggle illegally into the U.S. last week. The boat capsized off Florida`s coast, killing ten ...

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Special UN Envoy To Haiti Will Be Former U.S. President

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 19, 2009:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to be formally named as a special U.N. envoy to Haiti today. Media reports indicate U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will make the formal announcement today, two months after he and Clinton visited Haiti to raise attention to Haiti`s need for donations to help rebuild following ...

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Count Down Begins To D.C. Caribbean Carnival

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, DC, Tues. May 19, 2009: The countdown has begun to the 17th annual  DC Caribbean Carnival, which has become a staple of the summer calendar: The District of Columbia Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza. The annual Extravaganza Parade will be staged along the Georgia Avenue corridor on Saturday, June 27, 2009, from  Missouri Avenue at 11 a.m. and terminate at ...

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