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Haitian American Actor Kills Mother

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 24, 2010: A Haitian-American actor has been charged with killing his mother in a Brooklyn apartment. Police say `Ugly Betty` actor Michael Brea held his Haitian-born mother hostage and then murdered her with a samurai sword while screaming Bible passages Tuesday. He allegedly hacked his mother, Yannick Brea, 55, to death with a samurai ...

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Caribbean Visitors To U.S. See 2010 Increase

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 24, 2010: Visitors from the Caribbean to the U.S. saw a spike this year, latest arrival figures show. A total of 815,671 Caribbean nationals on visitor`s visas visited the U.S. this year according to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, an increase of 2.7 percent. The majority, a total of 301,680, arrived in ...

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OAS Assistant SG Calls For Focus On Haiti`s Immediate Needs As Elections Draw Near

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Nov. 24, 2010: Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Chair of the Group of Friends of Haiti, Albert R. Ramdin, is calling on the international community to do more to address the short-term and immediate needs of the Haitian people as presidential and legislative elections draw near. The high ranking OAS ...

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Sex Work, Why We Do It – 16 Jamaican Sex Workers Tell Their Stories

By Andrea DownerPanos Caribbean CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. November 24, 2010: The stories tumble from lips clamped around cigarettes, legs hiked casually over the arms of chairs, eyes staring far into the distance, sometimes squinting as they struggled to remember the young girls and boy they once were with ordinary dreams before the lure of sex wok and dancing under ...

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Caribbean Sees Drop In Asylum Approvals

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Nov. 24, 2010: Over 2,300 Caribbean nationals were granted asylum in the U.S. last year, latest Immigration Court data reveal, a marked drop from the previous year. The number of asylees from the region totaled 2,345 in 2009, down from 4,027 in 2008. The majority who received asylum in 2009, 1,809, was from Haiti but there ...

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Barbados Increases VAT Tax

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Nov. 24, 2010: Barbadians will have to spend more in Value Added Tax  this Christmas, the country`s finance minister disclosed this week. Minister Chris Sinckler, in his budget presentation this week, said VAT will increase from 15 to 17.5 percent effective December 1. The tax increase will be in place for a period of 18 months ...

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Brother Of Accused Puerto Rican Drug Lord Iced

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Tues. Nov. 23, 2010: The brother of a man U.S. authorities call `Puerto Rico`s modern day Pablo Escobar,` has been busted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Jorge Luis Figueroa Agosto, 40, brother of accused drug lord Jose Figueroa Agosto, was arrested Monday as on a Caribbean cruise. The suburban body shop owner is ...

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Grenada Minister Calls It Quits

CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE`S, Grenada, Tues. Nov. 23, 2010: Grenada`s Minister of the Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development, Michael Church has called it quits. Church`s resignation comes just days after he was part of a cabinet reshuffle by Grenada Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas. Thomas on Monday expressed regret over the resignation, calling it `a traumatic experience` for the government, especially ...

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Guyana Shadow Minister Passes On

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Nov. 23, 2010: Former deputy prime minister of Guyana and the country`s shadow minister of finance, passed away at a Georgetown Hospital last night at the age of 69. Winston Shripal Murray, who was considered a Presidential front-runner for the opposition People`s National Congress Reform in elections next year, passed away at 7:20 tonight at the ...

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Cruise Lines Resume St. Kitts Port Call

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Tues. Nov. 23, 2010: Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises have both reinstated their mid-week scheduled port calls to St. Kitts and Nevis, authorities said yesterday. Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines will resume their original schedules despite a decision last week to bypass the country because of a robbery on a bus load of cruise ...

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