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South Florida Lawmakers For Haiti Today

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 22, 2009: Republican and Democratic lawmakers are set to leave for Haiti this morning to discuss U.S policy towards Haiti. The bi-partisan delegation is being led by Congressman Kendrick Meek and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and will meet with Haitian President Rene Preval in the poverty-stricken country. Also set to make the trip are representatives Ileana ...

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From Billionaire Big Wig To Prison Inmate

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 19, 2009: Sir Allen Stanford once held command of a multi-billion dollar empire, doled out millions to raise his public image as a sports enthusiast and for him, Caribbean heads of state were just a phone call away. But on Friday, Stanford was indicted on charges he helped direct a $7 billion fraud and ordered ...

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No Refugees But Bermuda Takes In Detainees

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: Bermuda may be taking in Gitmo detainees but the British-dependent territory has no one seeking refugee status overseas. As the Ewart Brown administration is getting props from the new U.S. administration over its decision to take in four Chinese Muslims, formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, data from the UN Refugee ...

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Shirley A. Chisholm Educational Exchange Program Passed In Larger Bill

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 19, 2009: The Shirley A. Chisholm Educational Exchange Program was passed as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act late last week. The program, also known as the United States- Caribbean Educational Exchange Program, will offer merit and need bases scholarships for Caribbean students to study at American institutions. The Foreign Relations Authorization Act will ...

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CaribID Takes Message to Diplomatic Corp

CaribPRWire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: CaribID, the movement to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted and their own category on the U.S. Census form, yesterday took it’s Census message to the CARICOM Diplomatic Corp. CaribID founder, Felicia Persaud, was in Washington, D.C., Thursday to address the CARICOM Caucus of ambassadors at the Organization of American States. There she ...

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Vincentian-Born Incumbent Faces Long List Of Challengers

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: He`s held the seat for the past eight years, but with his vote against ending term limits and amidst allegations that a former chief of staff embezzled funds, several Caribbean and Caribbean Americans in New York are lining up to try to replace him. Vincentian-born Councilman, Kendall Stewart, who represents the heavily ...

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Sir Allen Surrenders

CaribWorldNews, DALLAS, TX, Fri. June 19, 2009: U.S.-born, Antiguan citizen, Sir Allen Stanford is now in custody after surrendering Thursday to FBI agents. Stanford, chairman of the Stanford Financial Group which is under investigation, is set to appear in federal court in Richmond, Virginia this morning. It is unclear what the charges will be since a grand jury yesterday returned ...

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Sea, Sun, Sand And Reggae Sumfest

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: There is no denying the beauty of Montego Bay, Jamaica, surrounded by picturesque low mountains where the sun shines most of the year and you can swim in clear turquoise waters or simply idle away the days, your toes buried in white sand beaches. Add to that the sweet sounds of ...

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The West Indian Contribution To Black Churches In America

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 19, 2009: Dating back to the late 1800 and early 1900`s, Caribbean-born or `West Indian` pastors were making their mark on the black church system in America. As Holger Henke tells it in `The West Indian Americans,` Caribbean-born pastors became especially prominent in the AME church between 1890 and 1920. Among them was Charles ...

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