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Former Pastoral Minister Indicted For Sexually Abusing Haitian Boys

CaribWorldNews, HARTFORD, CT, Fri. Sept. 18, 2009: An American national who once seemed like a savior to some Haitian street children was on Thursday indicted in Connecticut for sexually abusing nine Haitian boys at a school he founded. Douglas Perlitz, 39, a pastoral minister, volunteer and founder of the Project Pierre Toussaint school in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, was this week indicted ...

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Talks On Direct Mail Service Between Cuba And U.S. Underway

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 18, 2009: President Barack Obama may have renewed the Cuba embargo but his administration is looking to make further changes in its relationship with Cuba. The U.S. State Department has revealed that talks aimed at re-establishing direct mail service between the two countries have begun. A US delegation led by the deputy assistant secretary of ...

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That Caribbean Court Of Justice

By Oscar RamjeetSpecial To CWNN CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. Sept. 16, 2009: There seems to be a glimmer of hope for a few more countries to join the Appellate Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice. After five years and five months since its establishment on April 12, 2004, no other country has joined Guyana and Barbados to make the ...

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Public Defender To Make Case For Stanford

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: Disgraced billionaire and cricket entrepreneur, Sir R. Allen Stanford, will have to settle for a public defender. The decision comes on the heels of Stanford`s claims that he has no money to pay for an attorney at this time to defend him in the $7 billion Ponzi scheme charge leveled by the U.S. ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Slams Post Report On Antigua Trip

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, has slammed a New York Post report that she violated House rules during her recent travels to Antigua. The congresswoman called the story, which quoted Jock Friedly, president and founder of LegiStorm, as saying she broke the law in allowing foreign governments to pay for her travel ...

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New U.S. Ambassador To Belize To Present Credentials Today

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009:  The new U.S. ambassador to Belize, Vinai Thummalapally. has taken up his position in Belmopan, the country`s capital. Thummalpally arrived in the country on Tuesday and will today, Thursday, Sept. 17th, formally present his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young, and  pay a courtesy call on  Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington, who ...

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Britain`s Caribbean-Born AG Under Fire For Hiring Undocumented Migrant

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: Britian`s Dominica-born, attorney general, Baroness Patricia Janet Scotland of Asthal, has come under fire in the media here for her hiring of an undocumented worker. The AG, who is in charge of prosecuting criminals, hired Loloahi Tapui, 27, from Tonga, to look after her large family home in West London, which the baroness ...

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Cuba Says Embargo Has Cost It Billions

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: The U.S. embargo against Cuba has cost the island`s economy some 96 billion dollars in the half-century it has been imposed, a new report claims. Cuba`s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Wednesday made the disclosure as he unveiled a new report on the consequences of the embargo, which is due to be presented ...

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Miami Man Convicted Of Trafficking In Counterfeit Cuban Cigars

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: A 66-year-old Miami resident has been convicted for trafficking counterfeit Cuban cigars. Lauro Perez was this week convicted on charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit cigars and seven counts of trafficking in counterfeit cigars.According to evidence presented at trial, Perez manufactured more than 50 boxes of counterfeit cigars and sold them to ...

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Diaspora Critical To Constitutional Reform, Says Saint Lucian Official

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 17, 2009: The chairperson of Saint Lucia’s Constitutional Reform Commission insists that the Caribbean-American Diaspora is critical to the Commission’s work on the island. Speaking ahead of two meetings with the Saint Lucian-American Diaspora – scheduled for New York today, Thursday, Sept. 17th,  and Washington DC this Friday – Madam Justice Suzie d’Auvergne said ...

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