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`Haitian Carnival` Fundraising Event For Haiti

By Bevan Springer CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Feb. 15, 2010: The Caribbean-Canadian community is being mobilized by a Pacific islander in Toronto to support humanitarian efforts for Haiti in an initiative lauded by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).  In partnership with CMEx, Toronto-based Maria Noa Habchi, of the Pacific Island of Samoa, is staging a `Haitian Carnival` cultural event on Sunday, ...

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Haiti In The Mix At NY Fashion Week

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Feb. 13, 2010: Supermodel Naomi Campbell put Haiti`s rebuilding efforts smack in the middle of this year`s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Friday night. Campbell presented `Fashion For Relief,` a spectacular charity fashion show and auction held in aid of CARE to raise crucial funds towards rebuilding Haiti`s healthcare system for mother and children. The runway show ...

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Partial Dome Collapses In Montserrat Volcano

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Part of the dome in the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat collapsed on Thursday, sending hot ash some nine miles into the sky. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory said the volcano`s crater suffered a partial collapse that also unleashed flows of hot gas and rocks, triggering sirens for the evacuation of about 20 people ...

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Haitian Migrants Seeking To Make It To U.S. Sent Back

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Seventy-eight Haitian migrants trying to make it to the U.S. illegally have been nabbed and repatriated. The U.S. Coast Guard statement says the Haitians were found in an overloaded sail freighter that was stopped in Bahamian waters last weekend. A patrol boat from the Royal Bahamian Defense Force intercepted the migrants ...

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Guyanese Convicted In Bank Trading Scheme

CaribWorldNews, FARGO, N.D., Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: A 66-year-old Guyanese national faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison after being convicted this week in North Dakota in a bank-trading scheme. Neville Solomon, 66, was convicted Tuesday on three counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Prosecutors had argued that the Georgetown, ...

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Windsor Man Guilty Of Murdering Jamaican

CaribWorldNews, ONTARIO, Canada, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: A Windsor, Ontario man could face a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years after being found guilty Thursday of killing a Jamaican migrant. Shane Huard was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Troy Hutchinson, 28, on Aug. 27, 2006, in Windsor. Hutchinson was found ...

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Americans Nabbed In Haiti May Soon Be Freed

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Ten Americans accused of trying to take several children out of Haiti may soon be released from jail. A judge yesterday recommended the American missionaries be released and allowed to leave the country while keeping a representative in Haiti to respond to any additional questions in the case. He said he will now ...

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Americans Arrested In Haiti Could Be Released Today

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010: Ten American missionaries who were arrested for taking 33 Haitian children and trying to transport them to the Dominican Republic may be released. Reuters reported cite an unnamed judicial source as saying the missionaries, who have been jailed in Haiti since Jan. 29, after being stopped at the Dominican Republic`s border with Haiti, ...

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CARICOM Pitches In Help To Haiti

CaribWorldNews, Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010: More than 300 persons from 11 Caribbean Community member states and associate members have pitched in so far to help Haiti, devastated by the January 12th earthquake. The region`s initial response was spearheaded by Jamaica, the sub-regional focal point with responsibility for the northern geographic zone of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, which includes ...

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Miami Wake For Rex Nettleford

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010: The life of renown Caribbean-born professor and former University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor, Rex Nettleford, will be waked today in Miami. Father Horace Ward and the Holy Family Episcopal Church will celebrate the wake at the Parish Hall at 18501 NW 7th Ave, Miami Gardens , Fl. 33169 from 6:30 p.m. ...

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