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UNASUR Takes United Action To Rebuild Haiti

By Odeen Ishmael CaribWorldNews, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. Feb. 27, 2010: The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) on February 16 decided to create a US$300 million fund to help rebuild earthquake-shattered Haiti. Leaders of the continental bloc, convening in Quito, Ecuador, met with Haitian President Rene Preval and agreed to ask the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a low-interest $200 ...

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Drug Trafficking A Major Threat In Caribbean, Central America

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 26, 2010: Drug trafficking has become a major security threat in Central America and the Caribbean. That’s the word from the annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board. The report says drug traffickers in Central America and the Caribbean are increasingly using light aircraft with stolen or falsified registration numbers to transport illegal ...

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Cuban Dissident Dead

CaribWorldNews, HAVANA, Cuba, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2010: A 42-year-old political prisoner who was on an eighty five day old hunger strike, is dead. Leading Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata reportedly died in Havana`s Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital late Monday after he was transferred there from a smaller clinic near his prison in the eastern province of Camaguey. He had been on ...

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Suspected Jamaican Drug Smuggler Nabbed Decades Later

CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, N Y, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2010: An accused Jamaican drug dealer who has been on the lam for an alleged Atlantic City murder three decades ago, has been nabbed in Brooklyn, NY. U.S. marshals this week arrested Lorenzo Carter, now 53, in an apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a 1980 Atlantic City murder. Carter is accused of shooting ...

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Haitian Slain While Trying To Thwart Robbery

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2010: An outpouring of support is being shown for a Haitian migrant, allegedly killed while trying to thwart the robbery of his manager in Jacksonville, Florida. Dead is Raynold Orelus, a father of two and the soul breadwinner of his family. He was shot dead Tuesday after a gunman tried to rob his manager ...

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Indy Caribbean Film Makers Share Angst Of Distribution

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2010: Caribbean film makers gathered at the fifth `Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival` in Barbados on Wednesday shared their angst of a lack of distribution avenues even as channel executives urged creators to share their work more. Independent Caribbean filmmakers gathered at the festival, produced by Trinidadian-Canadian filmmaker, Frances Ann Solomon, shared many stories ...

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Many U.S. Foreign-Born College Kids Are Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Feb. 24, 2010:  Over  40 percent of foreign students in U.S. colleges are from the Caribbean. That’s according to Education USA. Tim Wright, the organization’s regional educational advising coordinator for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, said this week that between 2008 and 2009, the Caribbean provided the U.S. with the most overseas students than anywhere ...

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Caribbean Going Backward Not Forward – Scholar

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Feb. 24, 2010: A former professor at the UWI, Cave Hill campus claims leadership across the Caribbean is going against the tide instead of moving forward. Dr. Rosina Wiltshire made the claims in an address on migration at the UWI, Cave Hill campus. Wiltshire, according to the Barbados Advocate, said current Caribbean leadership must respond in ...

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Caribbean Cruise Accident In BVI

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Feb. 24, 2010: A 24-year-old man from Rochester, New York is dead after a tour excursion accident with a bus carrying a group of Caribbean Princess passengers in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Caribbean Princess reports indicate that the man, whose name has not been released, was traveling with a group of 20 other passengers on the ...

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Fifth CaribbeanTales Film Fest Opens In Barbados

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb. 24, 2010: The fifth Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival opened in Bridgetown last night with a reception and inaugural screening at the Frank Collymore Hall. The festival is being held for the first time in Barbados by Trinidadian-Canadian film maker, Frances-Ann Solomon. `I am proud to be doing this fifth festival in this country,` said Solomon ...

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