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UN Human Rights Expert Condemns Child `Slavery` In Haiti

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Thousands of Haitian unpaid child laborers are trapped in a `modern form of slavery,` an independent United Nations human rights expert said Wednesday. Gulnara Shahinian, the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in The Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights` voiced her deep concern over the highly exploitative nature ...

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Barbados` Credit Rating Downgraded

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Barbados` credit rating was on Wednesday downgraded from BBB-plus to BBB by Standard & Poor`s Ratings Services. The outlook on the new rating is stable, as the agency expects the government to tighten its fiscal accounts as of 2010 when the economy is seen stabilizing. S&P said Wednesday it expects Barbados` economy ...

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Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter Also Went After Obama in Net Rants

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 11, 2009: The White Supremacist who allegedly burst into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Wednesday and gunned down a security guard did not just fume about Jews but he also ranted on the Internet about President Barack Obama and immigrants. James von Brunn`s name dots the net on various White extremists and ...

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Former Belize PM Cleared Of Theft

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. June 10, 2009: Former Belize Prime Minister, Said Musa, has been cleared of pilfering charges. Musa was accused of stealing US$10 million in 2007 and ordered by Magistrate Earl Jones to face charges. But Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh on Monday ruled that Magistrate Jones erred in his decision. Conteh said the evidence was insufficient to ...

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Jamaican-Born, UK Mayor To Be Honored

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaican-born Mayor Sam King of Southwark, South London, is set to be honored by the Southwark Council. King, the Borough’s first black mayor, will be presented with a commemorative Blue Plaque. King is a founding member of the Windrush Foundation and was one of the driving forces behind the first Notting Hill Carnival ...

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Jamaica Government Loans More Money To Air Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaica`s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a multi-million US dollar loan guarantee to national carrier, Air Jamaica. The loan guarantees total just over US$101 million and was approved as working capital for the airline. The loan comes as the Bruce Golding administration readies the carrier for divestment.A comprehensive restructuring of the ailing ...

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Second Haitian Charged In Boat Tragedy

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. June 10, 2009: A second Haitian national has been charged with the deadly smuggling death last month. Jean Morange Nelson, 32, was charged on Tuesday in connection with the failed migrant smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of ten Haitian nationals on May 13, 2009. Specifically, Nelson was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy ...

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What’s Up With Doha And The WTO?

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: What has happened to the Doha Round at the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the multilateral trade negotiation that was meant to encourage development through liberalising trade in goods and services? You would be forgiven for believing that the exchanges, begun in 2001 and all but stalled since July 2008, have ...

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CABA’s Gala Dinner Draws NJ Governor

By Allison Skeete CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 10, 2009: The Caribbean American Business Association of New Jersey hosted it annual gala dinner recently and the four-year-old not-for-profit organization showcased its clout by bringing out New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.  The governor attended the cocktail hour and engaged in conversations with the group of successful entrepreneurs of Caribbean ancestry ...

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Guyana: Miners To `Testify` On Alleged Corruption

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. June 9, 2009: Several miners in Guyana have been brought to the capital to aid officials investigating corruption among military and police officials based in the country`s interior. Army Chief of Staff Gary Best on Monday said the miners were ferried in to help in the investigation of the allegation of corruption among law enforcers who ...

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