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Call Him Sir Wilson

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. June 18, 2010: Guyanese writer Wilson Harris, known for books like `Palace of the Peacock,` and `Jonestown,` has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth, II. The United Kingdom–based writer received the honor as the Queen celebrated her birthday this year. Harris, 89 was featured on the Queen 2010 birthday honors list for his contribution to literature. Sir ...

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Rowley Could Be Trinidad And Tobago`s New Opposition Leader

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. June 17, 2010: People`s National Movement member, Dr. Keith Rowley, seems poised to be Trinidad & Tobago`s new leader of the opposition. Rowley is the sole candidate for the post as the countdown begins to a special convention of the PNM set for June 27th.  Diego Martin North East MP, Colm Imbert, told C News that ...

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Jamaica Puts Another Curfew In Place

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 17, 2010: Jamaican police have instituted another curfew over parts of Kingston, the country`s capital. Police say the 48-hour curfew will stay in place until Friday in several slums in the capital. Assistant Commissioner Leon Rose said Wednesday that security forces are `looking for wanted men, weapons and ammunition` and the curfew is necessary to ...

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Four Charged In Ponzi Scheme Targeting Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. June 17, 2010: Four men were yesterday slapped with charges of mail fraud and money laundering for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar ponzi scheme targeting the South Florida Haitian-American Community. Maxo Francois, a/k/a `Max Francois,` Jean Fritz Montinard, Aiby Pierre-Louis and Maguy Nereus, a/k/a `Maguy Jean-Louis,` were charged Wednesday with one count of conspiracy ...

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Former Haiti PM Dead

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thurs. June 17, 2010: A former Haiti prime minister who led the Bazin political party has passed away at the ripe age of 78. Marc Louis Bazin, who lost Haiti`s first free presidential election in 1990 but went on to become prime minister under the Jean Bertrand Aristide goverment, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. In ...

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Jamaicans Nabbed Trying To Enter U.S. Illegally

CaribWorldNews, PALM BEACH, FL, Thurs. June 17, 2010: Four Jamaican migrants were yesterday nabbed by U.S. Coast Guard for trying to enter the U.S. illegally. The four reportedly entered via a Palm Beach dock Wednesday morning. Police were called when they approached a resident looking for a ride about 7 a.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were called to ...

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Caribbean Diaspora Conference on Haiti For D.C.

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 17, 2010: Former Prime Minister of Jamaica. P.J. Patterson is among some of the region`s brightest minds set to participate in a conference on Haiti tomorrow. The Caribbean Diaspora Conference on Haiti aims to focus on ways the region`s nationals abroad can assist in the reconstruction and development of Haiti`s earthquake ravaged capital. It is ...

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LIAT Airlines Grounded By Pilots

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. June 16, 2010:  LIAT airlines has been grounded to a halt today after pilots throughout the network staged a sick out. The action comes a day after Chairman of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association, Captain Michael Blackburn, met with acting Chief Executive officer of the airline, Brian Challenger to settle retroactive holiday and vacation ...

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Young Haitian Film Makers Aim To Revitalise Their Country`s Cinema

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. June 16, 2010: When the earthquake hit the southern Haitian town of Jacmel on January 12th, students at the country`s only film school, Ciné Institute, were on the ground within hours. Their classrooms collapsed but they salvaged what equipment they could and filmed the aftermath, the rescue efforts, and the collapse of buildings weakened by the ...

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Haiti`s PM Seeks Florida Investors

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI BEACH, FL, Weds. June 16, 2010: Haiti`s Prime Minister is pitching investment opportunities in his earthquake-ravaged country in Florida. Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told The Associated Press on Tuesday that jobs are needed in Haiti to help the Caribbean country rebuild. And he insists that Haiti is committed to fighting corruption and to holding elections as scheduled in ...

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