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Former Employee At U.S. Embassy In Haiti Jailed

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 5, 209: A former employee at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti will spend the next 18 months in jail for stealing more than $800,000 from the U.S. Department of State. Jean G. Saint-Joy, 44, aka Gary Saint-Joy, admitted that beginning in approximately 2003 and continuing until early 2008, he engaged in a scheme to embezzle ...

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Thousands Gather To Say Goodbye To Popular Haitian Priest

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. June 8, 2009: Mourners wearing buttons and T-shirts with the words `The Struggle Continues` filled a Miami church to overflow Saturday to bid adieu to popular Haitian priest and activist,  Father Gerard Jean-Juste. Father Jean-Juste, aka Gerry, to many, was remembered at funeral services Saturday at the Notre Dame D`Haiti Catholic Church in South Florida a ...

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Caribbean Swine Flu Rate Now Close To 50

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 8, 2009: Swine flu rate in the Caribbean is growing with the region recording its first death on Friday and the current rate now put at  49. Dominican Republic health officials reported a pregnant 17-year-old from Santo Domingo as the first victim of  AH1N1 flu virus. The death comes as the World Health Organization ...

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D.C. Caribbean Carnival, Inc. And CaribID Become 2010 Census Partners

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. June 8, 2009: As the 2010 Census approaches and the Seventeenth Annual Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza marks the beginning of the summer, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival and CaribID are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that everyone is counted. The Carnival Extravaganza kicks off with a parade at 11am Saturday, June 27 at Georgia and ...

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Caribbean Governments Renew Caribbean Catastrophe Insurance

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. June 8, 2009: Sixteen Caribbean governments have renewed their Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance policies. The World Bank and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility offered the renewal at a 10 percent decrease in premium costs to help regional governments meet `premium obligations in this year of harder economic times.` The insurance pays out emergency cash to ...

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St. Vincent Calls For Help For Returning Deportees At OAS Assembly

CaribWorldNews, SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Fri. May 5, 2009: St. Vincent and Grenadines` Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade, Sir Louis Straker, has made a renewed call for cooperation that will help countries deal with returning deportees. Speaking on the topic, ` Towards a Culture of Non-Violence,` at the 39th Meeting of the General Assembly of the Organisation of ...

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Haitian American NYPD Sgt. Honored By NYC Comptroller

By Donovan Gopie CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 5, 2009: Haiti-born, New York City Police Sergeant, Herve Guiteau, was among six honorees and one organization honored by NYC Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. on June 2 at the annual celebrations commerating Caribbean Heritage Month.  Sgt. Guiteau has been a distinguished officer in the New York City Police Department for ...

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Guyana Independence To Be Marked Belatedly At NY City Hall

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 4, 2009: The Caribbean members of the New York City Council will host a recognition of Guyana`s independence anniversary today at City Hall. Guyana`s official independence was May 26th. The Guyana Tri-State Alliance, The Consulate General of the Republic of Guyana, New York and Councilmembers Dr. Mathieu Eugene, T Dr, Kendall Stewart and Leroy ...

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Liberty National Life Insurance Accused Of Discriminating Against Haitians

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 5, 2009: Liberty National Life Insurance Co., part of Torchmark Corporation, has been accused of illegally discriminating against Haitian consumers in Florida. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Thursday said the company violated state laws by discriminating in its underwriting practices based on consumers` place of birth and potential travel. The insurance regulation office said ...

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