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Haitian Arrested For Posing As High School Student

CaribWorldNews, ODESSA, Texas, Thurs. May 13, 2010: A 22-year-old Haitian national who posed as a 16-year-old student in West Texas and led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season has been arrested. Police say Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti, posed as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph and enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa for ...

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Over 100 Haitians Repatriated

CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. May 12, 2010: One hundred and five Haitian migrants, trying to make it to the U.S. illegally, were on Tuesday sent back to Haiti. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive repatriated the 105 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after they were located at sea on a grossly overloaded vessel Monday. The migrants ...

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Caribbean Court Of Justice Gets Another Member

CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. May 12, 2010: The Caribbean Court of Justice, which was established as the supreme judicial organ in the Caribbean Community, now has a new member. The CARICOM nation of Belize is the latest to officially get on board the Caribbean Court of Justice. As of June 1, the Central American-based nation will choose the appellate arm ...

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Trinidad Election: Police Find No Political Connection In Barataria Fire

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. May 11, 2010: A fire that claimed five lives in Barataria, Trinidad is not politically related, police officials in the twin-island Republic said Monday. The claim by Acting Commissioner of Police James Philbert comes as a post mortem performed on the family revealed that they died of smoke inhalation after their Barataria home burnt to the ...

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Stanford`s Sea Eagle Sold For $3.25 Million

CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. May 11, 2010: The Sea Eagle, once owned by indicted Ponzi schemer, R. Allen Stanford, now has a new owner. The 112-foot yacht was yesterday sold for just $3.25 million to an unidentified bidder following a two-month online auction, according to the Florida brokerage that handled the sale. Ralph Janvey, the receiver in the SEC ...

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Haitians Call For Preval To Go

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. May 11, 2010: And estimated crowd of some 2,000 Haitians yesterday took to the streets outside the ruins of Haiti`s National Palace to urge the President to go. The protestors want President Rene Preval to resign, accusing him of using the disaster to benefit himself and his cronies. The protest comes some four months after the ...

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Antigua Opposition Threatens No-Confidence Motion

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Tues. May 11, 2010: Several weeks after a judge ruled that Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and two other ruling-party ministers were improperly elected in March 2009, the main opposition leader is pledging to file a motion of no-confidence. Former Prime Minister Lester Bird has pledged to file the motion in Spencer. In a radio broadcast ...

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Fire Destroys Private Hospital In Guyana

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. May 11, 2010: The St. Joseph`s Mercy Hospital in Guyana was yesterday forced to shut down its operations as a fire destroyed the intensive care section of the century-old building. Patients had to be rushed out of the facility, including those with IV in their arms, as the fire broke out around 7 a.m. Monday morning. ...

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Jamaica Legalizes Casino Gambling

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 11, 2010:  Casino gambling is now legal in Jamaica. The country’s Information Minister, Daryl Vaz, says the legislation allows the government to create the Casino Gaming Commission to grant licenses. He said the island’s deputy governor-general signed the bill this week because Gov. General Sir Patrick Allen was on vacation. Allen is a former leader ...

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West Indies Cricket Side Beats Back India

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. May 10, 2010: The West Indies boys bounced back from their loss to Sri Lanka Saturday and brought it yesterday, to whip big wig India in their second Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 tourney. Skipper Chris Gayle again shone for his side, hammering 98 from 66 balls to provide the bulk of his ...

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