Slavery And Indentureship

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Commentary By Dr. Randy Persaud CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 21, 2009: A debate is taking place in some quarters of the Guyana media as to whether slavery and indentureship were similar.  A `K. Misir, in a recent newspaper letter, argues that, `For all intents and purposes indentureship was […]

Jamaican Mortgage Broker Who Fled Florida Charges Appears In Court

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CaribWorldNews, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. May 20, 2009: A Jamaican-born mortgage broker, who fled to Jamaica in 2006, was on Tuesday morning charged with masterminding a multimillion dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy in a Fort Lauderdale court. Yvette Scott Patterson, a former Lauderhill resident, was arrested in Jamaica in March 2008 […]

Haitian Ambassador Welcomes Clinton Appointment

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 20, 2009: Haitian Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Ray Joseph, has welcomed the appointment of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, as a U.N. envoy to Haiti. `I think the involvement of President Clinton in Haiti at this time will be beneficial to the country, because […]

NYC Council Celebrates Haitian Flag Day

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 CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 20, 2009: The New York City Council On Monday, hosted another annual Haitian Flag Day ceremony at City Hall. Under the leadership of Speaker Christine Quinn, Council members Matheiu Eugene, Leroy Comrie, Inez Dickens, Kendall Stewart, Thomas White and Letitia James, the Council paid […]

Jamaica Sees Big Drop In Remittance

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. May 20, 2009: Money transfers to Jamaica have slowed remarkably for the first quarter of 2009, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica. The Institute on Monday evening revealed that its research and analysis shows remittance inflows for the January to March period dropped by 15 […]

Indo-Caribbean Studies Association Launched At Warwick

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By John Mair CaribWorldNews, WARWICK, UK, Weds. May 20, 2009: Britain’s two most distinguished Indo-Caribbean scholars, Professor David Dabydeen of the University of Warwick and Professor Clem Seecharan of London Metropolitan University, plus the most successful publisher of Caribbean books in the UK, Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press, have […]

Haitian Charged With Migrant Smuggling

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Tues. May 19, 2009: A 33-year-old Haitian man was on Monday slapped with human smuggling charges for last Wednesday`s deadly boat accident. Jimmy Metellus has been accused by US federal authorities of captaining a boat overloaded with migrants he was seeking to smuggle illegally into the U.S. […]

Special UN Envoy To Haiti Will Be Former U.S. President

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 19, 2009:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to be formally named as a special U.N. envoy to Haiti today. Media reports indicate U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will make the formal announcement today, two months after he and Clinton visited Haiti to raise […]