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U.S. Updates Travel Warning On Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. June 29, 2010: The U.S. State Department continues to warns its citizens against travel to Haiti in the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince.  Monday`s new warning replaces the warning for Haiti dated March 15th and comes after two U.S. citizens were killed in separate robberies near Port-au-Prince`s airport in recent months, ...

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Guyanese Cop Charged With Murdering Teen

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. June 29, 2010: A Guyanese police officer has been slapped with a first-degree murder charge in the killing of a high school teen. Officer Quancy John was yesterday charged with shooting Kelvin Fraser, 16, to death after responding to a report about a group of students making trouble outside a high school at Patentia on the ...

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Jamaican Attorney General Faces No Confidence Vote

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 29, 2010: Jamaica`s Attorney General and Justice Minister Senator, Dorothy Lightbourne, is facing a no-confidence motion this week over her handling of the Christopher Coke extradition request which had been made by the U.S. last August.Opposition Senators claim that Lighbourne used `spurious reasons and excuses` to delay signing the order to proceed with the extradition ...

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Haitian Population To Grow By Millions In Coming Years

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 29, 2010: Haiti`s population could jump by some four million by 2050, the U.S. Census claimed Monday. New data released today by the Bureau claims the population of the earthquake ravaged country is projected to increase from 9.6 million in 2010 to 13.4 million by 2050. These figures come from the Census Bureau`s International Data ...

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Jamaica PM Appeals For Help For Crime Fighting

CaribWorldNews, MUSKOKA, Canada, Tues. June 29, 2010: Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding wants G8 countries to assist countries like his in the fight against organized crime. Golding called attention to the penetrative and corrosive effect of crime in struggling developing countries with weak institutional capacity and a scarcity of resources during his speech at Muskoka, Canada at a special outreach ...

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Christopher Coke`s Relatives Show Up For Support

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 28, 2010: By now, the world knows his name and the fact that an attempt to arrest him resulted in a four-day siege and shut down of Jamaica`s capital and the deaths of over 70. But on Friday outside a New York court, relatives defended the man called Christopher `Dudus` Coke. `They call him ...

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Haiti Sets Election Date

CaribWorldNews, Port-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. June 28, 2010: An election date has been set in Haiti. Haitian President René Préval over the weekend issued a decree that declared Haitians will go to the polls on November 28th. The date comes three months ahead of the end of Preval`s five-year term ends in February. Haiti`s parliament voted has granted him a three ...

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Jamaican Spared Capital Punishment

CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, TX, Mon. June 28, 2010: A Jamaican trucker who had faced death for his role in a human smuggling operation has been spared the dreaded capital punishment. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Tyrone Williams was not actually eligible for capital punishment and ordered that he be re-sentenced by the Houston federal judge who presided ...

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`Not Guilty` Says Accused Jamaican Drug Lord

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. June 25, 2010 – UPDATE: A plea of not guilty was this afternoon entered by accused Jamaican drug lord, Christopher `Dudus` Coke, in his first appearance in a New York Court. He pleaded not guilty to narcotics and gun trafficking charges at arraignment Friday. Coke, wearing a blue prison smock, was remanded to custody by U.S. District ...

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U.S. Updates Travel Alert On Jamaica

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 25, 2010: The U.S. Department of State yesterday updated its travel alert on Jamaica, warning its citizens about sporadic violence between government security forces and criminal gang elements in Kingston and surrounding areas. The travel alert replaced the June 15th alert and expires on July 23rd. It came hours after accused drug lord, Christopher `Dudus` ...

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