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`Haitian Carnival` Fundraising Event For Haiti

By Bevan Springer CaribWorldNews, TORONTO, Canada, Feb. 15, 2010: The Caribbean-Canadian community is being mobilized by a Pacific islander in Toronto to support humanitarian efforts for Haiti in an initiative lauded by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).  In partnership with CMEx, Toronto-based Maria Noa Habchi, of the Pacific Island of Samoa, is staging a `Haitian Carnival` cultural event on Sunday, ...

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Haiti In The Mix At NY Fashion Week

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Feb. 13, 2010: Supermodel Naomi Campbell put Haiti`s rebuilding efforts smack in the middle of this year`s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Friday night. Campbell presented `Fashion For Relief,` a spectacular charity fashion show and auction held in aid of CARE to raise crucial funds towards rebuilding Haiti`s healthcare system for mother and children. The runway show ...

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Jamaica’s Acclaimed Jazz Pianist Monty Alexander For New York Performance At Birdland

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: One of the fifty greatest jazz piano players of all time, renowned Jamaican jazz pianist and Jamaica`s acclaimed Commander of Distinction, Monty Alexander, is set to thrill fans of the musical genre at a top New York City night club this Women`s History Month. The Kingston-born musician, fresh from a performance ...

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Guyanese Convicted In Bank Trading Scheme

CaribWorldNews, FARGO, N.D., Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: A 66-year-old Guyanese national faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison after being convicted this week in North Dakota in a bank-trading scheme. Neville Solomon, 66, was convicted Tuesday on three counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Prosecutors had argued that the Georgetown, ...

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Haitian Migrants Seeking To Make It To U.S. Sent Back

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Seventy-eight Haitian migrants trying to make it to the U.S. illegally have been nabbed and repatriated. The U.S. Coast Guard statement says the Haitians were found in an overloaded sail freighter that was stopped in Bahamian waters last weekend. A patrol boat from the Royal Bahamian Defense Force intercepted the migrants ...

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Partial Dome Collapses In Montserrat Volcano

CaribWorldNews, BRADES, Montserrat, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Part of the dome in the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat collapsed on Thursday, sending hot ash some nine miles into the sky. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory said the volcano`s crater suffered a partial collapse that also unleashed flows of hot gas and rocks, triggering sirens for the evacuation of about 20 people ...

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Americans Nabbed In Haiti May Soon Be Freed

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Ten Americans accused of trying to take several children out of Haiti may soon be released from jail. A judge yesterday recommended the American missionaries be released and allowed to leave the country while keeping a representative in Haiti to respond to any additional questions in the case. He said he will now ...

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Windsor Man Guilty Of Murdering Jamaican

CaribWorldNews, ONTARIO, Canada, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: A Windsor, Ontario man could face a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years after being found guilty Thursday of killing a Jamaican migrant. Shane Huard was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Troy Hutchinson, 28, on Aug. 27, 2006, in Windsor. Hutchinson was found ...

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Go One-on-One with Key Cruise Line Executives at FCCA Gala

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fifty cruise executives will serve as hosts for an evening that features the unique opportunity to interact with some of the cruise industry`s top decision-makers. Sponsored by the Port of Miami, the 16th Annual FCCA Gala Dinner and Entertainment Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at The Miami Beach Convention Center ...

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A Month After the Quake, Haiti Needs to Rebuild

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Thirty days after the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 170,000 people in Haiti, the Pan American Development Foundation renewed its call for financial support as the nonprofit and its partners are implementing plans to get Haitians to work, to rebuild their homes and to take care of their families. www.PanAmericanRelief.org `Today, hundreds of thousands ...

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