UN Human Rights Expert Condemns Child `Slavery` In Haiti

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CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Thousands of Haitian unpaid child laborers are trapped in a `modern form of slavery,` an independent United Nations human rights expert said Wednesday. Gulnara Shahinian, the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in The Office for the High Commissioner for Human […]

Digicel Case Against LIME Thrown Out

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 11, 2009: A contempt case brought by Digicel against LIME, a telecommunications rival in Jamaica, has been thrown out by a court judge. Justice Glen Brown dismissed the case brought against LIME, LIME’s Country Manager, Geoff Houston and Executive Vice President, Carrier Services, Lawrence McNaughton […]

Malcolm Didn`t Listen When Big Tom Visited

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Commentary By Henry J. Stern CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 11, 2009: Back in January 2007, in the enthusiasm following Eliot Spitzer`s landslide victory in the race for governor, we picked up on a slogan that had been used by the Spitzer campaign – `Day One: Everything Changes.`  We […]

Second Haitian Charged In Boat Tragedy

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CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Weds. June 10, 2009: A second Haitian national has been charged with the deadly smuggling death last month. Jean Morange Nelson, 32, was charged on Tuesday in connection with the failed migrant smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of ten Haitian nationals on May 13, 2009. […]

Jamaica Government Loans More Money To Air Jamaica

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaica`s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a multi-million US dollar loan guarantee to national carrier, Air Jamaica. The loan guarantees total just over US$101 million and was approved as working capital for the airline. The loan comes as the Bruce Golding administration […]

Jamaican-Born, UK Mayor To Be Honored

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CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: Jamaican-born Mayor Sam King of Southwark, South London, is set to be honored by the Southwark Council. King, the Borough’s first black mayor, will be presented with a commemorative Blue Plaque. King is a founding member of the Windrush Foundation and was one […]

Former Belize PM Cleared Of Theft

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CaribWorldNews, BELMOPAN, Belize, Weds. June 10, 2009: Former Belize Prime Minister, Said Musa, has been cleared of pilfering charges. Musa was accused of stealing US$10 million in 2007 and ordered by Magistrate Earl Jones to face charges. But Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh on Monday ruled that Magistrate Jones erred […]

CABA’s Gala Dinner Draws NJ Governor

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By Allison Skeete CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 10, 2009: The Caribbean American Business Association of New Jersey hosted it annual gala dinner recently and the four-year-old not-for-profit organization showcased its clout by bringing out New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.  The governor attended the cocktail hour and engaged in […]

What’s Up With Doha And The WTO?

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By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Weds. June 10, 2009: What has happened to the Doha Round at the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the multilateral trade negotiation that was meant to encourage development through liberalising trade in goods and services? You would be forgiven for believing that the exchanges, begun […]

Former Employee At U.S. Embassy In Haiti Jailed

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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 […]