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U.S. Department of Defense Helps Bolster Haiti’s Disaster Response

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Haiti’s Civil Protection network received a substantial boost with the presentation of SUVs, trucks, boats, canoes, 11,000 solar radios, tents and other disaster-response equipment presented as gifts to the Government of Haiti by the U.S. Department of Defense. In a ceremony held today at the Directorate of Civil Protection in Haiti (DPC) in ...

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Jamaica’s First Female PM Returns To Post She Lost Today

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Jan. 5, 2012: Jamaica’s first female prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, will return officially today, to the post she lost more than four years ago. Simpson Miller is scheduled to take the oath of prime minister at 4 p.m. at King’s House. The swearing-in ceremony will be carried live on the Public Broadcasting Corporation of ...

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Guyanese National Slapped With Hate Crime Charge

Guyanese-born accused bomber (Bryan Pace/New York Daily News image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 5, 2012: A 40-year-old Guyanese man, who allegedly unleashed a scary New Year’s Day firebombing spree on five buildings, has been charged with hate crime. Ray Lazier Lengend has been charged with one count of arson as a hate crime, four counts of arson ...

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Guyanese National Gets 32 Years In Jail

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 5, 2012: A 39-year-old Guyanese man will spend the next 32 years in jail for rape, conspiracy and perjury. Jerry Ramrattan was sentenced Wednesday by Supreme Court Judge, Richard Buchter, who called him “diabolical conniver and sinister manipulator” who framed his ex-girlfriend for robbery after she accused him of rape. “The defendant is ...

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