INTERNATIONAL NEWS BRIEF Mar 24 2009

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Turks' jet-setting premier resigns
Turks and Caicos Islands.jpgPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands - Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, who had previously promised to resign on March 31, handed in his resignation Monday, a week earlier than expected, following what an investigation called "clear signs" of corruption.

Misick, a jet-setter, said he was stepping down early to give his successor more time to set up a new government - even as Britain plans to dissolve the territory's Cabinet and legislature following the wide-ranging UK corruption inquiry.

"I now announce that I will tender my resignation effective today as premier to allow the new PNP party leader to become premier," Misick said during a brief televised address in the Atlantic islands located between Haiti and the Bahamas.

With two private jets on call and a Hollywood actress wife, the 43-year-old Misick lived like the stars who inhabit the territory where Bruce Willis got married over the weekend.

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Hiphop group sues Wyclef

Haitian-born musician, Wyclef Jean, has been sued by a hip-hop group.
The duo, Blazhay Blazhay, have accused the musician of illegally using their hit `Danger.` Blahzay Blahzay, comprised of DJ PF Cuttin' and MC Out Loud, claim that Jean violated their copyright entitlement by using elements of `Danger` in the 2007 song `Welcome to the East.`

The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court, and also names Sony BMG Entertainment as a defendant.

The claim comes as Jean is expected to speak at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers `I Create Music` Expo, from April 23 to 25 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

 

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