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Debt Relief Measure Proposed For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. April 15, 2010: U.S. Congressional lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to help relieve Haiti of its debts to international institutions. The House yesterday approved by voice vote a measure that would provide some $2.8 billion in new aid to Haiti. The debt relief bill was passed earlier by the Senate and proposes the immediate and ...

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Not Enough To Be Sorry Says Caribbean Community SG Of Haiti

CaribWorldNews, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, Thurs. April 15, 2010:    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Edwin Carrington, says `it`s not enough for us just to be sorry` for Haiti. The CARICOM SG made the comment in his address to attendees of the the 19th Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development, (COHSOD), which opened in Georgetown, Guyana on Wednesday morning. ...

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U.S. First Lady, Dr. Biden Make Surprise Haiti Trip

 CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. April 14, 2010: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Haiti Tuesday to see for themselves the devastation from the January 12th quake. It was the first overseas visit for the two and both reiterated of the importance to continue to spotlight on ...

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U.S., Caribbean To Talk Security

CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Weds. April 14, 2010: Caribbean nations and the United States will sit down for talks on national security issues tomorrow. The discussions will take place at the Fourth Meeting of the CARICOM Joint Working Group for Caribbean-US Dialogue on Regional Security Cooperation at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 15th and ...

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Saving the Children of Léogâne, Haiti

CaribWorldNews, PORT- AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. April 14, 2010: In Léogâne, Haiti, very few children who have been traumatized by the earthquake of January 12, have access to the program called Child Friendly Space (CFS).  CFS, commonly called `Espas Timoun,` was implemented by the Fondation Feuille d`Hier and Save the Children.   Without these organizations the children would be left in the ...

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Youth-Led Latin American Group Sets Out To Build Shelters For Haitians

CaribWorldNews, GRAND GOAVE, Haiti , Tues. April 13, 2010: Maryse Auguste says she`s happy with her new home, a tidy, one-room shelter built after the January 12 earthquake by young volunteers of Un Techo Para Mi País (Spanish for A Roof for My Country), a non-governmental organization specialized in providing temporary housing to the desperately poor in 16 Latin American ...

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Five Days Left to Mail Back 2010 Census Forms

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. April 12, 2010: Today marks the five-day count down for residents across America to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. Residents are encouraged to promptly mail back their forms, because census data are used to determine how more than $400 billion of federal funding is spent annually on community services, including hospitals, schools, senior centers, roads ...

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U.S. Marshals Arrest Puerto Rican Fugitive

CaribWorldNews, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tues. April 13, 2010: A former Puerto Rican Police officer turned fugitive has been nabbed by the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico. Edgardo Seda-Arroyo, alias `Rambo` had led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force`s Most Wanted List but was recently arrested by the United States Marshals. Seda-Arroyo had been wanted by the ...

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St. Vincent And The Grenadines-Flagged Ship Hijacked

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. April 13, 2010: A St. Vincent and the Grenadines-flagged cargo ship has become the latest to be hijacked by Somalian pirates. The MV RAK AFRIKANA cargo ship was reportedly taken approximately 280 nautical miles or 322 miles West of the Seychelles Sunday morning. The MV RAK AFRIKANA has a deadweight of 7,561 tones and is ...

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That Caribbean Drought

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. April 13, 2010:  Before last December`s climate change conference in Copenhagen, global public opinion was clearly supportive of an internationally agreed initiative to address the man-made aspects of global warming. Now it is more divided. The failure of the conference to reach a binding agreement; revelations that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on ...

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