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World Bank Waives Debt Payments For Haiti For Now

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri.  22, 2010: The World Bank on Thursday said it fully supports debt relief for Haiti. Currently, Haiti`s debt to the World Bank, which is interest-free, is about $38 million about or 4 percent of Haiti`s total external debt. `Due to the crisis caused by the earthquake, we are waiving any payments on this debt for the ...

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London Privy Council Throws Out Digicel Appeal Against LIME

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 22, 2010: The Privy Council in London on Thursday dismissed an appeal by mobile telecommunication giant, Digicel against a 2007 Jamaican Court of Appeal decision which resulted in Digicel having to pay over US$3.7 million to LIME (then Cable & Wireless Jamaica). The 2007 Court of Appeal decision related to a determination made by the ...

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Caribbean Tourism Arrivals Could Remain Down In First Half Of 2010 – Report

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 22, 2010: Tourism arrivals are likely to remain subdued in the first half of 2010, a new report on Thursday predicted. The `Caribbean Tourism Report Q1 2010,` is published by Companiesandmarkets.com, which provides a comprehensive range of global market research reports. Analysts predict `the Caribbean tourism industry will continue lag by six months or more, ...

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U.S. House Approves Bill Making Haiti Donations Tax Deductible For 2009

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 22, 2010:  Americans who donate to Haiti`s earthquake relief may be able to claim the donations in their 2009 tax filings. The House of Representatives on January 20th unanimously approved a bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4462, which would permit individuals making a charitable contribution to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim these contributions on ...

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IMF Chief Calls For `Marshall Plan` For Shattered Haiti

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Jan. 22, 2010:  The head of the IMF has called for a major multilateral aid plan to rebuild the shattered Caribbean island of Haiti where the fight is still on to save lives after a devastating earthquake. `My belief is that Haiti –  which has been incredibly hit by different things – the food and fuel ...

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Martinique and French Guiana And The Issue Of Rejected Autonomy

By David Jessop CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 22, 2010:  On January 10, two of France`s Caribbean département d`outre-mer (the DOM), Martinique and Cayenne or French Guiana, rejected the possibility of greater autonomy. They did so by a substantial majority (a 69.8 per cent no vote in Cayenne and 78.9 per cent no vote in Martinique) and in an unusually ...

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The Chrysler Foundation Donates $100,000 to Support Humanitarian Relief, Recovery Efforts in Haiti

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The Chrysler Foundation gives $50,000 each to Oxfam America and the United States Fund for UNICEF to assist with life-saving and recovery operations in Haiti. • Chrysler Group LLC dealers in Puerto Rico are accepting household and non-perishable food items • Chrysler Group continues to support Haiti relief efforts through initiatives with its employees, dealers ...

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Young, Gifted & Black Entrepreneurial Awards Celebrate 5th Anniversary With Special Nina Simone Blac

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, New York, Thurs. Jan. 21, 2010: Organizers are getting ready for another Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards to celebrate the black achievements of the past, present and future. The event is set for Black History Month on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City and organizers will acknowledge 25 noted ...

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Will Haiti Be Obama`s Katrina?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 21, 2010: The new book getting all the buzz, `Game Change,` the inside look at the 2008 election and all that led up to it takes the position that Hurricane Katrina played a decisive role in Obama becoming President. The contention is that watching George Bush`s bumbling response to that natural disaster made Obama ...

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