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Obama To Give Haiti Part Of Nobel Prize Money

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 12, 2010: U.S. President Barack Obama is set to donate $200,000 of his Nobel Peace Prize money to Haiti. Obama is set to donate the portion from the $1.4 million jackpot to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, to rebuild earthquake-ravaged Haiti. A Jan. 12 earthquake wrecked Haiti and killed an estimated 200,000 people, and the U.S. ...

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Drought Conditions In Caribbean Forces CARICOM Attention To Water

CaribWorldNewsm TURKEYEN, Guyana, Thurs. Mar. 11, 2010: With an unusually dry season hitting the Caribbean,  leaders of the Caribbean Community  group of nations are set to make water their priority when they meet   at the 21st Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government this morning. The CARICOM heads are meeting at Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica and ...

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Jamaican Faces Up To 15 Years For Narco-Trafficking

CaribWorldNews, HARTFORD, CT, Thurs. Mar. 11, 2010: A 42-year-old Jamaican migrant could face the next 15 years of his life in a Connecticut for  masterminding a drug distribution operation that brought marijuana and cocaine from Mexican drug cartels into two states. Edwin C. Bruce was found guilty Tuesday of drug and racketeering charges for running an operation that brought narcotics ...

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Haiti Leaders Put Rebuilding Price Tag At $14 Billion

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Mar. 11, 2010: Haiti`s two top leaders have put a price tag on the rebuilding efforts of their country and it`s coming in at a whopping $14 billion. President Rene Préval and his Prime Minister, Jean-Max Bellerive, presented the `plan` during their meetings with U.S. President Wednesday at the White House. The plan comes ahead of ...

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Say What – Just Two Caribbean-Born Billionaires?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 11, 2010: Where are the Caribbean billionaires? According to Forbes magazine, there are just two – at least two who were born in the CARICOM region, even though they no longer call the region home. Huang Maoru and family, born in Belize but based in China, continue to be listed among the world`s richest ...

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Former Jamaica PM Begins Serving As CARICOM`s Special Rep To Haiti

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Mar. 11, 2010: Former Jamaica Prime Minister, Percival James Patterson, has commenced duties as CARICOM`s Special Representative to Haiti. Patterson, whose appointment has been ratified by President Preval of Haiti, has wide-ranging responsibilities including engaging with the international community as a key CARICOM advocate on behalf of Haiti, facilitating the preparation of proposals for the Community`s ...

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Memorial Held For UN Staff Killed In Haiti Earthquake

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Mar. 10, 2010: United Nations staff and family members of the 101 personnel who perished in the Haiti earthquake are gathering in New York today for a ceremony to honor the victims and to commemorate the single greatest loss the world body has suffered in its history. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among those addressing ...

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Barbados PM Makes Cabinet Changes

CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. Mar. 10, 2010: Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, last night announced some changes within his cabinet in an address to the nation. Changes include the appointment of Trade Unionist and former Executive Director of the Barbados Employers Confederation, Harry Husbands, to the Senate as Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of Prime Minister, with specific responsibility for ...

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Air Jamaica Ends Orlando Service

CaribWorldNews, ORLANDO, FL, Weds. Mar. 10, 2010: Air Jamaica yesterday effectively ended its services to the Orlando International Airport in Florida. The move comes on the heels of Saturday, March 5th conclusion of service to Grenada as the Jamaica-owned carrier works vigorously to scale back service across its network ahead of the tentative sale to Caribbean Airlines. Air Jamaica started ...

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