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Starr International Foundation Gives $1 Million To Earthquake Relief Effort In Haiti

ZURICH, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — The Starr International Foundation (SIF) today announced $1 million in grants to two humanitarian organizations providing critical relief in Haiti. The grants to Partners in Health and the International Rescue Committee support efforts to deliver much-needed medical care, clean water and sanitation to survivors of the devastating earthquake. SIF made a $750,000 grant to Partners ...

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Haiti-Based WIN Group, SEACOR Holdings Begin Emergency Project to Restore Import Capability at Haiti

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — WIN Group, the Haitian conglomerate that owns and operates Terminal Varreux in Port-au-Prince, situated just five miles from the epicenter of the January 12 earthquake, and SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) (SEACOR) have launched an emergency response project to enable the crucial marine terminal to resume receiving bulk fuel and containerized cargoes thereby ...

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Anatomic Global Donates 500 `Transitional` Sleep Surface Products To Haiti

CORONA, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Leading U.S. memory foam mattress manufacturer Anatomic Global said today it has joined with five of its key suppliers and Parakletos International to donate specially designed `transitional` sleep surface products to displaced Haitians.  Parakletos, a national cooperative effort of the Calvary Chapel Churches, has already delivered the first of these `WorldBed` products to a ...

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HBO Latin America Brings the Best Programming for 2010

MIAMI, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — HBO LA announced its programming schedule for 2010, which includes premiers, new original productions and many surprises. Like in previous years, HBO LA will keep offering subscribers the best in entertainment as they continue their commitment to the development of the television industry in Latin America through their original productions.  `HBO is the leader in ...

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The Lost Rites Of A Blood-Spattered Paradise – Part 1

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Mon. Jan. 25, 2010: Trinidad and Tobago, the richest and most southerly islands of the Caribbean archipelago, hosted two high priced summits in 2009: the 5th Summit of the Americas in April, attended by U.S. President Barrack Obama and the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in November and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband ...

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A Return To Colonialism For Haiti?

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 25, 2010: The signs are not good. As usual everyone is missing them. At least those who care.  The potential for long-term good coming from the Haitian tragedy is already receding with each passing day. Get ready for more good old fashioned colonialism in Haiti, even if it has a 21st century veneer after ...

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Haitian Orphanage Announces Expansion Plans in Wake of Recent Earthquakes

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Maison Fortune Orphanage, located near the city of Hinche in the central plateau region of Haiti, announced today plans for an expansion effort to better accommodate growing need after the recent devastating earthquakes. This planned expansion will increase capacity to support displaced children and will also provide employment opportunities for area citizens. The main ...

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Lutheran World Relief More than Doubles Financial Commitment to Haiti Relief

BALTIMORE, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lutheran World Relief today increased its financial commitment to Haiti relief efforts to $2.25 million, up from an initial pledge of $1 million. The Rev. John Nunes, LWR`s president and CEO, said the increase is `thanks to the overwhelming generosity of U.S. Lutherans in the face of this disaster.` LWR increased the number based on ...

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