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Gates Foundation and USAID Announce Innovative Fund to Incentivize Mobile Money Services in Haiti

SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a $10 million incentive fund to jumpstart financial services by mobile phone in Haiti and expedite the delivery of cash assistance to victims of the country`s devastating earthquake by humanitarian agencies. This initiative lays the foundation for ...

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Saint Vincent & The Grenadines Signs On To Ship Boarding Agreement

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 9, 2010: The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday signed on to the Proliferation Security Initiative Statement of Interdiction Principles through the conclusion of a ship boarding agreement. Officially titled `Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Concerning Cooperation to Suppress ...

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DR Man Accused Of Terrorism

CaribWorldNews, NEWARK, NJ, Weds. June 9, 2010: One of two men arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday night and accused of terrorism was actually born in the Dominican Republic. Reports indicate that self-proclaimed terrorist Carlos Eduardo `Omar` Almonte 24, is a native of Santiago, Dominican Republic. He migrated to the U.S. at age five and graduated high school with ...

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Obama’s New U.S. National Security Strategy And The Caribbean

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Tues. June 8, 2010: On May 27 President Obama sent a new U.S. national security strategy to Congress. The language it contains and his subsequent remarks not only represent a repudiation of the world view of his predecessor, but make clear that he and those who advise him have recognised that the world has changed and co-operation ...

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Trinidad & Tobago Gets 26-Member Cabinet

CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. June 8, 2010: The People`s Partnership coalition government in Trinidad and Tobago, led by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, on Friday revealed a 26-member Cabinet team. Among those taking the oath before President George Maxwell Richards was the Vice President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner, who is also chairman of ...

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Cocaine Seized Near Aruba

CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Tues. June 8, 2010: U.S. authorities yesterday seized 3,269 pounds of cocaine near the Dutch dependent territory of Aruba. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said they seized the drugs some 34 miles northwest of the capital of the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba from a rusty Panama-flagged fishing boat and arrested five Honduran crew members. ...

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Jamaican Man Shot Dead By Cops

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 8, 2010: A Twenty-three year-old man was fatally shot by Jamaican cops after he and a group of gunmen challenged the police in a shootout in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Ewan Cunningham of Old Harbour Road, Spanish Town reportedly challenged the cops to a gun battle Sunday. Reports indicate that about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, a ...

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U.S. Secretary Of State For Barbados

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. June 8, 2010: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is set to be in Barbados tomorrow for a meeting with Caribbean leaders. Clinton will meet with leaders of Caribbean nations on June 9th `to discuss issues of mutual interest,` a statement from the Department of State said. The meeting comes on the heels of her travel ...

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HBO Cinemax East Now Branded MAX in the Caribbean

MIAMI, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group announced that during the month of June enhancements in the Premium package will take place. Cinemax East will now be branded as MAX, targeting film lovers and visual art connoisseurs. `Once again, HBO demonstrates its leadership in Premium television, providing subscribers with a daring, fresh and innovative offer. MAX will allow ...

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Obama Urges All Americans to Celebrate Caribbean Culture

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. June 4, 2010: U.S. President Barack Obama is urging all Americans to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Caribbean this Caribbean American Heritage Month. Obama`s call comes in a proclamation issued this week to mark the month. `I call upon all Americans to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies ...

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