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Jamaicans To Be Airlifted Out Of Haiti

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Jan. 15, 2010: Several Jamaicans living in Haiti are set to be airlifted out from as early as today, a government statement last night said. The  Bruce Golding administration said special arrangements have been made to airlift Jamaicans out of Haiti starting with  two Air Jamaica  special flights out of Port-au-Prince at 5:30 am and noon ...

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UN Officials Give Eyewitness Accounts Of Moment Haiti Quake Struck

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan 14, 2010:At 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday David Wimhurst, United Nations Communications Director in Haiti, was working on the third floor of the Christopher Hotel, headquarters for the world body`s mission in the capital, Port-au-Prince, when the massive 7.0 magnitude quake struck. `It accelerated with extreme violence,` he told a news briefing in New York ...

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Haiti`s Larger Tragedy U.S. Made

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 15, 2010:  It seems impossible anything could be worse than the death and suffering of Haiti`s once in 200 year earthquake. But it is. The suffering is being magnified because of the destitute nature ofHaiti itself, maybe the poorest least functioning nation on earth yet only a few hundred miles off the U.S. shore ...

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Wyclef’s Yele Tax Records Raise Eyebrows

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 15, 2010: While singer Wyclef Jean is set to raise millions through his Foundation, which does business as Yele Haiti Foundation, for the current catastrophe in his homeland, tax records show that not all the money raised by the group in the past has gone to helping the needy. Smoking Gun.com reports last night ...

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United Technologies Corp. Supports Haiti Relief Efforts

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today pledged up to $250,000 to match employee contributions to Red Cross disaster relief efforts following this week`s devastating earthquake in Haiti. UTC will match 100 percent of individual contributions to Red Cross relief efforts up to $250 per employee, for a program maximum of $250,000 in matching funds. ...

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Bomb Threat On Aruba Bound Flight Forces Diversion

CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010: A 44-year-old national of the Netherlands yesterday forced a plane bound for Aruba to divert to Ireland after making a bomb threat. The passenger, whose name was not released, reportedly said there was a bomb on board. Dutch carrier ArkeFly said its flight 361 then  diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland. The plane ...

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Pat Robertson Blames Haiti Quake On Curse

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. 14, 2010: `The 700 Club`s` controversial host, Pat Robertson, is blaming a `curse` for Haiti`s current plight. The televangelist Robertson said the tragedy in Haiti is a result of them being `cursed` for signing a pact with the devil. Robertson`s comments were made on Wednesday during his CBN broadcast. `Something happened a long time ago ...

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Digicel Pitches In To Help Haiti

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010:  The Caribbean`s largest mobile company, yesterday said it will donate US$5 million to help the people of Haiti. Digicel Group, which also has a strong presence in Haiti, said it will made the cash donation to non-governmental organizations who are spearheading the relief efforts in Haiti, following the widespread devastation caused by the ...

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Jamaica PM For Haiti

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010: Jamaica Prime Minister, Bruce Golding and leader of the opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, are slated to travel to the earth quake ravaged nation of Haiti today. A statement last night said Golding, is expected to make a one day trip to earthquake ravaged Haiti today, January 14th to get a first-hand look at ...

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Guyana Forks Up US$1 Million To Help Haiti

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2010: The economically challenged South American nation of Guyana has coughed up US$1 million to help Haiti. The country`s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, on Wednesday made the disclosure, a day after a 7.0 earthquake struck the fellow CARICOM nation. `I was deeply shocked and saddened at the extent of the destruction caused by the catastrophic ...

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