Haiti: Where Aid Failed

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Commentary By Unni Karunakara Doctors Without Borders CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 29, 2010:  Haiti should be an unlikely backdrop for the latest failure of the humanitarian relief system. The country is small and accessible and, following last January`s earthquake, it hosts one of the largest and best-funded international […]

Haiti`s Cholera Death Count Snakes Past 2,700

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CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. Dec. 28, 2010: The death toll from the cholera epidemic in Haiti continues to rise, with the country`s health ministry putting the count at now 2,707. The Ministry of Public Health and Population gave the latest figure Monday adding that since the cholera epidemic hit Haiti […]

Quake Rattles Trinidad And Tobago

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CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Dec. 28, 2010: An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale rattled the north coast of Trinidad on Sunday night, the West Indies Seismic Research Centre reported Monday. The quake occurred at 9.01 p.m., according to the Centre and was felt from Carenage to Moruga and […]

Celebrities Soak In Warmth Of Barbados For Holidays

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CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mon. Dec. 27, 2010: Several celebrities turned to the heat of the Caribbean to celebrate their holidays this past weekend. Among them was Bajan siren Rihanna who created a stir Sunday after hitting t the ocean on Sandy Lane beach in her homeland of Barbados in a […]

Record $176 million Disbursed In Haiti in 2010 – IDB

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CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Dec. 27, 2010: Over a million Haitians may be living in tent cities almost a year after the devastating January 12th earthquake while thousands more are battling cholera due to poor health care in the Caribbean nation, but millions were poured into the country this year. […]

Jamaican Government Again Slammed In WikiLeaks Cable

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CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010: Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding and his Jamaica Labor Party government has again been embarrassed by confidential diplomatic cables leaked by the now infamous site, WikiLeaks. New cables released through the Guardian newspaper site claims that the mayor of the country`s capital, […]

Argentine Tourist Dies In Jamaica

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CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010:  An Argentinean man has passed away in Jamaica after a suspected case of food poisoning. His name was not released as of press time. Thirteen others have remained hospitalized. Jamaica`s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has expressed regret at the passing of the […]

10.74% of Shares of ICD Utilities Limited Acquired by Emera Inc.

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GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — ICD Utilities Limited (ICD – BISX) announced today the closing of the transfer of 1,073,917 common shares (representing 10.74% of its shares) to Halifax based Emera Inc. (EMA – TSX) for $7.40 per share.  Emera purchased the ICD Utilities (ICD) shares from […]

Judge Grants Psych Exam For Stanford

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CaribWorldNews, HOUSTON, Texas, Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010: A Texas judge has approved a defense motion requesting a second psychiatric examination for the once flamboyant billionaire and Caribbean-based cricket entrepreneur, R. Allen Stanford. Judge David Hittner this week approved the motion, which was unopposed by the prosecution. It calls for Dr. […]