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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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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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Save the Children Launches Radio Outreach Program in Haiti to Promote Newborn, Infant Health

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The global humanitarian organization Save the Children is supporting efforts to promote breastfeeding among new mothers in Haiti to ensure the protection of the youngest and most vulnerable survivors of the devastating January 12 earthquake. The agency has translated internationally recognized public health messages into Creole, which are currently being broadcast on local radio ...

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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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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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The Hate And The Quake

By Sir Hilary Beckles The Barbados Nation newspaper CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 25, 2010: The University Of The West Indies is in the process of conceiving how best to deliver a major conference on the theme, `Rethinking And Rebuilding Haiti.`  I am very keen to provide an input into this exercise because for too long there has been a ...

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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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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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Older Americans Team With Grand Circle Foundation To Raise $517K for Red Cross

BOSTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Alan Lewis, Chairman of Grand Circle Corporation, which owns Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel, today reported that $517,719 has been donated by their charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, and by more than 4,000 travelers (4,029) in support of Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.  The funds will be used to provide water and ...

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