March, 2010

Haiti in focus at major aid meeting

United Nations member states are meeting today at the body's headquarters in New York for a major donors' conference aimed at mobilizing billions of dollars in international support for Haiti's developmental needs.

Haitians to be mobilized to boost food security

Haiti's human capital will play a crucial role in the country’s recovery following January’s catastrophic earthquake through food-for-work projects to stimulate the agricultural sector, as part of a new plan unveiled by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday.

China signs agreement for first Barbuda project

Antigua and Barbuda and China have signed agreement for an EC$2.8 million (US$1.03 million) grant for the first project ever funded by the government of that Asian country since establishing relations with the twin-island nation 25 years.

Mother, daughter saved from fiery death

Kaieteur News, Guyana: A woman and her six-year-old daughter were spared a fiery death when they were pulled from a burning house at Montrose North, East Coast Demerara but not before they both received minor burns.

Mum's worst fear

Nation News, Barbados: A mother's initial plea for the safe return of her child turned to quiet acceptance yesterday when the body of the seven-year-old girl, Aliah Taylor, was found floating off the beach at Enterprise, Christ Church, by members of the Coast Guard.

Jamaican school athletics grips the nation

BBC, UK: Jamaica has has produced many recent top class track and field athletes including Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell who are now global household names. And it all begins with Jamaica's school sports championships.

Caribbean Airlines launches new reservation system

Caribbean News Digital, USA: Caribbean Airlines launched a new reservation and booking system on 8 March 2010 in an effort to increase functionality and cost savings which are needed to further improve its service offering to customers.

Haiti humanitarian need competes with recovery plan

Reuters, Haiti: As donors are being asked to dig deep for Haiti's reconstruction, they also need to address the country's immediate humanitarian need as hurricane season looms and quake survivors face increasing violence, U.N. officials said on Monday.