The 62 Haitians who travelled to Jamaica in hopes of finding refuge have been sent back to their earthquake ravaged country.
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.
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.
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.
Renowned media mogul Oprah Winfrey has selected Antigua as her pick for the number one billionaire’s playground.
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.
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.
CNN, USA: Faced with a two-year slump in sales, Cuban cigar makers have unveiled a new weapon in the hunt for consumers: Julieta, a slim smoke made just for her.
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.
Reuters, USA: American children aren't the only couch potatoes with nearly one third of children globally spending three hours a day or more watching TV or on computers, according to study of over 70,000 teens in 34 nations.
Observer, Jamaica: Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Canadian officials began a meeting here yesterday aimed at reaching agreement on a new trade and development agreement.
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.
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.
DNA, India: Scientists at Cornell University, US, have created mathematical models to unveil the bacterial community dynamics behind afflictions that bleach and kill coral.