The IDB, the leading multilateral source of grants for Haiti, said it may follow this operation next year with a US$30 million policy-based grant.
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With Michael Jackson gone, fans are no doubt curious about the unreleased music the King of Pop left behind. At least one of those tracks features the vocals of Ziggy Marley, according to the reggae singer. Jackson called Marley shortly after 9/11, asking him to add guest vocals to a song. Marley obliged, but never heard back, and the song, as far as he knows, was never released. "Michael called me when I was in the studio," Marley tells Spinner, "and… Continue
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By Michael Voss, BBC News, Havana
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HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) -- Washington should do more to improve its relationship with Havana, which in turn needs to show flexibility, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said on Friday during a visit to communist Cuba. Richardson, formerly a US lawmaker and diplomat who has been a frequent special envoy in diplomatic crises, met with officials including National Assembly speaker Ricardo Alarcon during the five-day trip.
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Signs that the international recession may be bottoming out has led to cautious optimism in Caribbean tourism circles that the worst for the industry is over.
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Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Founder and Chairman of the Caribbean’s leading resort chain, Sandals Resorts International, today announced that he will extend a special invitation to top Caribbean athletes. He will be inviting the Jamaican athletes as well and those from other Caribbean countries, who bring home a medal from the 2009 IAAF Berlin World Championships, to enjoy the best that Sandals has to offer.
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Prime Minister Skerrit - Sean Douglas Photo
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Sean Paul performing in Greensboro, N.C.
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As a teenage student in the Caribbean, Edson A. Bostic, didn’t learn much about Delaware. Back then, students in the region were taught more about England’s White Cliffs of Dover than about Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, or Guyana’s Kaietur and Great Falls. Of course, he learned even less, if anything at all, about the U.S. federal court system. More than 40 years after leaving Barbados with his parents, Percival and Gwendolyn Bostic, and settling in… Continue
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Barbados' Ryan Brathwaite celebrates after winning the men's 110m hurdles final race of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin. AFP PHOTO
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A new Veterinary School will be established in Antigua and Barbuda through an association between the American University of Antigua and Virginia Tech. An official signing ceremony has already taken place in New York to bring effect to the establishment of the institution.
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By Christina Conell and Tara Patel
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Jamaica's men's and women's relay teams brought home more gold at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday to wrap up an amazing - and historic - achievement for the country, and the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago got the silver medal in the men's 4 x 100 relay on Saturday. Jamaica comes away from the competition with seven gold medals - including three for Usain Bolt - two of which were new world records at 100 and 200 meters.
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Martha Smith of the St Lucia Consulate with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York last week.
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica with the clock showing the new 200m World Record in the Berlin Olympic Stadium (Getty Images)
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Berlin, Germany - Brigitte Foster-Hylton came to the final of the women’s 100m Hurdles last night as the oldest athlete in the line-up, without a win all season on the international circuit, and with history weighing heavily against a Jamaican victory. Had it been left to her, Foster-Hylton would have retired at the end of last season, frustrated at her third and latest failed attempt to win an Olympic medal. Then, with the World Championships… Continue
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