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Caribbean, Latin American Nations Can’t Slip U.S. Drug Producing, Money Laundering List

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 9, 2012: When it comes to making the U.S’ list of major money laundering, illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries, several Latin American and Caribbean nations simply cannot hide. This year, several have again slapped with the label by the U.S. State Department in its annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. Snagging the title ...

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Chamber of Commerce Of Saint Martin Partners With Invest Caribbean Now

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. March 9, 2012: The spotlight is set to shine on investment opportunities on the French Caribbean territory of Saint Martin in New York City this June at the 2012 Invest Caribbean Now Power Forum. La Chambre Consulaire Interprofessionnelle de Saint-Martin, (CCISM) has signed on as one of the partners of the second annual Caribbean ...

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Haiti’s Decentralization Strategy and Priority Sectors Receive a SWIFT Boost as U.S. Naval Vessel and Crew Complete Three Week Mission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — International civilian and military teams aboard the U.S. naval vessel HSV SWIFT have completed their three-week mission of knowledge-sharing and capacity building in Northern Haiti, significantly strengthening the nation in key priority sectors and advancing the Martelly administration’s strategy for decentralization. Presiding over a ceremony marking the departure of the vessel and crew, ...

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Pan-American Life Insurance Group Reports Strong Financial Results in 2011

NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of life and health insurance in Latin America and the US Hispanic market, today announced financial results for the full year ending December 31, 2011. Revenues grew 9.8 percent to $470 million, while pre-tax operating earnings also gained 9.8 percent to close the year at ...

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May Trial For Popular Guyanese Entrepreneur

Edul “Ed” Ahmad News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. March 2, 2012: The man who to some was once the darling of the Guyanese community in Richmond Hill, Queens, where he sponsored a cricket team, donated to many politicians and made owning a home affordable for many, is set to go on trial in a New York Court this May. ...

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MOI Accelerates Implementation of Siesmic Risk Plan in Northern Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul said Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program, will accelerate the implementation of the Seismic Risk Plan (SRP) in Northern Haiti, which seeks to improve the way that this region prepares for and reduces risks of earthquakes. Haiti’s northeastern region is one ...

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Haitian Leaders Maintain Strong Focus on Attracting Investments That Will Accelerate the Vision for Sustainable Economic Development Based on Decentralization and Job Creation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a Club de Madrid Conference held today in Port-au-Prince, Jorge Quiroga, the former president of Bolivia, and Jose Maria Figueres, the former president of Costa Rica, conferred with the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Growth and Investment (PACEGI) and Haitian business leaders regarding investment opportunities waiting within Haiti’s mining and eco-tourism sectors. ...

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Leap To Barbados For Hot Hotel Savings

Wire, New York, NY (February 29, 2012) – True savings only come once every four years. This Leap Year, on February 29th only, visitors can save on their hotel stay when they book travel to Barbados at over 25 participating hotels and attractions. This one time Leap to Barbados special gives travelers a chance to leap away to the sun-drenched ...

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Haitian Minister Mayard-Paul Witnesses Community Development Program in Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Haiti’s Minister of the Interior and Chief of Staff, Thierry Mayard-Paul, representing Haiti’s President Michel Martelly, attended the inauguration of the Rural Clinic of Veron in Punta Cana, the only primary care facility serving the local community, where 60 percent of its patients are Haitians. Dominican businessman Frank Rainieri, president of ...

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A More Violent Caribbean – UNDP

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 24, 2012: The Caribbean region has become more violent and it is the main challenge facing Caribbean countries. That’s according to the Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 from the UNDP. Across all countries, 48 percent of respondents to the Citizen Security Survey 2010, were found to have worried at some time about becoming ...

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