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Irwine G. Clare Elected To Serve on Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 17, 2012: The Diaspora U.S. North East Advisory Board has announced the election of Irwine G. Clare, Sr. to serve in the capacity of Advisory Board Member. He will replace Patrick Beckford who will remain as N.E. Board Chairman until the regional conference to be held later this year. Clare will assume office ...

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Fashion Icon Donna Karan, Explores Investment Opportunities in Haiti’s Heartland

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Donna Karan accompanied Haitian Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul, as he visited the cities of Jeremiah and Jacmel during his “listening campaign.” The visits, a continuation of the Minister’s tour of Haiti’s heartland, are aimed at advancing the government’s goals for building a sustainable economy through investments that support ...

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EduK Group Announces Executive Appointments Focused on Managing Growth of Puerto Rico Operations

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Chief Executive Officer Wallace Pond, Ph.D., today announced new roles for executives on the senior leadership team of the EduK Group, the largest provider of private, postsecondary career education in Puerto Rico. Guillermo Nigaglioni, who previously held the position of President and CEO of Instituto de Banca y Comercio (IBC), will retain ...

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Stay at Best Western®, Earn LifeMiles From the Avianca and TACA Frequent Flyer Program

LIMA, Peru, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Best Western International, Inc., THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY®, announced today that members of its Best Western Rewards® frequency program can now earn 250 LifeMiles, the frequent flyer points from Avianca and TACA Airlines, for every qualified stay at any Best Western hotel around the world. In addition, between January 16, 2012 and ...

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Guyana’s Parliamentary Opposition Select Speaker Much To Ire Of President

Raphael Trotman takes the oath as Speaker of the Guyana National Assembly. (Demerara Waves image) News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Jan. 13, 2012: Guyana has a new speaker of the parliament and its minority-elected President is not too happy. A Party for National Unity, with 26 seats, in the House, and the Alliance For Change, with seven seats, used their ...

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Haiti, Two Years Later

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Jan. 13, 2012: Two years after the horrific earthquake in Haiti, some 500,000 people still live under terrible conditions in makeshift camps. That’s the word from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which was working in Haiti before the disaster and lost 12 staff members in the earthquake. The piles of rubble and gaping holes ...

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Sangart Initiates Phase 1b Study of MP4CO in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sangart, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing life-saving medicines specifically designed to enhance the perfusion and oxygenation of ischemic (oxygen deprived) tissues through targeted oxygen and other gas delivery, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1b study designed to evaluate the safety of MP4CO treatment in patients with sickle cell ...

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Grenada Board of Tourism and Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association Launch New and Improved Booking Engine System By Regatta Solutions

ST. GEORGES, Grenada, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT) and the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA) have jointly launched a new, and improved, booking engine on their respective websites www.grenadagrenadines.com and www.gogrenada.gd which, it is expected, will bolster the island’s tourism industry. The implementation of Regatta allows hotels, villas and other activity providers in ...

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Caribbean’s Influence In Europe Waning

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Jan. 10, 2012: Most years Caribbean governments and their counterparts from beyond the region hold policy level encounters at which they discuss matters of common interest. Such meetings, involving Heads of Government or senior ministers, have in the recent past included a meeting in 2011 in Trinidad with the Chinese leadership; a ...

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Malcolm Gladwell, Zanana Akande and Other Notables of Caribbean Heritage Honoured in Toronto in March

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The University of the West Indies (UWI) is hosting its 3rd Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto, on Saturday March 10, 2012. Under the theme: Light, Learning and Liberty, Canada’s business community will honour award-winning author, Malcolm Gladwell, and Zananda Akande, former cabinet minister, as well as other outstanding Canadians: Dr. Pamela Da Camara, Ms. ...

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