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Haiti Bars Oxfam Great Britain After Sexual Abuse Scandal

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Haitian government has permanently banned Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country after revelations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff members in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The government released a statement Wednesday announcing it was canceling the international charity’s status as a non-governmental organization, or […]

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U.N. Emergency Teams Ready to Help Respond to Hurricane Matthew

Les Cayes, Haiti. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean region, United Nations emergency response teams have been deployed to Haiti and Jamaica to coordinate rapid assessments and support disaster response. According to a statement issued by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson, though the full extent of the impact remains […]

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Florida Bank to Offer First Credit Cards for Use in Cuba

Pompano Beach, FL, A small regional Florida bank is making history. Stonegate Bank is issuing the first credit card that can be used in Cuba since Washington and Havana normalized relations. Cuba has two currencies: 1 for tourists and 1 for Cubans. The one for tourists is worth 26 times more. Photo: Flickr/James Byrum. “In […]

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DRAFT 4: In Jamaica, Striving to Make ‘One Love’ True – for All

—New York, N.Y. I was discussing homophobia in Jamaica with one of our Foundation‘s Global Advisers recently over tea at The Yale Club. The Hon. Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD is a former diplomat from that Caribbean nation, with years of experience in public relations. She told me if I wanted to know about how a University […]

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Winning Hearts & Minds, Transforming Lives in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica. For decades, Jamaica has been facing high and rising debt to GDP ratios that has undermined its capacity to achieve sustainable growth and has contributed to declining average living standards. Jamaica lies south of Cuba and West of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The 2008-9 global crisis worsened Jamaica’s fragile fiscal position and […]

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How to Turn Difficult Times into a Period of Growth

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