Caribbean Quake Shakes Domincian Republic

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dominican Republic this morning just days after experts warned that the country is at risk of experiencing a quake similar to the one that hit neighbouring Haiti last year.

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Ecuador Earthquake Tops 6.9

A powerful earthquake shook the South American nation of Ecuador on Thursday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. Read more of this post

Haiti Pranksters Say More Stunts Targeting The French Are On The Horizon

A group of Canadians who pranked the French government expressed satisfaction with their successful Internet stunt — and vowed to deliver additional ones. Read more of this post

Earthquakes Continue Around The World At Alarming Rate Part 2

At least four people were injured during an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale that hit southern Iran’s Fars Province near the Persian Gulf coast at 1938 GMT on Tuesday. Read more of this post

Two Percent To Haiti Not Enough

A fake Internet website caused a stir for at least 24 hours when it purported to be a government of France website announcing that the government “is repaying the historic debt of 90 million gold francs Haiti paid to France following the former’s independence at the dawn of the 19th century”. Read more of this post

US Warships Cause Anger In Costa Rica

Costa Rica has allowed 46 US warships and 7,000 Marines to enter the country despite objection by the opposition parties, which describe the move as “illegal.” Read more of this post

UN Leading Efforts Rebuilding Haiti’s Telecom System

A global effort led by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is endeavouring to accelerate the reconstruction of Haiti’s information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, which was destroyed in the devastating January earthquake. Read more of this post

Haiti Fund Launch

The World Bank says it has launched the Haiti Reconstruction Fund to help rebuild the quake-ravaged country. Read more of this post

Earthquake Kills Dozens In Turkey

At least 51 people died when an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck a village and outlying areas near the town of Elazig in eastern Turkey early on Monday, officials in the region said. Read more of this post

Dominican Republic To Host International Conference Of Haiti Donors

Dominican Republic will host the international conference of high level technical donors who’ll evaluate the economic consequences of the quake Haiti. Read more of this post

Baroness Sacked For Anti-Israel Comments

Baroness Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat frontbencher in Britain, has been sacked as the party’s health spokeswoman after urging an inquiry into charges that Israeli forces in Haiti harvested the organs of victims, British media outlets reported Saturday. Read more of this post

Barbados First Shipment Off To Haiti

The Barbados government’s first shipment of supplies to Haiti left the island Wednesday, bound for Jamaica, the Caribbean’s staging point in the relief effort. Read more of this post

US Turns Back Haitians At Sea

A US Coast Guard cutter on Thursday took 78 Haitians picked up on an overloaded sailboat off the Bahamas back to their quake ravaged country, delivering them to Cap Haitien, officials said. Read more of this post

Haiti Detains Americans Taking Kids Across Border

Ten US Baptists were being held in the Haitian capital yesterday after trying to take 33 children out of Haiti at a time of growing fears over possible child trafficking. Read more of this post

Troops Fired On Straving Crowds In Haiti

Troops under United Nations command have opened fire on crowds of hungry Haitians seeking food, an ominous sign of impending confrontation between the people of the earthquake-wracked country and the armed forces dispatched there under the auspices of the imperialist powers.  Read more of this post

CARICOM Wants Top Role In Haiti Reconstruction

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) representative at a conference on Haiti has made it clear that the regional grouping wants to and is ready to do all in its power to play a prominent role in that quake-hit country’s reconstruction. Read more of this post

US: We Will ‘Occupy’ Haiti Long Term

Despite criticism for the US military presence in quake-stricken Haiti, Washington says it has a long-term plan to stay in the country. Read more of this post

Chavez: US ‘Weapon’ Caused Haiti Quake

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Wednesday accused the United States of causing the destruction in Haiti by testing a ‘tectonic weapon’ to induce the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country last week. Read more of this post

The International Rescue Operation’s Priorities In Haiti

“The contempt we have been taught to entertain for blacks, make us fear many things that are founded neither in reason nor experience.” – Alexander Hamilton in letter to John Hay, 1799.

“Only those who hate the black population, see hatred in blacks” – José Martí, Montecristi Manifesto, 1895 Read more of this post

Why The US Own Haiti Billions?

Why does the US owe Haiti Billions?  Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, stated his foreign policy view as the “Pottery Barn rule.”  That is – “if you break it, you own it.” Read more of this post

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