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With Haiti still reeling from the effects of Hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike an estimated 600 people have died and more than 70,100 others across the country are homeless. Hurricane Hannah slowly made its way across Haiti dumping down rain on an already saturated country causing damaging floods and dangerous mudslides. Roads are impassable, major towns are submerged by mud and effluence hampering access to many towns and rural areas.
The recent worldwide food and energy shortages have increased the need for social services on the island of Barbados and around the globe. During times of difficulty, citizens flock to the social service sector to receive the services that citizens are unable to afford and governments are unable to finance.
In the past three years, the matter of Autism and developmental and mental health disorders has just begun to gain public attention in Jamaica; however, there is a major lack of knowledge on how to treat the issues relating to autism.
The Caribbean is known for its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and relaxing atmosphere which draws tourist from around the world. However with number of tourist ever increasing, the islands have begun to escalate the amount of development projects in order to capture more and more of the tourism market. With expansive development projects, often times mean the loss of components of the islands heritage and local histories.
Conference tackles Jamaican gang violence
The South Florida Times, August 8,2008
MIAMI — In an effort to improve the social and economic climate in Jamaica, agencies from the tropical island and the Sunshine State will collaborate to tackle the rampant gang violence in the popular tourists’ paradise.
Jamaican Cops Get Advice from U.S. Colleagues
Miami Herald, August 08, 2008.
Jamaican police officials gleaned law enforcement tips from South Florida authorities as part of a trip aiming to help them curb gang violence on the island.
Help Still Available to Storm-proof Homes
Miami Herlad, August 13, 2008
Four nonprofit groups in South Florida have funds available to provide grants to low-income families and elderly homeowners to help make their homes stronger against future tropical storms and hurricanes.
IICA Saitn Lucia and Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Forestry address food safety in pig production, IICA ECS News, September 2007.
Local Doctor Travels to Guyana to Teach, The Star Newspaper, July 1, 2007.
C.A.R.E. and SLHTA Collaborate to Provide Culinary Workshop, The Voice, May 26, 2007.
Investment Bureau Holds Business-Coaching Course, Cayman Net News, May 7, 2007.
Chief Fire Rescue Officer Commends Search and Rescue Team, ZIZ RADIO and TV News, February 15, 2007.
Crime, violence can aggravate behavioral disorders in children, Jamaica Gleaner Online, May 22, 2006.
Jamaica Turns to CARD FAVACA for Expertise with Autism, USF Department of Child & Family Studies News, May 2006.
Workshops for Honey bee Keepers, St. Vincent Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, January 2006.
CIIB/FAVACA Small Business Workshops, January 25, 2006.
Workshops target small business, Caymanian Compass, January 31, 2006.
Governor Jeb Bush Team to visit Prime Minister Douglas, chamber officials next week - St. Kitts & Nevis GIS, October 2, 2003
NEMO Continues Training of Members - National Emergency Managment Press Release, September 29, 2003
NCSA arming children to fight drugs - September 24, 2003, The Barbados Advocate
Scientist ventures abroad to volunteer- July 28, 2003, Tallahassee Democrat
Alzheimer's seminar well supported - July 18, 2003, Jamaica Gleaner
Haitian exporters look to shelve wares,woes - July 13, 2003, The Miami Hearld