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KINGSTON — IBEX, a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer engagement technology solutions, today announced its team in Jamaica raised $6,462.69 ($1 million Jamaican dollars) to help pay for new prosthetic legs for teammate Charmonique Willis. Willis lost her legs when she was two years old

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 PORT-AU-PRINCE — At least 3,700 families across several Salesian programs and educational centers in Haiti had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, and Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the

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Cuba Adopts Russian Narrative On Ukraine War
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HAVANA — When Brent Renaud was killed covering the impact of the Ukraine war, state media in Cuba described the American photojournalist as a CIA agent. The state-run news website Cubadebate cited an Iranian news outlet as the source of the story, which it ran on March 13. But it didn’t

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Mother, Father Put Baby In Car Safety Seat On Sidewalk Saying: 'We Don't Want To Care For Her Any More'
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SAN JUAN —The San Juan Municipal Police arrested a woman this morning who abandoned her three-month-old baby on Lippit Street in Santurce, Puerto Rico. According to preliminary information, at about 1:15 a.m., a call came in reporting that a baby was left abandoned on a sidewalk in her car seat.

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Social Security Will Allow Citizens To Self-Identify Sex Of Choice In Their Records
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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency will offer people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number (SSN) record. The agency anticipates this option will be available in the fall of 2022. “The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and

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Lies Dominate Social Media Battle In Cuba Over Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine
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The Cuban state’s main priority is reaching out to young people through social media HAVANA — The Russian invasion of Ukraine did not come as a surprise to the international community. The ongoing tensions between the two nations in recent years foreshadowed the worst that was yet to come: the

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Cubans Split Over More Liberal Family Code As Referendum Nears
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HAVANA — Cuba’s communist government is seeking to rally support for a new family code that would open the door to gay marriage and boost women’s rights, but experts and a recent survey suggest an upcoming referendum vote may not provide a rubber stamp. Tepid support for the reforms, which

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‘Sharp rise’ In Nicaraguans Fleeing To Costa Rica, Strains Asylum System
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Around three per cent of Costa Rica’s population is now made up of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. Doubling in number over the last eight months, the agency now estimates that there are more than 150,000 Nicaraguans who have crossed over the

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Haiti: UN Agencies Warn of ‘Unabated’ Rise In Hunger
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PORT-AU-PRINCE — While humanitarian assistance has been successful in averting a catastrophe, Haiti is experiencing a persistent rise in hunger levels, with many citizens suffering acutely, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday. Alerting that 4.5 million Haitians are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, WFP pointed to lower-than-expected humanitarian food assistance and

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Poor The Hardest Hit In Caribbean and LatAm By Russia's Ukraine Invasion, IMF Says
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CARACAS — The poorest will be the hardest hit across the Caribbean and Latin America by the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the region facing further inflationary pressure, a senior official at the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. “High inflation, especially food inflation, affects the poor

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