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ImagePrime Minister Bruce Golding told the nation Wednesday night that the way forward for Jamaica is exciting, although it will not be without challenges.

Speaking in a national broadcast in which he outlined new economic initiatives to reduce the debt and the budget deficit and widen the social safety net for the poor, Mr. Golding, optimistically, predicted that Jamaica will meet the challenges and be victorious.

In support of the relief efforts associated with the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Broward County employees are making donations to the American Red Cross through direct financial contributions or payroll deductions. In addition, Port Everglades is waiving all tariff charges for qualifying cargo and the ships delivering relief supplies to Haiti.
ImageIn response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, Walmart operations around the world and the Walmart Foundation today announced a $500,000 monetary donation to Red Cross emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The company is also sending pre-packaged food kits valued at $100,000 to Haiti at the request of the Red Cross.
Lifesaving supplies from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are reaching desperate survivors in quake-shattered Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CRS is distributing food and water from its warehouses in the Haitian capital and the city of Les Cayes. Additional aid is on its way from CRS’ supplies in the neighboring Dominican Republic.