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Grant to Food For The Poor Provides New Homes and a Water Project. 

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 14, 2016) – For the third time within six years, dozens of homes will be built in Fond des Blancs, Haiti, thanks to a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor. These 50 homes in the Fond des Blancs community will provide more than 350 people with concrete block homes with solar-powered lighting, cisterns for water and indoor flush toilets.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 30, 2016) – Food For The Poor is celebrating 25 years of dedicated service in Guyana, which began with the delivery of food and basic items in June of 1991. Since then, the international relief and development organization has become the leading provider of aid to the people of Guyana, shipping 171 tractor-trailer loads of food, medicine, health care items and educational supplies to the Food For The Poor-Guyana distribution center in Georgetown.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. July 1, 2016: The latest Trafficking in Persons 2016 Report from the U.S. State Department is out and no surprise – several Caribbean nations have made the list of nations battling with the issue of “sex trafficking” – the term used for the act of recruiting, harbouring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion – within their borders. Here are the 16 nations making the latest report:

A New York cop with carnival revellers on Labour Day, Sept. 7, 2015. 

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 1, 2016: Its summer, which means Carnival time in most cities where Caribbean nationals live outside of the region. Of course the biggest Caribbean Diaspora carnivals every summer takes place in Toronto – Caribana; the UK – Nottinghill and NYC – the West Indian American Day Carnival. But Caribbean carnivals also happen annually in many other cities across the US, UK and Canada. Here is a list of the 2016 carnivals set to get underway, beginning this weekend:

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