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Finance Minister Paula Cox  was sworn in late last month as Bermuda’s new premier after she convincingly won a run-off to replace outgoing Premier Dr. Ewart Brown.
Cox won the leadership battle against two rivals in a landslide victory on the second day of the PLP's
three-day annual conference on Oct. 28.
She polled 124 votes to Terry Lister’s 39 and Dale Butler’s two.

Kit Miyamoto
Many of 1.3 million Haitians living in crowded displacement camps could be back in safe homes within 12 months to 24 months, says earthquake structural engineer and post-disaster expert Dr. Kit Miyamoto.

Working with the Pan American Development Foundation, in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC) and the UN's Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Miyamoto and a MTPTC team of 250 specially trained structural engineers are wrapping up the most comprehensive inspection of 400,000 homes in the capital.

ImageWith a population that is approximately 40 percent Indian, it comes as little surprise that the dual-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago shines during the largest Hindu festival on the island, Divali or Festival of Lights. Celebrated by Hindus in Trinidad & Tobago, India and around the globe, this year’s event, held November 5, 2010, will be commemorated by the young and old, rich and poor with colorful events and extravagant light displays.

The American Red Cross has committed $2.76 million to underwrite operating expenses at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Critical Care Trauma and Rehabilitation Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, allowing the facility to remain open until the middle of next year.

The hospital operates 24/7 for the general public, providing the only critical care and trauma services for all of Haiti. Funding from this agreement will support essential medical services, including operating expenses, payroll and administrative fees.