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Freundel Stuart was sworn in as prime minister on Oct. 23 a few hours after the island’s sixth prime minister David Thompson succumbed to pancreatic cancer at age 48.
Stuart served as attorney general and deputy prime minister in Thompson’s Cabinet. He told reporters he did not envisage any changes to the Cabinet that had been re-shuffled in September as Thompson said he was seeking to reduce his workload.

 

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.

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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.

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