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Charles Kao
"American airline staff are doing an amazing and largely unheralded job in Haiti," asserts a development expert close to the post earthquake relief efforts in the Caribbean nation.

Charles Kao, chairman of the Innovation for Sustainable Development Centre (ISDC), pointed to the work of Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) (www.airlineambassadors.org) which he said had organized and "paid out of their own pockets for 17 airplanes full of aid and trained medical professionals."

ImageFlights have been disrupted across the Caribbean after a volcanic eruption on the British overseas territory of Montserrat.

The Soufriere Hills volcano, which first erupted in 1995, returned to life on Thursday, spewing ash up to 6 miles (10km) into the sky, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory said.

ImageJamaica welcomed the first AirTran Airways flight from Baltimore today. To officially kick off the new nonstop service, travelers were greeted in Montego Bay with a Jamaican celebration.
ImageA group of Jamaican citizens on Thursday wrote Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, urging him to terminate the current negotiations with Kingston concerning the pending sale of Air Jamaica.