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How much will the mission to Haiti cost? No answer yet, US says

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Rashaed Esson

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October 4, 2023 – How much will the multinational force to Haiti cost? This is the question the United States and other nations are unable to answer at the moment, they expressed in a report.

The US, from the get go, has been working somewhat behind the scenes to help Haiti, leaving other nations to take the lead such as Kenya, the nations spearheading the soon to come multinational force.

 Like other nations, America has pledged to contribute in some way to the mission and for them, it’s monetary as they say they are willing to give a sum of USD$200 million to help fund the mission. However this is seemingly an estimate for what would be sufficient for funding such a large scale mission.

Referring to their efforts for funding, on behalf of the US,  ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said,  “We intend to work with our Congress to provide $100 million in support and then the Department of Defense is prepared to provide robust enabling support, that will be up to $100 million as well.”

She further expressed that they have the resolution to fall back on against not knowing fully the cost of the mission.

“And while we don’t know ultimately, in the end, what this will cost, we will be looking now that we have this resolution in place, for the contribution of other countries.”

The date for the mission is yet to be announced or decided. However, what has been decided in the intention of the mission which boils down to rescuing the nation from gang control, bringing it to a rest where proper authorities can reclaim control, bringing back economic, social and political health.

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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