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The Fastest Man in the World is HeForShe

14 July 2015 - Kingston, Jamaica Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign. Usain Bolt, an icon for track and field athletics who has established himself as the greatest sprinter of all-time, brings to the forefront of his global audience, the issue of gender equality and ending violence against women and girls. ...

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Global Internet Content Providers Turn Attention to Caribbean Facebook, Google, Akamai coming for CarPIF 2

By Gerard Best WILLEMSTAD, Curacao—Much ink has been spilt and many hands wrung over how slow and expensive the Internet is in the Caribbean. The latest snapshot from ICT Pulse, for example, is a reminder of the price paid and pain felt by those subscribing to regional service providers’ fixed Internet broadband packages. But Internet woes are much more than just a personal inconvenience to individual citiz ...

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21st Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean to be held in Belize from 6 – 10 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE Subject: 21st Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean to be held in Belize from 6 – 10 June 2016   The Pesticides Control Board of Belize is pleased to announce that the 21st Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean (CGPC) will be held in Belize from 6 – 10 June 2016. The meeting will be held at the San Ignacio ...

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity – Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

MEDIA RELEASE By Omardath Maharaj, Agriultural Economist The United Nations has proclaimed May 22nd as The International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In his 2016 message, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that “biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people ...

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Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks, after Liberty Global Announces CWC Acquisition

By Gerard Best KINGSTON, Jamaica—A multi billion-dollar telecommunications deal, touted as a significant growth opportunity for the Caribbean information and communication technology sector, has come under the scrutiny of the Jamaican government. Liberty Global announced the completion of its US$5 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) on May 16. The combined business wil ...

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World Bank Group Launches Groundbreaking Financing Facility to Protect Poorest Countries against Pandemics

PRESS RELEASE First-ever insurance and pandemic bonds will save lives and protect economies   SENDAI, Japan, May 21, 2016—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan, which ho ...

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Development

Development is necessary, let us all work together to achieve it ...

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