October 22, 2019

Dorian disaster relief

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UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief From Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Nassau, The Bahamas (Sept. 17, 2019) Dear family, friends, and clients, We are very grateful for your continued love, support, and donations towards the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Dorian. We are thankful that all of our team members are safe, with the majority relocated to other areas of The Bahamas and […]

2nd UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

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From Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty  Nassau, The Bahamas (Sept. 11, 2019) Dear family, friends and clients, Thank you for your continued love and support. We are so very grateful for your generosity and your uplifting sentiments. We have a long road ahead but we remain committed to rebuilding our beloved Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. […]

“Fish Hives”

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Can ‘Fish Hives’ replace lost coral in the Caribbean? By Kath Whittey From Kickstarter Objectives are to create affordable artificial reefs which will replicate lost natural corals Overview The iconic and vibrant coral reefs are dying worldwide. As a result, numerous fish species are losing their habitat. Using space hoppers and locally sourced bamboo to […]

Forced into abusive marriages, Syrian child brides increasingly turn to suicide

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By LISA KHOURY From the Times of Israel WEST BEKAA, Lebanon — Fourteen-year-old Salwa chugged the bleach for as long as she could. She ignored the agonizing burn going from her throat to stomach. She tuned out the sound of gunfire outside her kitchen window. It wasn’t the Syrian war she was trying to escape. […]

Caribbean – Hurricane Matthew Fact Sheet #18, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

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REPORT from US Agency for International Development HIGHLIGHTS Food security improves substantially in hurricane-affected areas, WFP reports USAID/OFDA partners assist more than 15,000 displaced people to return home USAID/OFDA provides additional $2.5 million for hurricane-affected families Number of suspected cholera cases continues to decline KEY DEVELOPMENTS The number of food-insecure people in Haiti’s hurricane-affected areas […]

At Sidley Austin, A pro bono project involves hundreds

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By Anita Abedian, From The American Lawyer In Ghana, a farmer didn’t know at what price to sell his maize, rice and other staple grains so he often didn’t make a profit. In neighboring Ivory Coast, where women collect shea nuts to make ends meet, many of them didn’t know how to properly store or […]

Courtesy visit from UNHCR’s Buti Kale

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin recently visited with Dr. Buti Kale, Deputy Regional Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, at the Premier’s office at the Government Administration Building. Dr. Kale, who was making a courtesy visit while in the Cayman Islands, is a resource person based in Washington, D.C., for […]

Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina Reef—A Beacon of Hope in the Caribbean

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By  Lauretta Burke From World Resources Institute A coral reef in Cuba isn’t just a tourist destination—it can be a lesson in effective ecosystem management. I recently visited Cuba at the invitation of “The Ocean Doctor,” an NGO led by Dr. David Guggenheim, a marine scientist who has worked in Cuba over the past 14 […]