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Archives for April 17, 2020

Cayman: Update on COVID 19 for Friday, 17 April 2020 – All new tests negative

12 new tests were all negative. ·        Flights from Miami arrived successfully. Flights to Nicaragua are cancelled due to the Nicaraguan Government closing their borders and not allowing the Cayman Airways flights. ·        New CTMH Doctors Hospital testing lab is approved by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Grand Cayman (GIS) – Cayman Islands’ leaders noted with cautious […]

Data-driven farming with IoT

Building a more proactive and resilient food system through precision farming Mounting challenges The agriculture industry is coming under increasing pressure. Agriculture, forestry and land use contribute approximately23% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Reports predict that food production must increase by up to 70% by 2050 to support the world’s growing population. Now the industry is facing […]

COVID-19: Who are the most vulnerable?

From Makati Medical Center The COVID-19 pandemic has created a public health emergency across the globe, with medical professionals, health experts, and scientists racing to not only treat people, but also uncover more information on the virus, including possible cures such as medications, as well as a vaccine. SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, was first […]

Audi production gradually restarts in Europe

The Audi plants in Europe will slowly return to normality by the end of the month Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler: “The focus is on a safe working environment” General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch: “Numerous measures are being taken to ensure that the employees’ health is protected”  Ingolstadt, April 17, 2020 […]

New EU funds for Corona fight, reconstruction, medical devices

“African Black’n Blue” developing children’s resilience through education and football

The African Black’n Blue project will run primarily in four sub-Saharan countries, with the involvement of Italy through its coordinating partner Inter Futura. Angola The country’s population is growing rapidly and is expected to double to over 47 million by 2060. The urban social situation is challenging. Structural development has not kept pace with the […]

New “Fast-track” EU-funded COVID-19 Resilience Facility to benefit Caribbean OCTs

By Dr Jamal Browne Communications Manager, Resilience, Sustainable Energy, and Marine Biodiversity Programme for Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (RESEMBID) Friday, April 17, 2020 — Cole Bay, Sint Maarten – The European Union and Expertise France on Monday, 6th April approved a special, fast-tracked €10 million COVID-19 mechanism to support the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories […]

Economic impact of novel coronavirus in the Caribbean

As governments across the Caribbean implement responses to prevent, , mitigate, and manage the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its consequences, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the United Nations system and key regional organizations, has embarked on a careful assessment […]

ST. K-N: Monthly salaried Government employees, pensioners and poverty alleviations stipend beneficiaries will be paid Monday, April 20th to faciliate their shopping

Monthly salaried employees and pensioners of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will be paid their monthly salaries and pensions on Monday, April 20thinstead of on Friday, April 24th, 2020.  The monthly payment to beneficiaries of the Government’s Poverty Alleviation Programme will also be made on Monday, April 20th. The Ministry of Finance has […]

St K-N: Government auxiliary employees and step employees get paid early in effort to avoid inconvenience during assigned shopping periods under State of Emergency

The weekly paid Government Auxiliary Employees (GAEs) and employees of the Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) will receive their wages a day early next week on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, instead of on the usual Friday, in order to avoid inconvenience during assigned shopping periods under the State of Emergency.  They also received their weekly […]