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Simple productivity hacks for solopreneurs

Being your own boss sounds lucrative.  However, being your own boss is not easy. The freedom of time is one of the most common reasons behind employed professionals switching to self-employment. However, being self-employed is a lot of work with too little time to do it. As a result, many solopreneurs find themselves working more […]

Reflections on the National Black Independent Political Party • Tribute to Kabili Tayari — November 23rd Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

IBW21.org – Institute of the Black World 21st Century November 23rdEdition of Vantage Point Monday’s Topics Tribute to Kabili Tayari Reflections on the NationalBlack Independent Political Party Commentator Dr. Ron Daniels Plus The Professor on the Soap Box With host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” Visit ibw21.org/vp-radio anytime to listen to previous editions of Vantage Point […]

Success! Costa Rica ratifies the Forced Labour Protocol

By Carlo Ladd, Freedom United November 22, 2020 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS VictoriesFreedom United campaign success as Costa Rica ratifies Forced Labour Protocol Sign the petition Supply chain Ben & Jerry’s pledges to pay cocoa farmers living wage In a bold move to address longstanding issues of exploitation and poverty in […]

Tourism: The balance between cruises and hotels – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (NOVEMBER 9, 2020)

By Basil Springer “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17  The tourism sector’s “Economic Gearing System” is mainly driven by the arrival of tourists on airlines and cruise ships from far and wide. Good balance between these drivers augurs well for the recovery and future of the hospitality industry which has been dealt […]

CHTA Foundation, Johnson & Wales support Bahamian student

MIAMI, Florida (November 21, 2020) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is teaming up with Johnson & Wales University to support one of its most promising students.  Savion Bethell, a junior at the Rhode Island-based institution who hails from The Bahamas, is the recipient of two $5,000 scholarships, funded equally by […]

UNICEF and PAHO launch joint COVID-19 vaccine tender on behalf of COVAX Facility

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON DC, 12 November 2020: UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced today the launch of a tenderinviting all COVID-19 vaccine developers to submit a proposal for supply in 2021. The tender, which will run for 6 weeks, aims to provide at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines on behalf of the COVAX Facility, administered […]

PAHO outlines best practices to control COVID-19 pandemic

Robust disease surveillance, contact tracing and prioritizing primary health care are among key measures to reduce transmission Washington, D.C., November 11, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today outlined best practices in a guide to help countries decide which measures to implement to control the COVID-19 pandemic and for how long, based on […]

Rapid antigen tests arriving in countries to assist in COVID-19 response in the Americas

With PAHO support, four countries advance in implementing pilot testing of new diagnostics Washington D.C., November 10, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization has deployed 190,000 new COVID-19 antigen diagnostic tests donated to four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is conducting training to implement pilot testing of their operation. From its […]

PAHO calls for improving diabetes control to prevent complications and severe COVID-19

In the Americas, more than 60 million people live with diabetes, which if uncontrolled can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and amputations. Diabetes is also an underlying condition that increases the risk of severe forms of COVID-19 illness.  Washington, DC, November 12, 2020 (PAHO)- On the eve of World Diabetes Day on November 14, […]

PAHO to support countries in facing the challenges and cost of a future COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinating 20% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean is projected to cost over $2 billion Washington, D.C., November 18, 2020 (PAHO) —Delivering vaccines for COVID-19 “will be challenging and costly “so it is vital that countries start preparing now,” said Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization during a […]