November 25, 2020

CDEMA European Union have launched the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM Programme

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Saint Maarten, 4 December 2019. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) along with the European Union have launched the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM Programme. This initiative aims to contribute to the reduction of the vulnerability to disaster risks, and to promote the sustainable development from the countries of this region. The […]

CARIFORUM fight against crime moves forward: Draft Model School Drug policy to be developed

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From CARICOM Today The development and implementation of a drug policy for schools moves forward, as Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Coordinators and other stakeholders from across the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) meet 21-23 January, 2019, in Saint Lucia. The expected outcome of the three-day meeting is a draft Model […]

Wandsworth father appeals for more blood donors from the African Caribbean community

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By Toby Porter From Londononline A six-year-old schoolgirl with sickle cell anemia was able to celebrate Christmas and new year only because she was given blood by a hero she did not know. Now Angel Salami and her family are issuing a special plea for black blood donors because so few are coming forward to […]

Memorial to African & Caribbean soldiers

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UK: Brixton unveils a memorial to honour African and Caribbean soldiers By Fayola Douglas From London Live UK 6th June 2018 marked the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history. On the 6th of June 1944 – the British Army crossed the channel, with Allied support, to launch a major […]

EU diplomat admits to ‘selfish’ motives in supporting crime fight in the region

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By Marlon Madden From Barbados Today The European Union’s (EU) top diplomat here has urged Barbados and the rest of the region to come up with a common approach and strong, professional institutions to address crime and security challenges facing the Caribbean. With the EU providing millions of dollars in funding through various programmes to […]

WTO talks collapse, Caribbean disappointed

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From Nation News BUENOS AIRES – Caribbean countries have expressed disappointment at the collapse of talks towards a final outcome document at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). “The reality is that we’ve had countries take entrenched positions, and unless we are prepared to be flexible, we will not come […]

Former boxer throws weight behind prostate cancer campaign to reach out to African Caribbean community

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By RHEA TURNER From Burton Mail UK The campaign, which has already diagnosed 24 men with cancer, is the brainchild of Jyoti Shah An ex-boxer has traded punches for prostate advice after joining the fight against men’s biggest killer to inspire the African Caribbean community to get themselves checked for the disease. Former British middleweight […]

Mobile Blood Bank Donation For St. Lucia

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From The Voice UK NHS present collection unit to the Ministry of Health and Wellness THE MINISTRY OF Health and Wellness in St. Lucia is to receive a mobile blood collection unit vehicle, a donation from the National Health Service (NHS) and Blood and Transplant International Services in the UK. This is the result of […]

Shirley aiming to boost black hair knowledge

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By Vic Motune From The Voice Trichologist helping African Caribbean women to better understand scalp condition A LEADING trichologist has created an infographic after realising that many of the African Caribbean women she worked with were poorly informed about their hair. Shirley McDonald, a registered trichologist with the Institute of Trichologists who also runs her […]

Britain’s divorce a sign of sovereign insecurity

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life It’s interesting to see how one of Europe’s architects of colonization recently trod a similar path some of their colonized possessions maneuvered when in the last century they voted to be independent. In a recent referendum, a majority of Britons voted independence from the European Union. Last week, […]