August 7, 2022

Kia announces 310−mile EPA−certified range for all−new EV6

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First Dedicated EV from Kia Goes the Distance All-electric range (AER) for entire EV6 lineup announced Efficiency reaches 4.0 miles/kWh (29 kWh/100-miles), when equipped with the 77.4-kWh battery and rear-wheel drive The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with […]

EPA−estimated 42 MPG city! All−new Ford Maverick Hybrid is now America’s most fuel−efficient hybrid pickup

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The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid – the first standard hybrid pickup in America – officially has an EPA-estimated rating of 42 miles per gallon in the city The first Maverick Hybrid pickups are expected to start shipping in December with customer deliveries expected to start in January, arriving with an EPA-estimated rating of 37 […]

EPA compiles list of disinfectants for coronavirus

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued a five-page list of disinfectants that can be used to protect consumers from the coronavirus. The federal agency released the chemicals and products it says are strong enough to ward off “harder-to-kill” viruses than the one responsible for coronavirus. “Using the correct disinfectant is an […]

Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth.

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Bridgetown, Barbados, October 15, 2019 – The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. Three MOUs were signed between the Caribbean Export Development Agency […]

2019′s Dirty Dozen: Which foods have the most pesticides?

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By Mary Daly From Care2 Beware the “Dirty Dozen.” The Environmental Working Group has released its annual list of fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides, based on testing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And this year’s Dirty Dozen — as the produce is nicknamed — has some unsettling surprises. “Overall, the USDA found 225 different pesticides and pesticide […]

A regional Cultural and Creative Industries Workshop held in Barbados

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, November 22, 2018. The Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with the European Union, GIZ and BCSI commenced a two-day workshop for practitioners in the creative and cultural industries of CARIFORUM. The Agency hosted forty (40) representatives from across CARIFORUM to support the building of capacity in the areas of music, fashion and […]

Smoke brings Seattle its worst air pollution in decades

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By Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Smoke from the wildfires raging in southwestern Canada and the Northwest U.S. have brought Seattle and much of Washington State their worst PM2.5 air pollution in the past twenty years over the past few days. At Seattle’s 4103 Beacon Hill S monitoring site, 24-hour-average fine particle pollution (PM2.5) levels […]

Audi chief Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe

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From BBC The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he was being held. Munich prosecutors said they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. The […]

The View From Europe: Brexit’s many imponderables

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By DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate Many months have passed since this column last addressed the issue of Brexit and what it may mean for the Caribbean and its long-standing relationship with the United Kingdom. This is because the shape of Britain’s future relationship with the EU27 and other international trade partners including the Caribbean […]

Delegates assemble in St. Kitts-Nevis for CARIFORUM Council of Ministers meet

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts–The United Kingdom’s (UK’s) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), also known as “Brexit,” is an emerging trade issue that is of paramount concern for the Caribbean region. Against this backdrop, a number of government ministers and delegates from Forum of the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States CARIFORUM countries […]