June 20, 2021

United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

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By Jacqueline Charles From Miami Herald While not offering an apology or admission, the head of the United Nations says the global body bears “a moral responsibility” in helping Haiti tackle what experts say is the world’s worst cholera epidemic. UNITED NATIONS — In his strongest statement since a deadly cholera epidemic arrived in Haiti […]

Nonsensical Cuba embargo

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7 Reasons the nonsensical Cuba embargo has got to go From The Huffington Post More than half of Americans want to put the U.S. embargo on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank. We’re not surprised. It’s an outmoded idea whose time has passed. […]

Al Gore on climate change: ‘Extreme weather events are a game changer’

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By Ann-Marie Alcantara From Mashable Climate change made an appearance at the 44th annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, thanks to former Vice-President Al Gore and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. The two world figures commented on how extreme weather events are intensifying global awareness of the climate change phenomenon. The weather events they […]

Gender counts in the aftermath of Caribbean natural disasters

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By Jewel Fraser Caribbean360 A report prepared for the United Nations Development Programme noted that men often lacked coping skills in the aftermath of a hurricane and were prone to alcohol abuse, stress, and anger. (Credit iwnsvg.com/YouTube) Jewel Fraser PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday January 31, 2014, IPS – The rise in natural disasters in the Caribbean […]

A case for compensation for climate change destruction

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 The Caribbean can no longer merely endure the effects of global warming whose evidence is plain to see and whose offenders have been identified by no less an organization than the United Nations says Sir Ronald Sanders. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday January 2, 2014 – Can the countries of the […]

Caribbean child brides worry UNFPA

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By Nadine Wilson Observer staff reporter From Jamaica Observer Agency says leaders must address human rights violation Approximately 29 per cent of girls in the Caribbean were married before their 18th birthday, resulting in what representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) feel is a human rights violation that needs to be urgently addressed […]