November 12, 2019

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 […]

Keys physicians petition, for bacterial safety cultures on Oxitec antibiotic dependent mosquito, 2016, was declined.

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The following was a comment added to our story published February 12 2018 “US: Bug board convenes experts for advice”. We feel it should stand on its own as an article and therefore we have republished. The original is at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/us-bug-board-convenes-experts-for-advice/ John W Norris III MD FACP says: February 13, 2018 at 4:59 am Keys […]

Oxitec hopeful for GM mosquito release this year

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BY KATIE ATKINS From FLKEYSNEWS There hasn’t been much talk of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys for a while, but a trial could happen in the coming months. British biotech company Oxitec wants to release its genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys this year, calling them “Oxitec Friendly mosquitoes,” the offspring […]

Solar installations

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New US solar installations nearly doubled in 2016 By Daniel Cooper From engadget And the average price for a system fell by 20 percent. Yes, the head of the EPA did display a staggering level of ignorance about climate change, but not everything is terrible. A report produced by GTM Research and the Solar Energy […]