December 12, 2019

Caribbean, Latin American families eating themselves to death

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says ultra-processed foods are gaining ground among Latin American and Caribbean families. The report, published on Wednesday, says ultra-processed food, sugary beverages and fast food, with poor nutritional quality, are replacing more nourishing domestic foods in diets […]

US’ Largest Caribbean carnival

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Here’s Why Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Should Make A Stop At The US’ Largest Caribbean Carnival? From News Americas Now News Americas, WASHINGTON, Fri. Aug. 16, 2019: Billed as the largest Caribbean carnival in North America and presented annually by the West Indian American Day Carnival, it is a draw each Labor Day in Brooklyn, NY for […]

Sanders: Boris Johnson’s can of worms

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Caribbean WASHINGTON, United States, Monday July 29, 2019 – There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared, is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As […]

This Caribbean born national makes history as the new Master of University College, Oxford, UK

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, Fri. Aug. 9, 2019: A Caribbean national was recently named as the new master of the University College, Oxford, the oldest college of the university in the UK. She is also the first female master and the first black head of an Oxford college. Georgetown, Guyana-born Baroness Valerie Amos, 65, replaces […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Making a difference – the example of António Guterres |

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvert Radio WASHINGTON, United States, Friday July 5, 2019 – In his threeand a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states. He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to […]

Green America: “Skip the Slip” report finds only 3 major retailers get “A” score for receipt practices

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Rise in Consumption of Paper Receipts: 3/4 of Companies offer BPA and BPS Coated Paper Receipts; Green America Report Highlights Some Improvements. WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 25, 2019—Only three retailers – Best Buy, Apple and Ben & Jerry’s – get top marks in how they deal with electronic and paper receipts, according to a Green America report providing […]

Reducing plastic pollution/small businesses recognized – CA and VT Firms win $5000 award for plastic waste cutting

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2 SMALL BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED FOR PLASTIC PRODUCT ALTERNATIVES “No Plastics”: Vermont & California Companies in Business to Reduce Waste Win the People and Planet Award. WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 20, 2019—Green America’s People & Planet Award recognized two small businesses offering innovative plastic-alternative products to help reduce plastic pollution, a growing problem globally. “No Plastics” was the theme of […]

Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC to host ‘Diaspora Connection’

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Book launch of former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. P. J. Patterson by Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, DC – The Embassy of Jamaica will host a Jamaica Diaspora Connection event on March 13 that will feature the Washington, DC, launching of former Prime Minister P. J.  Patterson’s book and the staging of […]

Enough global oil supplies to avoid possible disruptions in Caribbean – U.S.

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From Reuters WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – There is enough oil supply in the global market to make up for potential fuel disruptions from U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips’ legal actions against Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday. “The U.S. Department of State remains in contact with our partners in […]

Run straight to the Caribbean

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sun. Mar. 25, 2018: Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student and survivor, Emma Gonzalez, has become a global face in the fight for stricter gun laws ever since her “BS” speech days after the killing of 17 of her colleagues and students. On Saturday, March 24th, in Washington, D.C., […]