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Champions of the Earth: Mia Mottley Versus the ‘Faceless Few’*

UNITED NATIONS – When Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stood up in front of the United Nations General Assembly earlier this year, she was not in a mood to pull punches. In front of world leaders, she decried the “faceless few” who were pushing the world towards a climate catastrophe and imperiling the future of small-island states, like her own.

Silliest Season?

So Christmas is approaching and the season is in full swing, albeit differently with the pandemic. What has really changed also, is the real meaning of Christmas, at least for some, if not most people. There is so much emphasis placed on the commercial side, that many merchants try to lengthen the season by starting it oh so early. It starts earlier every year. Back in the day we’d have to wait until at least late November to early December before there were any hints of Christmas. Now by August some stores are putting out teasers for sales. I even heard a commercial advertising Christmas in July sale. No wonder Christmas seems to come around so quickly, it’s because some people won’t allow it to go away and take a rest.

Pandemic Impacts on Food and Agriculture Within CARICOM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Globally, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has rapidly led to close to a quarter of a billion cases and over five million deaths. It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the death rate was reported to be among the highest in the world.

Cassava peelers in Haiti (MIC Photo)

Haiti’s Race Against the Clock

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti is currently making global headlines for all the wrong reasons; it is experiencing a multi-dimensional crisis including an upsurge in violence, a lack of fuel which is crippling many key services and the August earthquake which killed around 2,200 people and left hundreds of thousands in need.

Bruno Lemarquis (left) the UN’s Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti talks to people affected by the earthquake in south-west Haiti. (© UN Haiti/Jonathan Boulet-Groulx)
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