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Thursday:  November 20, 2014

When Will Chile's Post Office's Re-open? 

(PHOTO: Workers set up camp at Santiago's Rio Mapocho/Mason Bryan, The Santiago Times)Chile nears 1 month without mail service as postal worker protests continue. This week local branches of the 5 unions representing Correos de Chile voted on whether to continue their strike into a 2nd month, rejecting the union's offer. For a week the workers have set up camp on the banks of Santiago's Río Mapocho displaying banners outlining their demands; framing the issue as a division of the rich & the poor. The strike’s main slogan? “Si tocan a uno, nos tocan a todos,” it reads - if it affects 1 of us, it affects all of us. (Read more at The Santiago Times)

WHO convenes emergency talks on MERS virus

 

(PHOTO: Saudi men walk to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, east of the capital Riyadh on June 16, 2013/Fayez Nureldine)The World Health Organization announced Friday it had convened emergency talks on the enigmatic, deadly MERS virus, which is striking hardest in Saudi Arabia. The move comes amid concern about the potential impact of October's Islamic hajj pilgrimage, when millions of people from around the globe will head to & from Saudi Arabia.  WHO health security chief Keiji Fukuda said the MERS meeting would take place Tuesday as a telephone conference & he  told reporters it was a "proactive move".  The meeting could decide whether to label MERS an international health emergency, he added.  The first recorded MERS death was in June 2012 in Saudi Arabia & the number of infections has ticked up, with almost 20 per month in April, May & June taking it to 79.  (Read more at Xinhua)

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Dreams and nightmares - Chinese leaders have come to realize the country should become a great paladin of the free market & democracy & embrace them strongly, just as the West is rejecting them because it's realizing they're backfiring. This is the "Chinese Dream" - working better than the American dream.  Or is it just too fanciful?  By Francesco Sisci

Baby step towards democracy in Myanmar  - While the sweeping wins Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy has projected in Sunday's by-elections haven't been confirmed, it is certain that the surging grassroots support on display has put Myanmar's military-backed ruling party on notice. By Brian McCartan

The South: Busy at the polls - South Korea's parliamentary polls will indicate how potent a national backlash is against President Lee Myung-bak's conservatism, perceived cronyism & pro-conglomerate policies, while offering insight into December's presidential vote. Desire for change in the macho milieu of politics in Seoul can be seen in a proliferation of female candidates.  By Aidan Foster-Carter  

Pakistan climbs 'wind' league - Pakistan is turning to wind power to help ease its desperate shortage of energy,& the country could soon be among the world's top 20 producers. Workers & farmers, their land taken for the turbine towers, may be the last to benefit.  By Zofeen Ebrahim

Turkey cuts Iran oil imports - Turkey is to slash its Iranian oil imports as it seeks exemptions from United States penalties linked to sanctions against Tehran. Less noticed, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Iranian capital last week, signed deals aimed at doubling trade between the two countries.  By Robert M. Cutler

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Saturday
Nov262011

GLOBAL HEADLINES FROM THE GEOGRAPHIC GAP - 11/27/11

(PHOTO: Farouk Batiche) Algeria

Algeria law seen as blow to women's rights

American Samoa

Glory days for soccer in tiny American Samoa

Angola

2011 a year of success for Angolan women

Anguilla

Anguilla turns to TVET for more job skills

Antarctica

British adventurer sets out to become first woman to make solo crossing of Antarctica

(PHOTO: Disaster coordinators, Antigua & Barbuda, CARABARENA)Antigua & Barbuda

Disaster Co-ordinators Recognised

Armenia

Women’s role issues discussed in Armenian government

The Bahamas

Promote Youth Empowerment to Reduce Brain Drain (Opinion)  

Barbados

Marcus Samuelsson in Barbados Gives Lessons on Eating Well

(PHOTO: Cynthia Williams, Womens Department, BELIZE7) Belize

Women Launch 16 Days Of Activism

Benin

West Africa Plans “Electricity Interconnection” 

Bhutan

Where are the snows of yesterday?

Botswana

The prime heritage trails of Botswana

(PHOTO: Brunei Times) Brunei Darussalam 

WWF says 40% of Borneo's forests can be managed by firms

Burkina Faso

Forest Communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and DRC to Benefit From Dedicated CIF Grant (AfDB)

Cameroon

Cameroon Sentences Three ‘Effeminate Men’ to Maximum Prison Time

(PHOTO: Surfer Today) Cape Verde

Cape Verdean kitesurfers challenge home waves

Cayman Islands

'Crazy Idea' guys start their run

(PHOTO: Chad former dictator Hissene Habre)Chad

Africa's ousted dictators live high on the hog while nations bicker over trials

Christmas Island

Australia to release 100 boatpeople a month

 

Cocos Islands

Cocos base under review

Comoros

Satellite Survey Sheds Light on Species' Extinction Risk

Cook Islands

Cooks signs deal with China for exploratory fishing

(PHOTO: Djibouti, WHO) Djibouti

Djibouti Diarrhea Outbreak Has Affected Thousands

(PHOTO: East Timor Fishooks, Susan O'Connor) East Timor

20,000-year-old fishhooks found in East Timor

Eritrea

Eritrean diplomat defects to Canada

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands hope for tourism boost after news of Prince William's tour of duty

Faroe Islands

Two suspected murder cases in the Faroe Islands

French Guiana

In Latin America, Effective Regulations Bolster Energy Boom

The Gambia

Jammeh re-elected Gambian president in polls, ECOWAS alleges intimidation

Ghana

IBM opens Ghana centre to grow business in 17 African countries

Greenland

Polar ways of life 'disappearing'

Guam

Ways to improve Guam's public schools

Guinea-Bissau

France pardons Guinea Bissau’s debt

Guyana

Living and struggling in Guyana

Iceland

Women’s Empowerment Event in Reykjavík

Kiribati

Pair adrift in Pacific for over a month

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan moves to stop ‘bride’ kidnappings

Laos

Laos Human Rights Advocate Dies

Lesotho

Film about friendship hopes to inspire

Liberia

Ellen Declares 16-Days Action Against Gender Violence

Madagascar

Air France’s commitment in Madagascar

Malawi

Malawi study reveals climate adaptation costs

The Maldives

Women's contribution possible only by eliminating gender disparity: President

Mali

Climate Investment Fund Board approves Mali’s $40m plan to scale up renewable energy

Marshall Islands

New cases of dengue fever in Marshall Islands confirmed

Mauritania

Maghreb youths chase paradise

Micronesia

108 Countries Support HFC Curbs under Montreal Protocol

Moldova

Moldova issues stamp to mark 60th anniversary of refugee convention

(PHOTO: Mongolia, Vogue India)Mongolia

Vogue India: Art or Exploitation?

Montenegro

Montenegro: IMF requesting reforms in the labour market

 

Mozambique

Mozambique launches US$2bn power project

Namibia

More Needed to Access Higher Education

Palau

The shark, a predator turned prey

Papua New Guinea

WHO warns of untreatable tuberculosis

(PHOTO: Morocco's King Mohammed VI 2nd right hosts a luncheon in honor of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani 2nd left.)Qatar 

Emir of Qatar visits Morocco

Seychelles

Seychelles proposes a new energy bill to revolutionize electricity provision

Solomon Islands

I will not resign: Solomon Islands PM Lilo

Suriname

Citizens of Suriname Celebrate Their Independence Day

Swaziland

Calling all men, calling all leaders

Togo

HIV group N case detected outside Cameroon for the first time

Tonga

Maori party takes a hit

Trinidad and Tobago

Governments plan for HIV/Aids insurance can hit snag

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan begins supplying gas to southern China

Tuvalu

Western nations 'used bullying tactics' at climate talks

United Arab Emirates

Regional issues to personal drama in Arabian Nights Film Festival

Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s WTO membership vote further delayed

Wallis and Futuna

Hundreds Protest Living Costs in Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Concerns over cost to EU and Morocco occupation of Western Sahara

Wednesday
Jun082011

HEADLINES - The Caribbean - June 8, 2011

The Carribean:

(Courtesy: CARPHA) It’s World Ocean Day:  A World Ocean

Caribbean countries sign firearms agreement

Caribbean health agency close to establishment

Agenda set for CARICOM meeting next month

Anguilla

Anguilla - independence within Caricom dimmed?

Domestic Violence Bill Presented in Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), Considering Layoffs

Mother, Police Testify in Mullany/Anderson Trial

Government prepares to export first major mango shipment

Aruba

Aruba film festival unveils 2011 lineup

Bahamas

Customs going after officers involved in scams

Bahamian businessman to buy cruise liner

A graduating senior's advice

(Courtesy: Bahamas Press) Madam Senator Maynard Gibson at the IWF’s Rome Cornerstone Conference

Barbados

Two-day fogging of Bridgetown for Mosquitoes

Research proves images have effect on youth (commentary)

Bermuda

Bermuda hosts global tax forum

 Cayman Islands

Shot fired as masked would-be robbers foiled (The scene at the Strand early Tuesday after a shooting was reported. Courtesy: Dennie Warren, Jr.)

Solar powers catboat passion

Cuba

Cuba: Reforms up against the clock

Dominica

Dominica Brewery launches ‘Kubuli Fest’

(Mother “Fingers” and her baby “Thumb,” swim together off the coast of Dominica. Courtesy: DominicaNewsNet)Researchers find that Dominica whales use accents to communicate

Dominican Republic

LatAm health risk managers gather in the Dominican capital

IMF sees Dominican Republic growth of 5.5% on harsher policies

Dominican Republic among hemisphere’s natural gas leaders, AES Dominicana says

 

 

Grenada

Grenada hospital fund makes major donation to Ministry of Health 

Grenada Postal Corporation Launches GPC Global

Guadeloupe

Lightning strike forces KLM to divert flight to Guadeloupe

Haiti

Severe Weather Leaves 23 Dead in Haiti

UN provides help to relief efforts in flood-hit Haitian capital

Jamaica

Jamaicans have plenty to cheer about at 2011 Adidas Grand Prix

Rape report for Jamaica

Agriculture Ministry Launches Training Manuals to Guide Farmers in Best Practices

Montserrat

(Chief Minister of Monserrat, Reuben Meade. Courtesy: Monserrat Reporter) ss conference-new power stationsFunds approved for new power station for Montserrat, geothermal energy still to be explored

Cayman entrepreneurs energise Montserrat during YES Caribbean

Puerto Rico

Agents seize Puerto Rican kingpin’s cars, boats, watches, Nuevo Dia reports

Saint Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts/Nevis PM, Minister Pay Tribute To Alexander Hamilton In NYC

St. Kitts reaches US$84 million deal with IMF

St. Kitts and Nevis in global reef expedition

Saint Lucia

Fuel prices up in St Lucia

St Lucians urged to be ready for hurricane season

Mary Joseph—A different kind of healing

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Indian Arrival Day (commentary)

Bank of St Vincent & the Grenadines is launched (Guests at the bank launch, held at the FLOW wine bar, Kingstown, St. Vincent & Grenadines. Courtesy: The Vincentian)ch of the new banking entity. (THE VINCENTIAN)

Caribbean regional seminar on decolonisation concludes in St Vincent

Trinidad & Tobago

Four cases of HIV in Trinidad and Tobago a day

Central Bank sues former CLICO directors

Turks and Caicos

The Critical Frontier: Healthcare

Virgin Islands

BVI youth participate in Duke of Edinburgh Awards Programme

Task force reviewing Virgin Islands requirements for high school graduation

Virgin Islands car dealers report strong inventories

VI hosts first-ever insolvency conference

Wednesday
Nov172010

HEADLINES - November 17, 2010 - (THE CARIBBEAN) 

(PHOTO: The Vincentian, Government leaders meet to talk about damage to agriculture after Hurricane Tomas) ANGUILLA

Chief Minister and Governor off to the OTCC in London

Anguilla National Council of Women asserts support for Gender Affairs Unit in Anguilla

Better Future for Children Via Football

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Remembrance Day Celebrated in Antigua and Barbuda

Cruise passengers wary of robberies, but undaunted

Vigilance and education are keys to prevention, cholera, Dengue (OPINION)

ARUBA

Francis Groeneveldt recognized as a role model for community service

THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas Police Charge man for rape of a Catholic Nun and Stealing from a Primary School

Runway Report: Islands of the World Fashion Week

Accounting sector getting familiar with Chinese practices

BARBADOS

Caribbean teens win film awards

Government working to have a fully functioning civil aviation system

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Cayman Airways fined $50,000 after complaints from disabled passengers

Garbage fees foul up

What is the future of Cayman?

DOMINICA

Basic telecommunications services for remote areas

Dominica volleyball players head to Antigua for international beach volleyball qualifier

GRENADA

Help for affected islands

(PHOTO: Magnum, People infected with cholera being treated by MSF on the grounds of St. Nicholas Hospital in Saint Marc.)HAITI

Haiti cholera outbreak: timeline

Haiti Cholera outbreak may reach 200,000 says Unicef

Michaelle Jean says world will not abandon Haiti

JAMAICA

High brain drain bolsters strong remittances to Jamaica

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico solid in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Fortuño attending Republican governors meeting

SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

Federation promoted at new look St. Kitts and Nevis stand at World Travel Market 2010

Despite achievements, PANCAP face challenges on HIVAIDS

SAINT LUCIA

Mad rush for water

Ministry of health says treat water before domestic use

Financial Regulators: No License Granted for Internet-based Banking

ST MAARTEN

Civil servants file 110 appeals against job offers from Govt.

SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

OECS Secretariat and PAHO to Help Health Sectors Affected By Hurricane Tomas

Picking up after Tomas

Teachers Union Humanitarian Side

(PHOTO: Virgin Islands Daily, Virgin Islands Parliament Closed for Asbestos) TURKS & CAICOS

Digicel launches $30,000 community facelift project

Hundreds Leaving Turks and Caicos (INVESTIGATION)  

VIRGIN ISLANDS

V.I. Legislature shuttered for asbestos removal

Thursday
Jul292010

HUMNEWS HEADLINES - July 29, 2010 (The Caribbean) 

ANTIGUA & BARBUDASnipe fleet racing at the Central American and Caribbean Games (PHOTO: ISAF/CAC)

Memoriam: Forbes Burnham remembered

ARUBA

Options trader alert for Aruba networks (ARUN)

Aruba Marriot earns Fodor’s choice 2010 distinction (travel)

Delta airlines expands service to Aruba (travel)  

BAHAMAS

China building US2billion Bahamas resort

Barefoot Bandit Clinton Harris-Moore caught on video running from police in Bahamas

BARBADOS

Singapore concludes open skies agreements with Barbados, Brazil, Jamaica and Rwanda

Barbadian parliamentarian escapes death

CDB to fund development of water projects  

Unbeaten netballers qualify for World Champs (sports)

Barbadians urged to support women’s boxing championships

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

PS put on compulsory leave

Festival opens with cultural celebration  

CAYMAN ISLANDS

PC says judge misbehaved

Superfund Launches Market-Neutral Fund In Japan, Seeks US$100 Million

UK Prime Minister backs Shetty’s Cayman project  

DOMINICA

More marine protected areas coming on stream in the Caribbean

GRENADA

CARICOM engages regional media workers in CSME

Schools with environmental vision

MARTINIQUE

Prévenir la dengue grâce à la "télé-épidémiologie"

MONTSERRAT

Montserrat to assume chairmanship of ECCB Monetary Council

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Clair: Jansen and unbelievable story: From Minor League catcher to big league pitcher in one year (sports)

PUERTO RICO

Why some young Puerto Ricans have to face jail or death

Galaxy ponder fall at home to Puerto Rico Islanders (sports)

Racing heating up at The Central American and Caribbean games in Puerto Rico (sports)  

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

Four straight years of growth in St. Kitts cruise tourism

SAINT LUCIA

CARICOM secretariat hosts EPA workshop in St. Lucia

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Immigration arrest at sea of undocumented Irishman

TURKS AND CAICOS

Commentary: Regionalism: The Caribbean Perspective Part 1