MEXICO – Rescue efforts continue as quake death toll rises

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The race to rescue those trapped in the rubble continues, more than 24 hours after a powerful earthquake struck off Mexico’s southern coast. The 8.1 magnitude quake left at least 61 people dead, according to officials. Another 200 people were injured, President Enrique Peña Nieto said, as he declared a […]

MEXICO – Rescue efforts continue as quake death toll rises

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The race to rescue those trapped in the rubble continues, more than 24 hours after a powerful earthquake struck off Mexico’s southern coast. The 8.1 magnitude quake left at least 61 people dead, according to officials. Another 200 people were injured, President Enrique Peña Nieto said, as he declared a […]

Violence-free Labour Day parade

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 This year, the 50 year old West Indian carnival, with roots in centuries of Caribbean traditions and rituals, and one of the biggest cultural celebrations in New York, enjoyed a sunny day. As usual, there was the magnificent colour, cultural diversity and splendor, and the Labour Day street parade was […]

Violence-free Labour Day parade

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 This year, the 50 year old West Indian carnival, with roots in centuries of Caribbean traditions and rituals, and one of the biggest cultural celebrations in New York, enjoyed a sunny day. As usual, there was the magnificent colour, cultural diversity and splendor, and the Labour Day street parade was […]

Practising food safety

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With the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge (CJDC) programme achieving its mandate of encouraging aspiring junior chefs from throughout the Caribbean to prepare dishes using at least 80 per cent local and regional produce and products and to participate in a culinary competition that can proudly stand up to international scrutiny […]

A 2030 vision of Barbados

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The Independence generation, of which I am a member, has spectacularly failed the leadership test of our country. Today we are producing a population of young people who are from a country that has no specific aims or place in the world, it could be considered hopeless. It is being […]

A right to security of tenure

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Traditionally, security of tenure has ranked highly on the agenda of trade unions. With the current emphasis on downsizing in the public service, this places trade unions in an uncomfortable position. While there is recognition of the need to reduce public expenditure and to promote efficiencies in the public service, […]

URGENT APPEAL FOR HELP – Barbados Advocate

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Barbados AdvocateURGENT APPEAL FOR HELPBarbados AdvocateTHE Association of Catholic Media Practitioners and Professionals is appealing for help for victims of Hurricane Irma. President of SIGNIS Caribbean, Lucille Nathu, made the call during their 10th…

Three hurricane-ravaged countries to receive first payout

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With losses from Hurricane Irma expected to reach record levels, payments have already been approved for three Caribbean countries from the CCRIF SPC, formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility. The category five system which is said to be one of the worst hurricanes in history has already […]