BREAKING NEWS: Latin America (Central America & Caribbean) http://feed.informer.com/digests/2DXZCHSV6W/feeder BREAKING NEWS: Latin America (Central America & Caribbean) Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:54:04 -0600 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Nosotros Tico Tequila, Ole! https://news.co.cr/nosotros-tico-tequila-from-costa-rica-ole/82596/ Costa Rica Star News » Costa Rica News urn:uuid:e24266cb-af45-1685-cb38-a012d47be0cc Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:22:58 -0600 <p>Costa Rican native Carlos Soto went off to college at age 18 to attend California’s Loyola Marymount University. Now he’s the CEO of his own company, and it’s all because he acquired a taste for tequila while hanging out with his college friends. Soto is the founder of Nosotros Tequila, a company that has just begun to hit its stride in the adult beverage world – undoubtedly NOT what his parents had in mind when they kissed him goodbye at the San Jose Airport as he left for school. While in his last year at university, Soto was searching for...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://news.co.cr/nosotros-tico-tequila-from-costa-rica-ole/82596/">Nosotros Tico Tequila, Ole!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://news.co.cr">Costa Rica Star News</a>.</p> Fire and Ambulance responds to nearly1500 COVID calls https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/fire-and-ambulance-responds-to-nearly1500-covid-calls/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:c5081785-af21-5dcc-9d44-4c35166627cd Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:41:08 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="249" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-300x249.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Fire and Ambulance responds to nearly1500 COVID calls" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-300x249.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-642x534.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-768x639.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-1536x1277.jpg 1536w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-2048x1703.jpg 2048w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0481-scaled-e1606229411604-577x480.jpg 577w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />&#160; From the period of March to November 2020, the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service are reporting that they have responded to a total of 1493 covid response cases. This added to their regular ambulance calls from the period January...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/fire-and-ambulance-responds-to-nearly1500-covid-calls/">Fire and Ambulance responds to nearly1500 COVID calls</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/zwcpLZY6LEk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Haiti - News : Zapping... https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32372-haiti-news-zapping.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:1dc81f5b-a4bd-5fcf-f6a8-2a787aeb4d97 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:36:30 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32372.jpg" alt="Haiti - News : Zapping..."><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">A former parliamentary police officer, assassinated - Seizure of more than 400 kg of marijuana - G.E. Gas power plant - NOTICE : Miami Consulate closing - The « Rochepe 2020 » Prize awarded to Mrs. Marie Marthe Balin Franck Paul...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - Diaspora Covid-19 : Daily Report #249 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32371-haiti-diaspora-covid-19-daily-report-249.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:59815ac6-319f-4450-da80-834788ef637e Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:08:51 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32371.jpg" alt="Haiti - Diaspora Covid-19 : Daily Report #249"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">World : Lowest since November 3 - Canada : 46% increase in new cases in 24 hours - USA : Regeneron drug authorized by the FDA - Massachusetts : The situation continues to improve - France : 500 deaths in 24 hours, the number of deaths remains high...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> iciHaiti - Social : Funeral of Dany Laferrière's sister https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-32370-icihaiti-social-funeral-of-dany-laferriere-s-sister.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:13affa10-cd0f-cfec-22bf-f37b6df3bab7 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:04:47 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32370.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Social : Funeral of Dany Laferrière&apos;s sister"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Saturday, November 21 in the Church of Notre Dame d&apos;Altagrace in Delmas, the funeral of Wina Ketty Laferrière Charles, sister of the famous writer, and academician Dany Laferrière and wife of the great poet and publisher, Christophe Charles, was held...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - Economy : Partial guarantee fund of one billion gourdes for agriculture and export https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32369-haiti-economy-partial-guarantee-fund-of-one-billion-gourdes-for-agriculture-and-export.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:9fcacb00-9da6-3f2d-83d6-92da779aab20 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:46:19 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32369.jpg" alt="Haiti - Economy : Partial guarantee fund of one billion gourdes for agriculture and export"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">On November 20, the signing ceremony for a protocol concerning a partial guarantee fund of one billion gourdes took place...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/cdc-advises-all-people-to-avoid-cruise-ships-citing-covid-risk The Tico Times urn:uuid:34d7320f-5937-a2bd-5ade-221ffc86c846 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:40:16 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161114LimonCruiseShips-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Cruise ships lined up at the Port of Limón." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States issued an updated warning advising all people to avoid traveling on cruise ships during the coronavirus pandemic. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/cdc-advises-all-people-to-avoid-cruise-ships-citing-covid-risk">CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161114LimonCruiseShips-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Cruise ships lined up at the Port of Limón." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States issued an updated warning advising “all people” to avoid traveling on cruise ships during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>“CDC recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high,” the North American health-protection agency said.</p> <p>The warning comes weeks after the CDC lifted a ban on cruise ships in U.S. waters.</p> <p>“Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on cruise ships,” the CDC says.</p> <p>Those who do travel on cruise ships should get tested 3-5 days after disembarking and quarantine for seven days regardless of the test result.</p> <h2>Impacts on Costa Rica</h2> <p>While the vast majority of tourists to Costa Rica arrive via a flight, cruise ships are a familiar sight in Limón and Puntarenas. According to the Tourism Board, more than 11,500 people arrived in Costa Rica via a ship in 2019.</p> <p>The absence of cruise ships primarily impacts Costa Rica’s coastal cities, which even before the pandemic had higher levels of unemployment when compared to the rest of the country.</p> <p>Costa Rica’s tourism high season typically begins in December, though the number of visitors will almost certainly be significantly lower than in previous years due to coronavirus spikes across the world.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/cdc-advises-all-people-to-avoid-cruise-ships-citing-covid-risk">CDC advises ‘all people’ to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/drug-trafficking-in-central-america-remains-prevalent-during-pandemic-authorities-say The Tico Times urn:uuid:18b325a5-b46e-d20a-0146-5a055f61ce66 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:40:00 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/06d69a0d-2388-4523-b5bd-b8842953949c-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Cocaine seizure" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />With the help of the United States, Colombia and Costa Rica, the authorities of these countries seek to curb drug trafficking in the region.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/drug-trafficking-in-central-america-remains-prevalent-during-pandemic-authorities-say">Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/06d69a0d-2388-4523-b5bd-b8842953949c-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Cocaine seizure" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Drug trafficking to the United States, through Central America, has managed to keep pace despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Panamanian authorities warned Monday after presenting 1.7 tons of cocaine seized in the Caribbean of that Central American country.</p> <p>“This year, we are culminating with the same or perhaps a little more than the amount of drugs seized in previous years,” anti-drug prosecutor Javier Caraballo said at a press conference.</p> <p>During the first weeks of the pandemic “there was a drop in terms of seizures,” but after a month and a half, drug traffickers adapted to the situation and “the flow began again.”</p> <p>According to Caraballo, so far this year Panama has seized more than 50 tons of different drugs, the vast majority of them cocaine that is intended for the United States.</p> <p>The director of operations of the National Aeronaval Service (Senan), Edson Castillo, said that this police institution alone has seized 44 tons of drugs this year, mostly in the Caribbean. It seized 53 tons in 2019.</p> <p>In 2019, Panama broke its record for seizures, with almost 91 tons — mostly cocaine. That figure exceeded the previous mark of 85 tons in 2017.</p> <p>Caraballo also noted that in 2020, more than 1,300 people have been arrested for their alleged links to drug trafficking, mostly Panamanians and Colombians.</p> <p>Caraballo believes that earlier during the pandemic, criminal groups in the producing countries were storing “large quantities” of drugs that now need to be exported quickly and in large quantities to consuming countries.</p> <p>The statements came Monday during the presentation of a recent drug seizure, where the Panamanian police seized 1,713 packages of cocaine, approximately one kilogram each, after capturing a speedboat in the Panamanian Caribbean.</p> <p>According to authorities, the operation — in which air resources from the United States and Colombia also participated — also detained the boat’s four crew members: two Costa Ricans, one of them a minor, a Nicaraguan and a Colombian.</p> <p>Panama has become the entrance to the Central American corridor that drug traffickers use to transport drugs from Colombia and other South American countries to the United States, the world’s largest consumer.</p> <p>With the help of the United States, Colombia and Costa Rica, the authorities of these countries seek to curb drug trafficking in the region.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/drug-trafficking-in-central-america-remains-prevalent-during-pandemic-authorities-say">Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> iciHaiti - Culture : Launch of the 17th Edition of the 4 Chemins Festival https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-32368-icihaiti-culture-launch-of-the-17th-edition-of-the-4-chemins-festival.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:1746b458-bc3c-c665-ddfa-dd04b9eee321 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:27:08 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32368.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Culture : Launch of the 17th Edition of the 4 Chemins Festival"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Monday November 23 was the launch of the 17th edition of the 4 Chemins Festival...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - Politic : Inauguration of 2 new solar-powered water pumping stations https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32367-haiti-politic-inauguration-of-2-new-solar-powered-water-pumping-stations.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:fa2cb77e-984e-10a7-2b7b-e464413ceac4 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:02:25 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32367.jpg" alt="Haiti - Politic : Inauguration of 2 new solar-powered water pumping stations"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Saturday, November 21, President Jovenel Moïse proceeded to the inauguration of two solar-powered pumping stations (donation from Taiwan) in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> iciHaiti - Weekly road report : 28 accidents, 70 victims https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-32366-icihaiti-weekly-road-report-28-accidents-70-victims.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:fb05dcb8-1935-12df-f94a-9d8180c30deb Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:41:49 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32366.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Weekly road report : 28 accidents, 70 victims"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">The Haitian organization STOP-Accidents, informs us that for the week of November 16 to 22, 2020, 28 accidents on the national territory made at least 70 victims...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - FLASH : The FAd'H would like to recruit up to 5,000 soldiers by the end of 2021 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32365-haiti-flash-the-fad-h-would-like-to-recruit-up-to-5-000-soldiers-by-the-end-of-2021.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:5728c9cc-96e4-3921-fbe0-c27a8c58a26f Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:37:17 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32365.jpg" alt="Haiti - FLASH : The FAd&apos;H would like to recruit up to 5,000 soldiers by the end of 2021"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">The Haut-Staff of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAd&apos;H) plans to recruit by the end of 2021 up to 5,000 soldiers if the budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 allows it....</TD> </TR> </TABLE> New revision of Dominica’s laws completed https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/new-revision-of-dominicas-laws-completed/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:f3647fc2-cc53-79ec-157e-b95416f35274 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:41:58 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="223" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-300x223.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="New revision of Dominica&#8217;s laws completed" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-300x223.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-642x476.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-768x570.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-1536x1140.jpg 1536w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-2048x1520.jpg 2048w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ray-Harris-640x475.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Following a 26 year gap, as of December 7, 2020, a consolidated and revised version of all the Laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica from 1990 to January 2017, will be made available to the public. Considering the amount of...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/new-revision-of-dominicas-laws-completed/">New revision of Dominica&#8217;s laws completed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/AbbH8djNnTc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/news-briefs-costa-rica-news-highlights-to-start-your-tuesday-november-24 The Tico Times urn:uuid:dd11d896-53b3-7eb5-5f7b-07102a289f03 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:55:37 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/141002BrazilDengueMosquitoes01-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito-transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 2, 2014." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/news-briefs-costa-rica-news-highlights-to-start-your-tuesday-november-24">News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/141002BrazilDengueMosquitoes01-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito-transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 2, 2014." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times! Here’s the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">****</p> <p>The Health Ministry is <strong>raising the alert about dengue</strong>, a mosquito-borne viral disease that is common in Costa Rica and the region. The country has registered more than 9,400 cases in 2020, already surpassing last year’s total. Residents should eliminate sources of standing water on their property (e.g. tires, buckets) and allow credentialed authorities to fumigate.</p> <p><strong>New bus lanes in the San José area</strong> reduce trips by up to 20 minutes, <a href="https://www.nacion.com/el-pais/servicios/carriles-exclusivos-en-16-zonas-del-area/RTXSIBF5DRHCRIE5MV7RJQLZ2U/story/">La Nación reports</a>. Other planned improvements to public transit include implementing electronic ticketing and more efficient routes into the capital city. <a href="https://www.nacion.com/el-pais/servicios/carriles-exclusivos-en-16-zonas-del-area/RTXSIBF5DRHCRIE5MV7RJQLZ2U/story/">More via La Nación.</a></p> <p>Costa Rica is preparing to purchase ultra-cold freezers and other materials that will be necessary for the <strong>eventual distribution of a coronavirus vaccine. </strong>The country has already reserved 3 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which must be kept at minus-70 degrees Celsius throughout the supply chain.</p> <p>The country’s schools are <strong>preparing for the 2021 school year</strong>, which will operate with a hybrid (mixed online and in-person) strategy. Protocols for presential learning have been approved by the Health Ministry, but each school will determine its own strategy for next year. The amount of in-person education will be dictated by the epidemiological situation in that region.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday weather forecast</strong>, per the <a href="https://www.imn.ac.cr/en/inicio">National Meteorological Institute</a>: “In the morning of this Tuesday, partial cloudiness will remain in most of the country, in addition the temperatures will be warm. In the afternoon, an increase in cloud cover is expected, however, the rain events will be isolated and may manifest themselves towards the Pacific regions, west of the Central Valley, as well as in the mountains of the North Zone and the Caribbean.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;">****</p> <p>We’ll have more news throughout the day, so keep checking The Tico Times home page for more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/24/news-briefs-costa-rica-news-highlights-to-start-your-tuesday-november-24">News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> Biden transition to begin amid more Trump defeats http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/biden-transition-begin-amid-more-trump-defeats Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:78e589c6-3d8c-f615-b97e-476803d1c78e Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:15:02 -0600 WASHINGTON (AP): After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognised President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the November 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for cooperation on a transition of power. The move... Plagued by thieves, tiny village enjoys being marooned http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/plagued-thieves-tiny-village-enjoys-being-marooned Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:85ec861d-aadd-8bb2-fbd4-efaf24c023b4 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:14:50 -0600 Rain clouds bring trepidation for many residents in St Andrew East Rural. But in the community of Bito, where they stand the risk of being marooned for days at a time, torrential rains bring a sense of calm, cooling their anxiety as praedial... ‘Animals’ - Cop, residents decry gun slaying of grandma, girls http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/animals-cop-residents-decry-gun-slaying-grandma-girls Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:4eb72076-6177-8323-551e-5dc2e13bc156 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:14:17 -0600 On humid nights in Tryall Heights, 71-year-old Sylvia Stewart would often find respite by sleeping on her verandah, with even her back door left open. Now she is deathly afraid. Stewart is still rattled by the bloodbath that unfolded in Tryall... Name them! - Calder wants uncleared lawmakers to be identified in annual report of Integrity Commission http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/name-them-calder-wants-uncleared-lawmakers-be-identified-annual-report Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:963c3268-2812-e34a-1929-2db4136709e6 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:14:08 -0600 Anti-corruption advocate Jeanette Calder is raising questions as to why delinquent lawmakers are not named in the annual report of the Integrity Commission for failing to provide additional information to complete the examination of their statutory... Art brightens dreary downtown Kingston streets http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/art-brightens-dreary-downtown-kingston-streets Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:5c41fe6d-7d75-f5a8-0e33-e10320dd8e48 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:12:54 -0600 Things are definitely looking brighter in sections of downtown Kingston with eye-catching murals along Water Lane and other sections of the capital generating a groundswell of positive vibrations. Workers and passers-by in the area dubbed the... COVID drives surge in e-commerce - Businesses make push to rake in online cash as foot traffic falls http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/covid-drives-surge-e-commerce-businesses-make-push-rake-online-cash Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:ad003275-affc-4313-fa98-8608a5758585 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:12:41 -0600 More local businesses are pushing to expand their offerings online – some launching online stores for the first time – in a bid to ramp up sales by offering customers more convenient shopping options as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dampen... HAJ promises to rectify Green Pond Grove defects http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201124/haj-promises-rectify-green-pond-grove-defects Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:b455e9d7-e4c2-8c4c-0429-2e7afd27cac9 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:11:58 -0600 Western Bureau: Stung by the public criticisms of disgruntled homeowners accusing the state agency of short-changing them, Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Chairman Norman Brown said residents of Green Pond Grove in St James will have the defects in... Novel Pulmonary Valve Improves the Quality of Life of People with Lung Diseases https://thecostaricanews.com/novel-pulmonary-valve-improves-the-quality-of-life-of-people-with-lung-diseases/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:1ff67c87-84b5-f58c-4bc3-aaab3cf19bb9 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 22:25:24 -0600 <p>In November, World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is commemorated, a condition that, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), causes the death of one person every 10 seconds. Fortunately, science continues to evolve for the benefit of patients. This is the case of the first results that have shown the use [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/novel-pulmonary-valve-improves-the-quality-of-life-of-people-with-lung-diseases/">Novel Pulmonary Valve Improves the Quality of Life of People with Lung Diseases</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="500" height="325" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/shutterstock_203186941.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-101029" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/shutterstock_203186941.jpg 500w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/shutterstock_203186941-300x195.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></figure></div> <p>In November, <strong><em>World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day</em></strong> is commemorated, a condition that, according to data from the<strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/the-world-tries-to-shield-itself-from-a-pandemic-that-has-left-more-than-30-million-infected/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> World Health Organization (WHO)</a></strong>, causes the death of one person every 10 seconds.</p> <p>Fortunately, science continues to evolve for the benefit of patients. This is the case of the first results that have shown the use of a novel pulmonary valve designed to help patients with COPD or advanced emphysema, to breathe more easily.</p> <p>The procedure offered by the Cleveland Clinic, located in Weston Florida, consists of placing endobronchial valves in the lungs of patients. &#8220;Offering this advanced treatment for the lungs is significantly improving the overall quality of life for our patients,&#8221; said Rodolfo Blandon, M.D., President of the company.</p> <p>Development of the novel treatment is performed during a bronchoscopy, a procedure that allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, including the bronchi, which are the main airways to the lungs.</p> <p>Depending on the severity of the case, an average of one to four tiny valves is placed in the airways to block the diseased parts of the lungs. The valves reduce hyperinflation, by preventing air from being trapped in the affected area of ​​the lung and by allowing the healthier parts of the organ to absorb more air, raising the pressure of the diaphragm.</p> <p><strong>Cutting-edge medical advance</strong></p> <p>In this regard, Dr. Sajve Aleyas, a pulmonary medicine specialist at the company, indicated: &#8220;When a patient receives this type of treatment, there is generally isolated damage to the upper lobes of the lung, and they are empty, damaged and healed. Instead of going to repair the damaged part of the lung, which is an invasive procedure and can be risky, we place a valve in the airway of the damaged lung, causing the organ to collapse. Once that part of the lung collapses, it allows the healthy part of the lung to take over space, and the patient will have much more efficient breathing.&#8221;</p> <p>COPD refers to a group of <strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/noncommunicable-diseases-in-costa-rica/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">lung diseases </a></strong>that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema, a lung disease that develops after years of smoking or due to an inherited disorder called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT).</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><a href="http://ResonanceCR.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img loading="lazy" width="640" height="322" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-640x322.png" alt="Relocate to beach work remote" class="wp-image-91584" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-640x322.png 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-300x151.png 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-768x386.png 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-696x350.png 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-1068x537.png 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-835x420.png 835w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM.png 1229w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></a><figcaption>Resonance has been created to bring together a community of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, innovators, wisdom keepers, alternative thinkers, mentors and light leaders from all over the planet to bridge the gap between demanding work and living a lifestyle that offers the opportunity to live and work in an environment that is nourishing and supportive. </figcaption></figure></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/novel-pulmonary-valve-improves-the-quality-of-life-of-people-with-lung-diseases/">Novel Pulmonary Valve Improves the Quality of Life of People with Lung Diseases</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> Deputies Propose to Declare the National Symphonic Orchestra as a Meritorious Institution for Music and Culture of Costa Rica https://thecostaricanews.com/deputies-propose-to-declare-the-national-symphonic-orchestra-as-a-meritorious-institution-for-music-and-culture-of-costa-rica/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:be7aff67-6318-5064-8792-8ff554f9406a Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:43:11 -0600 <p>The Social-Christian deputy Shirley Díaz presented a bill on Friday to declare the National Symphonic Orchestra (OSN), as Meritorious Institution for Music and Culture of Costa Rica. Law Project 22.319 was presented within the framework of the Costa Rican Musician Day, which is celebrated on November 22nd and, according to Díaz, it recognizes the trajectory [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/deputies-propose-to-declare-the-national-symphonic-orchestra-as-a-meritorious-institution-for-music-and-culture-of-costa-rica/">Deputies Propose to Declare the National Symphonic Orchestra as a Meritorious Institution for Music and Culture of Costa Rica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="640" height="426" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n-640x426.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-101021" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n-640x426.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n-300x200.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n-768x511.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n-696x463.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n-631x420.jpg 631w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/52024226_10156963853369337_5059967277122715648_n.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></figure></div> <p>The Social-Christian deputy Shirley Díaz presented a bill on Friday to declare the <strong><em>National Symphonic Orchestra</em></strong> (OSN), as Meritorious Institution for Music and Culture of Costa Rica.</p> <p>Law Project 22.319 was presented within the framework of<strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/the-international-musician-day/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> the Costa Rican Musician Day</a></strong>, which is celebrated on November 22nd and, according to Díaz, it recognizes the trajectory that this group has had, its contribution to music, art, and culture for the country.</p> <p>&#8220;Making this declaration is a deserved recognition for the National Symphony Orchestra, which has existed for eight decades; and the contribution and positive impact for the country have been incalculable &#8220;, expressed the congresswoman.</p> <p><strong>OSN turned 80 years old</strong></p> <p>During the administration of Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, the OSN was founded in 1940, its first concert was recorded on October 31st of the same year.</p> <p>For Díaz, after its 80 years of existence, the Orchestra has played a fundamental role in the positioning of elevating Costa Rica in the <strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rican-national-arts-festival-gets-under-way-with-an-offer-of-85-presentations/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">musical and cultural arts</a></strong>.</p> <p>&#8220;The Orchestra makes an enormous cultural contribution to the country through the dissemination of Costa Rican and universal music, as well as a cultural transmitter through concerts and educational tours to all communities,&#8221; added Díaz.</p> <p>The bill has the support of 43 deputies from different fractions, so the deputy hopes that the initiative will soon be declared a Law of the Republic.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><a href="http://ResonanceCR.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img loading="lazy" width="640" height="322" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-640x322.png" alt="Relocate to beach work remote" class="wp-image-91584" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-640x322.png 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-300x151.png 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-768x386.png 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-696x350.png 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-1068x537.png 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM-835x420.png 835w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-20-at-1.52.59-PM.png 1229w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></a><figcaption>Resonance has been created to bring together a community of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, innovators, wisdom keepers, alternative thinkers, mentors and light leaders from all over the planet to bridge the gap between demanding work and living a lifestyle that offers the opportunity to live and work in an environment that is nourishing and supportive. </figcaption></figure></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/deputies-propose-to-declare-the-national-symphonic-orchestra-as-a-meritorious-institution-for-music-and-culture-of-costa-rica/">Deputies Propose to Declare the National Symphonic Orchestra as a Meritorious Institution for Music and Culture of Costa Rica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> Costa Rican National Children’s Trust Supports Initiative to Prevent Re-victimization of Minors in the Educational System https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rican-national-childrens-trust-supports-initiative-to-prevent-re-victimization-of-minors-in-the-educational-system/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:9b2a62a0-bfc0-d228-9151-2b94be9ade27 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:44:02 -0600 <p>For the National Children&#8217;s Trust (PANI), it is extremely important to approve National Law no.22122, which seeks to prevent re-victimization and guarantee the rights of minors in the educational system. This was stated by the Executive President of the Institution, Gladys Jiménez, who stressed that the bill &#8211; promoted by the Ombudsman&#8217;s Office and the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rican-national-childrens-trust-supports-initiative-to-prevent-re-victimization-of-minors-in-the-educational-system/">Costa Rican National Children&#8217;s Trust Supports Initiative to Prevent Re-victimization of Minors in the Educational System</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <p>For the National Children&#8217;s Trust (PANI), it is extremely important to approve National Law no.22122, which seeks to <strong><em>prevent re-victimization</em></strong> and guarantee the rights of minors in the educational system.</p> <p>This was stated by the Executive President of the Institution, Gladys Jiménez, who stressed that the bill &#8211; promoted by the Ombudsman&#8217;s Office and the national deputy Patricia Villegas &#8211; seeks to guarantee the main superior principle of the child, thereby giving a change in paradigm for the irregular situation of children.</p> <p>&#8220;Currently, the procedures followed in the country do not guarantee the rights of minors, so the initiative facilitates the complaint processes. It seeks to standardize the legal provisions of the international legislation and with it, settle this outstanding debt,&#8221; said the executive president of PANI.</p> <p><strong>Lack of adequate regulations leads to impunity</strong></p> <p>Kathya Rodríguez, director of Children and Adolescents of the Ombudsman&#8217;s Office, indicated that the lack of adequate regulations has resulted in a regrettable history of impunity.</p> <p>The director assured that in more than 20 years of receiving a large number of cases, &#8220;it has been evident the lack of adequate regulations has sadly accounted for a history of impunity in which children and adolescents have been the protagonists&#8221;.</p> <p>For her part, Deputy Villegas indicated that since 1997 there has not been a reform in the country that guarantees the right of children. &#8220;It is urgent to determine the best interests of the child once and for all, not only in terms of quality and equity but also in the comprehensive matter of the students themselves,&#8221; recalled the deputy.</p> <p><strong>The project contemplates reforms based on the Rights of Children and Adolescents</strong></p> <p>According to Villegas, the teaching disciplinary procedure must become a means to guarantee that only the most suitable teaching personnel in ethical, moral, and professional terms remain in charge of the education of thousands of boys, girls, and adolescents.</p> <p><strong>For this reason, the initiative promoted by the deputy includes modifications and reforms aimed at:</strong></p> <ol type="1"><li>Recognize and vindicate the legal and social status of children and adolescents as subjects of law.</li><li>Verify and guarantee that the best interest of the child is a primary consideration in any resolution issued within the framework of a disciplinary procedure of the teaching or administrative staff of the Ministry of Public Education that directly affects one or more minors.</li><li>Incorporate principles such as in dubio pro victim and non-re-victimization.</li><li>Reduce the average times of the procedures of the educational and administrative disciplinary regime of the Ministry of Education (MEP).</li><li>Guarantee that the necessary precautionary measures are adopted and conducive to protecting the victim in all cases in which a teaching or administrative server is reported for alleged physical, emotional, sexual abuse or corrupting treatment to the detriment of one or more minors.</li></ol> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rican-national-childrens-trust-supports-initiative-to-prevent-re-victimization-of-minors-in-the-educational-system/">Costa Rican National Children&#8217;s Trust Supports Initiative to Prevent Re-victimization of Minors in the Educational System</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> Harlem FC wins DFA Knockout Recovery Cup https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/harlem-fc-wins-dfa-knockout-recovery-cup/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:8be9c593-637b-e3e5-dc07-2d696c7ef1fd Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:13:36 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="253" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-300x253.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Harlem FC wins DFA Knockout Recovery Cup" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-300x253.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-642x541.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-768x648.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-1536x1295.jpg 1536w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-2048x1727.jpg 2048w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recovery-football-1-569x480.jpg 569w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Two teams from the south, Happi Bath Estate FC and Promex Harlem FC, battled it out in the Dominica Football Association (DFA) Knockout Recovery Cup final at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Sunday. It was the second attempt to...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/harlem-fc-wins-dfa-knockout-recovery-cup/">Harlem FC wins DFA Knockout Recovery Cup</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/fvrkUEBJEX8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> ANNOUNCEMENT: Invitation for request for quotation, Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/announcements/announcement-invitation-for-request-for-quotation-ministry-of-blue-and-green-economy-agriculture-and-national-food-security/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:3b2bd60b-236b-25c7-2e0a-b83b0029e19f Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:31:08 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="265" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/announcement-300x265.png" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="ANNOUNCEMENT: Invitation for request for quotation, Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/announcement-300x265.png 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/announcement-150x132.png 150w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/announcement.png 385w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /> The Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security- Government of Dominica has receive financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Emergency, Agricultural, Livelihoods &#38; Climate Resilience Project and intends to apply part of...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/announcements/announcement-invitation-for-request-for-quotation-ministry-of-blue-and-green-economy-agriculture-and-national-food-security/">ANNOUNCEMENT: Invitation for request for quotation, Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/_CSq1j6TXPM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Over 1000 trained entrepreneurs in Dominica says government minister (with photo gallery) https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/over-1000-trained-entrepreneurs-in-dominica-says-government-minister-with-photo-gallery/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:eb9a2a5c-4ac2-589e-1905-5a2a4f18ad22 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:50:05 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="134" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation-300x134.jpeg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Over 1000 trained entrepreneurs in Dominica says government minister (with photo gallery)" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation-300x134.jpeg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation-642x287.jpeg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation-768x343.jpeg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation-1536x687.jpeg 1536w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation-640x286.jpeg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DYBT-graduation.jpeg 1554w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Over eighty (80) entrepreneurs are now better positioned to negotiate the economic landscape of Dominica, after they received their certification in several programmes from the Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT). At a recently held graduation ceremony at the Goodwill Parish...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/over-1000-trained-entrepreneurs-in-dominica-says-government-minister-with-photo-gallery/">Over 1000 trained entrepreneurs in Dominica says government minister (with photo gallery)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/qPjbIJv0EBY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23 https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/costa-rica-coronavirus-updates-for-monday-november-23 The Tico Times urn:uuid:3b4fddea-602a-bab5-10be-38e080b21cf7 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:10:29 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/231120_Costa-Rica-coronavirus-active-case-distribution-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="A map showing Costa Rica&#039;s active coronavirus cases by canton." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Costa Rica has suffered 1,641 coronavirus-related deaths, according to official data released Monday by the Health Ministry. This represents 33 new deaths since Friday.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/costa-rica-coronavirus-updates-for-monday-november-23">Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/231120_Costa-Rica-coronavirus-active-case-distribution-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="A map showing Costa Rica&#039;s active coronavirus cases by canton." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p><i>The Health Ministry now only holds coronavirus press conferences twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. As a result, our updates on other days contain less information.</i></p> <p>Costa Rica has suffered 1,641 coronavirus-related deaths, according to official data released Monday by the Health Ministry. This represents 33 new deaths since Friday.</p> <p>The Health Ministry has confirmed 132,295 total coronavirus cases, including 2,877 new cases since Friday. At least 81,336 people have been cleared as recovered, though this number lags weeks behind the actual figure.</p> <p>The data indicate Costa Rica has 32.2 COVID-19-related deaths per 100,000 people.</p> <hr> <p><em>The below graphic will update automatically as the Health Ministry releases new coronavirus data. </em></p> <div class="infogram-embed" data-id="65ba8a73-3f5c-4003-8f61-e7054a08e5fe" data-type="interactive" data-title="INFOGRAFÍA SITUACIÓN NACIONAL COVID-19"></div> <p><script>!function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement("script");o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src="https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js",d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,"infogram-async");</script></p> <div style="padding: 8px 0; font-family: Arial!important; font-size: 13px!important; line-height: 15px!important; text-align: center; border-top: 1px solid #dadada; margin: 0 30px;"> <a style="color: #989898!important; text-decoration: none!important;" href="https://infogram.com/65ba8a73-3f5c-4003-8f61-e7054a08e5fe" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">INFOGRAFÍA SITUACIÓN NACIONAL COVID-19</a><br> <a style="color: #989898!important; text-decoration: none!important;" href="https://infogram.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Infogram</a> </div> <p><em>If you believe you have COVID-19, contact Costa Rica’s hotline at 1322. English-speaking staff and mental health professionals are available. Visit the <a href="https://sites.google.com/presidencia.go.cr/alertas">Costa Rican Presidency</a> for the official list of coronavirus measures and alerts. </em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/costa-rica-coronavirus-updates-for-monday-november-23">Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, November 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> DAIC Hosts the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit as Keynote Speaker at Eggs & Issues Breakfast https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/daic-hosts-the-honourable-roosevelt-skerrit-as-keynote-speaker-at-eggs-issues-breakfast/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:b5cbcbe5-55ea-c191-09fd-ee93ce09f995 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:29:03 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="169" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues-300x169.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="DAIC Hosts the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit as Keynote Speaker at Eggs &#038; Issues Breakfast" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues-300x169.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues-642x361.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues-768x432.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues-1536x864.jpg 1536w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues-640x360.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eggs-and-issues.jpg 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Roseau, November 20, 2020 – The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) will host the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica at its final Eggs &#38; Issues Breakfast for 2020 on the theme, “The Dominica Entrepreneurship Visa Program:...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/daic-hosts-the-honourable-roosevelt-skerrit-as-keynote-speaker-at-eggs-issues-breakfast/">DAIC Hosts the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit as Keynote Speaker at Eggs &#038; Issues Breakfast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/JOhdsgh5f0k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Freedom Speaks: The Hands of Love Challenge (part III) https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/freedom-speaks-column-the-hands-of-love-challenge-part-iii/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:38a57cb8-256a-ff25-7ff1-934c40a7417d Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:16:19 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="223" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kent-Vital-3-300x223.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Freedom Speaks: The Hands of Love Challenge (part III)" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kent-Vital-3-300x223.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kent-Vital-3-768x572.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kent-Vital-3-642x478.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kent-Vital-3.jpg 946w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />We are encouraging everyone in the nation to get involved in a renewed effort to help others and show kindness.  We are referring to this as the “Hands of Love” challenge. The recommendation is for persons to take at least...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/freedom-speaks-column-the-hands-of-love-challenge-part-iii/">Freedom Speaks: The Hands of Love Challenge (part III)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/rUpNGVnSCxo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> ‘Caribbean’s Best New MICE Hotel 2020’ awarded to Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Dominica by World Mice Awards https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/caribbeans-best-new-mice-hotel-2020-awarded-to-cabrits-resort-spa-kempinski-dominica-by-world-mice-awards/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:5313a5be-902e-4135-e608-8244e7ef16bd Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:01:17 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="200" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201123_111940-960x640-1-300x200.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="&#8216;Caribbean’s Best New MICE Hotel 2020&#8217; awarded to Cabrits Resort &#038; Spa Kempinski, Dominica by World Mice Awards" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201123_111940-960x640-1-300x200.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201123_111940-960x640-1-642x428.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201123_111940-960x640-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201123_111940-960x640-1-640x427.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201123_111940-960x640-1.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />The first annual World MICE awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the MICE industry – has announced the winners of its inaugural 2020 programme, where Cabrits Resort &#38; Spa Kempinski Dominica won the award for...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/caribbeans-best-new-mice-hotel-2020-awarded-to-cabrits-resort-spa-kempinski-dominica-by-world-mice-awards/">&#8216;Caribbean’s Best New MICE Hotel 2020&#8217; awarded to Cabrits Resort &#038; Spa Kempinski, Dominica by World Mice Awards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/5Xze6AHnY0s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Welfare Division calls on Dominican citizens to become foster parents https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/welfare-division-calls-on-dominican-citizens-to-become-foster-parents/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:87c9035c-db4a-55ad-ae06-de6e00e153c4 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:35:51 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="263" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coordinator-for-the-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Unit-1-300x263.jpeg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Welfare Division calls on Dominican citizens to become foster parents" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coordinator-for-the-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Unit-1-300x263.jpeg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coordinator-for-the-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Unit-1-642x562.jpeg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coordinator-for-the-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Unit-1-768x673.jpeg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coordinator-for-the-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Unit-1-548x480.jpeg 548w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Coordinator-for-the-Child-Abuse-Prevention-Unit-1.jpeg 1184w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />The Ministry of Health and Social Services, Social Welfare Division is calling on residents to open up their hearts and homes to vulnerable children and become a foster parent. This plea comes as officials say they are challenged with placement...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/welfare-division-calls-on-dominican-citizens-to-become-foster-parents/">Welfare Division calls on Dominican citizens to become foster parents</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/SrdXvJxOuvE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO apologizes for unscheduled service interruption in Chance and Zicack Portsmouth https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/announcements/announcement-dowasco-apologizes-for-unscheduled-service-interruption-in-chance-and-zicack-portsmouth/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:b4cf053f-86ec-3e62-0a8d-59cac12ea7a3 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:25:56 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="147" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/dwasco-resized-300x147.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO apologizes for unscheduled service interruption in Chance and Zicack Portsmouth" loading="lazy" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/dwasco-resized-300x147.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/dwasco-resized.jpg 468w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />DOWASCO apologizes to customers from Chance &#38; Zicack in Portsmouth for the unscheduled interruption to their water supply today Monday November 23, 2020. This interruption is due to emergency repairs being carried out on the supply network. DOWASCO would like...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/announcements/announcement-dowasco-apologizes-for-unscheduled-service-interruption-in-chance-and-zicack-portsmouth/">ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO apologizes for unscheduled service interruption in Chance and Zicack Portsmouth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news">Dominica News Online</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DominicaNewsOnline/~4/5ilgQbPT2rE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/back-to-back-hurricanes-exacerbate-poverty-in-nicaragua The Tico Times urn:uuid:76895a42-574d-13bd-6f6f-253eb2638605 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:56:23 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/000_8UK42E-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="A man reacts as he looks at damages caused by the passage of Hurricane Eta in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on November 4, 2020." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The North Caribbean, one of the poorest regions of Nicaragua, is mired in uncertainty and despair after the double blow of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which sowed death and destruction in Central America.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/back-to-back-hurricanes-exacerbate-poverty-in-nicaragua">Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/000_8UK42E-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="A man reacts as he looks at damages caused by the passage of Hurricane Eta in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on November 4, 2020." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>The North Caribbean, one of the poorest regions of Nicaragua, is mired in uncertainty and despair after the double blow of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which sowed death and destruction in Central America.</p> <p>In this area, populated primarily by indigenous people and Afro-descendants fishers and farmers, residents wonder how they will be able to resume their lives after the devastating cyclones that hit the same area in a matter of two weeks.</p> <p>“We don’t work in any institution, we live off the wealth of the sea. Now, how are we going to go out to sea? We can’t, because the boats were damaged by the hurricane and even the dock is missing,” said Henry Washington, a fisherman from Bilwi.</p> <p>“That is why we ask you to support us. I know that other countries send support, but here it does not come,” he added.</p> <p>“We are only left with the clothes we’re wearing. I don’t know what will happen. I would like them to get me a mattress, a blanket. My house was lost and they gave us shelter because we have nowhere to go,” lamented Diana Moore, 52.</p> <h2>Desolation</h2> <p>After the passage of Iota, which dissipated last Wednesday over El Salvador, hundreds of people who were left homeless in Bilwi crawled among the rubble for anything that could be used to build “una champita” (a little ranch) where they could live.</p> <p>The victims, including many children, are prey to hunger and cold, while older people who suffer from hypertension, diabetes or other diseases are also vulnerable.</p> <p>The San Lucas Foundation, an NGO that works with in the Caribbean in the prevention of diseases, fears an outbreak of malaria, which even before the storms affected 400 people each week.</p> <p>Iota hit Nicaragua on November 17 as a Category 5 hurricane, the highest on the Saffir-Simpson scale, and left a bleak panorama of indigenous communities without food, water, clothing or electricity.</p> <p>The cyclone was stronger than Eta, which on November 3 hit with its powerful winds of 240 kmh the communities of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), the largest and least populated in the country, with 500,000 inhabitants of the Miskito, Sumos, Branches, Garifuna, Creole and Mestizo ethnic groups.</p> <p>This region, despite its potential for natural resources and biodiversity, also lags in socioeconomic development. Most of the population drink water from wells or rivers, which were contaminated after the hurricane, and survive on a dollar a day, according to human rights defenders.</p> <p>Eta left more than 200 dead on the isthmus, while Iota claimed 44 lives, according to the initial count in the region.</p> <p>Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo reported last week that 35,490 people remained in shelters — out of a total of 160,000 who were evacuated from coastal communities — but they most will begin to return to their communities.</p> <h2>Without anything</h2> <p>“We stayed on the street. In my family, we are two adults and two children. When Hurricane Eta passed, we made our <em>champita</em> without any help, but Iota blew it away and no one has come to tell us if they are going to help us,” Nadia Webster told AFP.</p> <p>The only thing that remained of her house facing the sea is the foundation upon which it was buil.</p> <p>“This was my house,” said the single mother of two children, who lives by marketing seafood that she buys from fishermen — an activity paralyzed by the hurricanes.</p> <p>After Eta “we had collected some wood and we rebuilt the house, but Iota came and took it back,” lamented Itzel Laco, 25, who sells used clothing and whose merchandise was lost in the hurricane.</p> <p>Murillo said that the government “is aware” of the serious effects of the families affected by the storms and “to the extent that we have the necessary resources, housing will be guaranteed.”</p> <p>Iota entered northern Nicaragua and exited through Honduras, leaving roofless houses, trees, and downed power lines on its way.</p> <p>The Caribbean municipalities of Rosita, Siuna and Prinzapolka were without electricity, water and communications are intermittent.</p> <p>The government assures that it sent food and material to repair the houses, but those affected deny having received help and blame local officials for biasing their delivery.</p> <p>“The government sends donations, but they have brought nothing to the people who need it. There is enough provision in the warehouses, but they do not give,” denounced Henry Müller, a fisherman who was unemployed.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/back-to-back-hurricanes-exacerbate-poverty-in-nicaragua">Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> Haiti - Diaspora Covid-19 : Daily Report #248 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32363-haiti-diaspora-covid-19-daily-report-248.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:23a40e78-01e9-f1f9-e6a1-e5a8e1ca0d78 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:23:03 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32363.jpg" alt="Haiti - Diaspora Covid-19 : Daily Report #248"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">World : 2nd day of significant decrease - New York State : 5,000 cases on average per 24 hours - Quebec : Lower death rate than in spring - Martinique : significant decrease in cases in 24 hours - France 2nd most contaminated country of Europe...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> iciHaiti - Insecurity : Indignation against acts of vandalism committed against FHADIMAC https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-32362-icihaiti-insecurity-indignation-against-acts-of-vandalism-committed-against-fhadimac.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:f1b78a7e-0cd9-e98c-3b25-5227282d1b0d Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:18:59 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32362.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Insecurity : Indignation against acts of vandalism committed against FHADIMAC"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">The Lorquet Foundation protests and is indignanted against the acts of vandalism committed against the premises of the Haitian Foundation for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, by demonstrators, during the anti-government mobilization of November 18...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - Diplomacy : Haiti takes a stand in the border conflict in Morocco https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32360-haiti-diplomacy-haiti-takes-a-stand-in-the-border-conflict-in-morocco.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:33ea3731-a5b6-4359-cd19-7a27e5017202 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:16:10 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32360.jpg" alt="Haiti - Diplomacy : Haiti takes a stand in the border conflict in Morocco"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">In a diplomatic note « [...] the Government of the Republic of Haiti warmly salutes His Majesty King Mohamed VI and the Moroccan people on the occasion of the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the independence of the Kingdom of Morocco...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> iciHaiti - Environment : Hunting for rubbish in Croix-des-Bouquets https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-32359-icihaiti-environment-hunting-for-rubbish-in-croix-des-bouquets.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:4f8aa3e7-fdab-f7e6-d8da-48b4bebc6a1f Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:13:21 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32359.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Environment : Hunting for rubbish in Croix-des-Bouquets"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">The Communal Commission of Croix-des-Bouquets chaired by Jean Wesnel Edrouine Pervil continues to hunt for rubbish in the Commune...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Pandemic inflames violence against women, UN data show https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/pandemic-inflames-violence-against-women-un-data-show The Tico Times urn:uuid:158e6948-6233-0a0e-a0d2-da199e22b5ca Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:13:13 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/000_1X14AM-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="People protest against femicides during a march in San José on September 6, 2020." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In July, the UN estimated that six months of restrictions could result in 31 million additional cases of sexual violence in the world and seven million unwanted pregnancies.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/pandemic-inflames-violence-against-women-un-data-show">Pandemic inflames violence against women, UN data show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/000_1X14AM-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="People protest against femicides during a march in San José on September 6, 2020." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday.</p> <p>From a spike in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, increased numbers of women missing in Peru, higher rates of women being killed in Brazil and Mexico and overwhelmed associations in Europe: the pandemic has aggravated the plague of sexual violence.</p> <p>According to UN data released in late September, lockdowns have led to increases in complaints or calls to report domestic abuse of 25 percent in Argentina, 30 percent in Cyprus and France and 33 percent in Singapore.</p> <p>In essentially all countries, measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus have resulted in woman and children being confined at home.</p> <p>“The house is the most dangerous place for women,” Moroccan associations noted in April as they pressed authorities for “an emergency response”.</p> <p>In India, Heena — not her real name — a 33-year-old cook who lives in Mumbai, said she felt “trapped in my house” with a husband who did not work, consumed drugs and was violent.</p> <p>As she described what she had endured, she frequently broke down in tears.</p> <p>After buying drugs, “he would spend the rest of his day either hooked to his phone playing PubG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) or beating me up and abusing me,” she told AFP by telephone.</p> <h2>Insufficient measures</h2> <p>On August 15, her husband beat Heena worse than before, in front of their seven-year-old son, and threw her out of the house at 3:00 am.</p> <p>“I had nowhere to go,” she said. “I could barely move my body -– he beat me to pulp, my body was swollen.”</p> <p>Instead of going to the police, she made it to a friend’s home and then to her parents.</p> <p>She is now fighting for custody of her son, “but courts are not working in full capacity due to Covid”.</p> <p>She has not seen her son in four months, though he manages to call her in secret from time to time.</p> <p>It is not the just the courts that are hobbled by the virus. The closure of businesses and schools, as well as cultural and athletic activities, have deprived victims already weakened by economic insecurity of ways to escape violence.</p> <p>Hanaa Edwar of the Iraqi Women’s Network, told AFP there had been “a dangerous deterioration in the socioeconomic situation for families following the lockdown, with more families going into poverty, which leads to violent reactions”.</p> <p>In Brazil, 648 murders of women were recorded in the first half of the year, a small increase from the same period in 2019 according to the Brazilian Forum for Public Security.</p> <p>While the government has launched a campaign to encourage women to file complaints, the forum says that measures designed to help victims remain insufficient.</p> <h2>‘Mask-19’</h2> <p>Worldwide, the United Nations says that only one country in eight has taken measures to lessen the pandemic’s impact on women and children.</p> <p>In Spain, victims could discreetly ask for help in pharmacies by using the code “mask-19”, and some French associations established contact points in supermarkets.</p> <p>“The women who came to us were in situations that had become unbearable, dangerous,” said Sophie Cartron, assistant director of an association that worked in a shopping mall near Paris.</p> <p>“The lockdown established a wall of silence,” she said.</p> <p>Mobilisation on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women remains uncertain owing to restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Marches for women’s rights have nevertheless taken place recently in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Liberia, Namibia and Romania.</p> <p>“We will not be able to demonstrate to express our anger, or march together,” said the Paris-based feminist group Family Planning.</p> <p>“But we will make ourselves heard all the same, virtually and visually.”</p> <p>Tamara Mathebula of the South African Commission for Gender Equality described a chronic “toxic masculinity” that was “everywhere you look”.</p> <p>“There are gender pay gaps which are widening and continue to widen during the Covid-19 pandemic,” she told AFP.</p> <p>“Gender-based violence worsened” as a result, she said, and the potential consequences were very serious.</p> <p>In July, the UN estimated that six months of restrictions could result in 31 million additional cases of sexual violence in the world and seven million unwanted pregnancies.</p> <p>The situation was also undermining the fight against female genital mutilation and forced marriages, the UN warned.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/pandemic-inflames-violence-against-women-un-data-show">Pandemic inflames violence against women, UN data show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> Haiti - PNH : Important extended command meeting https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32358-haiti-pnh-important-extended-command-meeting.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:232b479f-d8a5-bf75-ec43-18cdef67e354 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:10:42 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32358.jpg" alt="Haiti - PNH : Important extended command meeting"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Saturday, November 21, 2020, the new Commander-in-Chief a.i, Léon Charles of the ONH chaired an extended command meeting which brought together the members of the high command...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> iciHaiti - Economy : Haiti 4th export country for the Dominican Republic in 2020 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32357-icihaiti-economy-haiti-4th-export-country-for-the-dominican-republic-in-2020.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:366fb525-08a6-1af4-2fcd-535eb1fd5c99 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:09:06 -0600 <TABLE WIDTH="100%" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" width="118"><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images-a/p-32357.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Economy : Haiti 4th export country for the Dominican Republic in 2020"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Data contained in the Trade Magazine of the Dominican Customs Directorate indicates that the total exports from January to October 2020 amounted to just over 8 billion US dollars...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/costa-rica-registers-first-signs-of-economic-recovery-since-start-of-pandemic-finance-ministry-says The Tico Times urn:uuid:fcb1778e-909b-b0c0-8db7-b850fe8d4b27 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:08:43 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/5-colones--150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rican 5- and 10-colón coins" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Costa Rica's economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/costa-rica-registers-first-signs-of-economic-recovery-since-start-of-pandemic-finance-ministry-says">Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/5-colones--150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rican 5- and 10-colón coins" loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Costa Rica’s economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an increase in tax collection over the first weeks of November, the government reported Monday.</p> <p>Data from the Finance Ministry indicate that tax collection during the first half of November exceeded by 2.2% that of the same period in 2019, the first time that such an increase has been registered since March, when economic activity was paralyzed by measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.</p> <p>For the Minister of Planning, Pilar Garrido, this variation is a sign that the economy has started a recovery process.</p> <p>“It seems to us that it is a reason for cautious optimism,” Garrido, who is also the coordinator of the government’s economic team, said in a statement.</p> <p>“The pandemic has dealt a very strong blow. These signs generate an optimistic attitude to move forward,” President Carlos Alvarado wrote on Twitter.</p> <p>The pandemic aggravated problems that had already existed within the Costa Rican economy. In 2018, the country approved a reform with new taxes to contain a fiscal deficit of 6% of GDP.</p> <p>After the sanitary containment measures provoked by the pandemic, the Ministry of Finance projected that the deficit in public finances would reach 9.3% of GDP.</p> <p>At the same time, unemployment rose from 12% in the first quarter of the year to 22% in the period from July to September, and the Central Bank projected an economic contraction of 4.5% of GDP for this year.</p> <p>The Costa Rican government called in October for a dialogue with all sectors of the country, including business-owners, unions and academics, to formulate consensus proposals for economic recovery.</p> <p>The dialogue concluded on Saturday with a set of proposals to cut the fiscal deficit, stimulate the economy and increase the efficiency of the public sector.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/costa-rica-registers-first-signs-of-economic-recovery-since-start-of-pandemic-finance-ministry-says">Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/news-briefs-costa-rica-news-highlights-to-start-your-week-november-23 The Tico Times urn:uuid:3e423c85-3789-2aec-3f45-5f8fa986eb7c Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:41:59 -0600 <p><img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/201120_Alaska-Airlines-returns-SJO-Costa-Rica-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Alaska Airlines resumes flights to Costa Rica in November 2020." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Happy Monday from The Tico Times! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here's the news you should know as a new week starts in Costa Rica. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/news-briefs-costa-rica-news-highlights-to-start-your-week-november-23">News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/201120_Alaska-Airlines-returns-SJO-Costa-Rica-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Alaska Airlines resumes flights to Costa Rica in November 2020." loading="lazy" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Happy Monday from The Tico Times! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here’s the news you should know as a new week starts in Costa Rica.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">****</p> <p><span style="caret-color: #000000;">President Carlos Alvarado said Costa Rica is preparing a </span><strong style="caret-color: #000000;">national vaccination campaign against COVID-19. </strong><span style="caret-color: #000000;">The process will involve “the collective effort of every Costa Rican,” he said, though he didn’t provide further details. Authorities have previously suggested that vulnerable populations will be prioritized for vaccination. This news comes as Pfizer and other vaccines show encouraging results in studies. </span></p> <p>The ongoing dialogue between President Alvarado, other government officials and various sectors <strong>falls short of addressing the country’s fiscal crisis</strong>, La Nación reports. Still, Finance Minister Elian Villegas said he is satisfied that the conversations have produced consensus on next steps. More via <a href="https://www.nacion.com/el-pais/politica/mesa-de-dialogo-se-queda-corta-frente-a-tamano-de/IFXNNM473JDFBMA7GYMEXIBKTA/story/">La Nación</a>.</p> <p><strong>More coronavirus restrictions in Costa Rica are unlikely</strong>. Health Minister Daniel Salas acknowledged “the margin to take very rigorous measures has decreased,” indicating that the government must also prioritize the country’s unemployment crisis. More via <a href="https://www.teletica.com/entrevistas/daniel-salas-el-margen-para-tomar-medidas-muy-rigurosas-ha-ido-disminuyendo_273323">Teletica</a>.</p> <p><strong>Alaska Airlines has resumed flights to Costa Rica. </strong>Juan Santamaría International Airport celebrated the return on Friday, telling tourists to pack their suitcases, “because Pura Vida is waiting.” The SeaTac, Washington-based airline offers flights to both of Costa Rica’s international airports.</p> <p><strong>Monday weather forecast</strong>, per the <a href="https://www.imn.ac.cr/en/inicio">National Meteorological Institute</a>: “Thought the early hours of this Monday, tropical wave # 54 will be crossing Costa Rica; therefore, the atmospheric instability generated by the passage of the wave will be present in the country. … In the afternoon downpours are expected near the mountain ranges and occasionally in the plains of the North Zone and the North Pacific. At night, the North Zone is the region with the higher chances of rain.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;">****</p> <p>We’ll have more news throughout the day, so keep checking The Tico Times home page for more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/11/23/news-briefs-costa-rica-news-highlights-to-start-your-week-november-23">News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ticotimes.net">The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate</a>.</p> Bloody Sunday - Girls, grandma among four slain http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/bloody-sunday-girls-grandma-among-four-slain Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:4ba3555c-9664-7019-1314-f2361bf0b737 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:15:07 -0600 The serene community of Tryall Heights in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was torn by terror on Sunday as gunmen targeted a family about 4:30 p.m., killing them execution style. There was maximum carnage and no mercy. Having entered the home of 81-... ‘Babsy’ bares soul as bus sex-abuse victim - Rallies Jamaicans to battle violence against women, girls http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/babsy-bares-soul-bus-sex-abuse-victim-rallies-jamaicans-battle Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:9eb5c2f6-01f2-5a6c-96e4-30cfdf5584d6 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:14:54 -0600 Olivia Grange knows what it means to be sexually and physically assaulted in public. And as the minister for gender affairs, she is determined to put a stop to brazen attacks on women and girls. Grange opened up to the congregation at Power of... Fitzroy Wickham ‘bright from him born’ - Brown’s Town celebrates 2021 Rhodes Scholar http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/fitzroy-wickham-bright-him-born-browns-town-celebrates-2021-rhodes Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:b9cb2b8f-d111-4abe-d554-73888d3efc25 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:14:29 -0600 Fitzroy Wickham’s selection as the 2021 Rhodes Scholar has put the York Castle High alumnus among prestigious company as he joins a list of outstanding Jamaicans who have been awarded the honour over decades. Wickham’s success, however, has come... As online services surge, Clarendon pastor bucks trend http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/online-services-surge-clarendon-pastor-bucks-trend Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:a265a55f-4d37-db3c-a5ee-7dacc94f814f Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:14:08 -0600 Pastor Ann Marie Richards has witnessed her congregation dwindle from 120 to about 50 since the coronavirus pandemic’s emergence, but she refuses to log on to the growing movement to stream worship services online to reach her missing members.... Could COVID-19 reshape church attendance forever? - Pastors grapple with prospect that flock, after missing services for months, may never be wooed back http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/could-covid-19-reshape-church-attendance-forever-pastors-grapple Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:6218f3d7-1815-811e-24fc-323cbda8330e Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:13:51 -0600 COVID-19 has accelerated the trend towards online church services, but while happy that their reach has, in some instances, tripled since the pandemic, faith leaders are concerned that the current reliance on virtual worship might make in-person... Blood Bank under probe http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/blood-bank-under-probe Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:218a2cbe-1d3c-22dd-e62f-ce28870d824d Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:13:27 -0600 A comprehensive probe has been ordered into the operations of the Blood Bank in Kingston following claims last week of irregularities that threaten the integrity of its testing and processing regimen. In a media statement late Sunday evening,... FACE-TO-FACE NEW YEAR CRISIS - COVID surge could doom expanded in-person classes January http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201123/face-face-new-year-crisis-covid-surge-could-doom-expanded-person Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:37a8445f-52d8-a549-132d-b1cb17fa357b Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:11:56 -0600 The threat of a major spike in coronavirus cases after the Christmas festivities may doom hopes for a broader resumption of face-to-face classes in the New Year, potentially wasting the Government’s pilot in 17 public schools that was positioned as...