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/ Massive savings for NWC as utility plugs leaks http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/massive-savings-nwc-utility-plugs-leaks Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:7b3d5e89-3b01-0d37-d109-21b4c7f9a8cd Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:28:09 -0600 THE NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) has been saving US$8 million (J$1.16 billion) per year since implementing a Non-Revenue Water (NRW) programme in Kingston and St Andrew. The US$42.5-million five-year programme is being implemented by the NWC... No contract for CMU $701m building, says project manager http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/no-contract-cmu-701m-building-says-project-manager Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:dd2491e8-c9b7-f20c-f0f3-8f349e75dc86 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:28:00 -0600 PROJECT MANAGER at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Elaine Hayden, told a parliamentary oversight committee on Tuesday that her reputation would “take a beating” after admitting that she had no evidence to substantiate that there was a... Schools get ready for exam refreshers http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/schools-get-ready-exam-refreshers Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:ce5d466b-f7eb-f203-a0c2-a2eff2bc2f19 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:27:22 -0600 CLASSROOMS CRAMMED with up to 40 students will be a rare sight at secondary schools across Jamaica come June 8. Visits to schools across the Corporate Area where preparations are under way to facilitate exam refreshers showed classrooms that would... Campbell, Buchanan deny Phillips ouster plot http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/campbell-buchanan-deny-phillips-ouster-plot Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:e493ca00-d14f-cf8a-d698-a781378ec174 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:23:51 -0600 With loyalists of People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips now on edge and preparing for another round of internal schism, two signatories of a controversial letter are insisting that the correspondence is not a launching pad for... Holness announces COVID screening for all incoming travellers this month http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/holness-announces-covid-screening-all-incoming-travellers-month Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:5615d309-f7bd-4f8c-3d12-a92b551eb943 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:20:01 -0600 Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that there will be mandatory COVID screening for all passengers arriving in Jamaica this month.  During the period June 1 to 14, arriving Jamaicans will go through a two-element screening process and... #JamaicaTogether Promo | Andrew Issa http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/jamaicatogether-promo-andrew-issa Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:9475b526-a37c-3c08-3adc-d9dd72bc1eb4 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:14:26 -0600 “The sacrifices our nation has made to contain the virus will bring incredible benefits and future investments. Stay fit, continue to build up your immune system (just like Beenie Man), and ­incredible opportunities will be coming your way!” –... Samuda explains sudden CXC exam date shift http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/samuda-explains-sudden-cxc-exam-date-shift Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:5c3af82d-9b92-020e-7129-39dc88c862ce Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:12:59 -0600 EDUCATION MINISTER Karl Samuda has explained the decision by his ministry to accede to the request by the Caribbean Examinations Council to bring forward the date for external exams even as the Opposition continues to level criticisms. Some 132,... Cockpit Country row still simmering – Montague http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/cockpit-country-row-still-simmering-montague Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:9841e06f-5d96-8f40-d456-b2a4771e9594 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:09:22 -0600 THE LEGAL wrangling over the verification and establishment of the Protected Area boundary within the Cockpit Country is not likely to be resolved any time soon. That was the main take-away from Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague’s... Teen suicide shocks family - 17-y-o emotionally scarred after tragic fall left her limping in pain http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200603/teen-suicide-shocks-family-17-y-o-emotionally-scarred-after-tragic Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:332c4594-d380-ce26-0b23-b7cec1531ac3 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:08:48 -0600 MATERNAL INSTINCT jolted Joan Watson into realising that something was wrong when her 17-year-old ­daughter Chrisey-Ann Davis had not returned from her room some time after eating a meal on Monday evening. Little did Watson know that the desperate... Color Therapy: an Alternative for Holistic Health https://thecostaricanews.com/color-therapy-an-alternative-for-holistic-health/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:2e0cc16d-21ec-146a-bcd8-469e185ed56a Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:56:40 -0600 <p>People react according to the variations of their environment and it is proven the influence of color in our organic functions. How does color influence people? Even if you prefer blue, a soft green light would put you in a good mood, and exposure to red light will tone your heart activity. Colors help us [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/color-therapy-an-alternative-for-holistic-health/">Color Therapy: an Alternative for Holistic Health</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <p>People react according to the variations of their environment and it is proven the influence of color in our organic functions.</p> <p><strong>How does color influence people?</strong></p> <p>Even if you prefer blue, a soft green light would put you in a good mood, and exposure to red light will tone your heart activity. Colors help us show our true selves because, just like nature, we reveal who we are by the colors we attract.</p> <p>Through color, we begin to understand energy and vibrations, and how they affect us. Everything on this earth is made of vibrations of light.</p> <p><strong>Each color provides a different energy level.</strong></p> <p>Color, sound, and movement are three areas of priority attention for humans; all three contain the key to our well-being. Through color, we begin to understand energy and vibrations, and how they affect us.</p> <p><strong>What medicinal effects does color have?</strong></p> <p>Conventional medicine has ended up admitting chromotherapy or color medicine as a valid treatment system. It is a fact that the harmony that colors emit mobilizes the body&#8217;s self-therapeutic forces and can initiate the stabilization of psychic life.</p> <p>Colors positively stimulate the body, eliminating accumulations and blockages as well as toxins, in addition to enhancing the optical work of the immune system.</p> <p><strong>Colors are all around us.</strong></p> <p>Colors are not only around us but also within us. It is only a matter of knowing how to activate them up properly.</p> <p><strong>The essence of Color healing.</strong></p> <p>It consists of producing a molecular reaction in the body using color rays. Chromatic irradiation is currently used as a supportive treatment or for preventive purposes. It consists of using color projectors with a reflective incandescent lamp sustaining a minimum power of 60 watts or normal incandescent lamps in combination with color filters that are used in photographs to which the patient is exposed in cycles during programmed sessions.</p> <p>This consists in that when the patient is lying on a stretcher, an orange ray will focus on the head, this will help to combat anorexia. And another ray of red color will focus on the face and the chest and will help to further improve the patient&#8217;s concentration. Light treatments that require the use of special lamps and color filters must be administered by a specialized therapist.</p> <p><strong>Colors are a special kind of medicine for each type of person depending on their specific needs.</strong></p> <p>Because colors are not only around us but inside us, you just have to know how to stimulate them up properly. Each color is assigned specific therapeutic qualities since each one has its complete correspondence in the inner microcosm of humans.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/color-therapy-an-alternative-for-holistic-health/">Color Therapy: an Alternative for Holistic Health</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> What Are The Main Causes of Death in Europe? https://thecostaricanews.com/what-are-the-main-causes-of-death-in-europe/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:52db11be-2d9b-fdda-aaa7-40a95e86113d Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:17:54 -0600 <p>We rarely touch on this topic about death, many for fear, others for thinking that it is a bad omen, however, it is a topic that should be seen as normal. Death remains a taboo subject in most societies. It is not that it is socially forbidden to talk about how we die, what are [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/what-are-the-main-causes-of-death-in-europe/">What Are The Main Causes of Death in Europe?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1-640x360.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-90235" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1-640x360.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1-300x169.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1-768x433.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1-696x392.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1-746x420.jpg 746w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/thumbs_b_c_d8bfbd69add27c1fcfe811e65b297209-1.jpg 863w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></figure> <p>We rarely touch on this topic about death, many for fear, others for thinking that it is a bad omen, however, it is a topic that should be seen as normal.</p> <p>Death remains a taboo subject in most societies. It is not that it is socially forbidden to talk about how we die, what are the causes of death, but that, since we do not like it, we avoid it.</p> <p>From the religions or certain other very specific metaphysic disciplines, the question of death is treated, but it is less common to be approached from a secular perspective or that it be part of our socialization. It is an inevitable part of life, but we try to deny it, and it is understandable.</p> <p>More than talking about it, it is relevant to talk about the data on the causes of death. We have to specify what we mean by cause of death.</p> <p>This would be the<strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/diseases-that-can-be-transmitted-by-our-pets/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> disease</a></strong> or injury that started the morbid (disease-causing) events that led directly to death or the circumstance of the accident or violence that caused the fatal injury.</p> <p>This definition derives from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) of the World Health Organization. The classifications can vary when the cause of death is multiple or difficult to assess, even for different reasons for notification, but it is very relevant to know the general situation in the European Union.</p> <p>The question of the cause of mortality is relevant not only because of the aforementioned confusion, but because, as Eurostat points out, given that there is a general lack of comprehensive European statistics on morbidity, we can use the data on causes of death as a tool to assess EU<strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/top-6-countries-with-the-best-health-care-systems-in-the-world-2019/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> health systems</a></strong></p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/images-1.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-90237"/></figure></div> <p>During 2019, the main cause of death among people under 65 was cancer, while for those over 65 it was circulatory diseases. According to European statistics (Eurostat), for 2019 these are the causes of death &#8211; standardized mortality rate:</p> <p>Ischemic heart disease</p> <p>Cerebrovascular disease</p> <p>Cancer of the tracheas, bronchi, and lung</p> <p>Chronic diseases of the lower respiratory tract</p> <p>Accidents</p> <p>Colon cancer</p> <p>Pneumonia</p> <p>Diabetes mellitus</p> <p>Pancreatic cancer</p> <p>Breast cancer</p> <p>Chronic liver disease</p> <p>Kidney disease</p> <p>Stomach cancer</p> <p>Intentional self-inflicted damage</p> <p>Mental disorders</p> <p>HIV</p> <p>Drug dependence</p> <p>According to the International Classification of Diseases, two main groups of diseases are related to the circulatory system: Ischemic heart disease (also known as coronary heart disease, including heart attacks) and cerebrovascular disease (strokes).</p> <p>Second, the highest overall cause of mortality was<strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/breast-cancer-do-not-be-afraid-of-overcome-it/"> cancer</a></strong> (23.8%). Among all cancers, lung cancer was the most common cause of death among the elderly. Finally, we would have deaths from respiratory diseases (8.9%).</p> <p>Respiratory diseases include chronic diseases of the lower respiratory tract or asthma, as well as infectious diseases such as the flu or pneumonia.</p> <p>By gender, women have a greater impact of circulatory diseases than men (41.2% vs. 35.7%) but somewhat less cancer (28.4% vs. 19.7%) or diseases of the respiratory system (9.9% vs. 8.1% of males).</p> <p>At the territorial level and within the European Union, during 2019 ischemic heart disease (or coronary heart disease, which would be when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle are blocked preventing blood flow from reaching) caused higher mortality than cerebrovascular diseases except for Bulgaria, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Slovenia, and Portugal.</p> <p>In the rest of the European Union, according to Eurostat, there were 534 deaths per 100,000 65+ inhabitants, compared to 376 per 100,000 inhabitants of that age group.</p> <p>As we have already seen, the main causes of death in Europe revolve around circulatory and cerebrovascular problems, so efforts must be made to lower these levels, which must be based on raising awareness among the population to avoid that these figures continue to increase.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><a href="http://ResonanceCR.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png" alt="Resonance Costa Rica" class="wp-image-85135" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-300x143.png 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-768x365.png 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-696x331.png 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-884x420.png 884w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1.png 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></a></figure></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/what-are-the-main-causes-of-death-in-europe/">What Are The Main Causes of Death in Europe?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> Woman charged with murder after allegedly pouring hot oil on taxi operator http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/woman-charged-murder-after-allegedly-pouring-hot-oil-taxi-operator Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:ca1895f3-2bda-3910-467e-c371b5911e74 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:57:59 -0600 A 32-year-old St Andrew woman is now on a murder charge after allegedly dousing a taxi operator with hot oil during a domestic dispute. The police are yet to finalise a date for the first court appearance of the accused, Melissa Sinclair... What is the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Worldwide? https://thecostaricanews.com/what-is-the-role-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-worldwide/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:9e66a0ca-e111-f962-c763-5eb020011214 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:39:28 -0600 <p>The increase in the worldwide practice of complementary and alternative medicine has attractedthe attention of important organizations, mainly the World Health Organization (WHO), theNational Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institutes of Health ofthe United States, who along with more than a dozen collaborating centers around the worldhave been tasked since 1991 to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/what-is-the-role-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-worldwide/">What is the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Worldwide?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large is-resized"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-640x427.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-32416" width="500" height="334" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-640x427.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-600x400.jpg 600w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-300x200.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-768x512.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-696x464.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-1068x712.jpg 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural-630x420.jpg 630w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/medicina-natural.jpg 1678w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></figure> <p>The increase in the worldwide practice of complementary and alternative medicine has attracted<br>the attention of important organizations, mainly the <strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/an-important-world-health-organization-project-has-been-created-by-costa-rica/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">World Health Organization (WHO), </span></a></strong>the<br>National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institutes of Health of<br>the United States, who along with more than a dozen collaborating centers around the world<br>have been tasked since 1991 to validate the efficacy and safety of many of these medicines.<br>Many countries have included alternative medicines within their health systems. In Costa Rica,<br>work has been done in this regard, but there are many challenges that still arise for its<br>integration into the prevailing health system.<br><strong>How does the World Health Organization (WHO) define traditional alternative and<br>complementary medicines?</strong><br>WHO as a major institution defines both traditional and complementary medicines as: diverse</p> <p>health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs that incorporate plant, animal and mineral-<br>based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises applied individually or in</p> <p>combination to maintain well-being, in addition trying to diagnose and prevent disease.<br>Traditional medicine is considered, as that which belongs to the healing customs of specific<br>cultures such as, for example, Chinese medicine or Ayurveda from India. All ancient cultures<br>had some form of medicine that we now classify as traditional, that developed over the years<br>and that were influenced by historical factors, now part of beliefs and philosophies, not all of<br>them resisted the onslaught of time, nor the paradigm shifts.</p> <p><strong>Complementary medicine specialist Miyen Wu chatted with us …</strong><br>Miyen Wu, is a specialist in complementary medicine, resides in the United States, where she<br>offers her knowledge, we at<a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color"> <strong>TCRN</strong></span></a> contacted her to give us her point of view on alternative<br>medicines:<br>For Miyen, the difference between complementary and alternative medicine is that, as its name<br>implies, the alternative comes from the word -alternating something-, which means that there<br>are options, that a person either chooses one thing or chooses another, &#8220;in this case the patient<br>decides to use alternative medicine instead of conventional western medicine, but in the case of<br>complementary medicine, we do not separate the patient from his doctor, nor from conventional<br>medicine, nor from the treatment that the patient has chosen. in western medicine, we<br>complement and accompany the patient with a protocol, in our case, we called it the Wu</p> <p>Protocol.&#8221;<br>The well-known Wu Protocol contains five elements or concepts especially for the patient,<br>which are included: Acupuncture, Breathing within meditation (part of traditional Chinese<br>medicine), which would be the first element. The second is to help the patient to change their<br>eating habits through a healthy diet, based on Taoist theory, homeopathy, aromatherapy and<br>reflexology.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large is-resized"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-640x427.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-49476" width="279" height="186" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-640x427.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-600x400.jpg 600w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-300x200.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-768x512.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-696x464.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-1068x713.jpg 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280-630x420.jpg 630w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/natural-cosmetics-3397277_1280.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 279px) 100vw, 279px" /></figure></div> <p><br><strong>Can everyone use these medicines?</strong><br>For the specialist, Miyen Wu, all people, of all ages, &#8220;can have access to complementary<br>therapies, it can be used in any living being, in dogs, cats, horses, it is used or implemented for<br>everyone and also for plants, in case they have any parasite or disease.&#8221;<br><strong>Are there other elements within complementary therapies?</strong><br>Psychotherapy, Reiki, cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, homeopathy, flower essences<br>(aromatherapy).<br><strong>How to manage mental health in these times, from complementary medicine?</strong><br>Miyen highlighted that complementary medicine or integral medicine, suppose a type of<br>intervention much less aggressive and impactful as in traditional medicine and the most<br>important thing about this is that we are talking about a much closer relationship, a new type of<br>relationship doctor-patient, &#8220;of course, listening for patient recovery generates benefits, which<br>means the synergy of complementary medicine with conventional medicine&#8221;, the expert stated.<br>She added: “There are many tools to manage mental health and one of the most important is to<br>verbalize and accept that you have a problem.”<br><strong>Everyone talks about meditation, but what can Miyen Wu tell us about this option?</strong><br>Another question would be, how can a person manage to meditate or relax? Wu considers that<br>there are many ways and many meditation techniques, &#8220;although meditation is very popular and<br>has become one of the most used techniques to relax the mind and body, it is always very<br>important, she says, to remember and choose a path that is simple for the person.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large is-resized"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-640x427.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-53037" width="237" height="158" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-640x427.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-600x400.jpg 600w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-300x200.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-768x512.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-696x464.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake-630x420.jpg 630w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Relaxing-Meditation-in-Front-of-A-Lake.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 237px) 100vw, 237px" /></figure></div> <p><br><strong>How to know if we are on the right path if we are meditating or relaxing?</strong><br>Simply put, meditation is a state of inner peace and in order to achieve it it is recommended that<br>the first step to be taken in relation to breathing, how we are breathing and try to practice it<br>when waking up and going to bed, when If you are positive, you will begin to feel the effects,<br>achieving a little more calm, more awakeness and thus lower your stress more, in this sense, it<br>is important to note that there are many more techniques to achieve relaxation. Very important,<br>everyone should know that there are indispensable steps for effective mediation, including<br>connecting with the breathing, with inhalation and exhalation.<br>Beyond all the information, medicine is described as an art, full of various skills including</p> <p>listening and carefully examining. The practice of alternative medicine has been described by<br>the expert, as an art, as a skill in multiple aspects: listening and examining carefully, all this in a<br>timely manner and with humane treatment.<br>Maintaining or recovering our health is a<em> </em><strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rica-establishes-new-human-rights-oriented-immigration-policy/"><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">human right,</span></a></strong> so if a health service does not meet our<br>expectations, we will be looking for alternatives or supplements, since as patients we want at<br>least the freedom to choose what seems most appropriate to treat our body, this is the<br>importance of the subject.</p> <div class="wp-block-image is-style-rounded"><figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized"><a href="http://ResonanceCR.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png" alt="Resonance Costa Rica" class="wp-image-85135" width="678" height="322" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-300x143.png 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-768x365.png 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-696x331.png 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-884x420.png 884w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1.png 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 678px) 100vw, 678px" /></a></figure></div> <p></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/what-is-the-role-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-worldwide/">What is the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Worldwide?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> Developing a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works https://thecostaricanews.com/developing-a-vaccine-depends-on-how-immunity-works/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:d60a1c04-61ae-7a85-4817-c7a8ff506442 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:53:44 -0600 <p>The achievements of immunology have freed mankind from many dangerous diseases. To find a vaccine, first of all, it is essential to decipher how the mechanism of immunity works in the body</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/developing-a-vaccine-depends-on-how-immunity-works/">Developing a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_90145" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-90145" style="width: 1200px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-90145 size-full" title="Developing a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works.jpg" alt="Developing a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works" width="1200" height="675" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works.jpg 1200w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works-300x169.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works-640x360.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works-768x432.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works-696x392.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works-1068x601.jpg 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Developing-a-Vaccine-Depends-on-How-Immunity-Works-747x420.jpg 747w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-90145" class="wp-caption-text">Photo: Pixabay</figcaption></figure> <p>The achievements of immunology have freed mankind from many dangerous diseases.</p> <p>To find a vaccine, first of all, it is essential to decipher how the mechanism of immunity works in the body.</p> <p>For example, those who have suffered from smallpox no longer suffer from these conditions. Instead, one can get sick with the flu <strong>every year</strong>.</p> <p>Most explain this phenomenon by saying that the flu virus constantly changes, changes its proteins, or, <strong>as biologists say</strong>, its antigens. Immunity develops concerning one variety, but the following year another appears.</p> <p>The explanation is convincing, but it is not the only one. Some people assume that most people about such infections belong to <strong>genotypes called weak reaction</strong>.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a class="LinkSuggestion__Link-sc-1mdih4x-2 jZPuuT" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/israeli-businesses-looking-for-partners-in-costa-rica/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Israeli businesses looking for partners in Costa Rica</a></strong></li> </ul> <h2>What does this mean?</h2> <p><img class="alignright" title="Photo: Pixabay" src="https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/02/22/11/20/vaccination-1215279_960_720.jpg" alt="Photo: Pixabay" width="377" height="251">A few years ago, immunologists discovered genes, previously unknown, called immune responses.</p> <p>They determine the strength of the <strong>body&#8217;s reaction</strong> to any foreign body or antigen. Such genes are many.</p> <p>The same organism can react strongly against one antigen and weakly against a second; another, do it completely backward.</p> <p>If the majority of people, for reasons still unknown, do not have a sufficient number of genes for an immunological response, for example, to the flu agents, it is not possible to create a vaccine with the classic methods.</p> <p>It is necessary to learn to <strong>stimulate immunity</strong>, to transform a genetically weak organism into one of strong reaction.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a class="LinkSuggestion__Link-sc-1mdih4x-2 jZPuuT" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/risk-gestation-pregnancy-at-age-40/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Risk Gestation: Pregnancy at Age 40</a></strong></li> </ul> <h2>Active immunity and passive immunity</h2> <figure style="width: 350px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img title="Vacunación, Impfspritze, Médica, Doctor, Salud" src="https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2017/09/06/20/35/vaccination-2722937_960_720.jpg" alt="Vacunación, Impfspritze, Médica, Doctor, Salud" width="350" height="233"><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo: Pixabay</figcaption></figure> <p>A person can become immune to a specific disease in various ways; For some diseases, such as measles and chickenpox, having the disease generally leads to lifelong immunity; Vaccination is another way to become immune to the disease.</p> <p>These two forms of immunization, by <strong>disease or vaccination</strong>, are examples of active immunity, which arises when a person&#8217;s immune system works to produce antibodies and activate other immune cells for certain pathogens.</p> <p>If the person encounters that pathogen again, the specific long-term immune cells will be ready to fight it.</p> <p>A different type of immunity, called passive immunity, arises when a person receives antibodies from someone else; When these are introduced into the person&#8217;s body, the &#8220;borrowed&#8221; antibodies help prevent or fight certain infectious diseases.</p> <p>The protection that passive immunity offers is short term, and usually lasts for a few weeks or months, but it provides <strong>protection</strong> immediately.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a class="LinkSuggestion__Link-sc-1mdih4x-2 jZPuuT" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/get-to-know-which-the-7-chakras-of-our-body-are/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get to Know Which Are the 7 Chakras of Our Body</a></strong></li> </ul> <h2>Background to passive immunity</h2> <figure style="width: 368px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img title="Photo: Pixabay" src="https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2019/10/12/18/07/syringe-4544448_960_720.jpg" alt="Photo: Pixabay" width="368" height="245"><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo: Pixabay</figcaption></figure> <p>In the late 19th century, antibodies were first used to treat disease, as the field of bacteriology emerged.</p> <p>The first success story relates to <a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/required-vaccines-to-travel-to-costa-rica/">diphtheria</a>, a dangerous disease that clogs the throat and airways.</p> <p>In 1890 <strong>Shibasaburo Kitasato, (1852-1931) and Emil Von Behring</strong> (1854-1917) vaccinated guinea pigs against diphtheria, using heat-treated blood products from animals that had recovered from the disease.</p> <p>The preparations contained antibodies to diphtheria toxin and protected guinea pigs if, shortly thereafter, they were exposed to lethal doses of diphtheria bacteria and their corresponding toxin.</p> <p>Scientists later demonstrated that they could cure diphtheria in an animal by injecting the blood products of an immunized animal.</p> <p>The researchers then did tests on <strong>humans</strong> and were able to show that the blood products of immunized animals could treat human diphtheria.</p> <p>The blood-derived substance that contained antibodies was called diphtheria antitoxin, and public health committees and commercial companies They began to produce and distribute them from 1895.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a class="LinkSuggestion__Link-sc-1mdih4x-2 jZPuuT" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/love-pleasure-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Love &amp; Pleasure in the Time of Coronavirus</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>Later, Kitasato, Von Behring, and other scientists turned their attention to treating tetanus, smallpox, and bubonic plague with blood products that contained antibodies.</p> <p>The use of antibodies to treat specific diseases led to the development of immunizations for the diseases. <strong>Dr. Joseph Stokes. Jr. and Dr. John Neefe</strong> conducted tests at the University of Pennsylvania, by contract with the US Navy.</p> <p>During <a href="https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/es/article/world-war-ii-in-europe">World War II</a>, to investigate the use of antibodies and to prevent infectious hepatitis (which we now call hepatitis A).</p> <p>His groundbreaking work, along with advances in separating the antibody-containing blood component, led to many studies on the efficacy of antibody preparations for immunization against measles and <a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/adaptogens-as-alternative-medicine-another-way-to-be-healthy/">infectious hepatitis</a>.</p> <p>Today the vaccine that counteracts the action of Covid-19 is essential and based on this, many laboratories worldwide that work accelerate their investigations to find the vaccine in the shortest possible time.</p> <p><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/real-state-contact/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-59541" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3.jpg" alt="" width="1275" height="550" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3.jpg 1275w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-600x259.jpg 600w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-300x129.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-768x331.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-640x276.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-696x300.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-1068x461.jpg 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Banner-Investment-3-974x420.jpg 974w" sizes="(max-width: 1275px) 100vw, 1275px" /></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/developing-a-vaccine-depends-on-how-immunity-works/">Developing a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> 22 year old twins lead the way in disaster preparedness and climate change awareness https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/22-year-old-twins-lead-the-way-in-disaster-preparedness-and-climate-change-awareness/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:d89326ac-8467-4a3e-280d-f4933849951b Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:27:47 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="211" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/roach-twins-300x211.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="22 year old twins lead the way in disaster preparedness and climate change awareness" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/roach-twins-300x211.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/roach-twins-642x451.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/roach-twins-768x540.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/roach-twins-640x450.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/roach-twins.jpg 1437w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />&#160; Letecia Roach represented Dominica as the Youth Delegate for Disaster in the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) which was hosted in collaboration with the Government of Sint Maarten from December 2nd-6th, 2019 under the theme “The...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/22-year-old-twins-lead-the-way-in-disaster-preparedness-and-climate-change-awareness/">22 year old twins lead the way in disaster preparedness and climate change awareness</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/lJd4T9Yzwz8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> “Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), An Initiative that Adds On to World Solidarity https://thecostaricanews.com/yo-soy-costa-rica-i-am-costa-rica-an-initiative-that-adds-on-to-world-solidarity/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:e2f015d1-b920-b3d2-6e2f-e9262d8a10a3 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:19:39 -0600 <p>With the slogan "Together We Are Stronger", the initiative "Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), promoted by the The Costa Rica News (TCRN) team, adds to global solidarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/yo-soy-costa-rica-i-am-costa-rica-an-initiative-that-adds-on-to-world-solidarity/">“Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), An Initiative that Adds On to World Solidarity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-90137" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity.jpg" alt="“Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), An Initiative that Adds On to World Solidarity" width="1200" height="675" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity.jpg 1200w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity-300x169.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity-640x360.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity-768x432.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity-696x392.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity-1068x601.jpg 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/“Yo-Soy-Costa-Rica”-I-am-Costa-Rica-An-Initiative-that-Adds-On-to-World-Solidarity-747x420.jpg 747w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></p> <p>With the slogan &#8220;Together We Are Stronger&#8221;, the initiative &#8220;Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), promoted by the The Costa Rica News (TCRN) team, adds to global solidarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic.</p> <p>This initiative, <strong>aimed at entrepreneurs</strong>, also to small and large companies, is for reminding that Now is the ideal time to reinvent and renew. Among so many digital alternatives, we are an attentive journalistic team, inspired by each story presented to you, we are The Costa Rica News, ready to offer all our services so you can grow.</p> <p>Now is the time to do &#8230; We admire your desire to continue <strong>working</strong> for Costa Rica, its essence, its culture, its authentic products. We are here, more together, more supportive, allowing you entrepreneur to be known by a worldwide audience, making your products or services reach those who deserve it.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>Yo Soy Costa Rica</strong>&#8220;, unites us all for facing these difficult moments, providing the best digital tools to help overcome the <strong>socioeconomic consequences</strong> of the current global crisis.</p> <p>It is worth noting that, in the present moments, throughout the world, many brands of products and services have been campaigning in order to reflect an excellent image to the public and, at the same time, not stand idly but rather support any way they can the most vulnerable.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/together-we-are-stronger-yo-soy-costa-rica-is-here-for-great-and-small-entrepreneurs/">Together We Are Stronger: “Yo Soy Costa Rica” Is Here for Great and Small Entrepreneurs</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><img class="alignright" title="“Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), An Initiative that Adds On to World Solidarity" src="https://album.mediaset.es/eimg/2019/08/11/Lzp1IY8EaO0KsaGU5RJyi4.jpg" alt="“Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), An Initiative that Adds On to World Solidarity" width="366" height="206" />Here Are Some of the Worldwide Campaigns that are Being Carried Out:<br /> In Europe, the <a href="https://www.fesbal.org.es/">Spanish Federation of Food Banks</a> (<strong>FESBAL</strong>) decided to meet a 25% increase in demand with regards to last year, and provided assistance to 1.1 million disadvantaged people. They calculated that within a few months the Pandemic would leave up to 1.5 million more Spaniards in vulnerable situations. For these reasons, they launched “<strong>Operation Kilo COVID-19</strong>”, from April 22nd to May 6th, which, in the case of Madrid, managed to gather 1.3 million kilos of basic foodstuff.</p> <p>In Latin American countries, enterprising women, counting on sewing machines and also sewing by hand, make textile masks, as part of the preventive sanitary measures for COVID-19.</p> <p>Other projects, such as the <strong>Mexican</strong> “I Do Errands MX”, receive orders through <strong>Social Networks and WhatsApp</strong>, to do ready-made purchases of food and medicines for people so they do not have to leave their homes. And in some neighborhoods of Lima (Peru), people at risk, such as the elderly, hang white fabrics to indicate to people their need for help with shopping.</p> <p>Other renowned brands, have also contributed food and medical supplies, as in the case of Ferrari, with shifted its production capabilities to manufacture respirators. The world around, there are countless examples of solidarity that makes us more united than ever.</p> <p>If you decided to start a business, shortly before the <strong>Coronavirus pandemic</strong> arrived, or a longer time ago, you should tell yourself every day that this crisis is on its way out, and then, with greater humility, patience, tolerance, love and creativity, hand in hand with us: <strong>TCRN</strong> and our initiative &#8220;<strong>I am Costa Rica</strong>&#8220;, we will very soon achieve victory!</p> <ul> <li><strong><a class="LinkSuggestion__Link-sc-1mdih4x-2 jZPuuT" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/some-basic-questions-people-ask-about-the-coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Basic Questions People Ask About the Coronavirus</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://ResonanceCR.com/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-85135" src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1.png" alt="Resonance Costa Rica" width="1000" height="475" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1.png 1000w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-300x143.png 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-768x365.png 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-696x331.png 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-884x420.png 884w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/yo-soy-costa-rica-i-am-costa-rica-an-initiative-that-adds-on-to-world-solidarity/">“Yo Soy Costa Rica” (I am Costa Rica), An Initiative that Adds On to World Solidarity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/costa-rica-reopens-15-more-protected-wildlife-areas The Tico Times urn:uuid:31d9c0f9-6cd1-0594-ad30-3e606769f789 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:02:50 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_9458-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Tenorio Volcano National Park" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Costa Rica has reopened several national parks and private reserves as it promotes local tourism. <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_9458-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Tenorio Volcano National Park" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Costa Rica has reopened 15 more protected wildlife areas, the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced this week.</p> <p>Below are the protected areas that have opened as of June 1:</p> <ul> <li>Santa Rosa National Park</li> <li>Tortuguero National Park</li> <li>Tenorio National Park</li> <li>Isla del Coco National Park</li> <li>Barra Honda National Park</li> <li>Diriá National Park</li> <li>Las Baulas National Park</li> <li>Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge</li> <li>Cipanci Wildlife Refuge</li> <li>Ostional Wildlife Refuge</li> <li>Camaronal Wildlife Refuge</li> <li>Iguanita Wildlife Refuge</li> <li>Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve</li> <li>Grecia Forest Reserve (Bosque del Niño)</li> <li>Monte Alto Protected Zone</li> </ul> <p>The 15 locations join 12 national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/12/costa-rica-will-open-12-national-parks-heres-how-itll-work" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reopened to the public in mid-May</a>.</p> <ul> <li>Irazú Volcano National Park</li> <li>Poás Volcano National Park</li> <li>Guayabo National Monument</li> <li>Braulio Carrillo National Park</li> <li>Carara National Park</li> <li>Corcovado National Park</li> <li>Manuel Antonio National Park</li> <li>Cahuita National Park</li> <li>Arenal Volcano National Park</li> <li>Rincón de la Vieja National Park</li> <li>Los Quetzales National Park</li> <li>Tapantí National Park</li> </ul> <p><span class="goog-text-highlight">“We hope that with these new openings, communities will be positively impacted and nearby businesses and ventures reactivated,” said Grettel Vega, executive director of the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC).</span></p> <p>Authorities have established capacity limits and will follow strict sanitary guidelines in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Some trails or attractions may remain closed within parks, SINAC said, and employees will wear personal protective equipment.</p> <p>With the exception of Poás Volcano National Park, tickets can be purchased on-site. Credit or debit cards are preferred and in some cases required.</p> <p>Costa Rica’s borders are <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/29/costa-rica-extends-coronavirus-border-restrictions-until-june-30" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">still closed to arriving tourists</a>. While the country is reactivating its tourism sector, it’s focusing on domestic visitors first.</p> C&W Communications confident of 2020 hurricane preparedness https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/cw-communications-confident-of-2020-hurricane-preparedness/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:69132f6a-82cc-1c73-8e40-d99e204a8e8b Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:43:11 -0600 <p><img width="211" height="300" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-211x300.jpg" class="portrait-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="C&#038;W Communications confident of 2020 hurricane preparedness" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-211x300.jpg 211w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-642x915.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-768x1094.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-1078x1536.jpg 1078w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-1438x2048.jpg 1438w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-337x480.jpg 337w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Inge-Smidts-_-CW-CEO-scaled.jpg 1797w" sizes="(max-width: 211px) 100vw, 211px" />The start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1st naturally brings increased anxiety as Caribbean residents brace for the unpredictability of natural disasters across the region. This year, however, tensions are even higher as Caribbean countries are battling...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/cw-communications-confident-of-2020-hurricane-preparedness/">C&#038;W Communications confident of 2020 hurricane preparedness</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/rES9b8pmA6E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Costa Rica adds 21 new coronavirus cases, announces regional driving restrictions https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/costa-rica-adds-21-new-coronavirus-cases-announces-regional-driving-restrictions The Tico Times urn:uuid:4ba2298e-7224-7c59-4765-b627889267dd Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:16:29 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Costa-Rica-coronavirus-cases-June-2-2020-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rica coronavirus cases on June 2, 2020." style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Here is the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information from Costa Rica as of Tuesday, June 2. <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Costa-Rica-coronavirus-cases-June-2-2020-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rica coronavirus cases on June 2, 2020." style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Costa Rica confirmed 21 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,105 cumulative known cases, the Health Ministry announced Tuesday afternoon.</p> <p>Six more people have recovered from COVID-19, leaving Costa Rica with 682 total recoveries and 413 known active cases.</p> <p>Ten people have died after contracting the coronavirus. Nineteen people are hospitalized with COVID-19; five people are in intensive care.</p> <p>Costa Rica has processed a total of 27,318 diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 (344 more than Monday), which corresponds to 5,345 tests per 1 million people. The country has averaged 363 daily tests over the last five days.</p> <h3>Regional driving restrictions announced</h3> <p>Starting Wednesday, Costa Rica will enforce regional nighttime driving restrictions near the country’s northern border with Nicaragua.</p> <p>The measures are meant to help authorities prevent irregular immigration.</p> <p>In the following cantons and districts, driving will not allowed from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Wednesday and until further notice:</p> <ul> <li>La Cruz: Restrictions apply to the entire canton.</li> <li>Guatuso: Restrictions apply to the entire canton.</li> <li>Upala: Restrictions apply to the entire canton.</li> <li>Los Chiles: Restrictions apply to the entire canton.</li> <li>Río Cuarto: Restrictions apply to the entire canton.</li> <li>San Carlos: Restrictions apply to districts of Aguas Zarcas, Cutris, Pital and Pocosol only.</li> <li>Guácimo: Restrictions apply to district of Duacarí only.</li> <li>Pococí: Restrictions apply to districts of Colorado and La Colonia only.</li> <li>Sarapiquí: Restrictions apply to districts of Llanuras del Gaspar and Curuña only.</li> <li>Siquirres: Restrictions apply to districts of Pacuarito and Reventazón only.</li> </ul> <p>Outside of the aforementioned cantons and districts, nationwide driving restrictions apply as <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/11/when-can-i-drive-breaking-down-costa-ricas-updated-vehicular-restrictions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">detailed here</a>.</p> <p>In addition to the driving restrictions, the Public Security Ministry is limiting non-essential navigation on the following waterways as of Wednesday:</p> <ul> <li>Medio Queso River and Frío River.</li> <li>The channels of Tortuguero, Colorado and Sarapiquí.</li> </ul> <p>“These provisions aim to apply more rigorous measures in those areas to mitigate the progress of COVID-19 and to protect the health of the population,” said Michael Soto, Minister of Public Security.</p> <p>Costa Rica is enforcing <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/29/costa-rica-extends-coronavirus-border-restrictions-until-june-30" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">border restrictions, banning foreign visitors until June 30</a>.</p> <h3>Active coronavirus cases in Costa Rica</h3> <p><i>Click a blue marker for more information. This map has been updated through Monday, June 1: </i><br> <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=176SWgiNYZa23JBO4Fak9L7T2FGNDE7ln" width="640" height="480"></iframe></p> <p><i>The below chart was last updated June 1: </i></p> <div id="attachment_134764" class="wp-caption alignleft"> <img class="size-medium wp-image-134764" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Status-of-Costa-Rica-coronavirus-cases-June-1-2020-560x343.png" alt="Status of Costa Rica coronavirus cases June 1 2020" width="560" data-id="134764" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"><div class="wp-caption-text"> <span class="description">Status of Costa Rica coronavirus cases on June 1, 2020. </span><span class="featured-author">Tico Times chart.</span> </div> </div> <h3>Timeline of COVID-19 in Costa Rica</h3> <ul> <li>March 6: Costa Rica <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/06/updates-costa-rica-monitoring-several-suspected-cases-of-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">confirms first COVID-19 case</a>.</li> <li>March 9: Costa Rica <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/09/costa-rica-suspends-mass-gatherings-in-face-of-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">suspends mass gatherings</a>, tells employees to work from home.</li> <li>March 16: Costa Rica <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/16/costa-rica-declares-state-of-emergency-due-to-coronavirus-will-close-borders-to-foreigners-and-non-residents" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">declares State of Emergency</a>, restricts entry to non-citizens</li> <li>and non-residents. In-person teaching suspended.</li> <li>March 18: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/18/costa-rica-records-first-death-due-to-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">first COVID-19-related deat</a>h.</li> <li>March 20: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/20/costa-rica-registers-second-death-due-to-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">second COVID-19-related death</a>. All <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/20/costa-rica-closes-all-national-parks-effective-immediately" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">national parks close</a>.</li> <li>March 23: Beaches and religious centers ordered to close. Nighttime driving ban announced.</li> <li>March 31: Costa Rica inaugurates <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/31/costa-rica-inaugurates-coronavirus-specific-hospital-total-cases-reach-347" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">coronavirus-specific hospital</a> at CENARE.</li> <li>April 4-12: Costa Rica imposes <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/04/01/costa-rica-enacting-strict-measures-during-semana-santa-country-adds-28-new-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">significant travel restrictions</a> during Semana Santa.</li> <li>April 15: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/04/15/costa-rica-registers-fourth-death-due-to-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">fourth COVID-19-related death</a>.</li> <li>April 17: Costa Rica registers first day-over-day decrease in known active coronavirus cases. This trend continues until May 12.</li> <li>April 19: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/04/19/costa-rica-registers-fifth-death-due-to-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">fifth COVID-19-related death</a>.</li> <li>April 20: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/04/20/complications-lead-to-costa-ricas-sixth-coronavirus-related-death" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">sixth COVID-19-related death</a>.</li> <li>May 1: Costa Rica begins <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/04/27/costa-rica-begins-easing-some-coronavirus-measures" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">easing coronavirus measures</a>.</li> <li>May 10: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/10/costa-rica-registers-seventh-coronavirus-death" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">seventh COVID-19-related death</a>.</li> <li>May 13: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/13/complications-lead-to-costa-ricas-eighth-coronavirus-related-death" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">eighth COVID-19-related death</a>.</li> <li>May 15: Costa Rica reports <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/15/health-ministry-announces-costa-ricas-ninth-covid-19-related-death" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ninth</a> and <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/15/costa-rica-records-10th-coronavirus-death-second-death-today" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tenth</a> COVID-19-related deaths.</li> <li>May 18: Costa Rica begins <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/18/costa-rica-is-easing-measures-heres-whats-open-this-week" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">opening beaches and national parks</a>.</li> <li>June 1: Costa Rica continues easing coronavirus measures.</li> </ul> <p>Costa Rica is enforcing nationwide driving restrictions until June 20. <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2020/05/11/when-can-i-drive-breaking-down-costa-ricas-updated-vehicular-restrictions" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here</a> for full details.</p> <p>If you believe you may have contracted the coronavirus or have questions regarding the virus, contact Costa Rican health authorities by dialing 1322.</p> UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/uk-announces-repatriation-flight-to-london The Tico Times urn:uuid:e9177cf0-5153-0f66-ac48-a5dca749708e Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:51:11 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Takeoff-SJO--150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Takeoff from SJO" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The United Kingdom has announced a repatriation flight departing from Costa Rica for Britons who need to return home during the coronavirus crisis.  <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Takeoff-SJO--150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Takeoff from SJO" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>The United Kingdom has announced a repatriation flight from Costa Rica for Britons who need to return home during the coronavirus crisis.</p> <p>The flight is scheduled for June 11 and costs £800 (about $1,000) per person.</p> <p>Below is the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/costa-rica/return-to-the-uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">alert</a> from the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (FCO):</p> <p style="text-align: center;">* * * *</p> <div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">A special flight will depart from Juan Santamaria Airport in San José, Costa Rica, on 11 June to London Stansted, UK.</span></div> <div> <p>The flight cost is £800 per person.</p> <p>This flight is for:</p> <ul> <li>British nationals, normally resident in the UK</li> <li>dependants travelling with a British national</li> </ul> <p>Vulnerable British nationals will be prioritised.</p> <p>Vulnerable non-British UK residents with Indefinite Leave to Remain, and other foreign nationals, may be accommodated if there is sufficient capacity.</p> <p>Your eligibility will be checked before your tickets are issued.</p> <h3 id="how-to-book">How to book</h3> <p>CTM is working on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to manage special flight bookings.</p> <div class="call-to-action"> <p><strong>If you wish to travel, <a href="https://etm.eventsair.com/fcocentamerica/cent-amer-fcocharter" rel="external">book on the CTM website</a> as soon as possible.</strong></p> </div> <p>To book flights on the CTM website, you will need:</p> <ul> <li>full passport and contact details for each traveller</li> <li>your UK home address and postcode</li> <li>your means of payment, such as credit or debit card details</li> </ul> <p>The booking website is only available to British nationals. If you have difficulty booking online, or if you are a vulnerable non-British UK resident with Indefinite Leave to Remain, or another foreign national, then you will need to contact us. To do so, send an SMS text message containing only your full name to +44 (0)7537 416 125. A member of the CTM team will then be in touch.</p> <p>Tickets will not be on sale at the airport. Do not travel to the airport without a confirmed ticket.</p> <p>You may find it helpful to read our guide to eligibility and the booking process for special charter flights.</p> <h3 id="financial-support-for-a-flight">Financial support for a flight</h3> <p>If you have exhausted <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/financial-assistance-abroad/financial-assistance-abroad#if-you-need-financial-help-abroad">all other options available to you for getting funds</a>, you may be eligible to apply for an emergency loan from the government to cover the cost of the ticket.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">* * * *</p> <p>British nationals living in Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala can book connecting flights to join the transatlantic offering from Costa Rica. <a href="https://etm.eventsair.com/fcocentamerica/cent-amer-fcocharter/Site/Register" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here for more information</a>.</p> <p>British Airways is scheduled to resume flights to Costa Rica in July 2020.</p> </div> DAIC encourages proactive action in preparing for the 2020 hurricane season https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/daic-encourages-proactive-action-in-preparing-for-the-2020-hurricane-season/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:d0ad1e81-93ec-ad05-97dc-14ea028a409d Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:07:14 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="131" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo-300x131.png" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="DAIC encourages proactive action in preparing for the 2020 hurricane season" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo-300x131.png 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo-642x281.png 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo-768x336.png 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo-1536x672.png 1536w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo-640x280.png 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/daic-logo.png 1606w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />&#160; In light of the significant impact of COVID-19 on our businesses, human resource and economy, coupled with the potential impact of the 2020 Hurricane Season, the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) strongly urges the Private Sector and...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/daic-encourages-proactive-action-in-preparing-for-the-2020-hurricane-season/">DAIC encourages proactive action in preparing for the 2020 hurricane season</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/MtOFdWjVX6g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Health Minister calls on Dominican youth to reject the use of tobacco https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/health-minister-calls-on-dominican-youth-to-reject-the-use-of-tobacco/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:bf12d57d-7bd1-911e-3daa-97e7d86f4676 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:26:46 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="173" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/McIntyre-tobacco-300x173.png" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Health Minister calls on Dominican youth to reject the use of tobacco" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/McIntyre-tobacco-300x173.png 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/McIntyre-tobacco-642x371.png 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/McIntyre-tobacco-768x444.png 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/McIntyre-tobacco-640x370.png 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/McIntyre-tobacco.png 1182w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Health Minister, Dr. Irving McIntyre, is encouraging youth in Dominica to reject the use of tobacco. His statement came on World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) observed on May 31st. “As a global state, Dominica will adopt the World Health Organization...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/health-minister-calls-on-dominican-youth-to-reject-the-use-of-tobacco/">Health Minister calls on Dominican youth to reject the use of tobacco</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/~4/2US_75s9R_M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> What’s the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica? https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/whats-the-difference-between-a-green-yellow-and-orange-alert-in-costa-rica The Tico Times urn:uuid:6d8ce5a8-753a-06e2-622b-28f02423cfe1 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:16:59 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/020620_-Costa-Rica-alert-levels-green-yellow-orange-red-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rica emergency alert levels 2020" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country.  <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/020620_-Costa-Rica-alert-levels-green-yellow-orange-red-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rica emergency alert levels 2020" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country.</p> <p>In fact, right now all of Costa Rica is under a green alert due to heavy rainfall.</p> <p>And during what Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute (IMN) predicts will be an active 2020 hurricane season, it’s more important than ever understand what the color-coded alert levels mean.</p> <h2>Green Alert (<em>alerta verde</em>)</h2> <p>A green alert is meant to be informative.</p> <p>It is issued when Costa Rican authorities predict a phenomenon that could affect or endanger a community, region or the country. CNE will respond by expanding communications to relevant institutions and the general public, and monitoring the phenomenon.</p> <h2>Yellow alert (<i>alerta amarilla</i>)</h2> <p>A yellow alert encourages preparation.</p> <p>It is issued when the risk to a community, region or the country has risen, or when it’s confirmed a phenomenon will have a significant affectation on a population.</p> <p>CNE responds by activating relevant relief protocols and taking pre-established precautionary measures. The organization will also prepare for search, rescue and/or assistance operations in case the situation deteriorates further.</p> <p>Individuals living in high-risk areas for the threat (for flooding and landslides, most typically) should prepare for a potential evacuation by gathering medications and other essential needs.</p> <h2>Orange alert (<em>alerta naranja</em>)</h2> <p>For the 2020 rainy season, the CNE added an orange alert between yellow and red.</p> <p>An orange alert represents mobilization. In this stage, which can be declared at a regional level, households or communities will be evacuated to shelters in order to help prevent injury and loss of life.</p> <p>Regional and national emergency-response bodies will coordinate to ensure individuals who are suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus are appropriately isolated as they evacuate.</p> <h2>Red Alert (<em>alerta roja</em>)</h2> <p>Much more rare, a red alert can only be issued by the Emergency Operations Center, which works in conjunction with the executive branch.</p> <p>During a red alert, all emergency and humanitarian response teams are activated. This often accompanies a large-scale evacuation of the public to shelters and is followed by an evaluation of damage to infrastructure.</p> <p>For example, when heavy rains caused <a href="https://ticotimes.net/2018/10/10/more-heavy-rains-will-hit-costa-ricas-pacific-coast-this-week-red-alerts-issued" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">flooding and landslides on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast</a> in 2018, CNE issued red alerts for three districts. More than 1,000 people were evacuated.</p> OECS partners with Digicel to provide protective equipment in COVID-19 Fight https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/oecs-partners-with-digicel-to-provide-protective-equipment-in-covid-19-fight/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:d50c90fb-d74b-49dc-fec5-cd28a54826eb Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:04:24 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="195" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Digicel-call-300x195.png" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="OECS partners with Digicel to provide protective equipment in COVID-19 Fight" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Digicel-call-300x195.png 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Digicel-call-642x418.png 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Digicel-call-768x500.png 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Digicel-call-640x417.png 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Digicel-call.png 837w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />The OECS Commission has received a donation of US$140,000 from telecommunications provider, Digicel, to help ease the financial burden which the fight against COVID-19 has imposed on the small economies of the Eastern Caribbean. The money will be used to...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/oecs-partners-with-digicel-to-provide-protective-equipment-in-covid-19-fight/">OECS partners with Digicel to provide protective equipment in COVID-19 Fight</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/Gj1mI-AFXAA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> COMMENTARY: Caribbean leaders and people must condemn the murder of George Floyd https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/caribbean-leaders-and-people-must-condemn-the-murder-of-george-floyd/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:f2db56c2-7644-e6c9-c41c-dcdb820ba857 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:04:31 -0600 <p><img width="215" height="300" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Gabriel-Christian-Esq-215x300.jpg" class="portrait-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="COMMENTARY: Caribbean leaders and people must condemn the murder of George Floyd" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Gabriel-Christian-Esq-215x300.jpg 215w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Gabriel-Christian-Esq.jpg 229w" sizes="(max-width: 215px) 100vw, 215px" />George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020 &#8211; African Liberation Day. Since then, good men, women and children in the United States and around the world, of all colors, have risen up in rightful indignation. Today June 2, 2020,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/caribbean-leaders-and-people-must-condemn-the-murder-of-george-floyd/">COMMENTARY: Caribbean leaders and people must condemn the murder of George Floyd</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/vJO8n6gxoxc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> BBC highlights Costa Rica: ‘The road to the world’s first zero-carbon country’ https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/bbc-highlights-costa-rica-the-road-to-the-worlds-first-zero-carbon-country The Tico Times urn:uuid:41b7c279-f1f3-5033-7667-18faa752c45e Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:57:34 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/151002Waze1-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Traffic jams in San José" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Life in San José can feel far less eco-friendly than in the rest of Costa Rica. <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/151002Waze1-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Traffic jams in San José" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>The BBC on Monday published a feature story highlighting Costa Rica’s efforts to decarbonize by 2050.</p> <p>While Costa Rica promotes an eco-friendly ideal, “for those familiar with its capital, San José, a different picture emerges,” author Jocelyn Timperley writes.</p> <p>“The reality of life here in the heart of the country’s central valley can feel far less eco-friendly. San José’s streets are typically full to brimming with cars, daily traffic jams and often-unreliable public transport.”</p> <p>The article continues by explaining Costa Rica’s plans to improve public transport with an electric train, bike routes and walking paths throughout San José.</p> <p>“It’s here the changes will need to begin if the country is to become truly zero carbon,” Timperley says.</p> <p>The whole story is well worth a read: <a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200601-costa-rica-the-worlds-most-sustainable-country" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here to read the story in the BBC</a>.</p> <h2>Costa Rica in the news</h2> <p>Costa Rica has received plenty of coverage in recent days from international outlets. Here’s what they’re saying:</p> <ul> <li>Costa Rica hopes local tourism will help keep struggling businesses afloat. But there are no guarantees it will work. <a href="https://www.pri.org/file/2020-06-01/costa-rica-bets-staycations" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here to listen to this story from The World.</a> </li> <li>How did Costa Rica become one of the first countries to restart its soccer league? <a href="https://www.espn.com/soccer/costa-rica-crc/story/4096398/costa-ricas-coronavirus-response-how-they-were-able-to-restart-two-months-after-shutdown" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ESPN</a> and <a href="https://getconcacafed.substack.com/p/-why-the-costa-rican-league-feels" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Get CONCACAFed</a> have the answer.</li> <li>The <a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/costa-rica-winning-battle-coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">World Economic Forum</a> explores Costa Rica’s coronavirus response.</li> <li>Costa Rica’s Enrique Lin Shiao helps California fight the coronavirus. Story via <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewwight/2020/05/03/this-costa-rican-and-these-robots-could-close-californias-coronavirus-testing-gap/#17d519be2b6a" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Forbes</a>.</li> </ul> <p> </p> Haiti - News : Zapping... https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30929-haiti-news-zapping.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:3099a10f-fc9d-95d5-395e-a8c58292d82e Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:50:22 -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-30929.jpg" alt="Haiti - News : Zapping..."><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">5 people struck by lightning - A police officer shot dead in Cité Soleil - Temporary closure of the Palace of Justice - Death of the Divisional Commissioner, Carmel Florent - Diaspora : Reopening of the Atlanta Consulate - Distribution of 18,000 food...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily report June 2, 2020 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30928-haiti-covid-19-daily-report-june-2-2020.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:b900c8b9-9e1d-3506-3a25-a69ada892863 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:31:24 -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-30928.jpg" alt="Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily report June 2, 2020"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Covid-19 : situation of the diaspora in the world - Haiti : 2,226 cases, the Covid-19 continues to progress - The situation in the United States seems to be stabilizing - More than 10,000 dead in Mexico - Plan to reopen in Rio de Janeiro...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> COMMENTARY: Renewable energy is not a cheap alternative https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/features/commentary/commentary-renewable-energy-is-not-a-cheap-alternative/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:c30a6e57-96a5-dcd4-3488-e24d52f331e8 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:17:53 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="199" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CARICOM-renewable-energy-300x199.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="COMMENTARY: Renewable energy is not a cheap alternative" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CARICOM-renewable-energy-300x199.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CARICOM-renewable-energy-642x427.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CARICOM-renewable-energy-640x426.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CARICOM-renewable-energy.jpg 740w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Several government officials in the Caribbean region have been promoting renewable energy, particularly wind and photovoltaic (PV) solar, as a panacea for making electricity more affordable in their respective territories.  Indeed, I am aware that in a couple of small...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/features/commentary/commentary-renewable-energy-is-not-a-cheap-alternative/">COMMENTARY: Renewable energy is not a cheap alternative</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/~4/7R7KoiBRvzY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Free Costa Rica dental tourism e-book https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/free-costa-rica-dental-tourism-e-book The Tico Times urn:uuid:ec921b2a-073e-3294-cdbd-c15ba1cbd01d Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:01:38 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Free-Costa-Rica-Dental-Tourism-E-Book-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rica dental tourism e-book" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />When you add affordable dental care to the mix, Costa Rica becomes an unbeatable dental tourism destination. <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Free-Costa-Rica-Dental-Tourism-E-Book-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Costa Rica dental tourism e-book" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Costa Rica is one of the best dental tourism destinations in the world. The nearly perfect weather, friendly people, incredible nature and abundant wildlife combine to make Costa Rica a dream vacation destination. When you add affordable dental care to the mix, Costa Rica becomes an unbeatable dental tourism destination.</p> <p>On a global ranking of the best dental clinics, <a href="https://goodnessdental.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Goodness Dental</a> in Costa Rica is ranked as one of the Top Five Dental Clinics in the World. For perspective, consider that Goodness Dental achieved this ranking out of more than 126,000 dental clinics worldwide. According to <a href="https://gcr.org/top/dental?page=1&amp;per_page=16&amp;sort=score&amp;order=desc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Global Clinic Rating</a>, no other dental clinic in the USA, Canada or any other country in the Americas ranks higher than Goodness Dental.</p> <p>With pricing 50 to 70 percent lower than U.S dental care prices, Goodness Dental attracts hundreds of American and Canadian patients to their Escazú clinic every month.</p> <p>Goodness Dental is now offering a <a href="https://goodnessdental.com/free-ebook-dental-tourism-costa-rica/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Free E-Book</a> to help patients prepare for their dental tourism experience in Costa Rica. Discover important details about your dental visit to Costa Rica including what to bring, Costa Rica entry requirements, finding a reputable dentist in Costa Rica, where to stay, general dental costs and information about many popular dental procedures in Costa Rica including dental implants, dental crowns, dental veneers and full mouth restoration procedures.</p> <p>The <a href="https://goodnessdental.com/free-ebook-dental-tourism-costa-rica/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Free E-Book</a> is easy to download and is yours with no obligation. Just fill out the form and download your copy of the e-book to begin your journey to affordable dental care in Costa Rica.</p> <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-126415" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Patrick-Goodness-150x150.jpg" alt="Patrick Goodness of Goodness Dental" width="150" data-id="126415" align="left" style="margin:0px 10px 10px 0px;max-width:280px;">— Patrick Goodness, CEO, Goodness Dental</p> <p><em>Goodness Dental is an American-owned dental clinic and is ranked as the #1 Dental Clinic in Costa Rica by <a href="https://costaricadentalguide.com/tico-times-free-referral/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CostaRicaDentalGuide.com</a> and <a href="http://gcr.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GCR.org</a>.  Patients interested in learning more about dental tourism in Costa Rica may contact our patient coordinators Toll Free:</em></p> <ul> <li>Dr. Peter Aborn: 866-218-1036</li> <li>Dr. Carlos Fiorito: 866-260-5196</li> <li>Dr. Karen Yurell: 866-367-6835</li> <li>Ana Lucia Morales, CPC: 888-256-1768</li> </ul> <p><span id="more-134786"></span></p> <p><em>This story was sponsored by <a href="https://goodnessdental.com/">Goodness Dental</a>.</em></p> Costa Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade https://ticotimes.net/2020/06/02/costa-rica-and-nicaragua-restore-border-crossing-to-cargo-transportation-after-blockade The Tico Times urn:uuid:ef1de793-d32d-32ae-3a82-4dc339d53e61 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:27:59 -0600 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/000_1SG3S0-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Trucks on the Costa Rica - Nicaragua border" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Costa Rica and Nicaragua announced the reopening of their border to cargo transportation. <img width="150" height="150" src="https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/000_1SG3S0-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Trucks on the Costa Rica - Nicaragua border" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" /> <p>Costa Rica and Nicaragua announced the reopening of their border to cargo transportation, which had been blocked for almost three weeks by by measures and protests related to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>“I want to inform you that a few minutes ago, the northern border was reopened in the area of Peñas Blancas,” Costa Rican Minister of Security, Michael Soto, wrote Sunday on Twitter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Deseo informarles que hace unos minutos fue reabierta la frontera norte en la zona de <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pe%C3%B1asBlancas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PeñasBlancas</a>. Mantendremos presencia en la zona para coordinar los traslados. <a href="https://t.co/Ctx1UfRvLK">pic.twitter.com/Ctx1UfRvLK</a>— Michael Soto Rojas (@MichaelSoto_CR) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelSoto_CR/status/1267246558745108481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2020</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>For his part, the president of the Nicaraguan Transporters Association (ATN), Marvin Altamirano, confirmed the reopening to press and asked Central American companies to wait for traffic to be unblocked to move new merchandise.</p> <p>“We are asking them to wait a few days” to make way for the trucks that have been stuck at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border, he said.</p> <p>The opening came a day after the Central American governments reached an agreement to resume the flow of goods in the region, with security measures to face the pandemic.</p> <p>The border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua had been blocked by truckers on the Nicaraguan side who were protesting the conditions imposed by San José for the entry of cargo, after numerous carriers tested positive for the coronavirus.</p> <p>The Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Dyalá Jiménez, told journalists that her government agreed to relax the measures so that foreign carriers can stay up to five days in Costa Rica while leaving merchandise and picking up another load to take back to Nicaragua or elsewhere.</p> <p>Originally, San José wanted Central American truckers to stay a maximum of three days in its territory.</p> <p>“We have just been informed that the first unit entered Costa Rican territory from Nicaraguan territory at the Peñas Blancas border post,” Jiménez said.</p> <p>Under the agreement, asymptomatic truckers won’t all be tested for the coronavirus, as Costa Rica had previously planned. Instead, Costa Rican authorities will focus on monitoring the routes and destinations that carriers take.</p> <p>Some will be monitored by GPS devices, and traffic police will establish checkpoints throughout the national territory, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>For its part, Managua established that Costa Rican truckers may enter its territory to leave their merchandise at fiscal warehouses guarded by police.</p> <p>About 90% of trade between Central American countries is mobilized by land.</p> iciHaiti - Security : Seismologist Prépetit concerned about the number of earthquakes in the Great North https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-30927-icihaiti-security-seismologist-prepetit-concerned-about-the-number-of-earthquakes-in-the-great-north.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:690af85a-525c-3561-4a22-fbe1ca68a5a3 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:25:03 -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-30927.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Security : Seismologist Prépetit concerned about the number of earthquakes in the Great North"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Seismologist engineer Claude Prépetit, Director General of the Bureau of Mines and Energy, says he is very concerned about the number of earthquakes recorded in the great north of Haiti since the beginning of 2020...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - FLASH : Message from the Consulate of Haiti in Orlando https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30926-haiti-flash-message-from-the-consulate-of-haiti-in-orlando.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:660f1693-a9e5-0538-4f7a-3c413ac66462 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:06:03 -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-30926.jpg" alt="Haiti - FLASH : Message from the Consulate of Haiti in Orlando"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">The Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Orlando informs the Haitian Community of Central Florida that the Consulate will be open to the Public this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> iciHaiti - ALERT : Attempted scam, call for vigilance https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-30925-icihaiti-alert-attempted-scam-call-for-vigilance.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:1196e471-3b72-7951-fb67-29170a46893b Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:01:38 -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-30925.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - ALERT : Attempted scam, call for vigilance"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Plan International Haiti would like to alert the Haitian population in general to the actions of certain individuals posing as Plan International recruiters in the metropolitan region in order to mount a scam...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Haiti - Security : Covid-19 and hurricane season, a headache for the Government https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30924-haiti-security-covid-19-and-hurricane-season-a-headache-for-the-government.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:0db7ea40-debb-059b-e086-909ae8249a95 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:55:15 -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-30924.jpg" alt="Haiti - Security : Covid-19 and hurricane season, a headache for the Government"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Monday at the Prime Minister&apos;s Office the cyclone season was launched around the theme « An n prepare n pi plis toujou » in the presence of Prime Minister Jouthe Joseph...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> 2020 HURRICANE SEASON: Statement by The Alternative People’s Party (APP) https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/2020-hurricane-season-statement-by-the-alternative-peoples-party-app/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:ce39afcd-edca-5186-fe26-371628de180b Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:55:09 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="151" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APP-hurricane-300x151.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="2020 HURRICANE SEASON: Statement by The Alternative People&#8217;s Party (APP)" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APP-hurricane-300x151.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APP-hurricane-642x324.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APP-hurricane-768x388.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APP-hurricane-640x323.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/APP-hurricane.jpg 866w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Though there are certain situations in life that we cannot adequately cater for, there are certain proactive, preparedness measures which can be taken to help caution the impact of natural disasters. Despite the Global Pandemic which the world is facing,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/2020-hurricane-season-statement-by-the-alternative-peoples-party-app/">2020 HURRICANE SEASON: Statement by The Alternative People&#8217;s Party (APP)</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/cyt84jTz_pg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis – statement by UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/marcus-martin-and-minneapolis-statement-by-uwi-vice-chancellor-sir-hilary-beckles/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:2886da9d-0a7e-a771-60fa-50e341575d72 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:21:50 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="171" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GarveyMartin-300x171.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis &#8211; statement by UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GarveyMartin-300x171.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GarveyMartin-642x366.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GarveyMartin-768x437.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GarveyMartin-640x364.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GarveyMartin.jpg 878w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, President of Universities Caribbean, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission. Martin Luther King Jr, when he felt he could not breathe came to Jamaica. When...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/marcus-martin-and-minneapolis-statement-by-uwi-vice-chancellor-sir-hilary-beckles/">Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis &#8211; statement by UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles</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/qglbkIvw_PY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> iciHaiti - Road safety : 38% increase in accidents https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-30923-icihaiti-road-safety-38-increase-in-accidents.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:f3b5af21-e863-81a7-acfa-1cda65972aeb Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:09:13 -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-30923.jpg" alt="iciHaiti - Road safety : 38% increase in accidents"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">Garnel Michel Coordinator of the Haitian organization STOP-Accidents, informs us that from May 25 to 31, 18 road accidents on the national territory, made at least 29 victims...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Public urged to pay equal attention to COVID-19 and hurricane season https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/public-urged-to-pay-equal-attention-to-covid-19-and-hurricane-season/ Dominica News Online » Dominica News Online » urn:uuid:f22fab37-d808-159b-7f04-0e59d67495e6 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:48:15 -0600 <p><img width="300" height="134" src="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covidcane-300x134.jpg" class="landscape-image attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Public urged to pay equal attention to COVID-19 and hurricane season" title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" srcset="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covidcane-300x134.jpg 300w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covidcane-642x286.jpg 642w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covidcane-768x342.jpg 768w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covidcane-640x285.jpg 640w, https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covidcane.jpg 931w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Chair of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) Subcommittee for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Laura Esprit, is of the view that healthcare workers, as well as other frontline workers in Dominica, are entering the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season at...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/public-urged-to-pay-equal-attention-to-covid-19-and-hurricane-season/">Public urged to pay equal attention to COVID-19 and hurricane season</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/XCySBMrqe5M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Haiti - FLASH : 2,226 cases, the Covid-19 continues to progress https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30922-haiti-flash-2-226-cases-the-covid-19-continues-to-progress.html Haitilibre.com / Flash infos urn:uuid:f2549d51-91ff-43be-2ffc-f6a09539174f Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:56:21 -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-30922.jpg" alt="Haiti - FLASH : 2,226 cases, the Covid-19 continues to progress"><br><img src="https://www.haitilibre.com/images/tr.gif" width="118" height="1"></TD> <TD valign="top">The Ministry of Public Health informs that 102 new cases have been confirmed in Haiti, for a total of 2,226 cases throughout the national territory...</TD> </TR> </TABLE> Disagreements Continue Regarding the Introduction of Agrochemicals to Costa Rica https://thecostaricanews.com/disagreements-continue-regarding-the-introduction-of-agrochemicals-to-costa-rica/ The Costa Rica News urn:uuid:aa67b2e6-4878-c63f-d828-532c55b9e6c5 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:30:54 -0600 <p>During four years, ecologists, organic farmers, beekeepers, researchers, and activists have waged a battle against the introduction &#8211; uncontrolled and massive &#8211; of agrochemicals to Costa Rica. They have denounced that businessmen, politicians, importers of poisons, and transnational corporations have tried to twist the Law to allow the lack of control for the entry of [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/disagreements-continue-regarding-the-introduction-of-agrochemicals-to-costa-rica/">Disagreements Continue Regarding the Introduction of Agrochemicals to 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 is-resized"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-640x412.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-90120" width="695" height="447" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-640x412.jpg 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-300x193.jpg 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-768x494.jpg 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-696x448.jpg 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-1068x688.jpg 1068w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_-652x420.jpg 652w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/F1.large_.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 695px) 100vw, 695px" /></figure></div> <p>During four years, ecologists, organic farmers, beekeepers, researchers, and activists have waged a battle against the introduction &#8211; uncontrolled and massive &#8211; of agrochemicals to Costa Rica. They have denounced that businessmen, politicians, importers of poisons, and transnational corporations have tried to twist the Law to allow the lack of control for the entry of pesticides into the most fumigated country in the world.</p> <p>&#8220;They intend to do so without prior toxicological analysis. This they have attempted through executive decrees, ministerial guidelines, deceptive campaigns and blackmail in the national press, each contested by ecological and social organizations in due time,&#8221; said Henry Picado Cerdas, member of the<strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/human-interference-in-biodiversity-is-the-origin-of-pandemics/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> Biodiversity</a></strong> Coordination Network.</p> <p>In his opinion, during the health crisis caused by COVID-19, these greedy powerful economic groups want to wide open the door to agropoison importation. By jumping over legal provisions, technical regulations, the recommendations of the Comptroller General of the Republic, the processes opened in the Constitutional Chamber, and of course, the risk assessment tools based on science and technology.</p> <p>Picado highlighted that the Costa Rican Government, led by Carlos Alvarado, has issued a new executive decree and a ministerial directive. &#8220;The first is Executive Decree 42262-S, signed by Minister Daniel Salas and Ministerial Guideline No. 085 by MIDEPLAN and the MEIC, which gives poison importers the possibility using a sworn statement to evade the risk evaluation, and also orders MINAE to process these permits in less than 44 days.&#8221;</p> <p>The complaints from the Biodiversity Coordination Network highlight that these businessmen and politicians allegedly seek to take advantage of the health, economic and social crisis in favor of a few representatives of well-known economic conglomerate associations at the expense of the nation`s human and environmental health.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/images.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-90117"/></figure></div> <p>The &#8220;Naturaleza de Derechos&#8221; (Rights of Nature) organization has published a compilation with more than 51 scientific articles and research that show how pesticides and fumigations seriously weaken human health and therefore make us more vulnerable to Viruses such as <strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rica-begins-application-of-a-plasma-based-treatment-to-patients-with-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">COVID-19</a></strong>.</p> <p>The author, Eduardo Martini, points out in his studies that: &#8220;agrochemicals impact the human immune system, facilitating the entry of pathogens and saprophytic germs.&#8221;</p> <p>It is worth mentioning that a new community aqueduct was found contaminated with Bromacil in Agua Zarcas, and also two million bees were poisoned by the Fipronil insecticide.</p> <p><strong>This past April: One hundred ecologists protested in front of the Costa Rican Supreme Court</strong></p> <p>In April, one hundred environmental activists asked the IV Chamber of the National Supreme Court to evaluate the viability for the use or not, of pesticides according to constitutional premises. In this regard, they demanded to declare -unconstitutional- Executive Decree 41481.</p> <p>The protest was in support of the <strong><a href="https://thecostaricanews.com/costa-rican-ecological-organizations-denounce-the-irresponsible-use-of-agro-poisons-in-the-country/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Costa Rican Organic Agriculture Movement</a></strong> (MAOCO), due to the deregulations that the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock is seeking through decree 39995, 40059, and 41481. Noting that this Ministry is part of the institutions that allow pesticides to enter the country without sanitary, environmental, or agricultural effective controls.</p> <p>In the country, they assure that there is a backlog of approximately three thousand records of agro-poisons, most of which have not been fully evaluated by the Ministry of Health; almost all of which have not been evaluated either by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Environment.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><a href="http://ResonanceCR.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png" alt="Resonance Costa Rica" class="wp-image-85135" srcset="https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-640x304.png 640w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-300x143.png 300w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-768x365.png 768w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-696x331.png 696w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1-884x420.png 884w, https://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BANNER1.png 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /></a></figure></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com/disagreements-continue-regarding-the-introduction-of-agrochemicals-to-costa-rica/">Disagreements Continue Regarding the Introduction of Agrochemicals to Costa Rica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thecostaricanews.com">The Costa Rica News</a>.</p> As Gov’t fumbles with body cams, a security company invests in hundreds http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/govt-fumbles-body-cams-security-company-invests-hundreds Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:87a4d7b5-4445-251d-f980-df986b88bdc5 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:29:04 -0600 WHILE THE Jamaican police force and the army have had a piecemeal and stop-start engagement of body cameras over the years, private security companies have gradually incorporated the video-surveillance equipment as a crucial backstop in monitoring... Used-car ‘free-for-all’ - Dealers lament rogue players profiteering while beating policy rules http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/used-car-free-all-dealers-lament-rogue-players-profiteering-while Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:dea122c8-e988-2879-1f03-8aa337ca357e Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:28:46 -0600 USED-CAR DEALERS who play by the rules are now being left behind, as a flood of new operators are employing deviant strategies to sell imported second-hand vehicles, reducing the industry to a free-for-all. “We are not happy and our members at... Tributes pour in as Alison McLean passes http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/tributes-pour-alison-mclean-passes Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:b5338008-0a97-82e7-52bb-5d733a722798 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:28:24 -0600 THERE HAS been an outpouring of praise and sympathy from local and international organisations in reaction to the passing of Alison McLean, former head of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and United Nations (UN) representative. She was 59. McLean... Smooth transition cited as work-from-home order elapses http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/smooth-transition-cited-work-home-order-elapses Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:f9e7b2c3-6d89-aea5-6763-26b2b43517aa Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:28:15 -0600 As the work-from-home order expired on May 31 and employees returned to physical workplaces on Monday, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Audrey Sewell, said that things got off to a smooth start at her... Battered US cities clean up, brace for more unrest http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/battered-us-cities-clean-brace-more-unrest Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:73d81a2c-cedc-1094-969e-b3820955ac73 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:27:28 -0600 WASHINGTON (AP): A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces on Monday and braced for more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people. President Donald Trump demanded that the nation’s... T&amp;T COVID-19 ban splits ship worker wife, husband http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/tt-covid-19-ban-splits-ship-worker-wife-husband Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:955da433-ebc2-c0cf-c484-863f4ef61a31 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:25:22 -0600 WESTERN BUREAU: Had it not been for COVID-19, Jamaica-born cruise ship worker Dujan Thomas would have disembarked the Disney Fantasy with his Trinidadian wife, Sabrina, when the vessel docked in the twin-island state recently. However, with the T... Exam rejig rankles principals, students http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/exam-rejig-rankles-principals-students Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:c9f5a63c-5218-31f4-e657-9f9b0bc5ed54 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:25:14 -0600 School administrators and secondary-school students have criticised the decision to change exam dates, with the acting president of the Association of Principals and Vice Principals, Lynton Weir, expressing “serious concern” about performance... Garbage men stumble on foetus in trash http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/garbage-men-stumble-foetus-trash Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:65121911-7291-65b4-4713-ea6e215f72f4 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:23:22 -0600 Investigators attached to the Kingston Eastern police are investigating the gruesome circumstances surrounding the discovery of a foetus that was found on Monday wrapped in newspaper and placed in a black plastic bag inside a garbage barrel. The... #JamaicaTogether Promo | Aloun N’Dombe Assamba http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200602/jamaicatogether-promo-aloun-ndombe-assamba Jamaica Gleaner :: Lead Stories urn:uuid:2891167f-f9be-9b01-3231-b9435942ed40 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:22:23 -0600 “This COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in so many ways. We hope that after we have settled down from this pandemic, we will become a greater people than we were before as a nation.” – Aloun N’Dombe Assamba Chief Executive Officer, COK...