Caribbean Life News Update – 05 October 2016

Caribbean Life News Update – 05 October 2016Caribbean Life

Hurri­cane Matthew slams Haiti, takes aim at US East Coast

CARIBBEAN

PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti (AP) — Hurri­cane Matthew slammed into Haiti’s southw­estern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uproo­ting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris. At least nine deaths were blamed on the storm during its week-long march across the Carib­bean.

Young entrep­reneur starts transpo­rtation company

BY DAWN PLUMMER | BUSINESS

The techn­iques and dreams that are somet­imes repre­ssed into our uncons­cious can in fact become a part of our conscio­usness and lives if the hunches are followed.

Secrecy, democ­racy and the Trans-Pacific Partne­rship

BY PATRICE MCDERMOTT AND EMILY MANNA

The Trans-Pacific Partne­rship (TPP) has received heigh­tened atten­tion in this campaign season, inclu­ding for the lack of transp­arency in its negoti­ating process.  

Indust­rializ­ation for a sustai­nable future

BY LI YONG | BUSINESS

LI Yong is director general of the United Nations Indus­trial Develo­pment Organi­zation (UNIDO)

VIENNA, Sep 30 2016 (IPS) – World leaders are recogn­izing the crucial role of indust­rializ­ation in elimin­ating absolute poverty and promo­ting sustai­nable develo­pment.

An ordinary day with an extraor­dinary story

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER | BOOKS

Today was an ordinary day.

It had its ups and downs; pleasant surpr­ises came between the mundane and the irrit­ating and you’ll look back at it tomorrow with clarity, perhaps, but its details will be sketchy in a decade.

Cuba rejects Trump’s call for negoti­ations on human rights

BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | NATIONAL

HAVANA (AP) — A top Cuban diplomat on Wedne­sday rejected Donald Trump’s threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party gover­nment meets the Repub­lican presid­ential candi­date’s demands.

Williams to continue national anthem protest

BY NELSON A. KING

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, held a press confe­rence on Thursday, joined by Brooklyn Borough Presi­dent Eric Adams, several of his colle­agues in gover­nment, veterans and anti-gun violence advoc­ates, as he publicly annou­nced his inten­tion to continue his protest that he began two weeks ago, and push back on the notion that prote­sting is un-American.

Dominica motiv­ated, commi­tted to achie­ving SDGs

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

With the adoption of the Sustai­nable Develo­pment Goals (SDGs) setting the stage for incre­asing interna­tional disco­urse and action in the fight against inequ­ality, Dominica says it remains “motiv­ated and commi­tted” to achie­ving the SDGs.

Yeste­rday’s Children celeb­rates sixth annive­rsary

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | CARIBBEAN

The beaut­iful and exciting sixth annual Yeste­rday’s Children presen­tation, was certa­inly not lost on four, except­ional elderly Carib­bean-born citizens, who danced, bobbed theirs heads and smiled during an African drum and dance prece­ssion, which led to a night of love, honor, and heart warming tributes.

Refer­endum on Grenada’s Consti­tution set for Oct. 27

BY AZAD ALI | CARIBBEAN

It is official! Grena­dians will go to the polls on Oct. 27 to vote on a refer­endum to remodel Grenada’s 42-year-old Consti­tution.

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