CDB, CARICOM & THE OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Program to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

CDB, CARICOM & THE OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Program to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

15,000 educators across the region, will have the opportunity to benefit from capacity building in key components of the Learning Recovery and Enhancement Program (Let’s REAP) for Caribbean Schools, an intervention designed to address the learning loss that occurred or worsened due to COVID-19. Launched in July 2021, Let’s REAP was developed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB),  […]

Somalia on the Brink of Famine: Aid Efforts Risk Failing Marginalized Communities Yet Again

Somalia on the Brink of Famine: Aid Efforts Risk Failing Marginalized Communities Yet Again

Refugee camp, hundreds of thousands of difficult conditions, Somali immigrants are staying. African people waiting to get in the water. August 06, 2011 in Dadaab, Somalia. (Shutterstock) By Nisar Majid, The Conversation Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis of enormous severity and magnitude. This follows four failed rainy seasons, protracted conflict, political instability and the […]

President Putin’s Actions are Jeopardizing Economic Peace and Growth: The World Should Say “No More”

President Putin’s Actions are Jeopardizing Economic Peace and Growth: The World Should Say “No More”

Kyiv, Ukraine – January 10, 2022: Girl with political banner “Say No To Putin” at winter street protest rally. By Sir Ronald Sanders “Every bullet, every bomb, every shell that hits a target in Ukraine, hits our pockets and our economies in Africa.” Those were the words of the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo, at the […]

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

By Jeffrey M. Sturek and Alexandra Kadl, The Conversation “I just can’t do what I used to anymore.” As pulmonologists and critical care doctors treating patients with lung disease, we have heard many of our patients recovering from COVID-19 tell us this even months after their initial diagnosis. Though they may have survived the most […]

As NYC School Board Meetings Return in Person, Will Parent Participation Dwindle?

As NYC School Board Meetings Return in Person, Will Parent Participation Dwindle?

New York, NY / USA – December 17 2018: Stuyvesant High School. The most selective of the specialized high schools in the NYC public school system. (Shutterstock) By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat For many New York City parents, the move during the pandemic to virtual school board meetings meant they could attend without having to scramble […]

Attorney General James Leads Coalition to Support Fast-Food Restaurant Workers

AG James Leads Coalition Pushing to Protect NYC Law Requiring Just Cause to Fire Workers at Fast-Food Restaurants

Attorney General James Leads Coalition to Support Fast-Food Restaurant Workers

New York, NY – August 23, 2022: New York State AG Letitia James casts her vote in Democratic primaries at P.S. 11 School. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James continued her efforts to stand up for workers’ rights, leading a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to […]

New ‘Ghosts‘ Haunt Brooklyn Machine as Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn Barely Claims Second Term

Monday’s chaotic meetings ended with the party leader winning with just 23 of 44 executive committee votes.

New ‘Ghosts‘ Haunt Brooklyn Machine as Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn Barely Claims Second Term

By George Joseph and Yoav Gonen, THE CITY Brooklyn Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn secured reelection as party boss with a narrow victory in a closed executive session, after a day of heated public deliberations marred by allegations of “ghost” appointments to the County Committee of people with no idea they’d been added. In a packed […]

Canadian Authorities Investigating Challenges Faced by Women on Canadian Farms

Canadian Authorities Investigating Challenges Faced by Women on Canadian Farms

A press statement from the media centre of the OECS says Canadian authorities are investigating “recent press reports about alleged challenges faced by women participating in the programme on a farm in Nova Scotia”. The OECS statement promises that the “outcome of due process would be communicated at the appropriate time”. Calls have also been […]

KM2 Solutions Expands Caribbean Operations

KM2 Solutions Expands Caribbean Operations

KM2 Solutions, a leader in nearshore business process outsourcing with contact centers across the Caribbean and Latin America, is pleased to announce further expansion to its Caribbean operations. As a result of the increased demand for high-quality English language contact center solutions, KM2 will be increasing its footprint in Barbados, Grenada, and St. Lucia. This […]

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