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Foreign Policy in CARICOM: pursuing national development benefitsBy Elizabeth Morgan The recent visit of US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, put the spotlight on US/CARICOM relations and CARICOM countries’ continuing foreign policy dilemma of balancing their relationship with global and regional powers to gain national development benefits and influence amid hegemonic competition. Before WW II, the colonial…January 29, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM’s Trade with Latin America: Insurmountable barriers?By Elizabeth Morgan I begin this week by acknowledging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Day, which is customarily July 4, but this year, will be commemorated on Monday, July 6. Also, on July 1, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, will assume the chair of…July 1, 2020In “Featured”CARICOM/Canada Relations: Know your friendsBy Elizabeth Morgan Inspired by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Brock University in Canada, the Daily Observer’s Editorial for April 28 warned, in the title, “Take Canada for Granted at Our Peril”. I thought that this provided an opportunity to look…May 23, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp US foreign policy in the hemisphere in the 19th and early 20th Centuries was governed by the Monroe Doctrine, establishing the region as the US sphere of influence, and Theodore Roosevelt’s big stick policy. The policy of “America First” did not originate with President Donald Trump. The US’ relationship with countries in the hemisphere was increasingly strained highlighted by what historians now say were two “made in the USA” wars – the 1848 Mexican/American War, leading to expansion of US territory, adding to California and annexing Texas, and the 1898 Spanish/American War. Central America came under US influence from 1899, through its United Fruit Company, becoming “Banana Republics”. The US also occupied Haiti, 1915-1934, and the Dominican Republic, 1917-1924. Independence and influence President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and other leaders had different ideas about the direction of the Americas, specifically, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In 2004, Chavez proposed the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) as an alternative to the FTAA. Members included several CARICOM countries. In 2005, he also initiated the PetroCaribe Agreement to assist eighteen (18) Caribbean countries to access oil supplies on concessionary terms. To promote deeper integration among the thirty-two (32) LAC countries, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was launched in 2011. Jamaica’s Trade Performance: Turbulence ahead You may be interested in… There is, of course, the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recently succeeded, at US insistence, by the US, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). NAFTA had been assessed by others as quite successful. The Enterprise for the Americas initiative was aimed at establishing a hemisphere wide free trade area. From this, the Summit of the Americas was institutionalized to be held every three (3) years. The first was held in the USA in 1994 at which negotiations for a free trade area of the Americas (FTAA) was launched. They were to conclude in 2005. The negotiations failed due to disagreements between Latin American countries and the USA. The Summits of the Americas have continued. Cuba’s OAS suspension was conditionally lifted and the country actually attended the 7th and 8th Summits in 2015 and 2018, although Cuba has not formally taken its seat at the OAS. Note that the 9th Summit is due to be held in the USA in 2021, and the US has already assumed the chairmanship. Sep 16, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 Submitted by Elizabeth Morgan, Specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… I do believe that we all need to be more attentive to developments within this hemisphere. The independence movement spread into Latin America. Led by Simón Bolívar, countries in South and Central America, starting with Venezuela and Colombia, became independent between 1810-1828; Mexico in 1821, and the Dominican Republic in 1844. The 1898 Spanish/American War transferred control of Cuba and Puerto Rico from Spain to the USA. Cuba gained pseudo-independence from the US in 1902. Panama, with US support, seceded from Colombia in 1903 facilitating the construction of the Panama Canal which remained under US control until 1999. Canada became independent in 1867 and the British West Indian territories in the Caribbean, Central and South America from the 1960s into the 1980s. The USA has had at least two major initiatives to promote trade and economic cooperation in the hemisphere, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. These have been the 1961 Alliance for Progress initiated by President John F. Kennedy and the Enterprise for the Americas initiated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The Alliance for Progress was assessed as generally unsuccessful. Today, with Venezuela in crisis, the Trump administration in the USA, change of administrations in LAC, China a significant regional player, and COVID-19 a factor, relations in the hemisphere seem fractured. I do not see unity of positions in the OAS, in CELAC and within CARICOM. Indeed, some positions are now quite puzzling. US influence still permeates. I have written about CARICOM’s trading relations with the countries in the Western Hemisphere (USA, Canada and Latin America), the region’s natural trading partners. Recent reports in the international and local media about the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) have led me to think about the relationships within the Western Hemisphere and to recognize how little we actually know about the countries, their history, culture, politics, and institutions. What is clear, for nearly 200 years, one country has been extremely influential in this hemisphere. The Western Hemisphere, the Americas including the Caribbean, comprise thirty-five (35) independent countries as well as some dependent territories of the USA, Britain, the Netherlands and Departments of France. The USA was the first to secure its independence from one of the European colonial powers in 1776. The next was Haiti from a slave revolt in 1804 in a hemisphere where slavery was institutionalized. For many, independence did not include abolition of slavery. Promoting Trade and Economic Cooperation Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominates Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities… What has been CARICOM’s Foreign Trade Strategy and Agenda? Forging a Latin American and Caribbean Path By Elizabeth Morgan Uncertain times Oct 14, 2020 Establishment of the OAS Although distrust and resentment existed, the 9th International Conference of American States held in Bogota, Colombia in 1948, at the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, agreed to establish the multilateral OAS headquartered in Washington DC. Its pillars are democracy, human rights, security and development. The USA provides the bulk of funding. Associated bodies established in 1959 are the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) both located in Washington DC. Technically, all countries are now members but note that Canada did not become a full member until 1990. Cuba’s membership was suspended in 1962 following its 1959 Revolution. Sep 2, 2020
SPOKANE — Spokane Police on Monday arrested a second teen suspect in last week’s beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran who authorities say likely fought back against his attackers.The second suspect was arrested without incident early Monday morning at a friend’s house in Spokane, police said. The first suspect turned himself in last week. Both suspects are 16-years-old and face charges of murder and robbery in the death of Delbert Belton last Wednesday.“The two individuals we believe are responsible for the robbery and murder of Mr. Belton are in custody,” Police Chief Frank Straub said at a news conference on Monday morning.Belton, who was wounded in the battle for Okinawa, was beaten to death in his vehicle as he waited for a friend in the parking lot of an Eagles Lodge in north Spokane.Straub said it appeared that Belton fought back against his attackers, and that may have contributed to the severity of the beating his received.
A new study has linked the consumption of energy drinks to serious cardiovascular disorders possibly due to the caffeine and other stimulants they contain.The researchers from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, examined the effect of energy drink consumption on hemodynamic changes, such as blood pressure and heart rate. Anna Svatikova and her colleagues randomly assigned 25 healthy volunteers (aged 18 years or older) to consume a can (480ml) of a commercially available energy drink and placebo drink within five minutes, in random order on two separate days, a maximum two weeks apart. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The placebo drink, selected to match the nutritional constituents of the energy drink, was similar in taste, texture, and colour but lacked caffeine and other stimulants of the energy drink.The researchers found that caffeine levels remained unchanged after the placebo drink, but increased significantly after energy drink consumption.The energy drink’s consumption elicited a 6.2 per cent increase in systolic blood pressure while diastolic blood pressure increased by 6.8 per cent. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe average blood pressure increased by 6.4 per cent after consumption of the energy drink. There was no significant difference in heart rate increase between the two groups, the researchers found.The average norepinephrine level increased from 150 pg/ml to 250 pg/ml after consumption of the energy drink and from 140 pg/ml to 179 pg/ml after placebo.“These acute hemodynamic and adrenergic changes may predispose to increased cardiovascular risk,” the authors observed.The study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.
Women are at par with men in education but have failed to secure equal access to quality jobs and representation in the government, finds a global study that suggests the need for greater policy interventions to close gender barriers.The findings, from more than 150 countries, showed that women have reached 91 per cent of the education that men have. Yet, they have reached only 70 per cent of the male rate of employment. In more than half the world’s countries, female education rates are now similar, or greater, than men, up from 33 per cent in 1990. Despite these gains, the paper published in the Journal of African Development, showed that women’s employment rates are 30 per cent lower than men’s – even less in some regions of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The share of women employed in the relatively high-paying industrial sector compared to men has dropped 20 percentage points since 1990. “Men have more of the high paying jobs, so women are squeezed into lower-paid positions. And female unemployment continues to be about 30 per cent higher than men’s, worldwide; so those women are not able to earn their own livelihood,” said Stephanie Seguino, economist at University of Vermont in US. Greater exclusion from high-paying jobs and a disproportionate amount of unpaid household work, including care for children and ageing parents, offer two key reasons for women’s lower employment and income, the researchers said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFurther, the gender gap is seen to be widest in political representation. Overall, women share of parliamentary seats is 25 per cent compared to men’s. But, political representation for women has increased from 14 per cent in 1990 when compared to men. Legislative bodies in some nations, including Haiti and Qatar, still have no female members.Whereas countries such as Canada, Rwanda, Norway have adopted political gender based quotas to improve female representation in government. “Without women, governments are more likely to spend taxpayer money in ways that disproportionately benefit men – or at least ignore the extra burdens on women,” Seguino explained.
Kolkata: The Special Operation Group (SOG) Baruipur District Police and Kultali police station have unearthed an illegal arms factory at Kultali in South 24-Parganas on Thursday night.During a search operation police seized several firearms, unfinished firearms and apparatus for manufacturing such firearms. Two persons have been arrested in this raid. Sources informed that the sleuths are suspecting more persons are involved in this matter. According to the police, Baruipur District Police got a tip-off on Thursday about an illegal arms factory that is operational at Ambikanagar in Kultali. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe police identified a house owned by one Biswanath Mondal. After the sleuths were sure that Biswanath is the person behind running of the arms factory, Baruipur Police and Kultali police station formed a team and raided his house late on Thursday night. During the raid, the sleuths found 4 long single barrel firearms, 2 one shoter pipe gun, 6 rounds of live ammunition, six live bombs and some unfinished firearms. Several apparatus such as iron pipes, springs, wooden long arms bats, iron rods, firing pins, a drill machine, a polish Machine, a hand lathe machine and a few iron blades were also recovered. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice have also arrested another person identified as Bikash Mondal from there. After interrogating the duo, the sleuths came to know about a person from Bihar who used to manufacture the firearms and he has gone to Bihar to celebrate Chhath. Before this person came to Bengal, several miscreants used to manufacture arms using Biswanath’s house. They used to manufacture small firearms — the sound produced while making those were very low. Thus, no one in the area suspected something fishy. Sources informed that police will take the duo in to custody and will interrogate for more information. The sleuths are also checking if any more illegal firearms factory is being operational in any part of the district.
Kolkata: Kolkata police on Friday foiled a suicide threat by a Dibrugarh-based youth, who climbed the fencing of the Howrah Bridge and attempted to jump into the Hooghly river, after a three-hour long effort. The 30-year-old youth, identified as Hemant Gohain, a mechanical engineer, climbed the fencing a little before 5 pm, and shouted that unless his demands were met, he would jump into the river, Officer-in-Charge of the North Port Police Station Partha Mukherjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life In broken Bengali, he was demanding that arrangements be made for his meeting with several ministers, and some specific food items. Suspecting him as mentally deranged, the police kept ready the river traffic police as well as a disaster management team, while tried to convince him to return on the safe side of the bridge. Traffic was also diverted temporarily, the police officer said. Finally the youth was rescued around 8 pm, after three hours attempt. Police took him to a city hospital for check up.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free January 15, 2009 At last count there were approximately 10 gazillion websites out there. Where’s a business owner to start when looking for valuable information? If you’re reading this, it means you’re on Entrepreneur.com, which is a good start. Read on for 64 more vital online spots you should know about.Accounting Terminology Guidehttp://nysscpa.org/prof_library/guide.htmIf you need to know what a specific accounting term means, no matter how obscure, this is the site for you. 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1 2 3 4Next Australia’s cultural hub of Melbourne, well-deserving of its reputation as Australia’s Culinary Capital, is an ideal destination for food connoisseurs, restaurant gourmands and anyone who loves to build their travel plans around drinks and dining.Soon clients will find it easier than ever to get to Melbourne and tuck into a great meal, with Air Canada’s new year-round nonstop service to the coastal city starting June 1, 2018.While Melburnians pride themselves on being ahead of the curve in almost everything, food and dining top the list. Here’s why this city Downunder is on top of the latest foodie trends…1) Midnight feastsThe MayfairNo matter what hour of the day or night, the world’s most liveable city has an array of late-night food options to accommodate even the fussiest diner. Melbourne’s newest addition to the midnight dining scene is The Mayfair, a 1930s New York-style supper club, serving French cuisine alongside live jazz and classic cocktails. The French Saloon, Melbourne Supper Club and Le Bon Ton are some of Melbourne’s hottest locations for those hankering for a night cap or midnight snack. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>