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Bioenergy Development Strategy and Investment Plan for the Eastern African Region



Bioenergy Development Strategy and Investment Plan for the Eastern African Region. Event Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 to Wednesday, …
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Eastern Caribbean Overdue for Massive Earthquake


Acting Director of the UWI Seismic Research Centre, seismologist Dr Joan Latchman spoke with Loop TT about the recent frequent earthquakes in the region.

Latchman warned that citizens should always be prepared for an earthquake as the Eastern Caribbean region has not yet experienced its strongest earthquake – one she explained is long overdue for the region.

The strongest recorded earthquake for this region occurred on October 21, 1843, estimated to be between 8.0 and 8.5. Records indicate that the region should experience an event of this size every 100 years.

“We are way past what we expect is the period for such earthquakes to return… The moderate magnitude events we are seeing – the fives and the fours are within what we would expect given the analysis.”

While the Gulf of…

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Eight African & Middle Eastern tourism hotspots not to be missed – Travel Weekly


Africa is a destination you could holiday in every year and still only scrape the surface of what this incredible continent has to offer.

From mountains to rainforests, sand dunes and ancient wonders, there really is something for every traveller.

But don’t let that get you overwhelmed.

To keep any of your anxieties at bay about missing a must-see destination in Africa, Travel Weekly has done the hard work to find the Top 10 Travel Hotspots in Africa.

That’s right, we’ve done the Googling, now all you need to do is book.

Check out our top picks here.

1. Petra, Jordan

Often referred to as the “Rose City”, Petra is a 2,000-year-old network of handmade caves, temples, and tombs that interwoven into the side of a blushing pink sandstone cliff face.

This historic site cannot be…

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EU urged to suspend Eastern Caribbean countries’ visa-waivers


By LK Hewlett

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Transparency International, a global anti-corruption organization, has urged the European Union to review its visa-free agreements with those Caribbean jurisdictions that operate citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes.

In a recent report Transparency International said, “In light of the risks of admitting the corrupt and the criminal, the European Union must review its visa free agreements with these Caribbean jurisdictions and encourage governments to set high due diligence and integrity standards. Ultimately, if the EU is not confident in the ability of these schemes to identify and reject high-risk applicants, it should consider following Canada’s lead by suspending the visa waiver to golden visa schemes outside the…

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Rugby: South African under-21 side Western Province posts staggering 173-0 win over Eastern Province


Rugby has seen its fair share of lopsided scorelines, but there may have been a new standard set in a South African U-21 representative match on Saturday morning (NZ time).

Western Province put their Eastern Province counterparts to the sword, running in a total of 27 tries to post a mind-blowing 173-0 win in Port Elizabeth.

The rate of scoring equates to a try approximately every three minutes. Of those 27 tries, 19 were converted.  

The majority of the points came in the opening half, with Western Province taking an 85-0 lead into the interval.

Two of their players – wing Tumi Mogoje and number eight Muller Uys – registered five tries apiece.

It was salt in the wounds for the Eastern Province side, who entered the fixture riding a four-game losing streak.

They’ve now conceded a…

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Earthquake Rocks Several Eastern Caribbean Islands | RJR News


 

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred today in Dominica, St. Lucia, and Martinique. 

 

The quake occurred Friday morning, east of Fort-de-France in Martinique.

 

Ronald Jackson, head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), said there have been no reports of injuries or damage. 

 

However, said the quake is a reminder that the Caribbean region is a multi-hazardous environment.

 

Eastern Caribbean countries were also affected on Friday by Tropical Storm Kirk. 

 


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