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The WMCA helps fundraising push for monument to Caribbean military personnel

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) hosted the launch of a charity appeal which aims to raise £500,000 for a commemorative monument for Caribbean Armed Forces personnel at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The National Caribbean Monument Charity (TNCMC) has already commissioned Martin Jennings to produce a design for a tribute to Caribbean personnel who served in many conflicts – but needs to raise money to get the monument built and maintained.

Sculptor Jennings, who also designed the Mary Seacole statue in London, has created a monument including figures representing Caribbean military personnel, the Armed Forces crest, and an inscription which reads: “This memorial pays tribute to Caribbean personnel of all ethnicity who serve and have served the British…

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Pensacola-based Coast Guard cutter helps detain 80 migrants during Caribbean patrol

The Naval Air Station Pensacola-based Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is back home after a 59-day patrol mission, which included helping to detain …
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Heineken claims its business helps Africa. Is that too good to be true? | News

The first time Heineken amazed me was in Tunisia, in early 2011, when I was covering the Jasmine revolution and the fall of President Ben Ali for a Dutch business newspaper. During my reporting, I discovered that Heineken maintained close ties with the kleptocratic family clan that had ruled Tunisia for almost 25 years. It was not just the relationship itself that had me stunned – it was the fact that Heineken was brewing beer there at all. I knew the company was doing business all over the world, and I had some vague notion that it would have breweries outside the Netherlands, but I had never realised the scale: 165 breweries in more than 70 countries, including this north African autocracy.

The following year, I decided to begin work on a book about Heineken’s operations in Africa. When…

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Watertown Daily Times | IHC student helps build water well in African village

WATERTOWN — Loryne G. Nebie, 12, grew up hearing stories of her mother’s upbringing in western Africa.

Though her mother, Edith A. Nebie, lived in the large town of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, she spent her summers 130 miles away in Serekini — a small village of 1,078 people that Edith’s mother was raised in.

Loryne recalls Edith telling her about the three miles she’d walk with Loryne’s grandmother and aunts on hot summer days just to bring clean water home from the river every day.

The need for clean water across Burkina Faso is undeniable, according to the United Nations. When a clean water source is available and close to home, the changes in the quality of life and health can transform the trajectory of…

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Madagascar: African Development Bank helps transform agricultural production methods

It’s market day in Tsianisiha, a rural town in the district of Toliara in south-west Madagascar. In the central square, the stalls are overflowing with the thousands of products that attract an ever-greater throng of shoppers every Monday. And for good reason: in just five years, Tsianisiha has been completely transformed, much to the benefit of its inhabitants.

“Since they built the secondary irrigation channels and concreted the old ones, agricultural production has doubled or even tripled,” said Mr Mamanjisoa, the mayor of this large market town with some 20,000 inhabitants and which each Monday welcomes members of the Federation of Water User Associations, among whose interests the management and upkeep of the irrigation canals feature prominently.

The commercial activity of Mr…

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Grant helps UF digitize Caribbean newspapers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)– The University of Florida will have the opportunity to digitize Caribbean newspapers that date back to 1784 through 1922.

UF Smathers Libraries received a $434,000 grant from The Council On Library and Information Resources Digitizing Hidden Collections and Archives Project.

The UF grant is titled “Film On A Boat: Digitizing At Risk Caribbean Newspapers” and is a partnership between UF and the University of Puerto Rico and the Digital Library of the Caribbean.

During the next three years, the library will digitize 800,000 newspaper pages from 79 different historic newspapers and…

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