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Commentary: First UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum and its impact


Bader Almatrooshi is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Cuba; Jamaica, Haiti and UAE Representative to the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

By Ambassador Bader Almatrooshi

The first UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum (UAECCF), the first of its kind in the region, gathered more than 400 government and business leaders, key decision makers and investors from the UAE and Caribbean region.

Taking place from 24 to 26 November 2018 and organized by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Economy and the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, the three-day forum was a reflection of the willingness of…

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Impact Justice launches protocol series for practitioners in the Eastern Caribbean justice system


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — During 2018, the Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project launched two protocol series, one entitled: IMPACT Justice Protocol Series: Working with Children in the Eastern Caribbean Justice System and the other entitled: IMPACT Justice Protocol Series: Working with Persons with Disabilities in the Eastern Caribbean Justice System.

Both series set out a number of guidelines that constitute specific instructions, consistent with international best practices and standards, designed to guide and regulate the interactions between children and persons with disabilities who come into contact with the justice system in the Eastern Caribbean and the following stakeholders:

• Defence Counsel (Booklet No….

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Maternal race may impact racial differences in ADHD diagnosis more than child race, researchers report — ScienceDa…


African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers have found that African-American mothers in a study rated boys as displaying more frequent ADHD symptoms than Caucasian mothers did, regardless of child race. The findings mean that racial differences found in prior studies may be more due to maternal race than child race, said researcher George DuPaul of Lehigh University.

The findings are reported in this month’s Journal of Attention Disorders, in a special print issue on Parenting Youth with ADHD.

“The primary takeaway is that common psychological assessment measures like parent behavior questionnaires are influenced by race; these assessments are…

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African American Voters Made Significant Impact on Mid Term Election Results – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles S…


African American voters were a big part of powering the“BlueWave”, according to a recent post election survey sponsored by AAVREP.(filephoto)

For those who may secretly think their vote doesn’t matter, results of a recent post election survey showed that African American voters made a huge impact on this year’s outcome. According to members the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation organization, blacks“poweredthe Blue Wave” here in California. They also helped flip highly competitive seats in the House of Representatives from Republicans to Democrats, AAVREP said.

“African American voters in California played a significant role in helping Democrats win the majority in the House of Representatives and oust long term Republicans during the midterm…

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IMPACT Justice trains 24 participants at advanced community mediation workshop in Jamaica


KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Canadian-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project sponsored an advanced community mediation workshop at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus, Jamaica, on November 15-17, 2018, under its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) component.

The twenty-four participants comprised persons who had been trained by IMPACT Justice in basic community mediation and had demonstrated an aptitude and interest in being trained at the more advanced level. The diverse group of participants came from seven Caribbean countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and St Kitts and Nevis, and included academics, attorneys-at-law, clergymen, police officers, probation…

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The Big Impact Of Technical Data: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), Aflac Incorporated (AFL)


Kulovaara Harri U, EVP, Maritime, sold 6,600 shares of the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) in an exchange that happened on September 13th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.55 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $828,652. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Chairman & CEO Fain Richard D sold 20,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on June 13th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.22 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $2,164,489. After the transaction, the Chairman & CEO Fain Richard D currently holds 842,537 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $90732810.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -20.61% away from its 1-year…

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