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Regional govts, private sector must push for extension of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act – Stabroek News

The Stabroek Business has seen a media release issued by the Guyanese-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) urging governments and private sector groupings in the region to take immediate action to help influence United States congressional approval of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) “for at least another ten years” once it expires on September 30th, 2020. 

Extension of the Act, which has been in place since 2000 will reauthorize the extension of the US Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) which provides for the duty-free and quota–free importation of goods from the region into the United States. The facility is intended to offset the long-standing and continually growing imbalance in US/Caribbean trade.

The statement notes that an examination of the benefits…

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Residential property market on the way to recovery in the Caribbean

The property market is recovering on several islands in the Caribbean, in particular Mustique, with last year being one of consolidation, according to the latest analysis.

Some islands are still feeling the impact of Hurricane Irma in 2017, says the Caribbean report from international real estate firm Knight Frank, which points out that in the British Virgin Islands and St Martin the re-build will be a slower process.

Overall some 70% of the Caribbean islands were unaffected by Hurricane Irma including Barbados, Mustique, Grenada and St Lucia. Mustique, home to the Cotton House Hotel and around 120 villas, saw record sales volumes in 2018 with a number of properties currently under offer and limited supply.

Sales in the Bahamas slowed slightly in 2018, although British, US and Scandinavian buyers…

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Strong 4th quarter performance signals Dominica’s tourism recovery : South Florida Caribbean News

Roseau, Dominica – The months of October to December 2018 produced arrivals of 22,178 from all source markets, representing 35.3 % of total stay-over arrivals for the year which stood at 62, 828.

This is an increase of 95% over the same period in 2017. Increases were registered at 91%, 113% and 78% respectively during the last three months of the year compared to 2017.

The quarter also represents a marginal increase of 0.9% over the same…

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Up to a year after pregnancy, race disparities in stress, recovery persist | News

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – A year after giving birth, African-American mothers may have more signs of physical and mental stress that can raise the risk of chronic disease, compared with white or Latina women, a small U.S. study suggests.

Researchers focused on so-called cardiometabolic risk factors that over the long-term cause “wear and tear” on the body and raise the risk of chronic diseases. These include obesity, high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar that can temporarily change for the worse during pregnancy, as well as women’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol across the day.

While many healthy women return to their pre-pregnancy risk-factor ranges within several months of giving birth, some women…

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Recovery for incarcerated persons not a black and white issue

One thing I can't help but notice is that out of all the inmates participating in the program, only one is African-American while the majority is white.
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In photos: a malnourished toddler’s recovery in Central African Republic

Pierre’s mother died soon after he was born three years ago. He now lives with his father, Prosper, sister and grandmother in a little village outside Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

Pierre’s father doesn’t have a job, their lives have been ripped apart by ongoing conflict in the country, and every day is a struggle to find enough food to eat.

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