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Belize participates at 54th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Food Crops Society


Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018. 12:30 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Livestock Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, through the Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project, participated in the 54th Caribbean Food Crops Society Poster Presentation along with international presenters on July 10, at the Princess Ramada hotel in Belize city.

The unit’s poster showcased the Breeding Certification System on Small Ruminants and highlighted the main steps of the certification program, which includes the protocol for registration and certification of the breeding stocks, the breed types, the partners comprising the Certification Committee as well as defined the blood registration for up to three generation pedigree.

The Sheep Project, funded by Republic of China (Taiwan) in cooperation with government…

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Principal Civil Society Engagement Advocacy Officer – AHGC2


  • Position title: Principal Civil Society Engagement Advocacy Officer – AHGC2
  • Grade: PL4
  • Position N°: 50076661
  • Reference: ADB/18/123
  • Publication date: 11/07/2018
  • Closing date: 10/08/2018
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five…

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Caribbean Food Crops Society holds its 54th annual meeting in Belize


Agriculture and Tourism have the ability to promote economic growth when they work in sync with each other.  In this regard, the Caribbean Food Crops Society is looking to develop this synergy at its 54th annual meeting under the theme “Multi-functionality of Agriculture in the Caribbean Basin in Countries with Predominant Tourist Industries”. Love News was there and spoke with Dr. Wilfredo Colon, Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Food Crops Society.

Dr. Wilfredo Colon –  CEO, Caribbean Food Crops Society: “The theme really has to do with agriculture and tourism which are two very important parts of the economic sector of Belize but also tourism is very important in the Caribbean basin. So what…

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African American Cultural Society commemorates end of slavery with Juneteenth celebration | Palm Coast


As members of the crowd at the African American Cultural Society shouted out names of their ancestors, Brenda Andrews poured out water from a pitcher into a bowl, honoring each name. In unison, the audience responded by saying “namaste” and “asante.” Andrews called the libation a salute to divinity. 

“The DNA is not just the color of our skin, the texture of our hair, the color of our eyes,” Andrews said. “The DNA that’s in us — that’s defined in us — from one generation to the other is the DNA of not overcomers but of people who are victorious in everything that we do. I want you to think about your grandparents, your great-great-grandparents — all the people that we are standing on their shoulders today. How they had to suffer, but yet they…

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Pieces of history: Rosa Parks exhibit opens at African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of …



DECATUR — Visitors to the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum can now get a glimpse of history connected to civil …
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She Disrupted Financial Services. Now It’s on to South African Society | Rising Stars


“What are we all going to do next?”

The question took Magda Wierzycka — then CEO of African Harvest Fund Managers — by surprise. She was focused on fulfilling the majority shareholder’s wish to sell the business and “hadn’t given the future much thought.”

“There are about six of us,” continued Niki Giles, the firm’s chief financial officer, “who’d like to do whatever you’re doing.”

Since then, Sygnia — the asset management company born out of that 2006 conversation — has disrupted (and angered) the closed South African financial services industry, by introducing passive management to the country, by disclosing all costs to clients and by slashing fees by 70 to 80 percent. What’s more, in the past year and a half, Wierzycka has become an…

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