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Meet the West African media personality taking the Korean entertainment world by storm


Samuel Okyere is a Ghanaian television personality firmly planting solid roots in Korea. Okyere was born on April 21, 1991, in Accra, Ghana. He spent his childhood there until he travelled abroad for schooling.

Samuel Okyere…Forbes

Okyere initially went to Seoul, Korea, in 2009 after being selected for a Korean Government Scholarship Program to study computer science. Nine years later, he has taken that opportunity and catapulted it into living his best life possible while exploring and exceeding all of his wildest dreams.

He graduated from Sogang University in 2014 but that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Clearly, Okyere has capitalized on his time in Korea well as his resume is pretty hefty. He began his entertainment career by starring in small roles in commercials.

His…

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Tropical Storm Patty Could Form By End of This Week


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday November 12, 2018 – Forecasters are monitoring a “vigorous tropical wave” near the Leeward Islands that has a 50-50 chance of developing into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Patty later this week.

The system, which has surfaced just over two weeks before the end of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season – which runs June 1 to November 30 – is located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is producing a large area of disturbed weather over much of the western tropical Atlantic Ocean.

It is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward for the next few days, passing near or north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the southeastern Bahamas. Interests in these areas have therefore been advised to closely monitor…

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Late tropical storm forecast to miss SC | News


A tropical storm might spin up this week from bad weather off the outer Caribbean islands. But don’t freak.

A dip in the jet stream is pushing wintry weather across South Carolina and will keep the Atlantic storm far out to sea, forecasters said Monday.

The dip — a climate signal that winter weather patterns are setting in — is a big sign the 2018 hurricane season might be as good as done here.

Colder, blowing weather and rapidly cooling waters are turning off the jets. The Charleston Harbor water temperature on Monday was in the 60s. That’s just not warm enough to sustain a tropical storm, said Charleston-based meteorologist Shea Gibson with the private company WeatherFlow.

Whether the weather…

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CCRIF makes payout of US$5.8 million to Barbados following Tropical Storm Kirk


L-R: Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson; CCRIF Board Member Faye Hardy, CCRIF Deputy Chairperson Desirée Cherebin; Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley; CCRIF CEO Isaac Anthony and Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds at the CCRIF payout ceremony held on October 19, 2018

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — On Friday, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley met with CCRIF CEO Isaac Anthony, deputy chairperson Desirée Cherebin and board member Faye Hardy at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) to the government of Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk in October. The payout of US$5.8 million – or BDS$11.6 million – was made under the country’s excess rainfall policy and was…

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Hurricane Willa: Mexico issues warning over ‘extremely dangerous’ storm


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A satellite image shows Hurricane Willa off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Mexico has issued an alert for parts of its Pacific seaboard as it prepares for the “life-threatening” Hurricane Willa.

Willa is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s south-western coast on Tuesday and is “potentially catastrophic”, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

Currently a Category Four – out of five – storm, it threatens to bring torrential rains and major flooding.

Earlier this month areas of the US were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead.

Willa is expected to…

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CCRIF makes payout of US$5.8M to Barbados following passage of Tropical Storm Kirk


Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley met with CCRIF CEO Isaac Anthony, Deputy Chairperson Desirée Cherebin and Board member Faye Hardy on Friday at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF to the Government of Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk in October.

The payout of US$5.8 million – or BDS$11.6 million – was made under the country’s Excess Rainfall policy and was made within 14 days of the event.

In his remarks, CCRIF CEO, Isaac Anthony spoke to the fact that natural hazards continue to have an inordinate impact on the economies of the small island states of the Caribbean and the importance of risk transfer instruments in country disaster risk management (DRM) and climate resilience strategies.

He indicated that the importance of risk…

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