Day: April 13, 2008

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Emergency Response to Haitian Food Crisis as World Bank/IMF Discuss Rising Global Poverty

Haiti is to receive $10 million dollars for feeding programs World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick’s announced Sunday, after his calls to ease global food shortages were endorsed at this weekend’s World Bank/IMF Spring meetings. High commodity prices and their impact on growth and development were to be included on the agenda of the …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Mixed Economic Performance in 2007 but Region Sensitive to Credit Turmoil – IMF

Anoop Singh, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF The International Monetary Fund is reporting a mixed macroeconomic performance  for the Caribbean in 2007. Regional growth averaged 4.75 percent in 2006–07, the fastest pace in more than two decades, the IMF reported . It says this was underpinned by a favorable external environment, private construction, …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis Limited (CWKN) Share Offer Oversubscribed

The public offer for sale of 1.66 million Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis Limited ordinary shares, trading symbol CWKN, has been oversubscribed, the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE) reported Friday. The offer, which resulted from an agreement between the Government of St Kitts & Nevis and Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Ltd, attracted …

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Slow Death of the Banana Culture

Loading bananas, Kingston, 1936 The World Trade Organization’s ruling issued April 7, supporting the contention of Ecuador, the USA and some Latin American banana producers, that European Union import duties on bananas flout global trade rules, may finally kill the Caribbean banana export industry. It will be sad if only because the international banana trade …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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How to be an Effective Cancer Warrior*

People who have had to battle with cancer usually refer to themselves as either cancer survivors or cancer fighters. The two terms have vastly different meanings. A cancer survivor has usually had just one bout with cancer and has gone through treatment without a recurrence, particularly after a five year ‘danger’ period has passed. A …

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