Day: October 9, 2008

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Eastern Jamaica Rivers Threatened by Poisoning and Coffee farming

Killing rivers could kill livelihoods. (Panos) – Illegal river poisoning and run-off from coffee farms seem to be posing a serious threat to the health of rivers in the eastern Jamaica parish of StThomas as well as general public health in the area. Environmental groups such as the St. Thomas Environmental Protection Association, STEPA, are raising …

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Crime Retards Economy in Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad – World Economic Forum

Crime and theft were cited as the most problematic factors for doing business in Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the 2008-2009 Global Competitiveness Report published by the independent World Economic Forum. By contrast Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partner Barbados ranked inefficient government bureaucracy and Latin neighbour Colombia faced with protracted drug and leftist anti-government …

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