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Sarah Ann Bourne is known as the godmother of #Barbados 🇧🇧 people in #Liberia 🇱🇷.
In 1865 she organized a migration of 40 Barbadian families back to Africa.
Sarah founded the town of Crozerville in Liberia.
She also is the mom of President Arthur Barclay
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Sarah Ann Bourne was born a free woman of Color in Barbados 🇧🇧 🇬🇧 in 1795.
She was born to a black mother, London Bourne, a founder of the Caribbean back to Africa movement.
Despite being a free woman she was treated as inferior to any European in Barbados. Image
Sadly London Bourne never lived to see Africa.
Sarah studied to be a teacher. She gained great respect for her teaching in Barbados(teaching was a prestigious job).
During her studies she met with some Liberians visiting Barbados. Image
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If you are into #hiking and love #Barbados ❤️🇧🇧 as much as I do, perhaps you want to have a look at my little project "#Barbados360" where I hiked around the whole island.

Basically, I divided the island into 8 hikes:

1️⃣Oistins➡️Harp Gun🐟
2️⃣Harp Gun➡️Sam Lord's Castle☀️
3️⃣Sam Lord's Castle➡️Ragged Point💨
4️⃣Ragged Point➡️Bathsheba😍
5️⃣Bathsheba➡️Cove Bay🌊
6️⃣Cove Bay➡️Cement Plant🐮
7️⃣Cement Plant➡️Batts Rock🌴
8️⃣Batts Rock ➡️Oistins
1⃣Oistins➡️Harp Gun🐟11.4km

Did you ever hear of HARP, High Altitude Research Project?

Two 36m guns that fired projectiles up to 260km height in the 60s🤯. It ended in 1974 but the guns are still on-site.

Its Director was murdered in Brussels in 1990. No one was ever charged.
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Transition spillover risk means decarbonization in trade partners can negatively shock fiscal and financial stability. When it compounds with physical risk, shocks amplify. We present today results for #Barbados at @AFD_en Strong Sustainability conference
We design and assess scenarios that combine acute and chronic physical risks, building on CLIMADA and NGFS scenarios downscaled to Barbados
we then extend the concept of #transition #spillover #risk as shock from carbon price on international flights and IEA Net Zero scenarios for aviation and we assess transmission channels to econ and finance agents, fiscal and sovereign financial stability, using EIRIN
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1/12.📜NEW TEXT: Good morning, the new text on “funding arrangements for #LossAndDamage” was released last night. As it stands the proposal of the G77 & China is not reflected and we are extremely concerned with the use of the term “funding arrangements” this is why.🧵
2/12. See the new “Draft negotiating texts” here under the 8f drop down here:…
3/12. The G77 and China have tabled a very detailed proposal for a fund designated as an “operating entity” of the financial mechanism of the @UNFCCC, but the current text uses the term “fund as part of new and enhanced funding arrangements".
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1/4. This evening at #COP27 #Barbados told @COP27P: "We would not wish to come out of this COP without a clear definitive language within the text and the cover text that addresses #LossAndDamage."
2/4. Support on #LossAndDamage, "has to include a reform of #MDBs. It has to address a pathway for accessing #Finance. It has to deal with the scale of finance which must be commensurate with the scale of the crisis which we did not ask for and cannot afford to finance."
3/4. The intervention continued: "Circumstances where we are highly debt burdened because the scale of financing development far outstrips our capacity. There is an urgent need for us to have the fiscal space to deal with crisis and deal with development issues."
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 616,389 signatures
Previous: 606,921 signatures.
Difference: 9,468 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
It is sad that a time like this a poll like this doesn't get millions of signatures 🙁
1) #UnitedKingdom 609,047 (+9,327)
2) #France 1,638 (+25)
3) #Spain 924 (+24)
4) #UnitedStates 557 (+7)
5) #Australia 519 (+8)
6) #Germany 511 (+10)
7) #Ireland 290 (+5)
8) #Canada 264 (+3)
9) #Netherlands 257 (+11)
10) #Switzerland 210 (+2)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 15th October 2022

Current: 606,921 signatures
Previous: 570,208 signatures.
Difference: 36,713 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
Parliament will debate this petition on 17 October 2022.

You'll be able to watch online on the #UK #Parliament #YouTube channel

Need the petition to be at least 1 million signatures by then.
1) #UnitedKingdom 599,720 (+36,255)
2) #France 1,613 (+88)
3) #Spain 900 (+45)
4) #UnitedStates 550 (+43)
5) #Australia 511 (+24)
6) #Germany 501 (+36)
7) #Ireland 285 (+23)
8) #Canada 261 (+28)
9) #Netherlands 246 (+16)
10) #Switzerland 208 (+16)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 9th October 2022

Current: 570,208 signatures
Previous: 555,757 signatures.
Difference: 14,451 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
1) #UnitedKingdom 563465 (+14286)
2) #France 1525 (+36)
3) #Spain 855 (+14)
4) #UnitedStates 507 (+17)
5) #Australia 487 (+15)
6) #Germany 465 (+13)
7) #Ireland 262 (+6)
8) #Netherlands 233 (+7)
9) #Canada 230 (+5)
10) #Switzerland 192 (+5)
11) #NewZealand 177 (+4)
12) #Italy 143 (+4)
13) #Portugal 132 (+5)
14) #Belgium 125 (+1)
15) #Sweden 107 (+3)
16) #Denmark 79 (+1)
17) #IsleofMan 72 (+3)
18) #Norway 67 (+1)
19) #Greece 66 (+1)
20) #Austria 58 (0)
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Errol Walton Barrow and the Postwar Transformation of Barbados: The Late Colonial Period (Volume I) by Hilbourne A. Watson… #UWIPress #Barbados #ErrolWaltonBarrow
Beginning in the 1920s, Barbadians and other British West Indians began organizing politically in an international environment that was marked by a severe capitalist economic and financial crisis that intensified in the 1930s.
The response in the British Caribbean during the 1930s was in the form of rebellions that demanded colonial reform. The ensuing struggles resulted in constitutional and political changes that led to decolonization and independence.
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في الذكرى الـ55 لاستقلال جزيرة #باربادوس عن #الاستعمار_البريطاني، انفصلت الجزيرة رسمياً عن السيادة البريطانية، فجر اليوم الثلاثاء، لتصبح أحدث #جمهورية في العالم.
واستلمت #ساندرا_ميسن رئاسة الجمهورية الجديدة في حفلٍ رسمي بحضور رئيسة وزراء #باربادوس ميا موتلي والأمير البريطاني تشارلز، مجرّدةً الملكة البريطانية #إليزابيث_الثانية من منصبها كرئيسةٍ للجزيرة.
وخلال الاحتفال، رُفع علم الجمهورية الجديدة وأُنزل علم التاج البريطاني ومعه خضوع #باربادوس للسلطة البريطانية رسمياً.
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Rihanna: Barbados World-Gurl in Global Popular Culture edited by Hilary McD. Beckles and Heather D. Russell… #UWIPress #Rihanna #Barbados
Rihanna is arguably the most commercially successful Caribbean artist in history. She is Barbadian and has been unwavering in publicly articulating her national and regional belonging.
Still, there have been varied responses to Rihanna’s ascendancy, among both Barbadians and the wider Caribbean community.
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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Hello! It's a super sunny Sunday in (almost) all of #UK, enjoy the BBQ & don't worry too much about #Covid19

This is the daily #Coronavirus megathread and soon I'll make my predictions about🚦travel review.

To my anonymous donors💚just sorry I can't thank you personally.
Late on yesterday's thread some alarming news from #Bahrain, and also on there data from #Argentina and #Brazil

But today in the next 2 tweets, I'll start by taking a look at the infection situation which can go a long way to determining🟢🚦countries

Europe's most #Covid19 infected nations (7-day rate AD/M)
Same top 10. NL slow getting cases down

1 #Sweden 188
2 #Netherlands 182
3 #Lithuania 177
4 #Latvia 168
5 #Denmark 167
6 #Belgium 164
7 #Greece 154
8 #Andorra 148
9 #France 139
10 #Slovenia 135

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CIBC Halts US$797 Million Caribbean Sale as Regulators Reject Deal

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is now stuck with a business that had been declining in value

@business Image
#CIBC announced the sale of the two-thirds stake in CIBC FirstCaribbean to a company run by Colombian billionaire Jaime Gilinski in Nov 2019
The deal, would have left CIBC with a 25% stake in the #Barbados-based bank. This valued FCIB at about US$1.2 billion, less than half of its $2.8 billion value when CIBC took over most of the business.
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🤯 En 1994 se jugó el partido más loco de la historia:

-Barbados se metió un gol en contra porque le convenía empatar antes que ganar por un gol

-Granada en los últimos minutos atacaba para los dos arcos porque le servía tanto un gol a favor como en contra

Conocé la historia👇
🏆 El gen del partido más loco de la historia estuvo en el extraño reglamento de la Copa del Caribe 1994:
🇧🇧🇬🇩 #Barbados y #Granada jugaron el último encuentro del Grupo 1. Estos eran los resultados que le servían a cada uno:
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"More cases of #COVID19 have been reported in the past 4 weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic.

Across Europe and North America, hospitals and intensive care Units units are filling up or full"-@DrTedros
"This week there has been more good news from vaccine trials, which continues to give us hope of ending the #COVID19 pandemic. At the same time, we must continue to use the tools we have to interrupt the chains of transmission and save lives now"-@DrTedros
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#Barbados #UnitedKingdom #Bridgetown #Queen

Despite their different origins (Barbados and England), their head of state is Queen Elizabeth II. But that could soon be over. Image
Because the island state of Barbados wants to break away from the Commonwealth and become an independent republic. "It is time to leave our colonial past behind us," quoted the Governor General of Barbados, Sandra Mason, from a speech by her Prime Minister.
"The people of Barbados want a head of state from Barbados." There could be no doubt that the country had the ability to govern itself. The goal is to take the step on the 55th anniversary of the island state's independence - that would be in November of the coming year.
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@CPL is going to start in a few hours, the excitement among cricket fans to watch T20 cricket after a longtime will be sky high & I feel CPL won't disappoint us much!!!

Almost all teams are very much balanced (feel sorry for Zouks)

Team Analysis in d thread below

#CPL #CPL2020
Barbados 🇧🇧 Tridents

Let me start with the defending Champions @BIMTridents

Team is filled with young players and I feel their strong suite is their Bowling !!

Batting looks slightly weak compared to the bwlng department

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
Barbados had their Core local team retained!!

They have an experienced Captain in Holder who should hold the key for them down d order

JohnsonCharles will open alongside Kyle Mayers

They have @shaidhopein the middle to hold the inngs

#CPL #CPL2020 #BarbadosTridents #Barbados
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HematologyTweetstory #25: Dr. Walter Clement Noel, the first patient clearly described with what is now known as sickle cell disease (SCD). I published this fascinating & tragic story in 2010 @MayoProceedings following @USPS release of a stamp about SCD./1…
Credit is due to Todd L. Savitt, PhD, a medical historian @EastCarolina, who did the legwork flying to Chicago & Grenada in 1987 & identified Dr. Noel from sketchy details in a 1910 case report. He published his findings in a paper in @JAMA_current in 1989./2
In a 2010 paper in #JNMA @NationalMedAssn, Dr. Savitt described just how he tracked Noel's history down. It required both persistence and serendipity. Savitt has published extensively about race and medicine - the intersection of which is clearly part of this story, too. /3
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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