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Did you know there's a way to switch to Solar and have the banks pay and you save?

I am saving J$45K monthly by switching to solar. It cost me J$3.5M upfront, BUT the bank is paying for it, and I keep the savings.

The Sun is free. This is my story, folks! #Thread

Imagine opening your JPS bill, and you owe a whopping J$77,026.40. That's was me last summer. This was close to twice my average.

Solar seemed complicated. Kilowatt hours, inverters, batteries, all Greek. But with my JPS bill through the roof, I HAD to Maths it out.

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Here's the key: Buy enough solar panels for day consumption and batteries for the night. I ended up with 17 panels, 1 inverter, and 2 batteries.

The price tag? J$3.5M. I went the bank, borrowed at 10% (J$350k annually or J$30k monthly), and paid the solar company in full.

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Bob Marley died on this day in 1981. Known best as the Jamaican herb smoking, Rastafari Singer-Songwriter. But underneath this popular image was a man devoted to Pan-Africanism and the end of Imperialism. #BobMarley #Jamaica Image
Marley was born during a time of extreme poverty in Jamaica and was part of this impoverished class. Jamaica only became independent in 1962 and immediately adopted capitalism and was forced into an imperialist relationship with England. Image
During this time, many in poverty moved to Jamaica’s capital Kingston, where they were forced to live in the sprawling shanty town of Trenchtown. Bob Marley, and fellow Wailer, moved to Trenchtown to finish their education and make a living. Image
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Did you know the British Royals have about $35 billion in assets, and they colonized every continent except Antarctica to get it?
👑 👸 🤴 👑 👸
#enslavement Image
The source of Britain's wealth was / is the slave trade.
Reparations are owed worldwide, and if they were paid, this family would be broke.

#reparations Image
#Britain hooked the Chinese on #opium, and took over #HongKong in 1842.

#OpiumWars Image
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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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I am listening to #Starky, the #historian, who is trying his level best to defend slavery and #English #Buccaneer #William #Beckford.
William owned some 40,000 acres of #sugar plantation growing land and had thousands of enslaved #workers working on his property in #Jamaica.
No wonder the bad memories survived.
During the 1970s Manley introduced Democratic Socialism in Jamaica which was a reactionary political movement against the injustices committed by the colonialists against the Jamaican People.
Economic historians confuse that with capitalism.
Free Enterprise & Free Market Economy, with Free movement of factors of production across markets, the freedom of choice exercised in terms of either consumption or occupation, and other matters pertinent to production, prices, and distribution are value-fact dichotomy hypotheses
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This thread has very revealing data showing that mRNA-vaccinations create majority of the covid cases. Largest covid waves come always after the booster rounds. Not before. AFTER.

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Isn't it weird coincidence that the EU suffered the most largest covid wave right after the boosting started?

Ofcourse this can be coincidence but with
what possibility the very same thing happened also in every EU memeber country? Keep reading...

#EU #COVID Image
🧵3/51 - Norway.

#Norway #COVID19 #CovidVaccine #Facts Image
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168 years ago today, 30 Jul 1854, Chinese fist arrived in Jamaica; 267 indentured labourers on ship “Epsom” to replace Africans after slavery ended. By 1943, 12,394 “Chinese'; 2,818 "China-born", 4,061 "local-born", 5,515 "Chinese coloured" mixed African and Chinese.
The vast majority of Chinese who came to Jamaica in the 19th and early 20th centuries were Hakka people from Dongguan, Huiyang, and Bao'an in Guangdong province. #Jamaica
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Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive

Jimmy Cliff, Legend of Jamaican Music, born James Chambers 78 years ago today on 30 July 1944, in Somerton, St. James. #JimmyCliff #Jamaica
If the rebel in me
Can touch the rebel in you
And the rebel in you
Can touch the rebel in me
And the rebels we be
Is gonna set us free

Jimmy Cliff, Legend of Jamaican Music, born 78 years ago today.
Sitting here in limbo
But I know it won't be long
Sitting here in limbo
Like a bird without a song
Well, they're putting up a resistance
But I know that my faith will lead me on

Jimmy Cliff, Legend of Jamaican Music, born 78 years ago today. #JimmyCliff
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And the hits keep coming-

"Farms across France were hit by heavy hail and fierce storms over the weekend... while their counterparts in Italy warned of the impact of drought on crop yields."

Dark times ahead.

#ClimateCrisis #food #France #Italy #Europe…
In France, the world's 4th largest wheat exporter- 'Hail, strong winds & torrential rain caused damage... affecting wheat as well as fruit crops & vineyards'

"The damage is very significant, with some farms seeing 100% of their crop affected"

#food #farm…

'Italy has received only half the usual rainfall levels so far in 2022, according to agricultural lobby Coldiretti, which estimates the cost of lost production at close to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion)'

#ClimateCrisis #food #water #Italy…
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LIVE: President #RamNathKovind addresses the Indian Community in Kingston, #Jamaica

India and Jamaica continue to enjoy cordial and friendly relations based on democratic values, common links of history, membership of Commonwealth, use of English language and love of Cricket: President #RamNathKovind
Economic and commercial interactions between our two countries continue to grow, despite constraints of Geographical distance: President #RamNathKovind
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#RoyalVisitJamaica made u want 2find out more about Jamaica, Britain, slavery, wealth & #Reparations ? Search: Legacies of British Slavery website. It tracks who the slave-owners were 1763-1834 & how they invested ££. THREAD: how 2use it 2research #Jamaica
To find out more about the slave-owners who claimed 4 £20 million compensation from Brit gov for their 'property' in people at the end of slavery in 1834 click on the 'Advanced Search' tab & select 'Jamaica' from the 'Colony' drop down menu in the 'Claims' section.
There were 13,188 claims (out of 46,000) made relating to Jamaica. Slave-owners & their creditors received the bulk of the ££. If you're interested in a particular parish narrow down the search by using the drop down menu for 'Parish' and selecting the place you are interested in
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Given my love for #travel, thought I'd compile a thread of some of the best #tourism ads I've seen over the years

Am keeping it restricted to #PrintAds, and only those by #tourismboards, whether national, state or city

Hope you enjoy it 🙂🥂 and are inspired to travel
We could warm up with #Australia's 'So Where The Bloody Hell Are You' campaign, which turned a lot of heads thanks to it's choice of wording and, of course, the stunning visuals
Politeness can be over rated, eh @Australia 🖖🏾
As far as accidental tourism ads go, #Banff in #Canada capitalized on a squirrel photobombing a couple's pic and made him their mascot, even creating a Twitter id for the little fella and featuring him in a whole set of ads

Nicely done @banfflakelouise @Canada
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Weil hier dauernd Leute "#Minderheitsregierung!" kommentieren eine Erklärung, warum es diese sicher nicht im neu gewählten #Bundestag geben wird!

#btw21 #ampel #jamaica #cdu #csu #fdp #linke #grüne #SPD
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Immer wenn es kompliziert wird bei Koalitionsverhandlungen rufen Leute im Netz dazu auf, es einfach zu machen: Minderheitsregierung!

Durchaus verwunderlich, denn warum sollten es die Parteien absichtlich kompliziert machen, wenn es doch angeblich so einfach geht? 2/10
Es ist eben nicht so einfach wie oft mal schnell kommentiert: Denn wie das Wort Minderheitsregierung schon sagt, hat eine solche Regierung keine Mehrheit. Noch nicht einmal, um ins Amt zu kommen. 3/10
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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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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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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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The #Jamaica deport charter flight 2021 left in the early hours of this morning. The #homeoffice originally presented the Jamaican authorities with a list of 90 people they wanted to deport including many who came to the UK as children. After much work by the Jamaican High
Commission in the UK, the Home Office acknowledging that some people were wrongly included on the list and some legal representations, only 7 men, 7, of the original 90, left the UK today. Much will be said/written about this deportation. The Jamaica government, on this occasion,
acted reasonably admirably. The High Commission in particular worked around the clock and through the night on issues to do with people who arrived as children, those with Windrush connections and the risk to Jamaica's public health system due to inadequacies re Covid protocols.
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THREAD 🧵: Why is the world failing on #vaccines, despite ideals of charity, solidarity, or even self-interest - when no-one is safe until everyone is safe? Are new plans for local manufacturing and IP waivers enough?

In a new #OpEd for @SCMPNews, I set out to explain.
To work out what is needed on #vaccines we need to go back 40 years ago to a key issue pointed out by the Nobel Prize winning Amartya Sen: That when people are hungry - in famine - that is not necessarily imply there is a food shortage. It's most often because of distribution. 2/
Right now, most countries in the world are facing a "vaccine famine". Just look at data for #Africa's 55 countries - current vaccines delivered can protect 2% of the population, at best.
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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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