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#CARIBBEAN: According to a report by #Dominica online, Six Caribbean countries are in a debt stranglehold of China. Reportedly, six Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are among the top ten islands worldwide with public debt that is higher than their GDP.
#CARIBBEAN: According to data from 2020, Barbados is ranked first, with a 157% ranking, followed by Suriname, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, and Antigua. The majority of this debt is owned by private creditors, with China being the largest creditor.
#CARIBBEAN: According to Jwala Rambarran, policy advisor for the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), “Many Caribbean SIDS do not qualify for low-cost concessional financing from international lenders because of their middle-income status.2
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Thread | A quick recap of latest #telecom news and #insights, including Telefónica Deutschland- Elastic NV deal, DIV II fund, new Digicel CFO and much more:

O2 Germany picks Elastic for IT transformation

#5G #Telecommunications #Telefonica #Germany
Safaricom’s long-awaited Ethiopian network begins pilot…

#Safaricom #Africa #Ethiopia
Verizon’s John Townsend takes on new role at Digicel…

#Caribbean #Management #CEO #Finance #US #SouthAmerica
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#GameStop like #Caribbean Poker and Tricard Poker often annoy real poker players, since there’s no bluffing and no interplay between the players. Some poker players will tolerate Pai Gow, since at least it has a little bit more strategy.… Slot machines are easily the most popular form of gaming today. Today, slot machines are big in casinos, both online as well as brick and mortar ones. They rake in almost 60% of the profits a casino generates. However, this was not the case when slot… machines first came into the picture. Casinos first introduced slot machines to provide gamers with a diversion from the regular gambling games.

The first slot machines were built in the late 1880s and were basic models. Charles Fey of San Francisco
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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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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1/ In reflecting on my work this year I have just realized that everything I published concerned climate change: here is a roundup of my 2020 writing on #climate #justice, climate #reparations, climate #debt, climate #displacement, climate #mobilities & #disaster #recovery
2/ My most recent online piece is on #Arctic #Mobilities, #climate #displacement and #Indigenous rights, originating from a great workshop @PennLaw_CERL…
3/ Last month I also wrote about #climate #displacement and the case for #climate #reparations and #open #borders for those fleeing climate disasters…
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Will be starting soon the ONDEMAND don’t miss this great symposium #LATAM #IDweek2020
Arrancamos, starting with @cla_cor discussing the Changing Face of #HIV in #LATAM & #Caribbean #IDWeek2020
@cla_cor puts up a worrisome statistic #HIV is up 21% in #LATAM #IDweek2020
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Here's a thread of #GrantFunding opportunities available to existing businesses in the #Caribbean. I'll start off with Caribbean wide opportunities and then list the Jamaican specific ones. Please add other opportunities that you know of and RT/share with entrepreneurs.
First off: @CaribXport Covid resilience grant: US$15K for business continuity. Available to Caribbean based businesses. Read more:…
This is actually global, @USAID has a Development Innovation Ventures program. Open to for profits & non-profits. This grant covers salaries, has multiple stages of funding- US$200K for POC to US$5M for scaling. read more here:…
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About to start the #RethinkingDevelopment panel on #migration to #Mexico. We will hear from civil society experts on what is happening at Mexico’s southern border, and how migration to and through Mexico has been affected by #COVID19. Still time to join:…
Starting now! A welcome from Giovanni Zanalda, director of @DUCIGS at Duke and faculty co-leader of the #RethinkingDevelopment series along with @sarahbbermeo of @DukeDCID.
Our #RethinkingDevelopment host today is Dr. Piotr Plewa, visiting research scholar at @DUCIGS and expert on #migration. Read his recent post - a snapshot on migration in #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean #LAC…
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The greatest threat to the world’s oceans and all denizens of the deep is Not plastic, or climate change, or ignorance of sharks. The Chinese Communist Party paramilitary fishing fleet has invaded the globe Image
and they are wreaking havoc and destruction, while stealing everything possible, including minerals from adjoining lands. They have sellout minions who distract from this with a host of minor conservation missions that suck up well intended activists,
and the money of people who thought they were helping. With control of media the real story is fully censored for locals in many places. Any real ocean lover, activist, educator, or conservationist will stand for this cause. The rest will sit down, for the CCP.
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#thread Communist-led Vietnamese victory over the third(usa) imperialist occupation in as many decades happened today 45yrs ago, the socialist north and the Vietnamese ppl finally liberated and reunified the entire country.
#HoChiMinh, Vietnamese Communist leader passes away several years before reunification, he passes away in Sept 1969. His life story is an amazing one.
#HoChiMinh is a leading figure in the founding of the Chinese, French and Vietnamese communist parties founding.
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Insightful perspectives on the #Water, #Energy & #Food (WEF) Nexus here from @CairoReview -… #GlobalTrends #FoodInsecurity #ClimateChange Some takeaways...(1/4) Image
3/4 #GlobalTrends - #Water, #Energy & #Food nexus: The long term factors and the regions most affected...#FoodInsecurity #ClimateChange #MENA #SouthAmerica Image
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As we all settle into the next while in self-isolation, I thought it would be a good time to make and share a comic. So i decided on this one; Robert Lewis Stevenson's "Treasure Island". Page 1 of ??? #Treasureisland #comics #CreativeBursts Image
Page 2 of my adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island #TreasureIsland #Comics #CreativeBursts Image
Page 3 of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island for your kids and also for you! #treasureIsland #Comics #CreativeBursts Image
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THREAD: @ACLatAm this week releases its report on the outcomes of its Oct. 2019 event with @ForeignPolicy & @fiu_sipa - "PeaceGame #Venezuela: Pathways to Peace" - which convened global leaders in Washington, D.C. to advance thinking...…
... around how #Venezuelans and the international community should prepare for the potential of complete state collapse in #Venezuela. PeaceGame Venezuela, a half-day, private, off-the-record simulation included 31 participants from #LatinAmerica...… Image
... and the #Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. Assuming the role of an actor around the #Venezuela crisis, they analyzed how to respond to a hypothetical collapse of the Venezuelan state and the potentially catastrophic scenarios around illicit trafficking...
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#PuertoRico #USA #PuertoRicoEarthquakes

#PuertoRico still doesn't seem calm after so many #storms, and this Saturday there was a new 6.0 MI magnitude #earthquake on the momentum magnitude scale as part of a series of #aftershocks that have intensified since Friday night.
According to Prensa Latina, the meteorological phenomenon occurred in #Guánica, 14.87 kilometers south of #Peñuelas, at a depth of 5.04 kilometers.
On the other hand, the #NationalGuard of #PuertoRico considered declaring the island a #disaster area in order to receive additional funds after the #earthquakes.
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@kristianali_ presenting work on name signs and tactile sign language in the Bay Islands at @SLL_Radboud Sign Pop-Up.
Many #signlanguages in the #Caribbean! 🤟🏝️ Image
In Bay Islands Sign Language, tactile signers make use of both their own hands and the addressee's hands, as well as both their own body and the addressee's body to produce and perceive the language. Such interactive modality! #signlanguages Image
Name signs in BISL are noticeably often two-handed! May be motivated by the tactile use of the language: articulation on the non-dominant hand is a salient property! #signlanguages Image
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@ird2004 is giving a presentation at #wfd2019 on the history, ideologies, and current research and revitalization work among #signlanguages in the #Caribbean, specifically 🇹🇹🇨🇴🇬🇾🇭🇳. Also involved in these projects are @benbraithwaite, @rehanaomardeen and @kristianali_ Image
There are a lot of microcommunities of signers on various islands in these countries, current documentation work will establish the relationships between various #signlanguages.
These small islands are also often forgotten by their respective governments, which limits the access to language and education for these communities (more so than for the larger sign language communities). #wfd2019
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Ghana is set to grant citizenship to 200 African Americans as part of celebrations of the 'Year of Return 2019’.

The occasion would mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in America
#africanamerican #black #ADOS #caribbean #slavetrade #repatriation
The government of Ghana launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” as part of efforts to encourage African Americans and the black diaspora to return to the homeland where their ancestors were kidnapped and sold into slavery many centuries ago.
#africa #diaspora #homeland
In 2000, Ghana passed the “Right of Abode” law making it the first African country to officially open its doors to people of African descent from all over the world.

The law allows any person of African descent to apply and be granted the right to stay in Ghana indefinitely.
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In the early part of the first millennium CE, the #IndoEuropean language known as Proto-#Germanic diverged into an East branch (which included #Gothic) and a Northwest branch.

Northwest then split into West and North branches when Proto-#Norse developed in #Scandinavia. Image
Until the 8th century, #Germanic #languages, including Proto-#Norse, were written in Elder Futhark, the earliest #runic #alphabet.

The name #Futhark comes from the initial phonemes in the names of the first six #runes:
ᚠ ᚢ ᚦ ᚨ ᚱ ᚲ

By the beginning of the #Viking Age around 800 CE, Proto-#Norse had evolved into Old Norse, and #Scandinavia's writing system transitioned from the 24 #runes of Elder #Futhark to Younger Futhark's 16 runes.

The #Swedish #Sparlösa #Runestone from ~800 CE features both #alphabets. Image
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The attack on #Venezuela’s electrical system was carried out in three phases. #HandsOffVenezuela
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