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Missing Children's Statistics- Global Missing (1 #MissingChildren
globalmissingkids.org/awareness/miss…
Missing Children’s Statistics
One Missing Child Is One Too Many

The lack of a common definition of “missing child,” and a common response to the issue, results in few reliable statistics on the scope of the problem around the world.
2) #missingchild #missingchildren
Even with this challenge, we know that:

In Australia, an estimated 20,000 children are reported missing every year.
Australian Federal Police, National Coordination Centre. 3) #Australia #MissingChildren
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@CentralBankJA is starting their “Conversation On Improving Access To Finance For MSMEs”

#Jamaica #financialinclusion
This is the handout for attendees and it has some sobering statistics about #Jamaica but it also shows the opportunity for the unbanked and underbanked
Reliance on cash remains high

- 65% of wage earners receive their wages in cash

- 23% of account holders do not make any deposits of withdrawals into their accounts
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1. When I read this article in the Sunday Gleaner early this morning, I was concerned...yet again...The utter disregard for the safety and well-being of road users during the roadworks across the Corporate Area has been going on for years now. #backtoschool #roadworksJA #Jamaica
2. The article focuses on parents' fears for children's safety where road construction is ongoing. School starts back this wk for some. Inadequacy of @NWA_JA's Stephen Shaw's quoted response led me to decide to take a look at one area myself. #backtoschool #roadworksJA #Jamaica
@NWA_JA 3. @LexGoffe & I drove up to Manor Park & made our way down Constant Spring Road to Half Way Tree, stopping at multiple points to observe, walk & take photos. Manor Park was a mess & I pity the ppl who will have to use that route Monday morn. #backtoschool #roadworksJA #Jamaica
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❤️🇺🇸 President Trump Delivers a Statement Upon Departure for Mar-a-Lago
via @YouTube
❤️🇺🇸 President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a Working Visit with leaders from the Caribbean at Mar-a-lago #Bahamas 🇧🇸 #StLucia 🇱🇨 #Haiti 🇭🇹 #DominicanRepublic 🇩🇴 #Jamaica 🇯🇲.
via @YouTube
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Here’s a little lesson in business registration for my US and Jamaican followers:

Most US companies are gusteres in Delaware because it has the most favourable laws for businesses AND “has a separate Court of Chancery to hear cases involving corporate law”

No corp taxes either
Just read this - delawareinc.com/blog/facebook-…

Jamaica is nothing like the USA.

I can register in a different state and do business across each state with certain registrations and/or licenses. The USA is a union of individual states.
Most entrepreneurs setup an S Corp or an LLC in their home state, mine is Florida (no personal income taxes so a pass-through entity is preferred and we have Homestead Exemption too).

But that is just at the startup phase to keep over head low.
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When Jamaicans abroad complain to me about Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town and other areas (which they have often never been to), I have to point out the parts of Miami and Orlando that I don’t feel safe going to after dark.

Every large city has zones of danger and exclusion
Focus on the solutions for those areas rather than pretending that those areas are unique in the world. Don’t stigmatize the residents and paint all with a broad brush.

Be part of the solution or be quiet.
Being “part of the solution” can be as simple as reading about successful pilot programmers in other cities...or better yet...learning about the successful ones in Jamaica itself.

Never heard of them? It’s called Google.

They exist.
They need PR.
They need funding.
Do either
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🇻🇪 CIA weapons shipment destined for #Venezuela|n rebels?
That's what the authorities are saying.
O/C that would be completely out of character... 🙄

While @CalibreObscura is pouring over the pictures of the guns, I'm way more interested in the plane!

valenciainforma.obolog.es/operacion-gnb-…
🇺🇸 American-registered N881YV (ICAO:AC23C6) is a Boeing 767 Cargo plane (no windows) operated by 21 Air, LLC. The company was registered in 2014 to fly cargo from Orlando to Miami with two planes.

Two? How do you run a cargo company with 2 planes?

flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/…
That's okay, don't be worried about their business; they're super busy, and do not just fly the Miami-Orlando cargo circuit as documented; they fly all over! They're into wet leasing. What's wet leasing?
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At the Supreme Court now, waiting for the start of the #NIDSCourtCase. There is a wall of quotes about justice near the entrance. #Jamaica
Court now in session, as CJ Sykes, Justices Batts & Palmer Harrison begin hearing the matter. QC Michael Hylton (representing claimants) introduces the attorneys appearing in the matter, including AG Malahoo Forte QC. Says both sides ready to begin. #NIDSCourtCase #Jamaica
Hylton says both sides agree that the Indian #Aadhaar Act & Indian Supreme Court decisions are relevant to the #NIDSCourtCase. Goes on to say that they differ in regards to approach to the decisions. #Jamaica
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THREAD: The US @StateDept released its annual #ReligiousFreedom report today. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here's where #LGBT issues come up in this year's reports.
#LGBT issues feature in this year's reports on Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syria & Turkey. (And I probably missed others.)
The report on #Australia stays pretty neutral in its discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage and subsequent push for religious exemptions under Australian law. state.gov/documents/orga…
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... and a public which asks their representatives to value #evidence will be the strongest driver of long-term #scienceadvice mechanisms.

Jeff Reading @SPH_Iloilo adds long-term funding to #scienceadvice mechanisms would also be an important step if we want long-term thinking
The workshop starts now ➡️ what are top 3 critical issues or structural themes in #Scienceadvice that an @INGSciAdvice presence in North America could address? #INGSA_NA18
And we're back after the interactive workshop, now discussing how to leverage the @INGSciAdvice network in #NorthAmerica context #INGSA_NA18, and what we can learn from other chapters
w/ @Kristiann_NZ @eliasmichaz @nifaruqui @IDRC_CRDI @JonesAishaD
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Real interference in election:
#Lebanon, 1950s: CIA provided funds to support the campaigns of Camille Chamoun & selected parliamentary candidates; other funds were targeted against candidates who had shown less than total enchantment with US interference. williamblum.org/aer/read/156
Real interference in election campaigns:
#Indonesia, 1955:
A million dollars were dispensed by the CIA to a centrist coalition’s electoral campaign in a bid to cut into the support for President #Sukarno’s party and the Indonesian #Communist_Party. williamblum.org/aer/read/156
#Vietnam, 1955:
The US was instrumental in South Vietnam canceling the elections scheduled to unify North and South because of the certainty that the North Vietnamese communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, would easily win. williamblum.org/aer/read/156
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1/ "As the commanding officer and leader of the troops, I have no apology for those massacred in Asaba, Owerri and Ameke-Item.
2/ "I acted as a soldier maintaining the peace and unity of Nigeria," Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Haruna.
3/ Haruna said this at the Oputa Panel on 9 October, 2001.
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