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Those who want to challenge re #Manley’s #leadership, I draw attention to the #CoVid19 pandemic & how leadership matters. Manley was man enough to eventually admit his mistakes & in hindsight said would have done things differently. I was in Jamaica & lived it. Where were you? Image
Because so many have sanitized #Manley & his wrong-doings, & try to immortalize him as a Saint, I owe it to my country,my conscience & my family to speak some truths of that era. It was not a ‘walk in the park’. Many atrocities were committed, even against very black Jamaicans
My very dark-skinned, university educated, engineer Brother-in-Law was harassed by ‘Comrades’ when he tried to sell-out & flee #Jamaica during #Manley era. Man dem dressed like brigadistas jumped on a table & insisted he should give-away, not sell his hard-earned posessions.
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1/14 Over the last weeks #LatinAmerica has seen a rapid increase in the number of cases and deaths due to #COVID19 (especially in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador) with 1.2M confirmed cases in the region on June 7.

cnn.it/2Up10AS
2/14 Since March countries in the region have adopted emergency #socialprotection measures to support those mostly affected by the pandemic. These interventions are being assessed by @uniceflac and @IPC_IG through a series of technical notes. Read: bit.ly/30y3mkX.
3/14 Emergency #CashTransfers are a core element of government responses. By mid-May, at least 19 countries had used them to mitigate #COVID19 impacts on those more vulnerable to the shock, by either adapting existing programmes &/or creating new temporary schemes. See table:
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Press Release from @INDECOM_JAMAICA: Privy Council delivers judgment in INDECOM cases indecom.gov.jm/press_release/… 1/4 #INDECOM #Jamaica
Press Release from @INDECOM_JAMAICA: Privy Council delivers judgment in INDECOM cases indecom.gov.jm/press_release/… 2/4 #INDECOM #Jamaica
Press Release from @INDECOM_JAMAICA: Privy Council delivers judgment in INDECOM cases indecom.gov.jm/press_release/… 3/4 #INDECOM #Jamaica
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Here's what happened when I used #TheFarmBox #Jamaica Ltd. delivery service. 🧵
I reached out on Monday after seeing a complimentary post and realising it was possible to have home delivery. Within 20 minutes of my initial greeting I received a response. 👍🏾👍🏾
The representative was polite, professional and the conversation comfortable. I thought that the person to whom I was typing had the ideal personality to interact with people.
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1. I know many people will think it doesn't matter,not with all the serious things facing #Jamaica at this time.But I get a very uncomfortable feeling when I can see in real time the Office of the Prime Minister creating a false record on its website.#AccessToInformation #COVID19
2. The Office of the Prime Minister has been falsifying the dates on which it has been posting the Gazetted copies of the Disaster Risk Management Orders.Why is the OPM invested in creating a false record on this official government website? #AccessToInformation #COVID19 #Jamaica
3. The Office of the Prime Minister's website says Order No. 4 was posted on April 21. That is not accurate. The final draft of the Order was still being discussed in Parliament late at night on April 21. #AccessToInformation #COVID19 #Jamaica
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The Health Ministry is reporting another 32 cases of the #coronavirus. Some 31 of them are linked to the Alorica call centre in Portmore. The new cases are from St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew. This has pushed to 105 the total number of #COVID cases in #Jamaica.
Prime Minister @AndrewHolnessJM: It was always expected that there would be a spike in COVID cases. This tells you that we are entering into a new phase. It is not meant to scare you but maybe it is the way that we are going to see a change in behaviour.
Holness: There will be a seven-day lock down for the parish of St Catherine to contain the spread of the #coronavirus. It will begin at 5 a.m on Wednesday, April 15 and will run until 5 a.m. on Wednesday April 22.
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The 22 country coalition fighting illicit drug smuggling in the Caribbean and easter Pacific by Maduro regime & others have already started. So far we we see an increase in patrol aircraft & ships
I open a thread with the various efforts taken by each country.
#Venezuela
🧵⤵️
Currently there are several forces in the area that will be participating, but we will start with the US.

#OMAHA49 is a US Customs & Border Patrol P3 Orion and it has been on patrol all around #CUBA #HAITI & #BAHAMAS

There is also USS Detroit & USS Gridley in the Caribbean.
#JAMAICA Defence Force King Air 350 Surveillance plane.
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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🚨🚨🚨Powerful 7.7 #earthquake hits offshore near #Jamaica, #Cuba and #CaymenIslands in Caribbean approximately an hour ago and felt as far north as Miami, FL

6 miles deep

Tsunami warning for coastal areas of 1 meter.

Images and videos starting to roll in .

Thread below.
Firefighters inspecting potential damages to buildings evacuated in Miami as a precaution earlier

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Laat de @AmsterdamNL geld uitsparen, er is volop onderzoek gedaan naar de slavernij.
De rol van Amsterdam in de zwarte #slavernij wordt uitgebreid besproken in de volgende video's en boeken 🤗
#kozp
#GloriaWekker
👇🤓👇
archive.org/details/TheSec…
De #slavernij van zwarte mensen en de rol vd joodse elite daarin staat in de boekwerken "The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews Volume 1 & 2"
Allemaal uitsluitend gebaseerd op joodse bronnen en archieven
🤓👇👇
store.finalcall.com/products/the-s…
📚The Dr Tony Martin Document Collection
Documents recovered from the professor of history's archive website web.archive.org/web/2013022402… detailing the troubled relationship between blacks and jews regarding #slavery and other related-issues.

archive.org/details/DrTony…
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Could #Lebanon benefit from #Jamaica's experience in reducing its debt burden? Initial conditions are similar: public debt=140% of GDP; int. payments=52% of revenues; more than under half of public debt in FX; no history of default and cautious about its reputation (1)
Importantly, banks held 65% of debt (and 40% of eurobonds); sector profits tied to high interest on govt debt —> so vulnerable to restructuring involving FV haircut, and concern over stability and solvency of banks (2)
Debt exchanged only involved domestically-held debt (incl in $) - they didn’t have acute $ shortage (dollarization rate was lower) Lebanon now has. Foreign debt was repaid under tough austerity measures (+7% primary surplus over many years) (3)
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Last night @kanyewest & his 120 member choir took to the stage in Kingston Jamaica
Kanye & his #sundayservice has become quite popular. His free concert at emancipation park last night marks his first Sunday service outside of the US

@kanyewest #SundayService was in Kingston, Jamaica past night
“Sunday Service” @kanyewest

Kingston, Jamaica

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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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