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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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NEW: Ahead of Prince William & Kate's visit, #Jamaica's Opposition Party said it is aware of a planned protests calling for slavery reparations & apologies - and "agrees" that the British Monarchy should comply and atone for past atrocities.

Opposition leader Mark Golding has been invited
by the Government of Jamaica to participate in various events during the royal visit, including
their arrival at the airport, a visit to his constituency and a state dinner.
"It is in the interests of the Jamaican people that
the Opposition be present and able to make our views on these fundamental issues known to the royals," Mr Golding said.
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NEW: A protest is due to take place in #Jamaica on Tuesday as Prince William & Kate visit the country during their royal tour. Organisers have also penned an open letter to the monarchy calling for slavery reparations. More on this soon. #Jamaica60 #AdvocatesNetwork
"We note with great concern your visit to our country Jamaica, during a period when we are still in the throes of a global pandemic and bracing for the full impact of another global crisis associated with the Russian/Ukraine war," the letter reads. #RoyalCaribbeanTour
"We see no reason to celebrate 70 years of the ascension of your grandmother to the British throne because her leadership, and that of her predecessors, has perpetuated the greatest human rights tragedy in the history of humankind".
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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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Los esfuerzos contra la #corrupción son más efectivos con tecnología, datos y análisis. #MapaInversiones ayuda a incrementar la #transparencia de las inversiones, el presupuesto y las contrataciones públicas. Algunos hitos recientes y lo que se viene. 1/

@lea_g_d @BID_GobernArte
En 2020 lanzamos MapaInversiones en #Argentina. Se pueden monitorear 1000+ obras y proyectos a través de La plataforma fue fortalecida por las recomendaciones del Observatorio de la Obra Pública, compuesto por diversos actores de la sociedad civil. 2/
La plataforma #MapaInversiones en #Perú contabilizó en 2020 un total de 8.387 proyectos que se han financiado total o parcialmente con el pago de canon, sobrecanon y regalías, provenientes de 906 concesiones mineras en explotación. 3/
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1/6: The current German Center-Left/Center-Right so-called "#GrandCoalition" #GroKo is now without a #majority in the polls. This increases the likelihood that #Merkel's departure in fall 2021 will not only usher in a change of government and #chancellor.…
2/6: The #Bundestag elections in September 2021 will seemingly also herald a new era in #Germanfederalpolitics - in the form of an entirely novel #governmental #coalition. Image
3/6: Both, the so-called Black-Green Coalition, i.e. a joint government of the @cducsubt and @GrueneBundestag, and the so-called Traffic Light Coalition, i.e. a joint government of @diegruenen, @spdde and @fdpbt, would be a first in Berlin. Image
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Excited to tune into the @FLOWJamaica Foundation's Safer Internet Day Teen Summit! Happening now. 🤗🤗🤗
How many internet providers acknowledge their duty in recognizing & addressing online safety!? Already off to a great start @FLOWJamaica

Just about everything is online now! Addressing safety, especially among young people, is a must!

#SID2021 #InnaRealLife #SafeYouth
Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online! Parents, Government, Students, Seniors, All of us!

#SID2021 #SaferInternetDay #InnaRealLife
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Nuisance is one of society’s terrible hidden costs. In Jamaica, it often seems to exist more than in many places, though in more developed countries, what we experience in Jamaica is more common in so-called inner city or rundown areas. Often, ‘good’ neighbours control it well.
Case: Our house is on a hill on a road with a significant slope; we are towards the lower end; our property slopes away on all sides. When we have had heavy rain like today, we get a large accumulation of sand and mud from a house that’s been under construction all that time.
After each heavy rain, I check drainage channels that run along the series of houses and see about 20 kg of sand and mud; it gets cleared away to keep drains clear. It’s easy to prove the source of the nuisance and we’ve legislation to cover it. But how often do I want to act?
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*Mark my word; silence in Golding* #Jamaica #Politics #TheTremelos
Words from 1967 so prophetic (my stresses)?

‘*Oh, don't it hurt deep inside
To see someone do something to her
Oh, don't it pain to see someone cry
Oh, especially when someone is her*..
Silence is golden, but my eyes still see

Silence is golden, golden, but my eyes still see

*Talking is cheap, people follow like sheep
Even though there is nowhere to go
How could she tell? He deceived her so well
Pity she'll be the last one to know*’

Krystal clear?
@threader_app ‘compile’
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#BlackHistoryMonth Full text of "The #Jews in #Jamaica and Daniel Israel Lopez Laguna"… ImageImage
The Forgotten #Jewish Pirates of #Jamaica
Rastafarianism is inextricably intertwined with Judaism: the religion’s messiah, the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, claimed descendance from King Solomon and shares symbols like the Lion of Judah & kosher laws.… ImageImageImage
Ziggy Marley has a personal connection to the country through his Israeli wife, Orly.
They will celebrate the bat mitzvah of the couple’s daughter Judah Victoria, in Jerusalem.
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Hey peeps! Thought I'd pop on for a few minutes now that all the company has left & what was the 1st thing I saw? Comments from the weather channel talking about a new disturbance. With Laura still fresh in my mind, I immediately went to check it out.

Knowing this is the "last week of summer" & how many take trips or weekends away? I'm issuing an advanced "heads up" to any of my peeps or any of their family/friends for specific areas.

This is for anyone traveling to #Jamaica #Honduras #Belize #Guatemala or the #Yucatan for what's likely to become #Nana.

#thiswillbenana Image
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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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At MOHW press briefing, Min Tufton reports that there were 6 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hrs, bringing the total number of #COVID19 cases in #Jamaica to 1071. 3 are contacts of confirmed cases; 3 are still under investigation. #JaCovid19
Minister Tufton says there are currently 241 active cases being managed, including 1 critically ill & 6 moderately ill patients. There are 26,239 people under home quarantine. #COVID19 #JaCovid19 #Jamaica
Dr Hamilton says that the National Lab was on target to clear the backlog, but didn't receive the necessary reagents to do so. A large shipment of kits is due next week, which will allow for the testing to clear the backlog. #COVID19 #JaCovid19 #Jamaica
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At this week's WHO Information Session, the following Health Ministers and Representatives shared their countries' #COVID19 experiences and lessons learned:
🇷🇼 @DrDanielNgamije
🇰🇼 Dr Buthayna Almodaf
🇯🇲 Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-Mckenzie
Health Minister, @DrDanielNgamije said 🇷🇼's fight against #COVID19 relied on:
-providing free testing, quarantine & treatment
-conducting screenings, esp. on cross border travelers & high risk groups
-building capacity at district level
-coordinating multiculturalism response
🇰🇼 Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs, Dr Buthayna Almodaf, highlighted the importance of risk communication & public education in fighting #COVID19.
The country increased testing capacity, enabling 400,000 people to be tested.
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