Archive for the ‘Good News’ Category

Dominica launches US$7.4 million Water Project

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ROSEAU, Dominica, Tuesday April 9, 2013 – Dominica Monday launched an US$7.4 million water upgrade project that the authorities said would benefit thousands of residents and consumers in the north, east and south of the country.

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Barbados economy to receive US$300 million Stimulus

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday March 19, 2013 – The Barbados government says it intends to invest BDS$600 million (One BDS dollar = US$0.50 cents) as part of a new stimulus to improve the local eceonomy and create at least 1,000 new jobs.

“Together when the BDS$355 million taken from this new stimulus package and the BDS$300 million from traditional estimates, we anticipate an injection of BDS$600 million in capital works spending.

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OAS, EU help Antigua launch first renewable energy project

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Sunday January 27, 2013 – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has successfully partnered with several international groups and countries through the regional Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP) project in launching the first renewable energy project on the island.

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Antigua and Barbuda to receive US$10 million in IMF funds

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WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday April 12, 2013 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is making available more than US$10 million to Antigua and Barbuda after completing review of the island’s economic performance under a three-year Stand By Arrangement (SBA) indicating also that the economy is showing signs of gradual recovery after three years of being stagnant.

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Export and Import of Dominica, Dominica Foreign Trade, Dominica Export and Import

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The major Exportable commodities of the country are bananas 50%, soap, bay oil, vegetables,grapefruit and oranges.

The exports partners of the country are Caricom countries, United Kingdom and United States.

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Madam C.J. Walker Biography

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Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss,

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“I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.”

– Madam C.J. Walker

Laurence Fishburne Biography

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Laurence Fishburne was born on July 30, 1961, in Augusta, Georgia. It wasn’t until the 1990s that he became a recognized actor. His string of successes included Boyz N The HoodWhat’s Love Got to Do With It? (for which he received an Academy Award nomination) and The Matrix and its sequels. He was also in 2006′sAkeelah and the Bee. That same year he appeared in Bobby.

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Black Economic Empowerment Gets R16bn Kumba Boost

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Black Economic Empowerment Gets R16bn Kumba Boost

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s black economic-empowerment (BEE) effort has been given a whopping boost by the exemplary performance of the Anglo American-controlled Kumba Iron Ore.

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How Geolocation Technology is helping to Save Lives in the Developing World

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The SatNAv is proving far more useful than originally imagined. Geolocation Technology is helping save lives in the developing world.  We might use it to find a restaurant, but in Nigeria it is helping to reduce mortality in childbirth.

In the developed world, geolocation technology has its upsides and its downsides. On the one hand, we can now follow our progress as we walk from A to B without getting lost, and find the nearest two-for-one pizza deal in the process. In the future, says Jane Frost of the Market Research Society, governments will use such data “to understand how people interact with services such as public transport and health, and to monitor criminals and detect and prevent fraud”. On the other, companies will aggressively mine geolocation data to target customers with goods and services according to their habits and location.

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Philanthropy and the Black Church

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By LaTasha Chaffin, Graduate Student, Grand Valley State University

Historically, the Black church has been a core institution for African-American philanthropy. The Black church does not only serve as a faith-based house of worship, but it facilitates organized philanthropic efforts including meeting spiritual, psychological, financial, educational and basic humanitarian such as food, housing, and shelter needs. Black churches are also involved in organizing and providing volunteers to the community and in civil and human rights activism.

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