GENEVA – The head of United Nations trade facilitation agency, UNCTAD, has warned that Caribbean and other developing countries face “impossible trade-off” on debt, stating that spiraling debt has compromised their chances of sustainable development.
Kingston, Jamaica – The new Hi-Lo Food Stores (Hi-Lo) location in Negril, Westmoreland, and the Grace Agro-Processors (GAP) Plant in Denbigh, Clarendon are the latest facilities in the GraceKennedy (GK) Group to ‘go solar’. Both locations have installed solar power grid-tied systems with a combined generating capacity of 925 kWh per day, and which are projected to meet approximately 50 - 60% of the energy needs at the new Hi-Lo location, and up to 50% of the energy needs at GAP Denbigh.
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis - Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, will conduct his first official visit to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from Tuesday 29th November 2022 to Saturday 3rd December 2022. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Marsha Henderson; the Attorney-General, Hon. Garth Wilkin; the Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Marcus Natta; Mr. Sylvester Anthony and Ms. Veira Galloway.
Tampa, Fla. – Black cannabis entrepreneurs are virtually non-existent in America. They constitute 2% of the businesses and less than 10% are owned by people of color. Not surprisingly, for decades Black and Afro-Latino communities have had much higher rates of incarceration for marijuana offenses. While this gap is being addressed in many states through social equity policy built into state medical and recreational marijuana laws, it’s clear that there is still significant ground to make up. As a result, the private sector is stepping up – including Parallel, the parent company of Florida’s Surterra Wellness, and Black Cannabusiness (BCB).