Trinidad and Tobago:
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 25 2017 (IPS) - As Tobago’s tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered its beaches with massive layers of seaweed as far as the eye can see – in some places half a metre thick – and left residents retching from the stench, the island’s government is working to establish an early warning system that will alert islanders to imminent invasions so they can take defensive action. Comments (1)
Government agencies and organisations are insisting that the state has made significant progress in developing the Jamaican logistics hub; however, some members of the Jamaican Diaspora remain unhappy about the flow of information regarding investment opportunities. Comment
He’s giving back the homegrown way.
A Manhattan-based chef is opening a culinary school in Jamaica. The top cook at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill, chef Wenford Patrick Simpson, is giving back to the kids of his home country in a hands-on way. He is in the process of creating a culinary school that will teach young eager teens cooking basics and skills to use. Comment
As part of its centennial celebration, Brooklyn’s Lions District 20-K1 recently conducted a community health fair in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Comment
Gerald Leitner, is secretary-general of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 27, 2017 (IPS) - In an Information Society, access, and the ability to apply and re-use information is at the heart of individual fulfilment and social participation. Long before the idea of an Information Society came into use, libraries connected people to this, connecting them with literature and learning, and allowing them to improve their lives, and those of their families and communities. Comment