Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic
Barbados has stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history #elizabethii #monarchy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbados says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II, transforms into a republic
Fireworks peppered the sky at midnight as Barbados officially became a republic, with screens set up across the island so people could watch the event. #elizabethii (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New beginning': Barbados ditches Britain's Queen Elizabeth
Barbados ditched Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic on Tuesday with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after... #headofstate #queenelizabethbarbados (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen congratulates Barbados as it becomes a republic
Monarch sends message marking ‘momentous’ day and wishing Barbadians peace and prosperity #republicmonarch #monarch #barbadians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbados to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth II, become a republic in a grand ceremony
Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and become a republic in a grand ceremony that starts late Monday and will include Prince Charles. #headofstate #elizabethii #princecharles (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbados set to become a republic, ditching British Queen
Barbados will replace Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as Caribbean island distances itself from colonial past. #elizabethii #headofstate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbados is ready to ditch Britain's Queen. For many in the country, the move has been a long time coming
Queen Elizabeth will have one less realm after this week, when Barbados severs its final imperial links to Britain by removing the 95-year-old as its head of state and declaring itself a republic. #queenelizabeth #headofstate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corporate Fear Drives Caribbean Vaccine COVID-19 Mandates
The private sector and some government agencies have demanded that staff vaccinate, especially in the tourism industry that drives many regional economies. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Zadie NeufvilleKINGSTON, Nov 22 2021 (IPS) When face-to-face Cabinet meetings resumed in Jamaica following more than a year of virtual meetings due to COVID-19, Ministers lined up to have their immunisation cards inspected. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Government “has to lead the country towards normality”. “The way to do it is for every Jamaican to comply with the infection, prevention and control measures that have been ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zadie Neufville Tags: COVID-19 COVID-19 VACCINES Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Blog: Phased down and out at COP26
As proceedings ended at COP26 late on Saturday night, the Glasgow Climate Pact joined a long list of previous agreements, arrived at by world leaders, that have failed to ensure global temperatures stop rising. The sum of all the commitments given before and during the two-week jamboree is that the Earth is heading for a 2.4 degree increase rather than being held back to 1.5 degrees. This, according to the prime minister of Barbados, will be a death sentence for many small island communities. COP president Alok Sharma claims that the 1.5 target is still alive; but as many people have said, it is on life support and slippin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Blogs News COP26 green unison Source Type: news

Phased down and out at COP26
As proceedings ended at COP26 late on Saturday night, the Glasgow Climate Pact joined a long list of previous agreements, arrived at by world leaders, that have failed to ensure global temperatures stop rising. The sum of all the commitments given before and during the two-week jamboree is that the Earth is heading for a 2.4 degree increase rather than being held back to 1.5 degrees. This, according to the prime minister of Barbados, will be a death sentence for many small island communities. COP president Alok Sharma claims that the 1.5 target is still alive; but as many people have said, it is on life support and slippin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Blogs News COP26 green unison Source Type: news

Blog: ‘Blah blah blah’. But some progress at COP26
                                                                                                                      © Jess Hurd COP26 started in Glasgow on Sunday 31 October with the preliminary discussions clearing the way for the arrival of world leaders. Joe Biden and other G7 leaders flew in from their meeting in Italy and were met by fleets of limousines to ferry them to their fancy hotels. Unfortunately, many of the people most affected by climate change – the indigenous people of the Global South – are in Glasgow in much fewer numbers than at any prev...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Blogs News COP26 green unison Source Type: news

Barbados ’ Prime Minister Has a Message for Rich Countries
In the battle to slow down climate change, countries like Barbados are on the “front line,” says Prime Minister Mia Mottley. The island is threatened by rising sea levels and extreme weather events like hurricanes that are increasing in intensity and frequency. But adapting to the impacts of climate change, to build defenses and repair the damage from hurricanes, will cost money that Barbados, with a national debt ratio of 144% of GDP, does not have. Mottley has made tackling the country’s debt a priority, and she negotiated a debt restructuring for Barbados shortly after taking office in 2018 that ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Duggan Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Meet the U.K. Minister Charged with Making COP26 a Success
COP26, shorthand for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is in many ways as wonky as it sounds. For two weeks in early November, negotiators from nearly 200 countries will gather in Glasgow to debate the granular details of how best to put the world on a path to tackle climate change, hashing out everything from carbon markets to transparency mechanisms. Alok Sharma, the official charged with leading this year’s U.N. climate-change conference, knows how inaccessible this can all sound. He describes himself as a “normal person” in the climate spa...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Barbados Elects Its First Head of State, Replacing Queen Elizabeth
The country’s Parliament chose Sandra Mason, the governor general, to assume the symbolic title, a decisive move to distance itself from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbados elects Dame Sandra Mason as the country's first-ever president
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news