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Grenlec Team Assisting with Restoration Efforts in Anguilla

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British foreign secretary visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

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Fieger: 'Nuclear hurricane' Irma delays hotel opening in Anguilla

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OP-ED: Environmental defenders are fighting for humanity - we must fight for them, too

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Ronald Webster, Leader Who Plotted Anguilla Revolution, Dies at 90

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BL&P joins CARILEC’s hurricane restoration effort
“ALL HEROES DON’T WEAR CAPES”. This was the sentiment expressed by a Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) staff member as she wished our five-member team well the day before they headed off to hurricane-ravaged Anguilla. On September 6, Anguilla was hit by Hurricane Irma, which resulted in the destruction of over 90 per cent of its electricity infrastructure. The crew, made up of distribution supervisor Reginald Parris and linemen Shawn Alleyne, Rommel Cumberbatch, Ken Howard and Kurt Vidal, had all indicated their willingness to volunteer at the start of the hurricane season   Read More ...
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Anguilla high court to remain closed until further notice
THE VALLEY, Anguilla — The high court building in Anguilla has been extensively damaged following the passage of Hurricane Irma. As a result, the high court in Anguilla will remain closed until further notice. All criminal matters before the high court will be adjourned until further notice. All civil matters before the court will also be adjourned unless practitioners, litigants and witnesses can travel to the court’s headquarters in Castries, Saint Lucia, and can be accommodated on a pre-arranged basis   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  High Court | 
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Grenlec Team Assisting with Restoration Efforts in Anguilla
On Friday, 15 September, 5 Grenlec team members departed Grenada to support the utility workers of Anguilla with electricity restoration over the next 3 weeks. The 5 men are Shawn Manwarring (Team leader), Mekiel Mitchell, Joshua Francis, Jaworski Toussaint and Daron Charles. Making the announcement of the team’s departure, Acting General Manager Clive Hosten, expressed the Grenlec Family’s empathy for the people of Anguilla and other territories who endure, despite their losses   Read More ...
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CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – CARICOM SG
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency. Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron. Referring to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma over the Overseas French Caribbean Territories of St. Barthelemy and in particular Saint Martin, the Secretary-General in a Message of Condolence said – “…the disruption, destruction and scenes of damage across the two territories left the Community gripped with compassion at the widespread loss of life and property”   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands Premier delivers relief aid for Anguilla
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Premier of the Cayman Islands, on Friday 15 September 2017 delivered 15,000 lbs of relief aid to assist Anguilla in its post hurricane recovery. Anguilla, an Associate Member of CARICOM was pummeled by one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, hurricane Irma, on Tuesday 5 September. It damaged the main hospital, schools and 90 percent of the homes   Read More ...
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CARICOM stands in solidarity with Cuba
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque reiterated the Community’s solidarity with the Republic of Cuba in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s impact on that country. In a message to the President of the Council of State and Ministers, Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Raúl Castro Ruz, Amb. LaRocque expressed the Community’s “deepest sympathy… over the loss of life and widespread destruction”   Read More ...
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RPTC launches relief effort for Anguilla
The Regional Police Training Centre has embarked on a relief effort to assist the country of Anguilla on behalf of 11 Anguillan police recruits and an instructor. These officers are in Barbados and away from their families and friends following the passage of Hurricane Irma which devastated their home. Public relations officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said police stations and key infrastructure in Anguilla were completely destroyed   Read More ...
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EU disburses EC$11.6M (€3.6M) grant aid to Anguilla for Education Reform
The European Union disbursed a total of €3.6 million (EC$11.6M) to Anguilla, as the first tranche of grant assistance through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) focusing on reform of the education and training system. EU Ambassador Daniela Tramacere announced: "This grant is in support of the implementation of the Education Development Plan and is the result of a long standing cooperation commitment with Anguilla   Read More ...
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British foreign secretary visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados on Tuesday afternoon, and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla. On Wednesday he will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK. Johnson will be viewing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and the UK’s relief effort first hand. He will meet governors of the affected territories and others who are leading the recovery work, and visit communities working to repair the extensive damage they have suffered   Read More ...
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'All We Are Really Living on Is Hope.' Hurricane Irma's Devastation Lingers in the Caribbean
Close to a week after Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, a number of the hardest-hit island-states and territories in the region are dealing with dwindling supplies and a stunning breakdown in law and order. There have been reports of mass looting on the island of St. Martin, where more than 90% of the structures have been destroyed. Dutch King Willem-Alexander visited his country's half of the island on Monday, telling Dutch national network NOS that the destruction was the worst he'd ever seen   Read More ...
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CTO - HURRICANE IRMA - Caribbean Status UPDATE
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (9 Sept, 2017) - Assessments are still coming in from the impact of Hurricane Irma on a number of Caribbean countries in the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean with warnings and watches still in place for a few countries in Irma's path. Additionally, due to the projected path of Hurricane Jose, a category 4 storm, tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for some countries in the northern Leeward Islands   Read More ...
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EU mobilises further assistance for Hurricane Irma hit islands:
Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides. Brussels, 11 September 2017, "Hurricane Irma has left a trail of devastation across many countries. It is our moral duty to help those in need whose lives and homes are being destroyed or severely threatened. We stand in full solidarity with all those in the Caribbean and in the USA during and after the storm   Read More ...
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CDB announces support for countries affected by Hurricane Irma
September 11, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the Region’s response to the affected states. The Bank is in the process of providing Emergency Relief Grants to Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands   Read More ...
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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Statement on the Passage of Hurricane Irma
ECSC Statement. Monday, September 11, 2017 — On the evening of 5th September 2017 and well into the following day, Hurricane Irma with winds over 180 mph moved over the Leeward Islands. Three of the Court’s Member States and Territories, namely, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and the Territory of the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by the passage of this catastrophic hurricane, in addition to St   Read More ...
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Britain under fire again over hurricane relief to Anguilla
LONDON, England — Just days after the UK government had been criticised for the paucity of its belated assistance to the tiny British territory of Anguilla after the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma last Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May again came under fire for giving a misleading impression of the level of support currently being rendered. After a photograph captioned “UK ship RFA Mounts Bay is delivering disaster relief to places affected by Hurricane Irma” was posted on 10 Downing Street’s Twitter feed, Anguillans described the picture as misleading because the pictured vehicles and supplies were unable to disembark from the landing craft on the unstable sandy beach   Read More ...
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CDEMA Stands in Solidarity with Countries Affected by Hurricane Irma
Bridgetown, Barbados - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as the CARICOM entity established to oversee disaster management within the region, stands in solidarity with our affected Caribbean neighbours. The Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) has been activated to provide support during this greatest time of need. The impact of Hurricane Irma on several of CDEMA Participating States including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat has also moved many of our fellow Caribbean citizens, private sector and the diaspora to reach out to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) with offers of assistance for the disaster relief efforts   Read More ...
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CARICOM Heads of Government meet on Hurricane situation
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in special emergency session today, Saturday 10 September to receive an update on the effects of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Jose on the Region and progress on the co-ordinated response to provide relief for those affected. The meeting, presided over by CARICOM Chairman, Dr the Rt Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, received a full briefing on the situation from representatives of the affected countries, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA), the Community’s lead agency for disaster response, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and regional institutions   Read More ...
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British post-hurricane aid to Anguilla ‘too little, too late’
LONDON, England — Although the UK government has deployed three humanitarian aid experts along with two Royal Navy ships to the tiny British territory of Anguilla after the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, the level and timing of assistance has been criticised as being too little, too late. Dorothea Hodge, the former UK EU representative to the government of Anguilla, contrasted the UK response to that of the French government, which committed to an emergency fund as well as a reconstruction plan in efforts to deal with the storm’s destruction in the French islands of St Martin and St Barts   Read More ...
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A look at the damage from Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean
ANGUILLA One death was reported in the British territory of Anguilla, which also suffered extensive damage to the airport, hospitals, and shelters. Ninety per cent of the roads are impassible, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. The United Kingdom said that Irma inflicted "severe and, in places, critical" damage to the territory. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA A two-year-old child was killed in Barbuda as a family tried to escape a damaged home   Read More ...
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British Royal Navy reports on relief effort in Anguilla; Headed to BVI
RFA Mounts Bay has delivered six tonnes of emergency aid to Anguilla, the British Overseas Territory devastated by Hurricane Irma, and will shortly arrive in the British Virgin Islands to provide further support. The ship has been deployed in the Caribbean since July in preparation for the hurricane season, ready to provide support at a moment’s notice. Tasked by the Royal Navy, she was the UK’s first military response to the Caribbean   Read More ...
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Caribbean Islands Battered by One Hurricane Are Bracing for the Next
CODRINGTON, Antigua and Barbuda — Paul De Windt abandoned his home and holed up in his office with his family and pet cat on the island of St. Martin to wait out the fury of Hurricane Irma. Days later, his house is uninhabitable, at least 10 people have died on the island, water and power have been knocked out, and half of the homes have lost their roofs   Read More ...
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Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million (US$15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday. "We are pulling out all the stops to make sure that we can do our utmost to bring urgent assistance," Alan Duncan, a junior foreign minister, told parliament   Read More ...
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ANGUILLA INITIATES RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE IRMA
The Valley, Anguilla (September 7, 2017) - Statement by Government of Anguilla: Anguilla has begun the response and recovery effort for the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, an island wide process coordinated by the National Emergency Operations Centre. A complete assessment is still underway, overseen jointly by His Excellency, Governor Tim Foy, and the Chief Minister, The Hon Victor Banks. The latest assessment reports indicate that critical infrastructure, such as the hospital, airport, fire station, police station, government buildings and utilities received moderate to severe damage   Read More ...
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Hurricane Jose - Advisory
Hurricane Jose Advisory Number 11. NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122017. 1100 PM AST Thu Sep 07 2017. ...CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE JOSE MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION. LOCATION...15.6N 53.9W ABOUT 635 MI...1020 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H. PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H   Read More ...
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Fieger: 'Nuclear hurricane' Irma delays hotel opening in Anguilla
Southfield-based attorney Geoffrey Fieger is safe and sound in Southeast Michigan, but one of his investments, a boutique hotel in Anguilla named Quintessence, has been harmed by Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves through the Caribbean toward Florida. Quintessence was so anticipated that it merited a feature in Robb Report, which described the hotel as "worth the 10-year wait." The hotel was expected to open on Nov   Read More ...
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Tags: Hotels |  Hospitality industry | 
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The Latest: Damage to Anguilla severe to critical, UK says
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): The U.K. government says Hurricane Irma has inflicted "severe and in places critical" damage to the British overseas territory of Anguilla. Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan says the Caribbean island took the full force of the category 5 hurricane. He told lawmakers on Thursday that the British Virgin islands have also suffered "severe damage   Read More ...
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#Irma: Anguilla reports many homes damaged, resorts OK
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The tourist board for the Caribbean island of Anguilla says the major resorts on the island survived a hit from Hurricane Irma but many private homes have been damaged. It also says that the airport did not sustain any major damage but that it remains closed along with two ports. Irma lashed the small British island territory with heavy wind and rain Wednesday   Read More ...
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The Latest: Anguilla reports many homes damaged, resorts OK
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): The tourist board for the Caribbean island of Anguilla says the major resorts on the island survived a hit from Hurricane Irma but many private homes have been damaged. It also says that the airport did not sustain any major damage but that it remains closed along with two ports   Read More ...
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Eye of category 5 Hurricane Irma passes over St Martin; northern eyewall pounding Anguilla
MIAMI, USA — Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, pounded the Caribbean islands of St Martin and Anguilla, where sustained winds of 117 mph were measured on Wednesday morning, as the potentially catastrophic storm headed towards the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, The Bahamas and Cuba. Irma’s maximum sustained winds were steady at 185 mph based on data from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft   Read More ...
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Anguilla being pounded by #Irma; Antigua and Barbuda thankful it was spared
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Hurricane Irma is pounding the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla as the eye of the potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm passes over St Martin. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its latest bulletin, said that the hurricane was 15 miles west south west of Anguilla and the same distance west of St Martin. The hurricane, which has maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour (mph), is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph “and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days   Read More ...
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Irma's eye passes over St. Martin; northern eyewall pounds Anguilla
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma is maintaining its strength as it devastates parts of the Caribbean Wednesday morning. At 7 a.m., the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported Irma was located at 18.1 North, 63.3 West, or about 15 miles west of St. Martin. Maximum sustained winds were still 185 mph and it was moving west-northwest at 16 mph   Read More ...
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Irma's eye passes over St. Martin; northern eyewall pounds Angui - | WBTV Charlotte
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma is maintaining its strength as it devastates parts of the Caribbean Wednesday morning. At 7 a.m., the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported Irma was located at 18.1 North, 63.3 West, or about 15 miles west of St. Martin. Maximum sustained winds were still 185 mph and it was moving west-northwest at 16 mph   Read More ...
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ANGLEC Hurricane Irma Customer Advisory
OPENING SCHEDULE. MON – Open to customers until 12:00pm. TUES – Closed. WEDS – Closed (pending path and impact of the storm). THURS & FRI – To be decided – pending path and impact of the storm. WE ADVISE THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO: NEVER interfere with electrical lines or poles. Doing so poses a serious risk of electrical shock/other injury and impedes ANGLEC’s recovery efforts   Read More ...
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Flood Prone Areas in Anguilla Re: Hurricane Irma
Residents of these areas are asked to seriously consider evacuating their homes and moving to a Shelter or the home of family or friends, who do not reside in low-lying or flood prone areas. (RAPF Release) - As we await the approach of Hurricane Irma. A rainfall model created by Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) of potential rainfall as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma has been developed   Read More ...
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New CEO appointed for Digicel Anguilla
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Digicel today announced the appointment of Kerchelle Jn Charles-Hodge as Chief Executive Officer for its Anguilla operations effective August 2017. In this role, Charles-Hodge will have oversight for all operational and business excellence while adopting a digital first strategy across the business. Digicel said, in a release today, Charles-Hodge takes over from outgoing CEO Ronan McGrane, who is currently transitioning into another market   Read More ...
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Boycotted for a Knighthood
By Sir Ronald Sanders. Geoffrey Boycott is a BBC cricket commentator. He was an England cricketer for 24 years. Over that period, he scored 8,114 runs in 108 Test matches for England and was the first England cricketer to pass 8,000 Test runs. For this accomplishment, he received the award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Her Majesty The Queen, through the UK National Honours Committee   Read More ...
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Man Shot while walking in area of Omega Car Wash
(The Valley, Anguilla) - The Royal Anguilla Police Force is investigating the shooting incident that took place on Monday 28 August 2017 at about 5:00 AM near Omega Car Wash in The Valley. Circumstances are that Mr. Rondel Kyte of The Valley was approached by two (2) assailants while on a walk along the area of Omega Car Wash, and one (1) of them shot him causing him to sustain an injury   Read More ...
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New OECD Global Forum Report rates the Cayman Islands as “Largely Compliant” on Tax Information Exchange, same rating as Canada, Germany and Australia
Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, issued the following statement about a new peer review report by the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes which rated the Cayman Islands as “largely compliant” with the international standard. “By rating the Cayman Islands as ‘largely compliant,’ the new OECD report again confirms that we meet or exceed globally-accepted standards for transparency and cross border cooperation on exchange of tax information   Read More ...
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Anguilla to participate in International Comparison Programme ICP 2017, 2nd Round, Price Collection
(Press Release) The Caribbean region including Anguilla as part of the sub region, Latin America and the Caribbean, for the second time around is participating in the International Comparison Programme (ICP) 2017; a worldwide statistical initiative led by the World Bank under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), with the main objective of providing comparable price and volume measures of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and its expenditure aggregates among countries within and across regions   Read More ...
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OP-ED: Environmental defenders are fighting for humanity - we must fight for them, too
By Leo Heileman, UN Environment Regional Director. 2016 was the deadliest year ever for environmental activists: 200 defenders were killed in 24 countries and 60 percent of these murders happened in Latin America, according to the watchdog group Global Witness. Though unnoticed by many, this type of crime can likely affect every inhabitant of the world: if we cannot secure a healthy and safe environment, none of us will fully enjoy human rights   Read More ...
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