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Monaco Better World Forum Presents a Day for the Caribbean and Amazon Rainforest During UN Global Climate Summit in New York — Monaco Better World Forum

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Chief Raoni Metuktire, Kiera Chaplin, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, Jerry Wonda and Jean-Michel Cousteau attend The Monaco Better World Forum Mastermind and Gala

 

Best achievement Andrew Forrest

NEW YORKOct. 1, 2019PRLog — To celebrate the United Nations Global Climate Summit 2019, The Monaco Better World Forum hosted on Sunday September 22nd in New York City a full day of conference, high level meetings, the screening of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s movie, “Wonders of the Seas 3D“—narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and its annual gala with proceeds dedicated in support Ocean Futures Society and Green Cross Foundations.

Chief Raoni Metuktire, Prince Albert of Monaco’s daughter Jazmine Grimaldi, Music producer Jerry Wonda, actress Kiera Chaplin, Jean-Michel and Simon Stiell (Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries of Grenada) are among the guests who attended the Gala dinner with Grenada selected as “Country of Honor”, which was held at the Westin Hotel Grand Central.

During the Gala dinner in Westin Grand Central, Monaco Better World Forum awarded:

  • Best Commitment- Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries of Grenada- His Excellency Simon Stiell
  • Best Achievement- Andrew Forrest – Chairman Minderoo Foundation
  • Best Commitment- Chief Raoni- Figure of the Amazon Rainforest
  • Best Achievement (posthumously)- Tribute to Kofi Annan with the presence of Kojo Annan
  • Best Renewable Energy – Joby Weeks – CEO Zero Waste Group

About Monaco Better World Forum

Created by Founder and President Manuel Collas de La Roche in 2015, Monaco Better World Forum is a global platform of thought leaders and influencers committed to innovating the traditional thinking and standard approaches to humanitarian action, business innovation and environmental security.

Previous award winners and attendees include Nobel Laureates, Academy, Globe and Grammy Awards winners such as: Prince Albert II, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Wim Wenders, Jean Michel Cousteau, Mary J. Blige, Akon and Yann Arthus-Bertrand. MWBF is especially grateful to its sponsors OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC tech company (macsales.com), Relight and 3.14 Cannes.

The Monaco Better World Forum: https://www.monacobwf.com/

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Co-op Bank wins Bank of the Year Award for Risk Management – NOW Grenada

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Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited is the proud recipient of the inaugural ECCU Bank of the Year Award for Risk Management.

The announcement was made during the 24th Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture and Awards Ceremony at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Headquarters in St Kitts on Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

Leslie Ramdhanny, Deputy Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors, was among the representatives present at the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the bank.

The award recognised Co-op Bank’s efforts in implementing and utilising best practices in managing risk. To be chosen for this prestigious award, the Bank had to demonstrate effective risk management processes, policies and systems including risk treatment plans and risk management training; the adoption of risk management best practices; and improvements made to the Bank’s Risk Management function over the past year.

Receiving this award is a major game-changer for Co-op Bank. To the Board, Management and staff, this award sets a higher mark for the bank’s performance management systems, the consistent application and demonstration of best practice governance principles, risk management practices and business conduct.

To the stakeholders and the wider public, this award is a bold vote of confidence in the Bank’s commitment to and demonstration of its corporate promise to ensure prudent governance, compliance, risk and financial management; driven by a decisive, inspiring, strategy focused leadership team and staff. Such a public declaration augers very well for the bank’s brand, reputation and its position of trust and influence with strategic alliances, counterparty and correspondent relationships and most importantly with shareholders and the customers we serve.

Co-op Bank was shortlisted along with other renowned financial competitors in the regional industry for the Financial Education and Empowerment, Risk Management and Technological Innovation categories. The bank is therefore honoured to have been chosen for the category of Risk Management.

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Millions spent on importation of beef and pork – NOW Grenada

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by Linda Straker

  • As of September, 143,541 kg of beef valued at EC$2,809,463 has been imported in 2019
  • Most imports are from the US, UK, Canada, and Brazil
  • No official data on the number of cattle, pigs and goats butchered during festive season

Grenada appears to be on a path to surpassing the quantity of beef and pork imported into the country for 2017 and 2018, because as of September 2019, data from the Central Statistical Office shows the country has already surpassed the quantity imported in 2017.

In 2017, Grenada imported 138,555 kg of beef valued at EC$3,130,318. The following year 260,195 kg was imported, valued at EC$4,047,579. As of September this year, 143,541 kg of beef valued at EC$2,809,463 has been imported.

155,053 kg of pork was imported in 2017, valued at EC$1,713,728; in 2018 the imported quantity was 235,892 kg which was valued at EC$2,209,699. From January to September 2019, 164,216 kg has been imported, valued at EC$1,498,603.

Though a small quantity is imported from Antigua & Barbuda and Trinidad & Tobago, most of the imports are from the US, UK, Canada, and Brazil. Tenderloin or the tenderest part of a loin of beef or pork, as well as sirloin steak, showed a significant increase in terms of kilos.

The Ministry of Agriculture in a recent statement said that it recognises that there is a shortage of livestock in Grenada and is working to resuscitate the livestock sector.

“The Ministry of Agriculture will develop and implement a livestock policy; introduce new genetic stock at the Laura Livestock Station; strengthen the small ruminant programme at the Limlair Livestock Station in Carriacou and reintroduce the artificial insemination programme among other ongoing initiatives,” said a statement in response to the public concern that a licence was provided to a businessman to import 400 pigs and 100 cattle from St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The statement said the permit was issued to meet the demands of the upcoming festive season. Traditionally, based on observation, pork and beef products enjoy increased consumption during this period. There is no official data on the number of cattle, pigs and goats butchered during the Christmas festive season.

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Garden of Prayer – A Blue Sunday – NOW Grenada

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From swanky shoes to crisp men’s shirts and fashionable ladies’ dresses, members of the Garden of Prayer church on Sunday, 10 November 2019 were decked out in various shades of blue to commemorate their Blue Sunday – a diabetes awareness month initiative.

Every year, to kick off their November activities, the St David’s Branch of the Grenada Diabetes Association starts with a church service. Garden of Prayer was the church of choice this year, as it is right on the border of St David and St George, and many residents of St David attend that church. The group asked the church members to wear blue on that day, and they obliged.

Men, women and children wore different shades of blue, while team members gave presentations on Type 2 Diabetes prevention and management and showed a short video on the importance of a healthy diet which consists of portion and carbohydrate control. Additionally, the St David’s Branch of GDA invited everyone to participate in their two upcoming activities which are:

Free Health and Diabetic Clinic on Saturday, 23 November from 10 am to 2 pm at the Monsignor Cyril LaMontagne Community Centre, Perdmontemps, St David, next to St Dominic’s Catholic Church. Testing will be done by the Student National Medical Association and DIGA of St George’s University (SGU). Services offered: Blood pressure testing, glucose reading, eye examination, food examination, nutrition counselling and doctor consultation.

Free Online Diabetes Management Webinar on Saturday, 30 November from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

To participate: Register by going to http://bit.ly/diabetesgnd2019

Speakers:

  • Dr Francis Martin of the Grenada Medical Association
  • Charisse Bristol of the Grenada Food & Nutrition Council
  • Gemma Stewart of the St David’s Branch of the Grenada Diabetes Association

Organised by Central Health – Grenada and the St David’s Branch of the Grenada Diabetes Association.

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