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Hot on the heels of the recent Trinidad & Tobago ‘Taste of Carnival’, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA) is preparing to serve a whole buffet of Caribbean culture this May in the center of Georgia’s energetic capital city with the 2022 edition of the beloved ‘Atlanta Caribbean Carnival’.

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival’ which has been in existence for 35 years takes place from May 27th-30th 2022 and is already gearing up to be a major highlight of the Memorial Day Weekend (the unofficial start of the US Summer festival season).

The Australian government has won an appeal against a ruling that it has a duty of care to protect children from harm caused by climate change.

Last year, eight teenagers and an 87-year-old nun convinced a court that the government had a legal duty to children when assessing fossil fuel projects. The decision was hailed as a world first, but it has been successfully challenged by the environment minister.

Seven-time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton delighted fans with a live Q&A session at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Al Wasl. Mercedes Formula One driver Sir Lewis Hamilton told cheering fans in Dubai that he was ready to fight for his eighth championship title this season.

He visited Expo 2020 Dubai for a short talk at Al Wasl Plaza, where thousands of excited fans turned up to see their sporting hero.

It was announced that the former President of Zambia, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, has died. As the African country’s fourth president, he was in power from 2008 to 2011.

Diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago, his death came a day after current President, Hakainde Hichilema paid him a courtesy call at his residence - where he found him in high spirits.

Jamaica’s Minister of Education Fayval Williams said the Government would revisit the funding model for low-performing schools and possibly do away with the one-size-fits-all model where resources are allocated equally per student.

The Minister said: “We have to do it in a very transparent manner so that all persons will understand.

Journalists who register for the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will have access to more than 12,000 presentations on a variety of topics.

ACS Spring 2022 is a hybrid meeting being held virtually and in-person in San Diego on March 20-24. Journalists are invited to apply for in-person or virtual press credentials. The meeting theme is “Bonding through Chemistry.”

Included environment-related talks among the 12,000 presentations are:
• Atmospheric aerosol chemistry
• Clean energy, fuel storage and conversion
• Degradation and removal of “forever chemicals”
• Innovative materials and technologies for environmental sustainability
• Micro- and nanoplastic detection, occurrence, fate and toxicological impacts
• Nanomaterials for water treatment and reuse
• Renewable energy options
• Looking for something else? Search the schedule.

To attend ACS Spring 2022 virtually or in-person, registration is required. ACS considers requests for press credentials and complimentary registration to meetings from reporters (staff and freelance) and public information officers at government, non-profit and educational institutions.
ACS Spring 2022 will be a vaccination-required and mask-recommended event for all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and ACS staff who plan to participate in-person in San Diego, CA.

 

It was announced that actor Emilio Delgado, who appeared on Sesame Street for more than four decades, has died.

Delgado was a presence in children's lives for 45 years, playing the fix-it shop owner Luis on the long-running series. His wife, Carol Delgado, confirmed he had died from the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which he had been battling since 2020, at their home in New York.

Commonwealth Day 2022 will be celebrated on Monday 14 March 2022 centring around the theme for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – 'Delivering a Common Future' – to highlight how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve goals like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade.

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has been touring the 72 Commonwealth nations and territories for five months. During this time, many incredible women have taken on the role of Batonbearer, whilst women from Birmingham 2022’s host country, England, have been taking on their own challenges as we build up to Birmingham 2022, the first ever multi-sport event in history to award more medals to women than men.

The fourth patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, his holiness Abune Merkorios, has passed away after several weeks of hospital treatment for an unspecified medical condition.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that he was deeply saddened to hear the passing away of his holiness who he said had played a vital role in the reunification of the two synods.

Celebrations are continuing around the world to mark the 65th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence Day as Ghanaians in Africa and around the world highlighted the declaration of Independence from Britain by the president at that time, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, on March 6 1957.

Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from colonial rule. The country’s independence served as a precedent for many African countries to break free from the clutches of colonial rule. On the date of Independence, Ghanaians would typically reminisce about their history, the sacrifices made by Dr Nkrumah, and all those who fought for the country’s freedom and independence from the British.

World-renowned visual artist and author, Synthia SAINT JAMES proudly announces the publication of her first art book My Multicultural World, now available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

Graced with sixty-five full-color reproductions – a medley of her bold and brilliantly rendered paintings – she personally shares the inspiration behind each of her creations.

CARICOM’s incoming chair and his predecessor have stressed the need for regional unity as they voiced concern about Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

Belize’s Prime Minister John Briceno, the regional grouping’s new chairman, and outgoing chairman Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne voiced their concerns today as the Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads opened in San Pedro, Belize.

Nigeria's government has condemned reports that its citizens, and those of other African countries, have been stopped from leaving war-torn Ukraine. One Nigerian man trying to get into Poland, said border staff told him that they were not tending to Africans.

"We've been chased back, we've been hit with police armed with sticks," he said. South African foreign office official Clayson Monyela also said students had been badly treated at the border.