Covid19 North America Technology 

New plant set for Vaucluse, St Thomas

The deeply controversial Cahill waste-to-energy project by the former Government is dead and buried but the Mottley administration is about to unveil another waste-energy facility on the same spot at Vaucluse, St Thomas. The revelation has come from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland as he led off debate today in the House of Assembly on two companion pieces of legislation – the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) Amendment Bill 2020 and the Utilities Regulation Amendment Bill 2020. Sutherland explained the amendments were necessary to legitimize the FTC’s…

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Africa Utilities 

In Mathare, clean water is music, as Billian shields the Kenyan slum against COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Kenya, the government has actually taken stringent preventive procedures to contain its spread. A few of these procedures consist of obligatory wearing of masks all the time while in public places, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds a number of times a day, preserving a distance of at least 1.5 meters from others and all companies have to supply soap and water, or alcohol based sanitizers to their customers. Failure to follow these procedures will result in a…

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Covid19 Europe 

Street gatherings imperil fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey

A celebrated custom unique to Turkey may be the next source of new coronavirus cases. Despite warnings and fines, street gatherings for ceremonies to send off youth to military service continue unabated, concerning health authorities. The ceremonies involve a large crowd of people, usually youth, converging on main streets to form convoys. Convoys disrupting traffic then head to bus stations to see off conscripts. Occasionally, the crowds engage in dancing in the streets in dangerously close quarters, despite the ongoing threat of the pandemic. Photos and videos published online and…

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Africa Utilities 

Rwanda Spends Usd23 Million On Solar Power, While PF’s ZESCO Will Spend 40 Million On Smart Meters

Rwanda, Paul Kagame’s government has achieved a fast solar power project with $23 million while Zesco has announced that it will spend $40 million on smart meters with which they will switch off appliances in people’s homes. The $23.7 million solar field went from contract signing to construction to connection in just a year, defying sceptics of Africa’s ability to realise projects fast.

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Australasia Covid19 

Australia is defeating coronavirus but remains at risk of losing through an ‘economic own goal’

If handling pandemics was a sport, Australia has made it into the knockout stages of the coronavirus world cup. Despite the current localised outbreaks in Melbourne, half of Australia’s states and both territories are effectively coronavirus free, while there’s only a smattering of cases elsewhere. Economically too, Australia is among the world leaders, thanks to continued demand for our major commodity exports plus large and rapid economic stimulus that has buttressed consumer spending and kept at least 3 million workers attached to their employers, even if those businesses were shut…

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