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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). Former president of Island Resources Foundation.

ISISA Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

Dear Huei-Min et al. Thanks for sharing those and, yes, we were saddened to see the outbreak in Taiwan and hope that you get it back under control. We have had a recent outbreak again in Fiji stemming from poor … Continue reading

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ISISA Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

Thank you for sharing, Godfrey and Bruce. I also share the case of Taiwan: Taiwan is now under “the first wave” of community outbreak after the weekend of Mother’s Day (May 8-9) . I happened has a webinar on April … Continue reading

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ISISA Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

Thank you for sharing Bruce. Malta also has a very high rate of vaccination; meanwhile, reported daily infection rates have gone down into the single digits. (A far cry from the record 510 cases of Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours … Continue reading

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Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

This effect (runaway COVID-19 infections) has also been seen in the tabulations of coronavirus infections among many global islands in addition to the Seychelles, that Iain Orr has been tabulating every few days since March 21, 2020, and which Godfrey … Continue reading

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IRF-News Fourth fail in Limetree Bay Refinery (ex-Hovic) since February

Let’s hope it’s shut down for good. ☹ Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Bruce Potter Sent: Friday, May 14, 2021 8:33 AM To: Friends of the Sunsetted IRF Cc: Potters Weal Blog; <a href="mailto:CaribEnvMgmt Subject: [IRF-News] Fourth fail … Continue reading

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Fourth fail in Limetree Bay Refinery (ex-Hovic) since February

From Juliet Eilperin of the Washington PostL <https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/05/12/limetree-bay-refinery/ > Who knew that the Hess Oil Virgin Island Refinery would be the “good old days??” Climate and Environment St. Croix refinery halts operations after raining oil on local residents once again … Continue reading

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A Story I’ve Missed Totally . . .

From the VI Source < https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/04/21/tourism-boom-forces-port-authority-to-seek-additional-funds-for-airport-projects/ > Except for the fact that the Source is totally reliable, if this article was datelined April 1st I would never believe it. Would love to see the monthly arrivals data for both airports … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Investigation suppressed by Trump administration reveals obstacles to hurricane aid for Puerto Rico

PLEASE READ: From the Thursday, 22 April 2021, Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/22/puerto-rico-hurricane-trump-hud/ The Trump machinations to subvert all forms of governance, including humanitarian assistance, is at least disgusting. Business Investigation suppressed by Trump administration reveals obstacles to hurricane aid for Puerto … Continue reading

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The Romance of Corporate Tax Rates: US Tax Rates One-third of Other Industrial Nations

Dozens of America’s biggest businesses paid no federal income tax — again 55 corporations had zero federal tax liability in 2020, including household names like Nike, FedEx and Dish Network, analysis finds White House press secretary Jen Psaki points to … Continue reading

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Church Membership in US Continues to Slip

From the Washington Post: <https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/03/29/church-membership-fallen-below-majority/ > Religion Church membership in the U.S. has fallen below the majority for the first time in nearly a century By Sarah Pulliam Bailey March 29, 2021 at 6:03 p.m. EDT The proportion of Americans … Continue reading

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