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Devastating banana fungus has spread to Colombia

Colombia has declared a national state of emergency following confirmation that a dread fungus has appeared in the country’s banana plantations - making this the first time the fungus has appeared in Latin America.

Op-Ed: Will the world have to kiss its favorite banana goodbye?

Guayaquil - For the last six decades, banana crops in Latin America have flourished after nearly being wiped out by a nasty disease. Now there are worries that a more virulent strain of the same disease may wipe out the world's favorite banana — the Cavendish.

Evoking L. M. Montgomery and the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ sensation Special

Charlottetown - Seventy-one years ago today, on April 24, 1942, Canadian novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery died in Toronto at the age of 67. The official cause of her death was attributed to congestive heart failure, more precisely “coronary thrombosis”.

Op-Ed: Australia’s Olympic whingers can shut up now, preferably forever

Sydney - Australia was confidently expecting to come fifth at the London Olympics. We’re now 19th on the medal list. We have 9 silver medals. If we’d won those events, we’d be third.
 

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New crop of banana plants growing in Australia.
New crop of banana plants growing in Australia.
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