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The Spirit of Malabo, a 24' foot Brazilian built ocean rowboat, was hoisted from the Jamaica Bay at Gateway Marina early today and rolled on a cradle with Service Caster wheels. The vessel will be used to promote voluntary HIV testing during a transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York with a resupply in the British Virgin Islands later this year. Spirit of Malabo will be sent to Las Palmas via Maersk Line. The vessel will be powered by Victor Mooney of Queens, who recently wrapped up his sea trials with The Spirit of Malabo during a ninety mile row from the Hampton's to Brooklyn last week. For Mr. Mooney, this will mark his fourth bid to cross the Atlantic Ocean. "I have been fortunate to be surrounded by a great group of people that believe in me", said Victor Mooney at the marina.  "We are still in an epidemic that doesn't appear to be ebbing at all",... (more)

AIDS Cases in Equatorial Guinea Is Refuted

According to recent wire reports, the seroprevalence of HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea, was reported between 30,000 and 60,000 infected people. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare categorically denies having given the figures reported. “These numbers are completely wrong and, at this time, the draft DHS (Demographic and Health Survey) is being finalized, which specifies all health parameters, and which will be published later this year, once it has been reviewed and formally approved by the Government. Consequently, the data given is purely speculative and given with the in... (more)

USA & Equatorial Guinea Celebrate #44

Hurricane Sandy, the devastating storm that cause havoc in the Northeast came with a silver lining. In the wake of this catastrophe, which some equated to global warming saw a nation coming together across racial, political, social and religious differences. As the world witness the re-election of President Barack Obama, the nation's 44th president, Tuesday night, beating back Republican suggestions from rival Mitt Romney that the nation demanded a change inherits a nation that still has hope. With the Hurricane Sandy, many scheduled commemorations and activities were postponed,... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Saluted in New York City

With the beautiful ambiance overlooking the East River, the United Nations played host for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea forty-fourth Anniversary marking their Independence from Spain. Diplomats from United Nations member states, Observer Status Missions and Representatives of Non-Governmental Agencies were on hand to mark this occasion. In an unprecedented accolade bestowed to The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, The City of New York’s, Borough President of Brooklyn, The Honorable Marty Markowitz and Bronx Borough President, The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr. proclaimed “Equatoria... (more)

A Tweet of Faith for World AIDS Day

Bid on a commemorative rowing oar at Ebay from November 29 – December 3, which was signed by U.S. Congressional members and United Nation diplomats. Mr. Mooney of Queens puts his faith first on World AIDS Day and the eight anniversary of the Blessed John Paul, benediction of his mission to raise the global awareness of HIV/AIDS, encouragement of voluntary HIV testing and access to anti-retroviral medicine for those who need them. “Reality may have anchored my pursuit to cross the Atlantic Ocean, but I operate in the spiritual world. The father says all things are possible and hav... (more)