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I visited cocoa farmers in West Africa

From Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United How can we take the forced and child labor, the deforestation, and the poverty out of chocolate?  I travelled to Côte d’Ivoire recently to ask the real experts: the cocoa-farming communities. Here’s what they told me about how to improve conditions.  Read the Speak Free blog You’ve probably heard a lot about […]

Study: Wealthiest billionaires have seen their wealth increase by $1.1 billion this year

Average wealth of the top 500 wealthiest billionaires is now more than $15 billion as wealth of UHNW individuals surges worldwide, Communications Specialist Ltd analysis shows New analysis by world-leading communication technology company Communications Specialist Ltd shows the average wealth of the world’s 500 wealthiest billionaires has increased by more than $1.1 billion this year […]

IOC and International Federations join forces to tackle competition manipulation

IOC 17 May 2023 – Nearly 50 representatives from 37 International Federations (IFs) came together at Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 16 May 2023, for a workshop to share information and exchange knowledge on how to prevent competition manipulation at sports competitions. Organised by the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of […]

Olympian and IOC Young Leader Javier Raya: “Sport is a powerful driver towards greater inclusion”

IOC Having experienced sport’s ability to foster inclusion and diversity, Raya was keen to focus on this issue with his own project, and so “Compete Proud” was born. This digital platform features inspirational stories and experiences of LGBTQI+ athletes, while also providing supportive tools and resources to help make sport more diverse and inclusive. Here, […]

FDA approves non-hormonal therapy for hot flashes

Image by Kenny Holmes from Pixabay The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a non-hormonal therapy from Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma Inc for treatment of hot flashes associated with menopause. The therapy, branded as Veozah, was approved for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. Veozah is designed […]

WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners

Image by günther from Pixabay From Newsmax Artificial sweeteners, used to replace sugar in a vast range of products, do not help in losing weight and can have serious health effects, according to the World Health Organization. The United Nations’ health agency released new guidelines on Monday advising against using so-called non-sugar sweeteners or NSS. A systematic review […]

SEC Charges HSBC and Scotia Capital with Widespread Recordkeeping Failures

Firms admit to wrongdoing and agree to pay penalties in SEC’s ongoing recordkeeping initiative Washington D.C., May 11, 2023 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. for widespread and longstanding failures by both firms and their employees to maintain and preserve electronic communications. To settle […]

Police Make Two Drug Arrests in Cayman Brac

On Wednesday morning, 10 May, officers in Cayman Brac received information that a man appeared to be selling drugs at Watering Place Park. The man was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. Officers attended the location and found the man in possession of items which contained suspected cocaine and ganja. The man, age 46 of […]

Cayman: Police investigate report of shots rired in West Bay

From RCIPS Shortly after 10:10PM on Sunday, 14 May, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Bankers Road, West Bay. It was reported that a gunshot appeared to have been fired from a vehicle travelling in the area. Officers attended the location, conducted inquires and a search of the area, […]

Cayman: April 2023 funerals

Hugh Wright                                                                      21 Dec 1956 –  4 Apr 2023 Gary Williams                      […]