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Archives for February 2, 2017

US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in ‘worst call’ with Turnbull

From BBC A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal. The Washington Post reported Mr Trump called the conversation “the worst by far” of his calls with world leaders that day, and cut it short. Mr Trump later tweeted that he would […]

Romania protests grow over corruption decree

From BBC The Romanian capital, Bucharest, has seen one of its largest ever anti-government protests after a decree was passed that could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption. A crowd of at least 150,000 was reported outside government offices late on Wednesday and rallies took place in other towns and cities. As the protesters […]

Central America and Caribbean: Key Message Update, January 2017

REPORT from Famine Early Warning System Network Published on 31 Jan 2017 Income earned in the coffee harvests and prices within normal ranges for maize and beans improve purchasing capacity for poor households Key Messages: Postrera harvests: Postrera harvests of staple crops, primarily beans, concluded without reports of major production losses. However, sorghum crops were […]

Cayman culture consultation

Cayman Islands Culture & Heritage Policy Consultation Phase Ends The public consultation phase for the Cayman Islands’ first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan has come to a close, and the Ministry of Health and Culture would like to thank all community members and stakeholders who participated. “I extend my sincere appreciation to […]

Tokyo Olympics deserve a medal for what it’s doing with old smartphones

BY JACOB LAUING From Mashable For those who’ve dreamt of taking a selfie with Olympic superstar Simone Biles, this might be the closest your smartphone will ever get to her. Olympics organizers are hoping to construct medals for Tokyo 2020 from recycled smartphones. “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals will be made out of people’s […]

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Opens with Bahamian flair

NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb. 2, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The much-anticipated Caribbean Travel Marketplace opened with grand fanfare on Tuesday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Bahamas laid out the red carpet in true Bahamian fashion. Attendees were welcomed to the ceremony with a captivating performance from the Royal Bahamas […]

Cartoon of the Week

By Tony Zuvela, Cartoonist “It’s my own little World which I can escape to everyday and create a fun, weird, berserk Cartoon to whatever subject I like. I enjoy doing all the work myself, and all the aspects of Cartooning, and seeing my work out there and the reactions it gets.” Buy this Cartoon’s […]

Anti-Semitic hate crime at record high, says UK charity

From BBC Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than a third last year, with recorded incidents now at record levels, charity figures suggest. The Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism, recorded 1,309 incidents in 2016 – surpassing the previous high of 1,182 in 2014. Mark Gardner, from the CST, […]

Clarke swears-in for second decade

By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Stating that it has been her honor to work on constituents’ behalf in the nation’s capital — even in the most difficult moments, including when the federal government was literally shut down — Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Wednesday, Jan. 25 evening took the oath of office […]

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