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Archives for October 9, 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace continues as The Weinstein Company votes to oust him

BY ANGIE HAN From Mashable Three days after a New York Times exposé detailed his decades-long history of sexual harassment, Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company. Said the studio in a statement (via TheWrap): In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, […]

Columbus did not discover Caribbean

Christopher Columbus did not discover the Caribbean By Dizzanne Billy From Words in the Bucket Rather, he introduced the first wave of cultural destruction that would go on to change the region forever. Today Oct 9), the United States of America recognises Columbus Day. A day which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. On […]

Trinidad: Regional scientists to present 1.5 report at Caribbean Climate Change Conference

Port-of-Spain: October 8, 2017: When scientists and researchers meet in Trinidad at the International Climate Change Conference for the Caribbean this week, it will be in the aftermath of the devastation wrought in the region by successive monster storms in the current 2017 Hurricane Season. The conference, which is being hosted by the Caribbean Community Climate […]

News from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Post Hurricanes

By Sarah Brown-Cohen From ShopeatSurf Puerto Rico and several islands in the Caribbean have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We spoke with sales reps and store owners about the aftermath of the storms and the outlook for upcoming seasons. Communication is severely limited throughout the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Almost all phone lines […]

I spent years studying Playboy, and it wasn’t just about the objectification of women

By Carrie Pitzulo, The Conversation From Business Insider Over the nearly 70 years since Hugh Hefner, who died recently at the age of 91, laid out the first issue of Playboy on his kitchen table, the magazine and his personal lifestyle embodied the ultimate expression of heterosexual male privilege and sexual freedom. Because he was […]

CDB delegation concludes mission to St. Kitts and Nevis 09 OCT 2017

A team from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) visited the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from October 2 to 6 to discuss the country’s development priorities, and to determine the main areas of intervention that CDB could support over the period 2017 to 2021. While in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Bank’s delegation met […]

Koala found more than 300 yards offshore rescued by coast guard

By JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Koalas aren’t really that well known for their swimming abilities. Yet they sometimes find themselves off land, as the folks from the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard discovered. They found the marsupial on mooring 300 metres (328 yards) off the coast of Warneet in Victoria, according to the Herald Sun. “The […]

UNWTO disaster recovery program action plan for Caribbean to be crafted at SOTIC 2017

By Juergen T Steinmetz From eTurboNews Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to Grenada this week where he will meet with key members of the Jamaica-led ‘UNWTO Disaster Recovery Working Group for the Affected States in the Caribbean’ hammer out a recovery action plan for tourism-dependent islands recently ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and […]

Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

AFP From Newsmax Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday. If the scientists are able to safely produce “interferon beta”, a type of protein used to treat illnesses including multiple sclerosis […]

US: FDA may look into medical marijuana health claims

From Newsmax The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims that marijuana has health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday. “I see people who are developing products who are making claims that marijuana has antitumor effects in the setting of cancer,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at […]