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Archives for October 18, 2017

Night with the stars

CUC Powers A Night With the Stars Senior citizens from across Grand Cayman enjoyed live entertainment, local food, spot prizes and a tour of the Cayman Islands National Museum during A Night with the Stars powered by CUC on Thursday, 12 October 2017. The Ministry of Community Affairs’ event, co-ordinated by the Department of Children […]

Cat tail cushion

Sometimes, all you need in life is a cat tail cushion Pet this Qoobo and watch its tail react. By Richard Lai, From engadget You may not instantly recognize the name “Yukai Engineering,” but you may have already come across its earlier products like the Necomimi brainwave cat ears or the Bocco “family robot” at […]

Caribbean countries discuss multi-country cat bonds with World Bank

From Artemis At a meeting of CARICOM Caribbean government leaders and international partners, hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the topic of disaster resilience was high on the agenda and multi-country catastrophe bonds as well as other insurance solutions were discussed. The recent destructive hurricanes that impacted the Caribbean were discussed, […]

Johnson & Johnson wins the reversal of a $72 million verdict over a cancer death linked to one of its popular products

By Nate Raymond, Reuters From Business Insider Oct 17 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. The Missouri Court […]

CDB president concludes meetings in Washington DC

From Antigua Chronicle President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, yesterday concluded a visit to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The President, accompanied by Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett, attended high-level meetings, met with key stakeholders in the global development […]

Suriname pivots towards Russia; foreign minister to visit Moscow

By Ray Chickrie From Caribbean News Now PARAMARIBO, Suriname — There has been new and intense diplomatic activity between the Russian Federation and Suriname. The two countries are preparing to sign agreements on military cooperation and a visa-free regime, according to the director of the Russian Latin American Department, Alexandr Schetinin. Schetinin added that Suriname’s […]

US: States accuse Betsy DeVos of failing to protect students from sketchy for-profit schools

By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made no effort to hide her support for the for-profit education industry, going so far as to hit “reset” on rules intended to protect students from schools that provide minimal education at a maximum cost. Now, a coalition of 18 state attorneys general are suing […]

Tesla’s bad week includes racist drawings and hundreds of layoffs

By Chris Mills From BGR Right now, Tesla is hustling like never before to get Model 3s out the door and into customers’ driveways, in time for a self-imposed deadline of the first deliveries by the end of the month. The last thing Tesla needs right now? Non-production-related distractions, like, say, rumors of cost-cutting layoffs […]

Cuba to support Caribbean nations to tackle natural disasters

From Pakistan Today Cuba will continue to share with the Caribbean nations its experience in disaster management and adaptation to climate change, a senior official said Monday. “Cuban cooperation is unconditional and they can always count on it,” America Santos, Cuba’s deputy minister of science, technology and environment, said at the opening ceremony of an […]

Antigua and Barbuda PM reproaches developed countries over financing

From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne electrified a gathering of representatives of international agencies and governments in Washington DC on Saturday by reproaching developed states for undermining the development of small states by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations. The prime minister was speaking at a Small […]