December 18, 2018

Archives for February 18, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Pop-ups

Virtually every Internet website I log onto (excepting ours) has these annoying pop-ups. Most are ads and others want to know where I’m located. Yes, I know you can use ad-blocker and settings in your web-browser. However, when you do that now, more and more websites will not allow you to read their content because […]

Abuse of state machinery in former top model case

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A prominent lawyer representing a former top Vincentian model has described as “a colossal misuse and abuse of state machinery” the case in which the ex-model was sent to a psychiatric institution for evaluation. The case has gripped the nation and has garnered national, regional and international outrage […]

Gov. Rick Scott: FBI Answer ‘Unacceptable’ on Florida Shooting, Wray Should Resign

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Florida’s GOP Gov. Rick Scott on Friday issued a stern call for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of revelations the bureau failed to act on a frightening tip about the suspect in a deadly school rampage. In a statement, Scott called the failure “unacceptable.” “Seventeen innocent […]

Dominican Republic selected to host Inaugural CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield

Tournament features clubs from 12 Members Associations as part of CONCACAF’s commitment to club development in the Caribbean Miami (Thursday, February 15, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the Dominican Republic will host the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield, scheduled to be […]

Caribbean TV subscribers take control of their viewing experience with Flow Evo

MIAMI, Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “‘YOU run the show!’ is what we’re telling our Flow TV customers,” according to Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, C&W Communications. The company is embarking on an exciting new journey to give customers more control than ever before by launching the Flow Evo experience. According to Khan, “What’s […]

New Urban Agenda Action Plan for LAC calls for paradigm shift

By LEILA MEAD Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (US) From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Regional Action Plan for 2016-2036 includes six action areas and their strategic objectives, which comprise the key components necessary for implementing the New Urban Agenda in LAC. The RAP enables synergies with other global agreements and agendas. According […]

Important muscles for Winter Olympics

The most important muscles for different Winter Olympic sports By Dina Spector From Business Insider The athletes in Pyeongchang rely on different muscle groups. Curlers depend on strong upper body muscles. Alpine skiers require strong hip muscles, hamstrings, quadriceps, and feet muscles. Snowboarders use arm and shoulder strength. Cross-country skiing requires leg strength as well […]

Destinations of the week

100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime Part 4 By Alison Millington From Business Insider Whether you’ve only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you’re a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered. And, whether you look for a […]

Saint Vincent says ‘No’ to recreational marijuana, will explore medical industry

From teleSUR The Caribbean country is exploring the possibilities to use local expertise in the medical marijuana industry but rejects its recreational use. The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines government says they are considering the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, but have ruled out the possibility of opening up the industry for recreational uses. […]

JetBlue and The New York Botanical Garden start an environmental consortium focusing on conservation in the Caribbean

— As the Official Airline Partner and a Founding Member of this Caribbean Consortium, JetBlue Furthers Its Mission to Balance Conservation and Commerce — — Caribbean Consortium Kicks Off with a ‘Spotlight on Cuba’ — February 14, 2018 01:25 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today announced the development […]