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Archives for April 17, 2018

Project launches in Caribbean to build climate resilience by using nature to reduce risks

From Caribbean News Now KINGSTON, Jamaica — Following one of the most devastating hurricane seasons in recent history, a four-year initiative launched to help Caribbean islands prioritize and invest in natural ecosystems that reduce their risks from climate related disasters. The Resilient Islands project, led by The Nature Conservancy and the International Federation of the […]

Critical topics up for discussion at Caribbean Investment Summit 2018

From Freedom 108.5 SKN The 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit slated to be held in St. Kitts and Nevis from May 16-19, will tackle critical issues facing islands providing Citizenship by Investment. Transparency versus Confidentiality: The Democracy of Information Sharing, Hurricane-Proof Banking: Protecting Against External Impacts and Embracing New Technology for Better CIPs, are several of […]

2018 Geneva Motor Show 2

These 35 cars dominated the 2018 Geneva Motor Show Part 2 By Benjamin Zhang From Business Insider The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder. Lamborghini The Geneva Motor Show is the first major European car show of 2018. It will be packed with the latest offerings from Audi, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, […]

Intel reworks its malware scanner to speed up its processors

By Rachel England From engadget Turns out integrated GPUs have their uses. Since the full impact of Spectre and Meltdown became clear earlier this year, Intel has been making a big effort to reassure its customers that security is its top priority. To that end, the company has announced Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT), which […]

Gadget of the week

Selfie Quadcopter conquers Cayman Islands.The idea is genius… By Shaun Muscat From Daily Life Tech Don’t take another boring phone selfie until you’ve seen this… If you’re wondering what the viral thing of social media in 2018 will be, its already here… Phone selfies are boring. People aren’t doing them anymore and they’ve become unpopular… […]

DG’s 5K on Cayman Brac

DG’s 5K Challenge Kicks Off on Cayman Brac It was a double-win for the Health Services Authority (HSA) at the 2018 DG’s 5K Challenge on Cayman Brac yesterday (Sunday, 15 April). Lizzette Yearwood, HSA’s CEO, took the title of overall fastest female for the third year running, while HSA anaesthetic technician Gregley Gayle scooped the […]

PDVSA refineries in Venezuela, Caribbean ran at 31 pct capacity in Q1

From HP (Reuters) – Venezuela’s oil refineries worked at 31 percent of their combined 1.62 million-barrel-per-day capacity in the first quarter, well below 2017 levels, according to an internal document from state-run firm PDVSA viewed by Reuters. PDVSA’s refining operations have been degraded in recent years due to lack of cash for spare parts and […]

Caribbean groups hail sexual rights ruling in T&T, call for leadership and legal services

By CariFLAGS (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – CariFLAGS (Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities), the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) regional network celebrates with its member organisations and regional partners the Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) High Court decision in Jason Jones vs Attorney General delivered last Thursday, April 12. […]

Samsung’s newest phone can’t connect to the internet

By Daniel Cooper from engadget If you’re worried about racking up a big mobile data bill, or want a phone for your kids or elderly relatives, the options aren’t great. Mostly because the default is to just opt for whatever low-end Nokia candybar is available for $30 on the aisle end at the mall. Samsung […]

UK: Wetherspoons is quitting social media, tells customers to talk to landlords for updates

BY RACHEL THOMPSON From Mashable In the era of brands competing for attention and affection on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, one British company has done the unthinkable—it’s quitting social media completely. JD Wetherspoon—a chain with 900 pubs in the UK and Ireland— announced it’s closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all […]