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Archives for February 25, 2019

The People’s Parrot inspires first community-sponsored Genome Project

By GrrlScientist From Forbes Conservation genomics is a new discipline that is beginning to provide important information to scientists that could help us save endangered species and protect the global environment The critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon parrot, Amazona vittata, known locally as the iguaca, is the only extant parrot endemic to the United States. Its […]

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting […]

Blacklisting, regional political unrest concerns as Bahamas goes to CARICOM meetings

From EyeWitness News NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis will lead a delegation to the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in St Kitts, on February 26-27, 2019. Heads are expected to engage in several side meetings to advance diplomacy and bilateral agreements […]

Why EPDM (Rubber) is an ideal choice for roofing

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) or more commonly known as rubber roofing is a synthetic rubber made from ethylene and propylene that has been around since the 1970s and been gaining popularity with low-slope buildings. Since rubber roofing is such an affordable and durable roofing material, it often gets referred to budget-oriented clients. If you’re […]

OPINION: “No man can close the doors that God has opened”

By Jolly Green In an attempt to stop medical and food aid reaching the starving and sick people Nicolas Maduro has ordered the military to close border crossings with both Brazil and Colombia. Today at one of the Colombia closed border crossings the sound of rapid gunfire echoed near the Simón Bolívar bridge, where Venezuelan […]

New hub to increase climate action transparency in the Caribbean

By Priyanka Shrestha From Energy Live News The work will be driven by national strategies and policy goals A new hub for measuring, reporting and verifying climate action projects in the Caribbean has been launched. The MRV Hub, backed by the UN, is designed as a country-driven technical assistance project, with experts providing learning, mentoring and resource-sharing […]

NJ couple pay thousands to make it out of Mexico after being forced off cruise ship

By Anthony Zurita From North Jersey Record Carol Palk was sick and bleeding from an ulcer in her stomach riding in the back of a cab during a five-hour trip through a dangerous Mexican state, so that she and her husband could catch a plane that would eventually fly them back to the United States […]

Little Trotters Farm

Top Civil Servant Visits Little Trotters Farm and Nursery The Ministry of Education’s Acting Chief Officer Cetonya Cacho toured Little Trotters Farm and Nursery on Monday (18 February 2019). She presented school’s Principal Josie Hoare with an Excellence certificate, gave a brief speech and visited classrooms interacting with the nursery’s students and talked to staff. Backrow (L-r): OES Director Peter Carpenter, Nursery Principal Josie Hoare, Ministry of Education Acting Chief Officer Cetonya […]

Nurses long hours could pose safety risk to patients

From Newsmax Many new nurses work long hours, put in overtime and hold down second jobs, all factors that could jeopardize patient safety and their own well-being, a new study suggests. A number of forces have affected nurses and the hours they work in recent years. They include introduction of the Affordable Care Act and […]

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