September 19, 2019

Archives for February 26, 2019

Discouraging forecast for the Caribbean [sargassum seaweed]

From Yucatan Times According to the monthly reports of the Optical Oceanography Laboratory of the School of Marine Sciences of the University of South Florida, intended to provide an overview of the current flowering condition and the probability of future flowering of sargassum for the Caribbean Sea, the conditions for this 2019, are greater than […]

Building back better: increasing resilience in the Caribbean water sector

By Dr Nigel Walmsley From HR Wallingford With climate change bringing the prospect of an increase in the frequency of high intensity hurricanes in the Caribbean region, Dr Nigel Walmsley explains why action for long-term resilience is needed now to avoid further suffering, loss and damage. Extreme vulnerability Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are […]

CTO expands programme with industry-specific scholarships for Caribbean nationals

From WIC News In an effort to provide more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing higher education and careers in the tourism industry, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation has enhanced and expanded its programme. With the support of partners in the private sector, the foundation is this year introducing scholarships of up to $5000 […]

Miami Cancer Institute names Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS, Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

MIAMI, FL – February 25, 2019 – Surgeon Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS, has joined Miami Cancer Institute, the region’s premier cancer treatment and research destination and part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Asbun will serve as Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery for Miami Cancer Institute and throughout Baptist Health. He brings to the role […]

Another Caribbean nation to legalize medical cannabis, decriminalize adult use

By Matt Lamers From Marijuana Business Daily After 15 months of public consultation, Saint Kitts and Nevis is ready to follow regional neighbors in developing a medical cannabis industry. In a statement to the National Assembly, Prime Minister Timothy Harris said the government will present necessary bills to facilitate the country’s new public policy direction […]

US – Napolitano: Don’t believe Cohen without corroboration

By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen’s upcoming testimony before key House committees shouldn’t be believed unless there is something that corroborates what he’s saying, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday. “This dynamite piece that The Wall Street Journal says he is going to testify that President Trump committed crimes while in office,” […]

Audio scribes

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio It’s no coincidence we refer to musicians as artists: They transfer what’s in their heads into ours through a language we call music. If we are accepting of what we receive a connection is made—one that can last a lifetime. The preservation and reproduction of that music is the […]

US: Trump, Kim meet in human rights hell

By John Gizzi From Newsmax Whatever emerges from the summit this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, it is highly unlikely that the international spotlight on host nation Vietnam is going to change with it having one of the world’s most abysmal records on human rights. A 2019 annual […]

UK Government urges businesses to sign up for LatAm and Caribbean Roadshow

By Angus Stewart-Robinson From Nearshore Americas As the UK moves towards a post-Brexit era, the UK government has called on businesses to look towards Latin America’s growing economy for new export opportunities. Joanna Crellin, HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean, will lead the LATAC Roadshow in various locations across the UK. Attendees can expect to gain insights […]

Royal Caribbean apprentice competition attracts almost 35,000 entries

By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly Royal Caribbean International’s competition to find an apprentice to test its shore experiences has attracted nearly 35,000 entries since it launched just over two weeks ago. The winner of the competition to fill the Shore Explorer ‘Apprentice-Ship’ role, open to agents and consumers, will visit destinations including Japan, Alaska, Europe, the Middle East and […]