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Archives for February 27, 2019

The Caribbean Student Association and Unidos talk about Afro-Latinos for Black History Month

By A’nire Glenn From The Famuan The Florida A&M University Caribbean Student Association and Unidos came together to celebrate Black History Month, Friday Feb. 23 in B. L. Perry. The purpose of the event was to serve as a general body meeting for CSA and Unidos and to inform people of the importance Afro-Latinos have […]

Perfect Water for the Caribbean – Zero Mass Water Unveils SOURCE Hydropanels in Jamaica

Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels make water from air for the University Hospital of the West Indies’ Pediatric Ward KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — How does a hospital maintain continuous access to its most precious resource? Zero Mass Water has the answer: SOURCE Hydropanels that use only sunlight and air to make […]

OneWeb satellite internet mega-constellation set to fly

By Jonathan Amos From BBC New London-based start-up OneWeb is set to launch the first six satellites in its multi-billion-pound project to take the internet to every corner of the globe. The plans could eventually see some 2,000 spacecraft orbiting overhead. Other companies are also promising so-called mega-constellations, but OneWeb believes it has first-mover advantage with an […]

CDC: More severe strain of flu spreading widely

From Newsmax Americans aren’t out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country, health officials reported Friday. One major shift that’s occurred is in the viruses that are circulating. At the start of the flu season, the predominant strain was influenza A H1N1, but now a more severe strain, […]

Jamaica: Melissa Preddie turns plastic bottles into gold

By Charnele Henry From GIS Story Highlights It is said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is true for entrepreneur Melissa Preddie, who has created a successful jewellery business by recycling plastic bottles. It was in 2012, after finding herself unemployed, that she thought of utilising the empty containers, which she had […]

Avon lady gets a digital makeover

By Alistair Gray From Financial Times The Avon lady is getting a digital makeover in a belated campaign by the beauty company to drag its direct sales business into the 21st century. Up to a million members of Avon Products’ global army of doorstep sellers are to receive training by the end of the year in […]

Caribbean biodiversity stakeholders host successful Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) week in Trinidad

The IUCN, GEF and UN Environment host three-days of activities to raise awareness on biodiversity protection and the Nagoya Protocol Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — The OECS Commission is working with its partners to raise awareness on the preservation and economic value of the region’s rich genetic resources and centuries of traditional knowledge which was the goal […]

The Weekend Getaway Cure: Survey finds stress will drive more of us to hit the open road in 2019

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Annual Survey Finds Travelers are Ready to Unplug, Unwind and Escape More This Year ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2019) – Ready to draft a catchy “Out of Office” note and set your sights on the highway? You’re not alone. Enterprise’s Annual Weekend Getaway Survey found that more people are reporting a stronger desire to […]

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Harris’ address at Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the beautiful Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. I trust that while here you will find the time to enjoy not only the warm hospitality of our people, but also the amazing beauty of our country.  Our Country has become the home for many […]

How to finance mobile network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By Edgar Cabanas From IDB Invest Mobile network operators offer subsidized phones against advanced payments at a reduced price. From a financial point of view, it is not sustainable. Even though mobile network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean have made large investments in capital goods (or capex), it turns out that less than […]