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Archives for April 23, 2019

Do you know your risk: STD’s continue to rise

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are on the rise. There are several factors that play a role in this rise. Part is the fact that so many people are going untested and untreated. Many are treatable with antibiotics. Another factor is that some of the infections are becoming resistant to the antibiotics. This can occur when […]

Trade war reflects US fear of China’s state-led economic model, says member of Beijing’s political elite

By Frank Tang From South China Morning Post Kong Dan, the former chairman of the state-owned Citic Group and Everbright Bank, urges Beijing to stick to its development path over adopting a western model Speech at Moganshan Research Institute comes at a time when US and Chinese negotiators are said to be near an agreement […]

Reggae star and CoP press for Caribbean unity

By Kevin Felmine From Trinidad & Tobago Guardian While re­la­tions be­tween T&T and Ja­maica seems ques­tion­able at times, a hand­shake be­tween Ja­maican reg­gae star Bu­ju Ban­ton and Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith might just see the start of greater uni­ty be­tween the na­tions. “How can you ever think Trinidad and To­ba­go, don’t ever doubt, we are your […]

US warns: Medicare will be insolvent by 2026, Social Security by 2035

From Newsmax The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering picture of the programs, though it’s relatively unchanged from last year’s update. […]

Oil rig workers save desperate dog swimming alone in Gulf of Thailand

By Susan Bird from Care2 Workers on an oil rig more than 135 miles off the coast of Thailand had the surprise of their lives when they discovered a tired dog swimming toward their platform. They had no idea where the dog came from, but they could see he was desperately exhausted. And they knew they had […]

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

By James Trew From engadget “In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown.” Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray’s reflecting on cannabis’s current cultural explosion. As an increasing number of states […]

Sea salt

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Faced with two choices for chips, one with sea salt the other with just ordinary salt, I will always choose the former. I have no idea if sea salt is better than the regular kind but that little modifier at the beginning suggests it probably is. I want better. […]

The Caribbean International Security and International Law

From Kaieuteur News By Dr Bertrand Ramcharan,Former UN Under-Secretary-Generaland Chancellor of the University of Guyana This is a time of dramatic global change and Caribbean foreign policy must evolve rapidly if we are to protect our security.We will need bold new initiatives at the United Nations and elsewhere.Historically, the Caribbean has contributed in manifold ways […]

Gadget of the week

This $30 heated shiatsu massage pillow will change your life By Maren Estrada From BGR If you ask us, there’s nothing better after a long and difficult day of work than getting a nice massage. Of course paying a masseuse adds up fast, which is why the Etekcity Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with 8 Heated […]

The return of the Cold War in the Caribbean

By Scott B. MacDonald From Global Americans The Cold War is back in the Caribbean, but this not your father’s Cold War. While many of the actors are the same, the roles and motivations have changed. China has filled the void left by the Soviet Union as the main challenger to U.S. hegemony. Beijing’s goals […]