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Archives for May 6, 2019

1M species face extinction

One million species threatened with extinction because of humans By Isabelle Gerretsen From CNN Story highlights The landmark UN report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population. “We should act now to avoid a dire future,” scientists warn. (CNN)One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with […]

China and the Caribbean’s future

By Tennyson Joseph from Trinidad Daily Express China’s highly anticipated second Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum (BRF) wrapped up on April 27. Initially not including Caribbean nations, the country’s signature policy has gained increasing momentum in the region since 2017. So far, several Caribbean countries, such as Barbados, Jamaica, Dominica and Grenada, etc, have […]

Bungling Blind Date

Bungling Blind Date producers send two bisexual male contestants on romantic break… to Caribbean island where gay sex is ILLEGAL By Emer Scully From Daily Mail UK A popular dating show sent two bisexual men to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia – where gay sex carries a prison sentence of ten years. Jordan Shannon […]

US: Congress moves to crack down on robocalls

By Jason Devaney From Newsmax Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are taking an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to stop the surge in robocalls that plague Americans and their phones. The New York Times reported that there are several ongoing bipartisan efforts aimed at reducing or stopping the practice of robocalling, which often ends up being scammers trying to steal someone’s […]

How to be romantic on a budget

From South Florida Caribbean News There are many couples these days that do not have much money to spare, and as a result feel that they cannot afford to do romantic things. Well, one thing to bear in mind is that romance is not about what you buy or where you are – it is […]

7 jobs that increase your risk of cancer

from Newsmax By Zoe Papadaxis Could your job increase your risk of cancer? Nearly 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute. While most people are aware of the major risk factors involved with the disease, not many have stopped to think about whether […]

Partnership seeks to fight climate change and boost Caribbean nation’s economy

From UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with two Caribbean universities on the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago to create a new clean industry that will store greenhouse gasses underground and eliminate the country’s contribution to human-induced climate change. The nation has strong incentives to mitigate climate […]

St. Kitts & Nevis Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris wishes the nation’s workers a Happy Labour Day

“Today, I salute the determination and hard work of countless workers who play a major role in our Federation’s progress,” Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said today, Monday, May 6th, Labour Day 2019.  Prime Minister Harris is pictured with the Minister of Public Infrastructure, the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd and employees of Public Works.  In September […]

Australia: Labor to turn screws on multinational royalty payments

By Chris Duckett From ZD Net A Labor government, if elected, will crack down on related party payments by multinationals that have annual global turnover greater than AU$1 billion. The Australia Labor Party announced at the weekend it would stop multinationals from being able to get tax deductions on certain royalty payments. Payments from the […]

CONCACAF: Monterrey rides Sanchez goal to fourth SCCL crown

2019 SCOTIABANK CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GUADALUPE, Mexico – Monterrey is champion of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League for the fourth time after playing to a 1-1 draw with Tigres in the second leg of the 2019 SCCL Final on Wednesday night at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Guadalupe, Mexico. Nicolas Sanchez’s first half penalty conversion […]