February 20, 2018

Latin America advances in female participation, but inequalities persist in

By Radio Cadena Agramonte United Nations, Feb 16.- Latin America and the Caribbean experienced the highest increase in terms of employment and participation of women in the labor force reported in the developing regions over the last decade. He explained today Shahra Razavi, head of the Data and Research Section of UN Women and lead […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands: East End Public Meeting The Ministry of Health is hosting an informal public meeting on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. regarding the proposed long-term residential mental health facility, Ministry officials, consultants and other key stakeholders will be present at the meeting, which is being held in East […]

Gambling: From ancient Egypt to the 21st Century

Excitement is an inherent attribute of a person and civilization is a whole. Mankind has been playing games where the profit depends on the chance for thousands of years. Some games replace others, but their essence doesn’t change. Games at the Dawn of Civilization Researchers found that the first game, in which the win was […]

New Urban Agenda Action Plan for LAC calls for paradigm shift

By LEILA MEAD Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (US) From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Regional Action Plan for 2016-2036 includes six action areas and their strategic objectives, which comprise the key components necessary for implementing the New Urban Agenda in LAC. The RAP enables synergies with other global agreements and agendas. According […]

CDB, UNICEF partner to improve quality of early childhood education in the Caribbean

From CARICOM Today February 15, 2018, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda– International and Regional academicians, researchers and practitioners have convened in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss opportunities and plans for improving the quality of and access to early childhood education for Caribbean children ages zero to five. The three-day Early Childhood Development Regional Research Conference, […]

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

By Erin Brodwin  Business Insider From msn Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, Lee recommends five other types of workouts. They generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones. The findings are detailed in a Harvard […]

Why we’re focusing on Africa, Caribbean discourse—- IADS Director

By Elizabeth Uwandu From Vanguard ngr DIRECTOR, Institute of Africa & Diaspora Studies, IADS, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Muyiwa Falaiye has said the newly formed institute in partnership with the University of West Indies, was aimed at discussing timely and relevant issues about Africa, the Caribbean and the world at large. Prof. Falaiye disclosed […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Ruth Bodden remembered Remembering our dear sister celebrating her birthday in heaven today (Sat Feb 17 ). Joan and Helen   Cayman Islands police respond to three vehicle fires, 14 February On Wednesday, 14 February, police responded to three reports of vehicle fires: Shortly after 1:20AM, officers responded to a report of a vehicle on […]

New study in Grenada links coral reefs and disaster risk reduction

From Caribbean News Now  GRENVILLE, Grenada — A new study, published by UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) and The Nature Conservancy, in the Journal of Environmental Management, evaluates one of the first uses of reef restoration as natural infrastructure specifically designed to reduce risks to people and property, and reveals that coral degradation is directly linked […]

The UK government has developed AI so powerful it can block 99.99% of ISIS propaganda videos before they reach the internet

By Kieran Corcoran From Business Insider The British government has developed AI technology which can scan videos and work out whether they contain extremist content. It gave £600,000 ($834,000) of public money to tech firm ASI Data Science to build it. The firm claims its tech can distinguish news from propaganda with near-perfect accuracy. It […]