December 12, 2017

After 25 months of going backwards, Caribbean and Latin American exports are ticking upwards … with e-commerce leading the way

By John McCarthy Frpm ViFreePress WASHINGTON – Following 25 months of uninterrupted contraction, exports of goods from the Caribbean and Latin America (LAC) are back on the path to growth. After shrinking by 3.3 percent in 2016, the year-on-year growth between January and June 2017 reached 13.2 percent. Similarly, exports of services, which had already […]

New book on wastewater re-use in Latin America and the Caribbean

From IWMI In an important first for this region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new bookcompiling a wealth of information on wastewater re-use for agriculture. Available in Spanish, the book was prepared in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, […]

Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Christmas Sorrel

By Minna LaFortune From NAM News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 8, 2017: Thanksgiving is over and the leftovers are all eaten up! Now it’s time to prepare for the Christmas parties and Christmas Day Feastings! What shall we prepare? Well we need to start with the sorrel and the Ginger beer beverages. Also […]

Caribbean Buffet & Final Faze as Norman Island’s Pirates Bight reopens

From Virgin Islands News Online Popular restaurant & bar officially reopens on Sunday December 10, 2017 NORMAN ISLAND, VI – While Peter Island Resort and Spa was closing its doors and sending home staff, next door Norman Island was re-opening its doors to guests some three months after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands. The […]

Recipes of the week

Cayman Islands: Enjoy the Spirit(s) of the Season with Camana Bay’s Holiday Cocktails Visit five of Camana Bay’s bars this holiday season and try out their special seasonal sips. Make sure to collect the recipe card to recreate the drinks at home! Fuku *Meaning ‘luck’ or ‘fortune’ in Japanese From Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar […]

University College of the Cayman Islands received 3D printer from CSC

Thanks to Cayman Spirits Company (CSC), students at the University College of the Cayman Islands can now look forward to using a cutting-edge device that encourages collaboration, enhances critical-thinking and problem-solving skills whilst providing a fun element towards learning. Recently, UCCI received a brand new Robo-R2 3D printer from the local distillers which will further […]

Disaster Resilience Centre to be established in Caribbean

By Tashion Hewitt Stennett From JIS Story Highlights Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai, says a resilience recovery centre will be established in the Caribbean. Dr. Rifai said that while the UNWTO may not be the best qualified agency to bring in physical and material aids for crisis-stricken […]

Budweiser vows to be first beer on Mars, and will send barley into space next month as a start

By Mike Wehner From BGR Like it or not, humanity won’t be able to live on Earth forever. If we don’t wipe out our own species by the time we figure out where to go, we’ll eventually have to shove off of the planet and head elsewhere. When that happens, we’re going to need a […]

9 Thanksgiving food tips: Don’t let stomach bugs ruin your holiday feast

By Emily Netburn From Newsmax When preparing for a big Thanksgiving feast, the last thing on your mind is whether or not the food you’re about to eat could make you sick. Yet every year, 48 million Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Before eating the biggest meal of […]

Drink less say cancer drs.

The nation’s top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning By Erin Brodwin From Business Insider In a statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology asked Americans to drink less alcohol. The group, which includes the nation’s top cancer doctors, cited several years of research that links alcohol — even […]