February 15, 2019

How do snowbirds escape the winter blues?, Martin

By Melissa Martin I’m dreaming of a colorful beach get-away. Perhaps, a jaunt to the Caribbean Islands. A slice of paradise to refresh the chilly mood and attitude. Leave the snow and slick-iced roads behind. The Caribbean culture is calling for beach bunnies.  “The Caribbean region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and […]

Cayman Islands DEH opens upgraded recycling depot

On Tuesday (12), Captain Eugene Ebanks, Councillor for Environment & Housing, officially opened an upgraded recycling depot in the district of North Side as part of the government’s drive to provide more convenient recycling services for the residents of Grand Cayman. The depot is located at the North Side Civic Centre and has been upgraded […]

6 things to eat when you’re craving chocolate

By Lia Riverson From Care2 You wake up ready and committed to kicking that sugar habit this week. Your fridge is stocked with sweet, fresh fruit, and you already made lunch plans at that new Mediterranean place that favors hummus over hot fudge sundaes. And then suddenly, before you know it, it’s 8 p.m., and […]

New York: City teens advocate for greater tobacco control

By Alexandra Simon from Caribbean Life Dozens of city students traveled to Albany last week to speak to state lawmakers on the harmful effects tobacco-use has on their communities. On Feb. 4, organizers from anti-tobacco group NYC Smoke Free traveled with students to the capital on Legislative Education Day, to show their support for more […]

Speakers announced for Cayman Islands 2nd Annual Youth Mental Symposium

An impressive line-up of speakers will take to the stage at the 2nd annual Youth Mental Health Symposium taking place in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday February 23rd. The speakers will come together to discuss a shared vision for Cayman’s children and young adults dealing with mental health issues, under the theme ‘Addressing […]

Cutting calories will boost your sex life

From Newsmax The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight and can boost your sex life and extend your life. Three decades of animal studies have found that eating fewer calories can extend lifespan and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and even some cancers. And some, though not all, of […]

CARICOM, Mexico and Uruguay strongly advocate diplomatic channels for dispute settlement to resolve Venezuela’s complex political crisis

February 7th, 2019The governments of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, Mexico and Uruguay say they hold the view that “the complexity of the circumstances [in Venezuela] should not be a reason to dismiss the diplomatic channels for dispute settlement.” Reiterating their decision to “help restore the tranquility of the Venezuelan people through dialogue and peace,” […]

Yet another dolphin has died at Dolphinaris in the Arizona Desert

By Laura Goldman from Care2 Just one month after a bottlenose dolphin named Khloe died at Dolphinaris Arizona, another dolphin, Kai, has died there. Since the controversial tourist attraction opened less than three years ago, four of its eight captive dolphins—half of them—are now dead. Kai, 22, died on Jan. 31, two weeks after he began having difficulty […]

Daily aspirin may not save lives

While most experts agree that taking a low-dose of aspirin daily helps prevent heart attacks by keeping clots from forming, the latest research shows that a serious side effect — increased risk for bleeding — may negate the benefits. A review of 13 studies on nearly 165,000 adults without heart disease and a mean age […]

Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

GENEVA (ILO News) – Social protection is critical in helping children escape poverty and its devastating effects, yet, the vast majority of children have no effective social protection coverage, UNICEF and the ILO said in a joint report. Evidence shows clearly that cash transfers play a vital role in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and […]