November 19, 2018

Grand Cayman is overrun with green iguanas

From The Economist The government wants to bring back the blue variety The cayman islands, a British territory, does not tax companies. So Grand Cayman, its largest part, has more companies (106,000) than people (61,000). Its population of green iguanas greatly outnumbers both. There are perhaps 1.3m of them, more than 6,000 per square kilometre. […]

Nearly 170 dogs rescued from horrific Iowa Puppy Mill

By: Laura Goldman From Care2 Months ago, animal rescue groups in northern Iowa notified the Worth County Sheriff’s Office about a commercial breeder who was keeping dogs in terrible conditions without proper care. “We have tried to work with the individual in addressing the growing concerns about the welfare of her animals over the past […]

Sleep problems turn fatal for grieving spouses

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax New research shows that sleep disturbances have a serious effect on the heart health of those who have suffered the loss of a spouse. Researchers from Northwestern and Rice Universities reveal that poor sleep affects the immune system resulting in chronic inflammation that makes those who are grieving more susceptible […]

Immigration shift: Where is advocacy for Caribbean immigrants?

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life Uniting is the key to fighting. The Caribbean community must unify their struggles to challenge the onslaught of immigration policies and fears that may jeopardize their livelihood, says a longtime immigration advocate. The managing director of the Rosedale-based, Caribbean Immigrant Services, Incorporated — Irwine Clare, said that in the […]

Antacid drugs linked to stroke

By Dr. David Brownstein From Newsmax Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are some of the most widely used medications on the market. They work by poisoning an enzyme that is responsible for stomach cells’ ability to make hydrochloric acid. Unfortunately, these drugs are associated with a host of adverse effects including osteoporosis, heart attacks, and abnormal […]

Abrams ends Georgia Governor bid, says she’ll file lawsuit

From Newsmax Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia’s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for “gross mismanagement” of a bitterly fought election. The speech Abrams delivered at her […]

Destinations of the week

4 OFFBEAT TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE UK From Travel Bliss UK The country of United Kingdom is so full of magnificent places to visit. However, many of them are so mainstream today that the large number of crowds might ruin the holiday fever itself. Worry not, because we have listed down for you the top […]

Bitcoin and the crypto market is once again crashing hard

By John Russell From TechCrunch It’s not been a pretty year for anyone who owns Bitcoin, but the last 24 hours has been a period to forget as the cryptocurrency dropped below $100 billion in market cap for the first time in more than a year. You have to go back to the end of […]

Trump visits California fire scene as death toll rises

From Newsmax President Donald Trump took a helicopter tour Saturday over the Northern California landscape scorched by a killer wildfire. A full cover of haze and the smell of smoke greeted the president upon his arrival at an Air Force base, as did the governor and his successor. Trump planned to hear from those leaders […]

Cameron Bellamy rounds Barbados in 40 hours 43 minutes

Courtesy of WOWSA, Barbados. From The Daily News Of Open Wayer Cameron Bellamy has had quite a year. First he became the first South African to complete the Oceans Seven. Then he attempted a Swim Around Barbados. He did not finish his first attempt in September when he swam for over 27 hours and 66 […]