July 18, 2019

Battle of Waterloo: Excavation unearths amputated limbs

From BBC Human leg bones have been unearthed in the first excavation of the main allied field hospital used in the 1815 Battle of Waterloo. Experts believe they are the remains of limbs amputated by medics at the former Mont-St-Jean field hospital in Belgium. Archaeologists and veterans also found musket balls and a cannon ball, […]

Online critics poke fun at Canada ‘warship’ library

From BBC A brand new library in the Canadian city of Edmonton has raised eyebrows over its redesign. The building – still in the midst of its revitalisation – is being compared to a tank, a battleship, even a deceptive dating profile picture. The criticism is centered over its current form compared to some original […]

Virtual export accelerator for youth entrepreneurs

From OECS The Competitive Business Unit (CBU) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission invites Youth Entrepreneurs (18 to 29) in the OECS, who are involved in or interested in exporting goods and or services, to participate in a four (4) month virtual accelerator program. Scope of the Programme Based on consultations with […]

Drug companies and distributors lose court fight over pain pill data

A federal judge on Monday required the release of detailed information about legal painkillers made and sold in the United States between 2006 and 2012 that could change the public’s understanding of the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic, which has killed nearly a quarter of a million people since it started in the 1990s. In […]

Deciding where to draw the line

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Drawing lines in the proverbial sand is a common practice. We’ll go this far but cross that line and it’s not in our interest to go further. Setting these imaginary boundaries can be quite helpful. We can limit our spending, weight, time, interest, or tolerance. But drawing lines can also be self-limiting. Just […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

From BBC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the […]

Haim Saban to launch The New Saban Music Group

From All Access Music Group SABAN CAPITAL GROUP Chairman HAIM SABAN plans on investing $500 million on a new label, SABAN MUSIC GROUP (SMG), teaming with label vet GUSTAVO LOPEZ, who will serve as CEO. The new label group will focus on international A&R, artist development and strategically supporting a 360 model for their artists. […]

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison

From BBC A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February. He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, but […]

NAN’s CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – July 17, 2019

From News America Now News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Wednesday morning July 17, 2019: Everton Anthony Robinson, a Jamaican, is the latest Caribbean national added to the Interpol most wanted Red Notices list. The 49-year-old […]

Cayman physicians complete doctorate course offered by the HSA

Three physicians of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) have obtained their Doctorate of Medicine in Family Medicine at the HSA, which is accredited by the University of the West Indies (UWI) as a postgraduate training facility for the doctorial level degree. By completing their degrees Drs Glaister Bell, Carmen Martinez and Lorna Jackson […]