September 16, 2019

The Pybus philosophy in Windies cricket

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From The University of the West Indies The CLR James Cricket Research Centre, Cave Hill, Barbados. Friday, September 6, 2019—Two photographs in as many days tell the story of the future of West Indies cricket. The first captures Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim cricket coach, in conversation with Jamaican Dr Glen Mills, the world’s best […]

Fusarium wilt of banana and plantain: A threat to the regional economies and food security

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From OECS Fusarium wilt of bananas, commonly known as Panama disease, is a destructive soil borne fungus that poses a threat to the production of all banana and plantain crops. Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 has reappeared and is now a priority pest threatening the region’s banana industry with serious economic, livelihood and food security […]

Kia hands over new ‘Kia Green Light School’ to the Tanzanian Government

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Kia Motors successfully operates school for five years before handover Kia’s volunteers working in Ethiopia to support the country’s education and renovation efforts Green Light Project aids mobility and self-sufficiency in Africa Kia Motors Corporation has transferred operation of one of its Kia Green Light Schools to a local community in Tanzania. This is the latest facility to be handed […]

Lesser Antilles may face tropical storm threat by early next week [Cayman needs to watch this system]

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By Alex Sosnowski From Accuweather While an area of disturbed weather off the coast of the southeastern United States is not likely to become a powerful tropical storm, a robust tropical disturbance over the central Atlantic may be a concern for the eastern Caribbean islands during the first full week of August. The Cabo Verde portion of […]

The algae epidemic suffocating the Caribbean has hit a scary milestone — the world’s largest seaweed bloom now stretches from Africa to Mexico

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By Morgan McFall-Johnsen From Business Insider Sargassum seaweed has been washing up in unprecedented quantities on beaches in the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico since 2011. It smells awful, hampers tourism, and harms wildlife. NASA satellites recently observed the largest seaweed bloom in the world, stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. A study found that […]

What money should be

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By Nik Milanovich From TechCrunch With the release of the Facebook consortium’s project Librawhitepaper, the internet, tech world, financial services industry and policy circles are all burning with conversation on the project’s potential. We are still very early into Libra’s life — it is, after all, still a proposal — and there is an endless set […]

WALSHY FIRE – ABENG… A conversation between Africa and the Caribbean

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From Reggaeville ABENG IS A “CONVERSATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN” FEATURING TOP NAMES IN DANCEHALL AND AFROBEATS  Walshy Fire has used his platform as a member of Major Lazerand as a producer and international DJ to gather artists from Africa and the Caribbean for ABENG, a first-of-its-kind album bridging the two regions, out June 7th on Mad Decent. […]

Solar Cow provides free electricity to incentivize school attendance in Africa

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By B Kara Weinsten From Core77 You won’t be able to drink from these cows… YOLK, the company known for creating compact, transportable solar panels has created the Solar Cow, a solution providing free electricity to rural areas while incentivizing parents to send their children to school. According to YOLK, in Africa, child labor prevents […]

New Pirates of the Caribbean: Growing instability in Venezuela

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By Nathan Paul Southern from Global Risk Insight We often associate pirates with Blackbeard’s cutlass or a Somali fisherman’s Kalashnikov. However, their next hotspot could well be the turbulent coast of Venezuela. Globally, the threat of piracy, particularly that posed by armed groups from Somalia in the Indian Ocean, has been tackled with impressive and effectivejoint […]

meeco develops clean energy products for tourism sector in Africa

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Project development and financing model sun2share introduced in Botswana The tourism sector is one of the largest industries worldwide and at the same time one of the fastest growing. In 2017, the travel and tourism industry accounted for 10.4% of the global GDP. Especially, in developing nations in Africa this sector is a major economic driver. […]