December 16, 2017

The Editor Speaks: Respect for our police

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The incidents we have seen recently on television showing police officers acting like soldiers in a war zone have done little to add to the respect that they need in order for them to execute their duties. The main one being to protect all law abiding citizens. Our televisions are set the majority of time […]

Sexual abuse in the music industry gets spotlight with #MeNoMore

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable It’s the music industry’s turn to unite against systemic sexual abuse. Musician Courtney Barnett is one of hundreds of women in the Australian music industry to join a campaign against sexual harassment and assault. Over 300 Australian women have signed an open letter slamming sexual discrimination and abuse in the […]

Experimental stem cell treatments

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By Dr Derrick Aarons From Jamaica Observer Several stem cell clinics have opened their doors in our Caribbean countries over the past few years. However, the injecting of stem cells into the human body is not only relatively new, but also classified in international medical literature as experimental treatment. This is different from ‘standard treatment’ […]

Caribbean female leadership needed

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By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert From Soualiga Newsday Sint Maarten SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY – Would female leadership change the Caribbean? Most likely it will! It is all about the characteristics of how the members of the male and female gender have a different way of approaching a task, a challenge, or stress.  Women leaders take care, whereas […]

Scientists are using dogs instead of traps to study rare endangered species, and it’s working

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Scientists studying hard-to-find endangered species are often left with a difficult choice when it comes to locating specimens to research. They can attempt to find the animals themselves, spending hours, days, or even weeks on what can sometimes be a fruitless endeavor, or they can set traps, which are more […]

Huge spider terrorizes woman and traps her in her car for 20 minutes

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BY BRIAN KOERBER From Mashable GET OUT OF THE CAR. A woman in  — you guessed it — Australia was held hostage in her car for about 20 minutes by a hair spider. Bianca Merrick of Coffs Harbour, Australia, was driving home from work on Friday when she spotted a large spider hanging out on […]

Isle of Man complies with international standards

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From IOM Today The Isle of Man’s critics ignore the great progress it has made in keeping its business above board. Last week the island received a ringing endorsement from the OECD. We have retained the top ’compliant’ rating by the global body reviewing tax transparency – one of only six countries worldwide. The Organisation […]

Man feeds kangaroos toast, still gets attacked by one

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Another reminder that despite their somewhat cute appearance, kangaroos are yes, still wild animals.An 80-year-old man has been injured after being attacked by a kangaroo on Thursday morning at Bendalong, located in New South Wales, Australia.He suffered multiple cuts to his lower legs in the attack, according to a NSW […]

Letter to Bahamas Tribune242: China is on the rise

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By BRIAN ELLIS PLUMMER From Tribune242 EDITOR, The Tribune. WE live in a multipolar world. The United States (US) is no longer the undisputed leader of the world. China is a direct challenge to US hegemony. Venezuela is also a threat to the old world order because she is influencing Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

Governments urged by artificial intelligence researchers to ban killer robots

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Artificial intelligence technology has developed in leaps and bounds in the last decade, and now, governments are being urged to ban robots that can kill, before things get out of hand. Researchers from Australia and Canada have issued an open letter to the respective leaders of each country, Prime Minister […]