August 17, 2018

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

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From BBC A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential rain. Vehicles and debris fell 45m (148ft) […]

Destinations of the week 1

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RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe Part 1 By Alison Millington Mar. 24, 2018, 4:06 AM riga latvia This Latvian city came in third place, but which one came out on top?Roman Babakin / Shutterstock Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City […]

Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France

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By Frederic Lardinois From TechCrunch Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Those cables are typically built and owned by a consortium of companies (and sometimes shared by competitors). Now, however, Google is building its […]

MIA Exhibit Mémoires Encastrées fetes Caribbean culture

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This month, passengers in concourses D and E at Miami International Airport can view the latest exhibition from one of the Caribbean’s great contemporary artists with Mémoires Encastrées (Memory Windows), an exhibit by Haitian-born, Miami-based artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. “To have Mémoires Encastrées at MIA, given the deep cultural commentary of his pieces and its connection […]

They’re going home and none too soon…why the Caribbean never got behind England

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By Kwesi Mugisa From SportsMax If a flamboyant France unit has cheekily been designated the last African team remaining at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, one could easily surmise that the Caribbean’s last hope was England. A quick poring over of the multi-cultural French team reveals that many of its roots are deeply entrenched within […]

The Editor Speaks: Happy Independence Day (July 4th) to the USA

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Being British, I laughingly tell my American friends that July 4th is an equally big celebration in Great Britain. With extra emphasis on the ‘Great’! They look amazed and normally say “Really. Why?” I answer back. “It’s the day we got rid of the USA!” Normally they laugh back but some walk away in disgust. […]

Improving Eastern Caribbean aviation

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French Civil Aviation Authority meets with the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority and the OECS Commission Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — Efforts to improve the coordination, safety and efficiency of air travel in the Eastern Caribbean were strengthened following a recent meeting of the French Civil Aviation Authority, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) […]

Worst airports in world 2

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The 19 worst airports in the world Part 2 By Tom Murray From Business Insider Your flying experience doesn’t just depend on what airline you’re flying with — but also what airport you’re flying from. As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company AirHelp has named and shamed the worst […]

France vows to tackle noxious seaweed disaster in Caribbean

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From The Straits Times PARIS (AFP) – The French government is preparing a plan to deal with a new invasion of stinky seaweed that is covering the beaches of some its islands in the Caribbean, causing health problems for residents and threatening key fishing and tourism industries. The brown sargassum algae “is one more disaster […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump pulls US out

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From BBC US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it “decaying and rotten”, he said the deal was “an embarrassment” to him “as a citizen”. Going against advice from European allies, he said he would reimpose economic sanctions that were waived when the deal […]