July 22, 2018

Why travel to Caribbean with aviation taxes ? Different islands with sand and sun are standing by

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By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert From eTurbo News If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is ‘swamp taxation’ because no one besides the receiver wants it, and it sucks. “Dutch Government […]

There’s a strange forest in Poland that’s filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

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From Business Insider Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as “The Crooked Forest.” Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure. Some have theorized that harsh weather […]

Millennials are ditching Tesla shares faster than any other company

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By Graham Rapier From Business Insider More than 5,000 investors on Robinhood ditched Tesla this week. The selloff mirrors a decline in the stock’s price in recent months. Tesla is up 10% this week following the company’s annual meeting. Until this week, Tesla’s stock had hit a rough patch. Last week, after steady declines for […]

Breaking the bank or the myth of blockchain brotopia – or both?

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By Nisa Amoils From Forbes If ever there was a question as to whether NY is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” anchored by headline event Consensus, included a first-ever Blockchain Job Fair.  Attendance was […]

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 […]

NOCCO relaunches its limited Caribbean flavor to a different audience

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From STACK3D The Swedish functional food company NOCCO, which stands for the “No Carb Company”, has released or technically re-released a product here at this year’s FIBO Expo. The release is the return of its limited summer edition Caribbean energy drink, first made available last year although only in the Nordic markets. This week NOCCO […]

Letter to United Nations & World Governments

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We are more educated to pollute & harm the World (Project No.11, from S.Patnaik-India) By S.K.Patnaik <skpatnaik05@yahoo.co.in> Apr 8 (1 day ago) Dear United Nations & World Governments, Due to our education system———> The situation of the world is critical as terrorisms, global warming, nuclear testing, pollution, depression, diseases, etc… Selfish and ego are the […]

Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

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From BBC Two people have been killed in the western German city of Muenster after a van drove into people sitting outside restaurants. The driver of the vehicle, who has not yet been officially identified, died after shooting himself at the scene. About 20 people were injured in the incident, six seriously, which occurred near […]

Marketing Wellness: The Caribbean’s Spa and Wellness sector is a potential goldmine

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By CATHERINE MORRIS From St Lucia Star A growing number of tourists are coming to Saint Lucia and other Caribbean nations for more than just the sunshine. They’re travelling to the islands to pamper themselves, recuperate, manage their stress levels or simply take a week-long detox. These visitors form part of a growing and potentially […]

US: Louisville wants a fleet of drones to survey areas after shootings

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By David Lumb From engadget Kentucky’s biggest city pitched this idea to a UAV-funding federal program. Earlier this week, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky told reporters that he wants the city to field a fleet of drones that automatically survey areas after guns are fired. The city would detect firearm discharges using its existing ShotSpotter […]