October 16, 2018

World Bank says Caribbean could still benefit from Human Capital Index Report

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From St. Lucia Online (CMC) – The World Bank Saturday said that the new World Bank Human Capital Index released earlier this week gives policymakers in the Caribbean and around the world compelling evidence that delivering better outcomes in children’s health and learning can significantly boost the incomes of people and of countries with returns […]

The Editor Speaks Mental health

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Today (Wed 10 Oct) is World Mental Health Day. Did you give it a thought in your busy schedule? Did you read Cayman Islands Minister of Health, Dwayne Seymour’s Message we published today? I hope you did. This year’s theme is “Young people and mental health in a changing world”. Yes. Mental health doesn’t start […]

Robots reign supreme

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Robots reign supreme in new VR games for Oculus headsets By Andrew Tarantola From engadget Insomniac Games As Oculus hosts its annual OC5 event in San Francisco this week, the company isn’t just looking back at its five years in existence, it’s looking forward. Specifically to “the latest and greatest in gaming content,” Steve Arnold, […]

Young people are the loneliest age group but smartphones aren’t to blame

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BY LAURA BYAGER From Mashable Youth is a period most often associated with great promise, many possibilities, and an overall sense of freedom. But, youth can also be a time in life when many of us feel very lonely. A new major survey of over 55,000 people conducted by the BBC found that the loneliest […]

Treaty pushes for environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah From Open Global Rights Despite closing space for civil society, the new Escazú Agreement—which offers protection measures for environmental groups and defenders—is a shining example of citizens organizing in creative ways to fight for social justice. After many judicial delays, the trial for the assassination of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres began […]

Chile President and First Lady Put Older Persons on the Political Agenda of the UNGA

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From UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Nearly 962 million people around the world are 60 years old or older, which represent 13% of the world population. This phenomenon has a growth rate of 3% annually and according to estimates, by 2030 the number of elderly people will reach to nearly 1400 million people. […]

Caribbean teen overcomes depression for academic achievement in Orlando

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By Jerry Askin From Click Orlando Kedrine Gayle graduated with honors, now attends USF ORLANDO, Fla. – Kedrine Gayle, 18, said she’s living proof that despite their background and upbringing, people can achieve whatever they strive for with the right focus and determination. Gayle wanted to share her story of how moving to the United States from […]

Serve as ‘Test Case’ for climate-related technologies, Grenada urges Caribbean nations

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From WIC UNITED NATIONS: The island country Grenada has called on other Caribbean nations and Small Island Development States (SIDS) to serve as ‘test cases’ for nationwide implementation of climate-related technologies and advances. While addressing in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate, Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David said the Caribbean also represents some […]

St Kitts & Nevis: PM Harris’ Statement at 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (Sept. 28th, 2018)

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“We endorse a holistic approach to health, and I am happy to report that we have shifted into high gear to make an essential component of global health – universal health coverage – a reality for all citizens in St. Kitts and Nevis,” Prime Minister Harris said this afternoon while addressing the 73rd Session of […]

Migrants on Cayman Brac

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The Immigration Department reports that 11 Cuban migrants are currently in the care of its Cayman Brac officers. The group consists of nine males and two females, who say they were at sea for six days.  Among these are two repeat migrants. The vessel was sighted at around 10am this morning (Friday, 28 September 2018).  […]