June 25, 2018

Jamaica: American boy drowns at Bahia Principe Hotel

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From RJR NEWS online The police are probing the circumstances which led to an eight year-old American boy drowning at the Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay, St. Ann on Saturday. He has been identified as Antoine Bookard of a Philadelphia address. It’s reported that about 5 o’clock, Antoine was in the pool with family […]

Marshall Islands back plan forcing a dirty global polluter to clean up its act

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BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable The Environmental Minister of the Marshall Islands, David Paul, left the low-lying tropical islands last week and flew to London. He journeyed all that way to stand in front of a packed room at the United Nations International Marine Organization (IMO) and emphasize that Marshallese children may have to one […]

Google just made paying for the news dead-simple

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By Chris Velazco From engadget Senior Editor, Mobile Good journalism is worth paying for, full stop. As part of a larger plan to help valuable reporting thrive in an age where content is a commodity, Google unveiled a new tool for publishers called Subscribe that makes it trivial to — what else? — subscribe to […]

Run straight to the Caribbean

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Sun. Mar. 25, 2018: Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student and survivor, Emma Gonzalez, has become a global face in the fight for stricter gun laws ever since her “BS” speech days after the killing of 17 of her colleagues and students. On Saturday, March 24th, in Washington, D.C., […]

Patents issued for brain training in social and emotional cognition

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(San Francisco, CA) – Posit Science, the maker of BrainHQ online brain exercises and assessments, has been issued two patents by the US Patent & Trademark Office on brain training that targets what scientists call “social cognition” and “emotional cognition,” or what lay people may think of as “people skills.” The patents cover a variety […]

Why 31 will be the most expensive year of your life

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By Lindsay Dodgson From Business Insider Credit score website ClearScore has worked out the most expensive age on average is 31. This is when you’re likely to be getting married, having children, or saving for a house. To afford everything, the typical 31-year-old needs to save £43,000. Plenty of young people can relate to dealing […]

Cayman Islands filmmakers reminded to rate their films

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As the arts festival season kicks offs in the Cayman Islands, the Film Control Board (FCB) is reminding filmmakers to have their films rated. Under the Film Exhibition Control Law (2015), films that will be screened locally and have not been rated by an internationally recognised film control board, need to be rated locally by […]

Sound quality doesn’t matter

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio What a shame. The 60th Grammy Awards show sound quality has made progress, but unfortunately in the wrong direction. It’s a bit worse than 2017 and a lot worse than 2016. Loud music passages were pinched off by over-aggressive limiters to the point of cringing. The Grammy awards are […]

Latest Cayman Islands PR Application Numbers & Totals

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The backlog is currently 402. The Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency (CSPR) Board resumed its normal meeting schedule after the holiday season on Thursday, 11 January 2018. The DOI administrators tasked with reviewing permanent residency applications continued to work throughout the holiday season as normal. Highlighted in yellow are the newest set of numbers since […]

Haiti’s popular ecotourism

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Haiti’s most popular ecotourism destinations From Mongabay.com The tropical Caribbean island of Haiti is a paradise with a rich, fascinating history, natural wonders, and diverse cultural offerings. It has also been named by some as the next big thingin regional tourism. But ecotourism in particular could become important for Haiti, with its rich land and sea […]