August 20, 2019

Government of Mexico scholarships open to citizens of OECS Member States

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Monday, August 19, 2019 — The Government of Mexico, through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), has announced the 2020 Call for Merit Awards for International Students. The scholarship is open to nationals from OECS Member States who are interested in studying a specialisation, masters or doctorate degree; conducting graduate or postdoctoral research; as well as mobility […]

Is the tropical Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico, about to spring to life?

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By Alex Sosnowski From AccuWeather AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring the potential for changing conditions in the Atlantic basin that may lead to an uptick in tropical activity, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico over the next couple of weeks. “Indications are that inhibiting factors for tropical development, such as dry air, dust and […]

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison

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From BBC A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February. He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, but […]

One of Antarctica’s biggest glaciers will soon reach a point of irreversible melting. That would cause sea levels to rise at least 1.6 feet

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By Aylin Woodward From Business Insider Antarctica’s glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates. This rapid ice loss contributes to rising sea-levels. In a new study, scientists found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica will likely hit a point of irreversible melting, after which it will lose all of its ice over a period of 150 years. […]

The algae epidemic suffocating the Caribbean has hit a scary milestone — the world’s largest seaweed bloom now stretches from Africa to Mexico

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By Morgan McFall-Johnsen From Business Insider Sargassum seaweed has been washing up in unprecedented quantities on beaches in the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico since 2011. It smells awful, hampers tourism, and harms wildlife. NASA satellites recently observed the largest seaweed bloom in the world, stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. A study found that […]

Cayman: Canadian men 1 win away from securing Olympic berth in Rugby 7s

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By The Canadian Press From CBC Winner between Canada/Jamaica qualifies for 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo Canada blanked Bermuda 55-0 in semifinal play Sunday at the RF Group RAN (Rugby Americas North) Sevens to move within one win of Olympic qualification. The Canadian men will face Jamaica in the final later Sunday to decide who advances […]

Mexico and USA to face-off in Concacaf Gold Cup Final in Chicago on July 7

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Tickets for the Final in Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field are sold out Miami (Wednesday, July 3, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed that the Final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup will feature Mexico and USA, which will play the Championship game this Sunday, July 7, […]

Mexico amends CentAm, Caribbean infra financing rules

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From BNamericas The government has amended four articles of a decree governing Mexico’s financing cooperation strategy toward Mesoamerican and the Caribbean countries, originally enacted in December 2011. A notice in the official gazette from Monday said the change comes with “a new vision to enable a better use of the funds included in the Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.” […]

Mexico’s top Caribbean beaches hit by seaweed infestation

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From BBC An infestation of a seaweed-like algae along some of Mexico’s most visited Caribbean beaches has pitted the local community against the president, who has described the problem as a “minor issue”. In a long-running issue attributed by many researchers to climate change, sargassum has covered the popular white sandbanks, turning the pristine waters […]

From Cayman Islands Seven Mile Beach to Mexico

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(CIVF) – While the rest of Cayman was busy relaxing during the long weekend from June 7th — 10th, the selected players for the Cayman’s Senior National Beach Team were busy earning points on the beaches of La Paz, Mexico. Representing the women’s team at this Norceca stop was Chante Smith-Johnson and Cristin Burton-Alexander and […]