December 17, 2017

‘Disturbing’ video of 11-year-old handcuffed at gunpoint ‘makes me physically nauseous,’ police chief says

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By MORGAN WINSOR Good Morning America From Yahoo News A police department in Michigan has launched an internal investigation into a recent incident in which an 11-year-old girl was handcuffed at gunpoint. The Grand Rapids Police Department on Tuesday released footage from body cameras worn by officers who were investigating a stabbing in the city […]

AIDS care in the Caribbean is varied

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From St Lucia Times (Martinique 1Ere) – 308 million euros are needed each year to finance the fight against AIDS in the Caribbean. The majority of this sum is the responsibility of countries that benefit from some international aid. But from 2018, there will be a shortfall of 7.5 million euros. Indeed, US President Donald Trump has canceled […]

Left behind: Caribbean film shows families torn apart by migration

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By Alexandra Simon From Brooklyn Daily Heavy burden: Meschida Philip’s short film “Scars of my Mother’s Dream,” screening on Nov. 21, examines the trauma that children of migrating Caribbean parents carry with them. She tells a moving story. A collection of short films screening in Prospect Lefferts Gardens this week will showcase the sacrifices and […]

Libyan coast guard intercepts nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

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From Yahoo News TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli on Tuesday, officials said. The migrants were intercepted near the town of Zliten by one of several coastguard vessels that Italy repaired and delivered to Libya earlier this year. Libya’s western shoreline is the […]

US: Dad charged after cops find body near where toddler was left outside for not drinking milk

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By Dominique Mosbergen HuffPost From Yahoo News The Texas dad police accused of leaving his 3-year-old daughter outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk was charged with a first-degree felony on Monday, the day after authorities found a child’s body near the family’s home. Wesley Mathews, 37, voluntarily […]

Hundreds missing amid California fires; loved ones go online

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AP From Newsmax Friends and relatives desperately checked hospitals and shelters and pleaded on social media for help finding loved ones missing amid California’s wildfires, with hundreds of people unaccounted for Wednesday. “We’ve been to 17 evacuation centers. We’ve called probably 12 hospitals. I mean, my whole family, all my friends looking for her,” Jessica […]

Scam – Kidnapping claim turns out to be attempt at fraud [call claimed to come from the Cayman Islands

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From The Richfield Reaper It can be a parent’s worst nightmare — a phone call with someone on the other end claiming to have kidnapped a child, demanding a ransom. It’s a scenario straight out of a movie, but it happened last week in Richfield when a woman answered a call from the Cayman Islands. […]

CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates

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By Saqib Shah From engadget A first-of-its-kind study used CRISPR tech to understand human embryo development. Gene-edited human embryos are offering new insights into the earliest stages of development, and could reduce the risk of miscarriage at the outset of pregnancy. In a new study, researchers from the UK’s Francis Crick Institute used CRISPR Cas9 […]

Illinois Senator vacationing in Caribbean during Hurricane Irma shares harrowing story of survival

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From Chicago NBC5 In a harrowing story of survival, Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez revealed Monday how she managed to survive after being left stranded in the wake of Hurricane Irma on a Caribbean island last week. Illinois State Sen. Iris Martinez revealed Monday how she managed to survive after being left stranded in the […]

CDS latest production is “Sistahs”

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Colin Wilson I was invited along with other members of the media last Thursday to a rehearsal of the Caribbean play “Sistahs” at The Prospect Playhouse. Billed by the Cayman Drama Society as a comedy ,“You’ll laugh until you cry”, I was expecting something like “Rundown” or as it is the Playhouse is the Theatre […]