December 12, 2018

Halloween herbs for year-round health

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By Michelle Schoffro Cook From Care2 “Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” chanted the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as they added ingredients to their brew. While an eye of newt and tongue of frog may not interest you, there are a few other herbs that are fitting for both Halloween and […]

Three key factors for boosting the productivity of Latin American and Caribbean cities

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BY EDE IJJASZ-VASQUEZ, MARK ROBERTS, MING ZHANG From Blogs.World Bank With more than 433 million people living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean is among the most urbanized regions in the world. Yet, even though Latin American and Caribbean cities show similar levels of productivity as the global average, their productivity lags that of […]

Guyana votes against Africa’s 2026 World Cup bid

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By Wonita Stephens -July 3, 2018 From Guyana Guardian 03 June 2018 – Guyana was among the more than 135 nations that opted not to vote for the African nation of Morocco in their bid to host the World Cup in 2026. Instead, Guyana joined with almost all of their Caricom counterparts to see that […]

More than 700,000 viewed FLOW Carifta Games

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From Jamaica Observer Making broadcast history via FLOW Sports Mobile App, FLOW Sports TV Channels   More than 700,000 customers across 21 countries in the Caribbean and The Bahamas got their fill of the athletics action — live and direct — as FLOW delivered unprecedented in-home and on-the-go access to the 2018 FLOW Carifta Games; […]

MSC Cruises’ Seaside christened in star-studded Miami event

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By Tom Stieghorst, USA TODAY From wkyc3 MIAMI — MSC Cruises held its first-ever christening in North America for the just-completed MSC Seaside, the vessel it hopes will crack open the doors to further growth for the largely European brand. The 4,138-passenger ship will anchor MSC’s Caribbean itineraries with seven-day cruises starting Jan. 6. The […]

Guyana, other Caribbean countries tackle threats by violent extremists, cyber-criminals

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by: Denis Chabro From Demerara Waves Top military officers from across the Caribbean, North America and Europe are meeting in Guyana to, among other things, hammer out a strategy to address threats by trans-national extremist groups. Sponsored annually by the United States (US) Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), this year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) is being […]

The Caribbean region offers a prime location for Business Process Outsourcing Services

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 17, 2017. The global market for business process outsouring (BPO) is currently valued at USD $1 trillion with cross-border outsourced services trade between countries estimated at US$88.9 billion per year in 2015. The Caribbean is carving out its niche within this global industry with the number of BPO operators and jobs growing […]

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

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From BBC At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches for survivors under the […]

Traders are making huge bets that millennials are destroying movie theaters

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By Joe Ciolli From business Insider Short sellers know you stayed home watchingNetflix instead of going to the movies last night. And they’re making wagers to profit from that very fact. They’ve boosted short interest — a measure of bets that share prices will drop — in the four largest North American movie theater chains […]

‘Big reflection’ needed on opioid crisis

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By Tharanga Yakupitiyage From Caribbean Life UNITED NATIONS, June 22, 2017 (IPS) – Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency. In its annual World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found concerning trends in drug use around the […]