July 20, 2018

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 […]

M=5.6 earthquake shakes Caribbean

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By David Jacobson, From Temblor At 1:23 a.m. local time, a M=5.6 earthquake shook the eastern rim of the Caribbean near Antigua and Barbuda. Several aftershocks were also recorded, including a M=4.8 approximately one hour after the mainshock. Fortunately, this region is sparsely populated, and according to the USGS, no greater than light shaking was […]

Icelandic scientists just successfully drilled into a volcano’s belly

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By Robin Andrews From IFL Science! Seeing into the hellish bowels of a volcano can be achieved in numerous, fantastical ways, from seismic surveys and thermal probes to even using particles produced during destructive cosmic ray interactions with our own atmosphere. Sometimes, though, to get an actual unadulterated sample of volcanic material, you have but […]