December 17, 2017

Scientists identify hotspots of coastal risks in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From PHYS.ORG The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the vulnerability of populations and infrastructure in coastal areas to natural disasters. A new study by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain, identifies hotspots of coastal risks throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Published November 2 in PLOS ONE, […]

Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the past spurs renewed focus on conservation

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From PHYS.ORG Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the past spurs renewed focus on conservation Johns Hopkins paleontologist Siobhán Cooke and her colleague Alexis Mychajliw collect more fossils for dating in a Caribbean cave. Credit: Lauren Gibson A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of […]

The Games are here. Play your part

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From WALK FREE.ORG Last Friday (5), we witnessed the spectacular opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics 2016. The first Olympic and Paralympic Games ever held in South America will host over 15,000 competing athletes. Their amazing efforts have got them to this historic event. Your efforts can play a part, too. Share this video (at […]

The Campaign for the Bahamas launches, focus is to bring about positive change for country

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NASSAU (July 25, 2016) A new campaign has been launched by the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG), a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to addressing long-standing issues plaguing the Bahamas. The campaign, called “The Campaign for the Bahamas,” was created for and driven by the people of the country. It focuses on a goal of bringing about […]

They escaped abuse. The next step is yours

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From WALK FREE.ORG “We were treated like slaves, all day and all night we had to work. I don’t want anyone else to have to face the same ordeal.” Nayto, Survivor Just three weeks ago, 14 migrant workers escaped a chicken farm in the Lop Buri region of Thailand. Their reports of harsh treatment, exhaustive […]

He must stand trial. But he doesn’t stand alone.

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Dear iNews Cayman readers, It sounds like a story pulled from a legal thriller. A man investigating allegations of workers in modern slavery finds evidence of the alleged exploitation. But when the report is published, instead of taking action against the corrupt corporation, the government allows him to be put on trial. That is exactly […]

What were you doing when you were 15?

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From Walk Free Girls aged 15 and younger are being married to older men in Niger. “After the wedding, he wanted to have sex with me, but I refused… He beat me and gagged me so he could get what he wanted.” Zeinabou, married in Niger at just 15 years old.[1] Fati Yahaya at just […]