October 19, 2018

Gorgeous 30-day timelapse

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Gorgeous 30-day timelapse captures what it’s like to be out at sea BY XAVIER PIEDRA From Mashable The ocean is equally as beautiful as it is terrifying. This couldn’t have been captured anymore perfectly than in this timelapse video by YouTuber JeffHK. In the video, JeffHK documents his 30 day journey from the Red Sea […]

The hunting of whales, dolphins and porpoises illegally for bait found to be more widespread than first thought

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A report by Sandra Altherr and Nicola Hodgins Edited by Sue Fisher, Kate O’Connell, D.J. Schubert, and Dave Tilford SMALL CETACEANS, BIG PROBLEMS A global review of the impacts of hunting on small whales, dolphins and porpoises SUMMARY The hunting of small cetaceans (i.e., all toothed whales, except the sperm whale) for food or fishing […]

Holder eyes win in historic day/night Caribbean Test

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From Jamaica Observer GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — The West Indies are just one match away from a historic win over Sri Lanka, and captain Jason Holder says the regional side will be gunning for victory in the final Test. After battling to a tense draw in the second Test match on Monday, the […]

Cricket teams from England and India will tour the Caribbean in 2019

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life The Caribbean region has been given an opportunity to bid for Test, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 matches between the West Indies and England also India next year. This was revealed by Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron, during a recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago. While […]

Fly a flag for the Commonwealth 12th MarcH 2018

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Lord Mayors and Mayors, Lord Provosts, town and parish councils, local authorities and local communities, school children and college students, members of Girlguiding and the Scouts from around the UK and Commonwealth, Sea and Air Cadets, charities and community groups, Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen and major shipping lines, training ships crewed by disabled crewman people, and many […]

Asitha Fernando shines with his shoes in Caribbean Islands

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By Bipin Dani From Pakistan Observer Mumbai Sri Lanka’s young fast bowler Asitha Fernando, now on a Windies tour has shown a fine gesture of gifting one of his shoe pair to the poor West Indies player. This was revealed by Charith Senanayake, the manager of the A team on Caribbean Islands. “As ambassadors of […]

A downside to good care

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By Ken White From The Daily Journal Peninsular Remember those quarter-sized turtles in plastic bowls, adorned with a 2-inch green plastic palm tree, available for a pittance from neighborhood five-and-dimes? Millions were sold for decades. For many kids, these were the first “pet” and the first experience with death (the bowls could not meet the […]

Sri Lanka dengue outbreak kills nearly 300 people so far

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From WN According to health officials on Monday, a dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka killed nearly 300 people so far and hospitals are stretched to capacity, Reuters reported. Health officials blame recent monsoon rains and floods leaving pools of stagnant water and rotting rain-soaked trash which is perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the virus, […]

Sri Lanka’s worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

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From Times Free Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers on Tuesday to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water […]

Destinations of the week

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Islands’ Romantic Getaways to Island Resorts From Islands For your honeymoon, anniversary, couple’s trip or any romantic getaway, these are the island resorts that offer the ultimate in romance, from special dinners to beautiful views to romantic suites. Ratua Private Island Ratua Private Island, Vanuatu After his stay in Vanuatu, Islands contributing editor David Lansing […]