September 15, 2019

Sir Ronald Sanders: Scotiabank: Is might, right?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of the small island state, Antigua and Barbuda, is just US$1.5 billion. Yet, there is what the Canadian newspaper, Globe and Mail, described, on August 26, as a “stand-off” […]

Everything you need to know about pregnancy and drugs

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From Ocean Breeze Recovery MOTHER-FETUS CONNECTION The profound connection between mother and fetus is deeper than most think. While mother and child don’t share blood, the placenta provides a connection between the two, allowing for the exchange of nutrients, wastes, and gasses. The placental wall acts as a barrier, albeit an extremely porous one. Substances […]

Sanders: Boris Johnson’s can of worms

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Caribbean WASHINGTON, United States, Monday July 29, 2019 – There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared, is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As […]

The truth about motorcycle accidents

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by The Brown Firm / March 18, 2019 In 2017, there were 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States roadways with 14% of these fatalities involved motorcycles. Of the 5,286 motorcyclists that died in traffic crashes in 2016, 94 percent were riders while 6 percent were passengers. Motorcyclists need a different combination […]

One of Antarctica’s biggest glaciers will soon reach a point of irreversible melting. That would cause sea levels to rise at least 1.6 feet

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By Aylin Woodward From Business Insider Antarctica’s glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates. This rapid ice loss contributes to rising sea-levels. In a new study, scientists found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica will likely hit a point of irreversible melting, after which it will lose all of its ice over a period of 150 years. […]

Residential property markets and investments in Caribbean

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Caribbean – a place with beautiful beaches and sunny days. If you are considering buying a real estate in the Caribbean or investing in them, then you should be informed and fully prepared. Not only to prepare finances and to create a budget but also, to know where the best place in the Caribbean is […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Making a difference – the example of António Guterres |

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvert Radio WASHINGTON, United States, Friday July 5, 2019 – In his threeand a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states. He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to […]

25 years of cooperation in counterdrugs operations between Dutch and USA

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From The Daily Herald St. Maarten PHILIPSBURG–Stopping the flow of illicit drugs in the Caribbean is a team effort. Twenty-five years ago, the Royal Netherlands Navy joined Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) in Key West, Florida.   The Commander of the Dutch forces in the Caribbean took up the role of Task Group 4.4 CTG4.4 […]

A guide to 4th of July for non-Americans

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By Erin Davis and Catherine Dillinger From CNN Facts you might not know about July 4th (CNN)All across America on July 4, men in red, white and blue tank tops dust off their grills, children chuck exploding paper wrappers in cul-de-sacs, and patriotic-themed commercials take over the airwaves.It’s Independence Day.If you grew up elsewhere and already […]

Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent

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By Su Xinqi  Alvin Lum  Phila Siu  Shirley Zhao  Linda Lew  From South China Morning Post Officers, protesters suffer injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police use batons and pepper spray to beat back mob of masked demonstrators Hours earlier peaceful mass rally drew historic numbers onto the streets to oppose government’s controversial extradition bill As it happened: How […]