October 16, 2018

Polio-like AFM in more children surfacing across US

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By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Cases of the “polio-like” illness acute flaccid myelitis are surfacing among more children across the U.S., with reports of the condition that can lead to paralysis and death coming in from several states over the last few days. There have been 38 confirmed cases of AFM in 16 states so […]

Trade war escalation will hit China harder than the US, IMF says

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By John Carter From South China Morning Post A further escalation of the trade war between the US and China would take a major toll on economic growth in both countries next year, with China the bigger casualty, according to an economic analysis released by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. The world economy would […]

Innerspace 2019 to be hosted by Divetech Little Cayman

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By Sam Helmy From Deeper Blue If you’re a rebreather aficionado, mark your calendar: The world’s leading rebreather event, Innerspace, will be hosted be Divetech at the Little Cayman Beach Resort next May. The popular event will take place between May 18-25, 2019. Since its inception in 2004, Innerspace has grown from 19 participants to […]

‘Made in China 2025’: is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat as the West thinks it is?

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By Elaine Chan From South China Morning Post The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels. But it has become a lightning rod for Washington’s ire in its trade war with Beijing. This article – the first in a series […]

SEC asked to investigate ’corrupt’ American phone company in Guyana

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By Kathryn Myers From Florida Morning Post Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – A civic movement headed by well-known Guyanese Writer and Businessman Dennis E. Adonis, is asking the US Senate to take a closer look at the operations of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), a telecommunications service provider that is owned by the American Company […]

Sister cities mission donates US$6 million in health supplies to Montego Bay, Jamaica

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By Derrick Scott From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — The Vin Martin Memorial Health Mission, formerly known as the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission, has provided medical assistance to tune of US$6 million and has seen just over 50,000 patients over the last 25 years during annual health mission to Montego Bay. […]

Guyana: No more US visas for same-sex partners

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A handful of Guyanese from the LGBT community, who hold visas under a previous policy that had allowed them to enter the US at the patronage of their American same-sex partners, will have to leave the United States by December 31st, unless the legal status of their LGBT union […]

Tropical storm may brew next week as it spreads downpours from Caribbean to Bahamas, southeastern US

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By Alex Sosnowski, From AccuWeather A broad area of showers and thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding over the part of the Caribbean this week and has the potential to culminate into a tropical depression or storm as it drifts northward toward Florida and the Bahamas next week. AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring an area of […]

FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair in Oregon

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From BBC A man has been charged with assault after fortifying his Oregon home “like a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark”. FBI agents found a circular hot tub linked up to a tripwire, a fortified front door and animal traps laid around the property, local media report. But they were not able to […]

US Coast Guard arrests three for cocaine seizure in Caribbean Sea

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From RJR News The US Coast Guard has nabbed three drug smugglers and seized millions of dollars worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. It has transferred the smugglers and the cocaine, which is valued at about US$3.3 million, to US Drug Enforcement Administration agents. This follows last week’s seizure of a go-fast vessel off […]