October 21, 2019

The promise Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey won’t make

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By Katrina French From Freedom United Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey Won’t Promise Chocolate is Free from Child Labor – The Washington Post The world’s largest chocolate companies promised to eradicate child labor from their supply chains 20 years ago. But today, these same companies say they cannot guarantee that the chocolate you buy is free […]

The Rhodes Trust announces Historic Class of 101 new Rhodes Scholars

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Rhodes House, Oxford, 18 December 2018 The Rhodes Trust today announces a record-breaking class of 101 new Rhodes Scholars. This cohort, who will arrive at Rhodes House, Oxford, in October 2019, features young people from all fields of study who have exceptional leadership potential and share a commitment to positive change. The Rhodes Class of […]

Can you help free Biram again?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United Unbelievably, anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid has been remanded in prison, arrested on the same day he was planning to submit his candidature for the upcoming Mauritanian elections.[1] Add your name to help free Biram! Biram, president of anti-slavery organization the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, was taken […]

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open this year on truly global basis

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Rhodes House, Oxford, 18 June 2018 The Rhodes Trust is delighted to announce that Rhodes Scholarship applications are now open for most of the Rhodes constituencies. Applications have opened to students and recent graduates from Bermuda, Canada, China, Commonwealth Caribbean, East Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, […]

These 9 films prove Caribbean cinema is on the rise

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By KAÉCHE LIBURD From okayafrica A recap of nine standout films hailing from the Caribbean featured at this year’s Pan-African Film Festival. Islanders made their mark on films from all geographic regions at the 2018 Pan-African Film Festival. This festival’s selections captured the evolution of language, spiritual practices, food and art of a people whose […]

Cayman Islands: International scamming attempts using legitimate means, 11 July

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From RCIPS  Wed July 12 2017 A report was made to the Financial Crimes Unit yesterday, 11 July, about a matter of attempts to defraud a local charity. The Cayman based Charity received an invitation to a legitimate conference being held in the USA, with the offer of free airfare. He was however informed to […]

Global-IP brings outstanding sales team on board to serve its African markets

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Release Summary Global-IP, the innovative satellite communications company, welcomes on board an outstanding sales team to advance its ambitious move into the internet broadband market in Sub-Saharan Africa. GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global-IP Cayman, the innovative satellite communications company with the mission to bring cost-effective Internet and related value-added services to Sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased […]

It’s time for African and Caribbean leaders to grow up

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By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) From Black Press USA During the holidays, I had several frantic conversations with diplomats from Africa and the Caribbean. They all knew that I was active in the Republican Party and was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign; so they were all nervously inquiring about my thoughts […]

Caribbean drug routes on the move

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From GIT In recent years, cocaine and other illegal drug trafficking has increased in the Caribbean and around the world, due to the ‘balloon effect’ of drug cartels intending to get their products to the United States and Europe. In regards to drug trafficking, the balloon effect is the increase of trafficking in another region […]

The first Zika vaccine trials are underway, but research funding is running out

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BY MARIA GALLUCCI From Mashable Just days after a local outbreak of the Zika virus began in Miami, infecting at least 15 people so far, U.S. researchers are moving ahead with the first clinical trial for a potential vaccine. Yet their progress could quickly hit a wall if Congress doesn’t free up more funding to […]