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Archives for March 9, 2020

Swap upcycled bags

FREITAG Launches Online Platform That Lets You Swap Their Upcycled Bags with Other Customers for Free By Allison Fonder From Core77 When it comes to companies stepping up to challenge wasteful manufacturing models, the Swiss recycled tarp bag company FREITAG has stood at the forefront of this trend for years since launching their sustainably-minded brand […]

The Editor speaks: Is the dump fire the writing on the wall?

It seems that 2020 has turned in to a very bad start for the “Unity” government headed by premier Alden McLaughlin. When the premier arrogantly said it would take a miracle for the cruise berthing facility not to proceed I took him to task and pointed out to him “miracles do happen”. To date, the […]

Puzzles for Mar 9-10 Number search/Sudoku/Word search/Crossword

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Cayman: Wayne Panton leaves the Progressives

CNS are reporting that former financial services and environment minister, Wayne Panton, has left the Progressives – the PPM. It comes as no surprise to me as another former colleague ,who lost his seat at the last election recently, told this publication he has reservations about how the Progressives are progressing. With CNS also hinting […]

Global shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis

From BBC Shares around the world had their worst day since the financial crisis with the dramatic falls leading to the day being dubbed “Black Monday”. The main financial indexes in the US closed down by more than 7%, while London’s index of top shares ended the day nearly 8% lower. Similar drops took place […]

Cayman: First samples sent for testing

The Public Health Department is sending five samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to be tested for the coronavirus, (COVID-19) for a number of people who are feeling unwell and have recently travelled to countries who are experiencing an outbreak.  They remain isolated at home, except for one visitor who is an inpatient […]

Coronavirus is ‘Angel of Death’ for seniors

By David A. Patten From Newsmax The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, is stalking seniors, killing them 10 times more frequently than its younger victims, especially if they already have an underlying health conditions, medical officials report.  Last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionadvised older Americans and those with health problems to […]

Ireland axes St. Pat’s parades as it arranges virus funding

From Newsmax Call it the bad luck of the Irish. Ireland canceled all St. Patrick’s Day parades due to take place across the country next week over the risk of a further spread of coronavirus as the government set aside 3 billion euros to tackle the infection. Ireland has so far reported 24 cases after […]

Guyana court halts release of Election Results amid fraud accusations

BY NEIL MARKS From US News GEORGETOWN (Reuters) – Guyana’s top court on Sunday upheld an injunction blocking the elections commission from proclaiming a winner in this month’s presidential election, delaying the results of a vote that has been marred by accusations of fraud. A protester was killed and demonstrators took to the streets after […]

Oil prices collapse as Russia targets frackers, $20 barrel possible

By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Russian President Vladimir Putin is targeting the U.S. oil industry by refusing to reduce oil output against the wishes of OPEC leaders as economic anxiety rises amid a global coronavirus outbreak, reports Bloomberg. “The Kremlin has decided to sacrifice OPEC+ to stop U.S. shale producers and punish the U.S. for messing […]