August 4, 2020

About 70% of the world’s most popular passwords can be cracked in less than a second

Cybersecurity experts urge users to up their account protection June 17, 2020. According to the data provided by the NordPass password manager, nearly 70% (69,5%) of the most popular passwords people use can be hacked in less than a second.   Here are the top 10 passwords of 2019 along with the time it takes to hack them and […]

UWI’s leadership gives percentage of salaries to student fund

Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Saturday, May 02, 2020. The senior executive leadership of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—the Vice-Chancellor, Campus Principals, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Bursar and University Registrar—have all committed to allocating a percentage of their salaries for the next three months towards a student hardship fund. The aim of the fund is […]

Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous from Marrakesh

Lucas di Grassi visits the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world Audi driver founds Zero Summit in Brazil Daniel Abt fit again after practice accident in Mexico This weekend, Formula E is visiting North Africa for the fourth time. In the build-up to the race in Marrakesh (race start on Saturday at 3 […]

Measles outbreak in Venezuela is under control

Confirmed cases dropped 91% from 2018 to 2019.  Washington, D.C., 30 January 2020 (PAHO)- The measles outbreak in Venezuela is under control following a series of actions taken by the country, together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners, including a country-wide vaccination campaign that reached almost nine million children between the ages […]

Halloween and Hong Kong’s Hannibal Lecter who bit off an ear

By Zuraidah Ibrahim From South China Morning Post Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong took a dark turn last week as its entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong became the site of tense standoffs between police and protesters testing the reviled anti-mask law. The mood was anything but festive as tear gas was fired nearby and pepper spray used […]

Significant growth in new businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis seen over last four years

Local taxi operators are indubitably sharing in the fruits of growth, as they have witnessed a whopping 77 percent increase in total cruise passenger spend in 2017/2018 (US $133.02 million) over 2014/2015 (US $75.30 million).  Source: 2018 Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) Report. Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has pledged to do all that he […]

The Editor Speaks: Another ‘FIND’

My wife, Joan, wrote a poem some years ago called “What a Find”. She had found an envelope full of a large amount of cash outside a local bank. She placed an ad on the local radio station, Radio Cayman, inviting people who had lost some money. They had to identify the envelope and the […]

The Editor Speaks: New governor. New hope?

With the sourness that has arisen between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and ourselves after the departure of our short termed previous governor, it was with anticipation and hope I attended the Reception at Government House last Monday. Hope that we weren’t going to be given the typical colonial autocratic career motivated UK civil […]

The Editor Speaks: Halloween

My early life living in England, Halloween was hardly celebrated at all. It was too close to GuyFawkes/Bonfire night held on November 5th. Now that was some celebration. The only memory I have of Halloween as a child was Apple Bobbing or Bobbing for Apples. We would play the game by filling a tub or […]

The Editor Speaks: Is ‘satisfactory’ good enough?

Normally the word ‘satisfactory’ means ‘good enough’. Satisfies all standards. However, when it comes to education a ‘satisfactory’ grade in inverted commas is not the same meaning without them. When a school gets a ‘satisfactory’ grade it actually means “Well, it’ll do.” The reason is when education is the grade there are three others in […]