April 12, 2021

Stay in the Loop for the Week ending 22 November, 2019

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From CARICOM Secretariat STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights:46:27 – CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors Meeting in Georgetown01:26:03 – COTED reviews important trade matters04:34:05 – Health and trade ministers discuss actions to slow NDCs onslaught07:05:21 – […]

Calling all OECS Nationals: Fully funded UK scholarship application now open

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j The University of Manchester Wednesday, December 19, 2018 — The University of Manchester has a fully-funded scholarship available for the MSc Management and Information Systems distance learning programme (starting in February 2019).   This Scholarship is only available for applicants from the following Commonwealth small states: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, […]

The best countries in Africa for a safari experience

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By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful Africa is blessed to be a diverse haven for unforgettable safari experiences. From witnessing the famed Big 5 in South Africa, cruising in mokoros down the complex waterways of the Okavango Delta in Botswana to watching the legendary wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, memories will be ingrained in […]

Anti-LGBT U.S. pastor does not expect Jamaica to ban him

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From Washington Blade An anti-LGBT pastor from the U.S. tells the Washington Blade that he does not expect the Jamaican government to ban him from the country.Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., is scheduled to be in Jamaica from Jan. 29-Feb. 3 for a “Missions Trip.” Jay John, a Jamaican […]

Think tank favours taxation over plastic ban

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By Avia Collinder From Jamaica Gleaner The clashing views on how to deal with plastic pollutants were on display Wednesday, at a think tank forum organised to assess the waste disposal problem that is seen as out of control. The state-appointed working group on plastic packaging materials has recommended a ban on the use of […]

A British jeweler just bought a 3 billion year old diamond

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By Natalie Theodosi, Women’s Wear Daily From Business Insider AGE AND BEAUTY:Continuing its mission to source exceptional stones, the diamond jeweler Graff has revealed the acquisition of a 373.72-carat rough diamond sourced from Botswana’s Karowe mine. The diamond, which is classified as a D-color, was part of the Lesedi la Rona, the largest gem discovered […]

Cayman Islands college awarded ASIC accreditation

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The International College of the Cayman Islands has earned its second international accreditation. The U.K. based Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities notified ICCI last week. “It’s a homerun for sure for our students,” says ICCI President David Marshall. “ASIC will help us offer our students more opportunities worldwide. This is a key […]

Wildlife trafficking

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U.S. takes new steps to combat wildlife trafficking By Jeff Zients And Christy Goldfuss From Whitehouse Blog Summary: President Obama is making sure that, when it comes to ending poaching, the United States takes the lead. The loss of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion has dominated recent news coverage. What has received less attention is that […]

Interview: Alexander McCall Smith, author of No. 1. Ladies’ Detective Agency series

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By Gigi Lehman special to The Miami Herald In a letter to her niece about novel writing, Jane Austen once remarked: “You are now collecting your people delightfully, getting them exactly into such a spot as is the delight of my life. Three or four families in a country village is the very thing to […]

PETITION: German conservationist murders a three-ton elephant and sends out photos

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From Care2 Petition While in Botswana, a German conservationist murdered a three-ton elephant — and sent photos to his friends. Demand Conservation Officer’s Firing Immediately In Germany, part of Udo Wedekind’s job description is protecting endangered species. But that didn’t stop him from traveling to Botswana and murdering a three-ton elephant for the fun of […]