September 24, 2020

Canada invests $85 million in internet satellites for rural areas

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By Amrita Khalid From engadget Telesat, the Canadian telecom and SpaceX internet competitor, wants to connect remote regions with its low-earth-orbit satellites. Now, it appears to have the backing of Her Majesty’s Government. The company announced today that it is partnering with the Canadian government to expand high-speed internet access to rural areas. Over the next decade, the […]

Can the ongoing transformation of publishing businesses fuel a healthy, paid-for news ecosystem?

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By Giles Crosse From Reuters Community Recently, Google News Initiative (GNI) launched a new program, seeking to understand the markets and payment models which might deliver a sustainable news industry for the future. In Part One of this series, we ask: how is the sense of urgency transforming today’s media industry shaking up monetization? In March, FTI Consulting […]

Is Caribbean politics the old politics in a new jacket?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now The advent of independence for Caribbean states was one of hope and great expectations for its citizens. It was believed independence would solve the lagging issues of emancipation and colonial rule, and promote economic and social development, cultural consciousness, and a sense of nationhood and national sovereignty. But […]

OECS honours longstanding seasonal agricultural workers

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32 workers recognised for 15+ years of service at ECLS event Friday, July 19, 2019 — Leamington, Ontario, Canada: Longstanding farm workers with the Canada Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) were honoured for their years of dedicated service at the inaugural Eastern Caribbean Liaison Services (ECLS) Worker Recognition and Employer Appreciation Event, held in Leamington, Ontario, on […]

Online critics poke fun at Canada ‘warship’ library

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From BBC A brand new library in the Canadian city of Edmonton has raised eyebrows over its redesign. The building – still in the midst of its revitalisation – is being compared to a tank, a battleship, even a deceptive dating profile picture. The criticism is centered over its current form compared to some original […]

Cayman: Summer Newsflash – What’s ahead plus something for Men

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From Inspired Lifestyles with Donna Shoulder to Shoulder!  Something For Men! Men in Australia, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and now Cayman are finding friends and fellowship in Men’s Sheds. Meet James, Mark, Ivan and Kevin, Men’s Shed, at the Cayman Catboat Club Cayman’s men speak.  Watching this video restores hope, and doing so may impact your life or the life of […]

Communiqué of the 67th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Friday, June 21, 2019 — The Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Antigua and Barbuda, on June 18th 2019, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony on June 16th 2019 where remarks were […]

Caribbean seeing robust growth so far in 2019

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By Matt Turner From Travel Agent Central Led by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a robust 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). In an update to the media on the region’s performance at a news conference this morning hosted at the Wyndham New […]

Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility for the Caribbean Region launched

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From South Florida Caribbean News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean small island states are vulnerable to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. Lessons learned from the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season revealed a need to strengthen country governments’ long-term resilience and ability to build back better following natural disasters. In response, Canada pledged $100 million (CAD) to […]

Travel like a celebrity: Five stars share their best tips

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By Amy Rosen From the Globe and Mail The inaugural Kaaboo Cayman festival had the potential to be another Fyre fest. Promised acts included the Chainsmokers, Flo Rida and Salt-N-Pepa; Bryan Adams and Duran Duran; Zedd and Blondie; the comedic stylings of Wanda Sykes and Kevin Nealon; cooking demos by chefs such as Michael Mina […]