June 15, 2021

Trump rumors are fun, but they’re a dangerous fantasy

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BY PETER ALLEN CLARK From Mashable Donald Trump’s presidency has caused a number of divisions in America. One of the most damaging has been the divide between rational people and the truth. I’m not even talking about Russian rumor mills peddling bombastic stories to impressionable social media users. I’m talking about a growing problem I’ve […]

Facebook has a much bigger problem than Russian ads

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BY JACK MORSE From Mashable Much noise has rightly been made about the role Facebook played in the 2016 presidential election. Critics have pointed to a targeted ad campaign by Russian groups as proof that the Menlo Park-based company wasn’t minding the store — and alleged that disaster followed as a result. But that argument […]

Joint Statement by the Relevant Authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Allegations of ‘Money Laundering’

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Joint media release: National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC), the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) The relevant authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, namely, the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC), the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) hereby issue a joint statement strongly denouncing the description […]

Paul Manafort & Richard Gates’ Caribbean link

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 31, 2017: The Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received some unwelcome spotlight Monday as Paul Manafort, Jr., Donald Trump’s former election campaign chair, and his business partner Richard Gates, III, pleaded not guilty to laundering millions in funds from overseas work, including into accounts […]

Trump’s truth is hell for some

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By Daniel Bonevac From Newsmax Last week I ventured where few conservatives dare to tread — MSNBC. Washington Post fact-checkers had that very day proclaimed that they had documented 1,000 false or misleading statements from the mouth (or the Twitter account) of the president. The president, they insist, has trouble with the truth. To those […]

Caribbean pols strongly condemn hate, violence in Charlottesville

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Caribbean American legislators in Brooklyn on Sunday vehemently denounced the hate and violence that engulfed the City of Charlottesville, Va. the day before when white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in what has been described as one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments […]

Al Gore’s climate change sequel stumbles at box office

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax The sequel to Al Gore’s Academy-Award winning climate change documentary sputtered at the box office this weekend, The Hill reports. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” opened two weekends ago but has only so far earned a little over $1 million, picking up $900,000 during the Aug. 4-6 timeframe and […]

Train has left on Caribbean’s 1.5˚C climate goal – meteorologist

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A leading regional meteorologist Tuesday said the Caribbean and other small island developing states are facing an uphill task in trying to convince the world to contain global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialisation levels.In fact, Puerto Rico-based meteorologist, John Toohey-Morales, told the Caribbean Media […]

US: Inauguration-protest arrests lead to Facebook data prosecution

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By Violet Blue, From engadget Move fast and break democracy. If you attend a protest in Washington, D.C., nowadays, better plan on leaving your cellphone at home. That is, unless you want police to confiscate it, mine it for incriminating information and then gather even more data from their BFF — Facebook. At least one […]

A toned-down White House Correspondents Dinner carried on without Trump

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Reuters From Business Insider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years. Without Trump, whoscheduled a rally insteadto mark his 100th day in office, […]