September 21, 2021

Journey to Mercury

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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury AP From Decca Chronicle ESA says the 1.3 billion-euro (USD 1.5 billion) mission is one of the most challenging in its history. European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission […]

Eye on drought possibilities [‘particularly so over the Cayman Islands’]

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From Barbados Today Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year and there’s a possibility there could be drought concerns in some places by the end of February, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought bulletin released in Barbados on Monday, the CDPMN said there is, however, […]

C’bean countries warned of the impact of lingering drought situations

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year but there is some likelihood for incipient drought concerns in some places by the end of February if it becomes as dry as January, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought […]

Broadband boosted for Caribbean cruise and Atlantic shipping

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By Martyn Wingrove From Marine Electronics & Communications Arianespace has launched the third of Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites that will deliver high throughput broadband to ships in the North Atlantic and cruise lines in the Caribbean. The Intelsat 32e satellite was launched on the Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on 14 February. Once the satellite […]

Bermuda: Bascome quits after Caribbean Cup loss

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From The Royal Gazette Andrew Bascome has stepped down as Bermuda coach after his team’s elimination from the Scotiabank Caribbean Cup in Cayenne, French Guiana. Bermuda needed to defeat French Guiana to keep their hopes alive of advancing to the third round of the competition, but came unstuck against a “far superior side” and were […]

Caribbean Boxing Championship underway

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From Guyana Times On Thursday evening, Minister within the Education Ministry Nicolette Henry, officially declared open the Caribbean Boxing Championship under the theme “One Voice, One Goal, One Caribbean.” This competition, which is being held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, brings together 13 teams from the Caribbean. They are Anguilla, Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Islands Governor Kilpatrick samples Edward Teach rum at Pirates Week From Loop Cayman On November 8 2014, Edward Teach Single Barrel 7 year old rum exploded onto the Cayman Rum scene and straight into the hands Governor Helen Kilpatrick at the Pirates landing. Mrs Kilpatrick received bottle number one of only 504 bottles, alongside […]

iNews Briefs

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Crown prosecutor says claims by Cayman Islands ex-premier of ‘political witch-hunt were distraction In the summing up by Duncan Penny QC for the Crown in the case against former Cayman Islands premier McKeeva Bush, he told the jury last Friday (3) the claims Bush had made about a political witch-hunt were a distraction from his […]

Guyana to test persons entering country who exhibit Chikungunya symptoms

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From Caribbean360 GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday May 14, 2014, CMC – Guyana says it will conduct tests on persons entering the country who may be experiencing signs of fever, head aches, pains to the joints and eyes as it seeks to prevent the entry of the Chikungunya virus. Director of Vector Control Services (VCS), Dr. Reyaud […]

More than 5,900 cases of Chikungunya in Caribbean, South America

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By Paul Tinder From Vaccine News More than 5,900 suspected cases of chikungunya have been reported in the Caribbean region and South America since December 6, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Friday. The ECDC published a risk assessment of the outbreak of autochthonous cases of chikungunya fever on the French […]