July 7, 2020

Little Cayman offers hope for coral reefs

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George Town, Cayman Islands; 6 June 2020 – Little Cayman has successfully been championed to become a Mission Blue (Sylvia Earle Alliance) “Hope Spot” by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) as part of their World Oceans Day celebrations. The Hope Spot initiative was launched in 2009, and it now includes some of the world’s […]

Canada: Fort McKay First Nation man dies as flooding overwhelms Fort McMurray

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By Wallis Snowdon From CBC News 25-kilometre ice jam triggered flooding that began Sunday  Fort McKay First Nation man is dead after being injured in the Athabasca River during major flooding that forced thousands of people from their homes in and around Fort McMurray, Alta. Don Scott, the mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, confirmed […]

House, garden, and wild plants that are poisonous to dogs

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From PuppyWire Knowing which plants can be harmful to your dog is very important. I encountered this topic after moving into a new house with landscaping plants I knew nothing about. The dogs really were interested in checking them out but I kept them away due to the fear of not knowing if they were […]

Cayman: New confidential mental health helpline launches

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Persons having difficulty coping and managing stress during these difficult times can call a new confidential mental health helpline, operated by the Cayman Islands Government in collaboration with private partners. The number is 1-800-534-6463 and hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Additional hours will be added as needed.

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman: CISA Social cancelled Sat March 14 2020 The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association will be closed for the next 2 weeks with cancellation of the upcoming March Social on Tuesday.  The President on behalf of the Association will keep all its members up to date, be in touch by phone and extend our prayers for […]

The seriousness of underage drinking during Carnival

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By Duryan Cozier from State of the Territory News USVI So, it is Carnival time again. Time for Caribbean nations to celebrate culture, to have fun and to endlessly jam. However, lurking deep behind the scenes of our festivities is a known wrong which we often turn a blind eye to — underage drinking. If […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Antigua Antigua and Barbuda recently hosted a two-day conference aimed at helping people with disabilities live independently, be included, and participate in their societies on an equal footing in the Eastern Caribbean. The conference, which was hosted by the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, was addressed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne […]

Say goodbye to comfort breaks! New downward-tilting toilets are designed to force users into a ‘squat-thrust’ so workers spend less time on the loo

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By Ryan Morrison For Daily Mail UK The ‘StandardToilet’ has an ‘inconveniently sloped’ seat at a 13 degree angle  This will make it uncomfortable to spend more than five minutes on the toilet Developers say this provides some health benefits including improved posture They say the main benefit is to employees in improved employee productivity  […]

Boris Johnson is showing western politicians how to win

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By Andrew Sullivan From New York Mag The sea of Tory blue seats that now envelop Labour’s heartlands on the electoral map of Britain is one kind of future for Western democracies. Unleashed by a revolt by ordinary people to take back control of their own laws and rebuild national sovereignty, and by their insistence […]

Prolonged sitting raises health risks

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By Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MDs, From Newsmax Extreme movie mavens brag about watching “Fanny and Alexander,” which clocks in at more than five hours long, and “West of the Tracks,” with a runtime of nine-plus hours. And they are bested by intrepid fans who go to see “La Flor,” an 807-minute […]