February 21, 2024

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns US treatment programs

From Newsmax When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. But he was not using drugs. He was hooked on YouTube and video games, […]

Twitter removes thousands of accounts that tried to dissuade Democrats from voting

By Zack Whittaker From TechCrunch Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. Some 10,000 accounts were removed across late September and early October after they were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, the company […]

Hurricane Florence expected to cause at least $27 billion in damages

From Newsmax Florence continued to roll toward the U.S. East Coast, poised to become the strongest hurricane in almost 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million people began fleeing a coastline that could see a 12-foot storm surge. North Carolina’s Outer Banks are under mandatory evacuation orders and four states declared […]

Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall

From Newsmax A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments by the state of California and […]

US: Sessions – Border Crossers Are Minors, ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Some unaccompanied minors trying to sneak across America’s southern border are gang members who are “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Thursday. In a prepared speech to local and national law enforcement in Boston, Sessions said “transnational” gangs like Central America-based MS-13 use an unaccompanied refugee minors […]

BVI: Airline lays off pilots and flight attendants

From Caribbean News Service TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul 18 2017 – The privately owned BVI Airways says it has laid off all pilots and flight attendants due to cash constraints. In an open letter to the public on Tuesday, the cash-strapped airline, that was scheduled to begin service between the Terrence B Lettsome International […]

New Caribbean startup BVI Airways readies for operations

By Alan Dron From Air Transport World British Virgin Islands startup BVI Airways is ready to start operations, the company said. “BVI Airways is now open for business,” the airline’s president and CEO Jerry Willoughby said. “We have already received a number of intra-Caribbean charter requests and with our extra capacity are very interested in […]

It’s only a drill: Guantanamo rehearses Caribbean migrant crisis

Miami Herald by Carol Rosenberg From Military.com MIAMI — Hundreds of U.S. forces are rehearsing a migrant crisis this week at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a massive multimillion dollar drill that envisions the United States capturing huge numbers of people in the Caribbean bound for the United States — and how […]

Green card-carrying Caribbean nationals warned not to travel out of U.S.

By Lena D – From Atlanta Black Star MIAMI — Florida immigration attorney Dahlia Walker-Huntington is warning Caribbean nationals with green cards who have been charged with a crime in the United States to postpone overseas travel. In spite of a ruling from a federal court stopping the Trump administration’s executive order banning travelers from […]

Trump signs Border Wall Orders

From Newsmax President Donald Trump signed immigration actions to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico Wednesday. “We’ve been talking about this right from the beginning,” he said. The president signed the two orders Wednesday during a ceremony at the Department of Homeland Security after honoring the department’s newly confirmed secretary, retired Gen. […]