October 16, 2021

‘Caribbean needs its own bank’ Barbadian Government Minister suggests

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From teleSUR TV Adriel Brathwaite said a regional bank would offer Caribbean countries greater financial protection. Barbados’ Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, has suggested that Caribbean countries should cement their unity by establishing a nationally owned regional commercial bank. The proposal has been advanced as a safeguard against threats from foreign-owned […]

Caribbean ‘Needs Women’s Desk to combat gender violence’

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From teleSUR The Caribbean Women’s Association is also calling on individual governments to examine the economic impact of domestic violence across the Caribbean. The Caribbean Women’s Association (Cariwa) is calling on the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to reinstate its Women’s Desk in the wake of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Cariwa Vice-President Marilyn […]

UN expresses ‘Concern’ over repeat delays in Haitian elections

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From telesur UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for legitimate elections in the Caribbean nation today. Authorities missed yet another date for elections. The United Nations expressed concern Tuesday over the delay of elections in Haiti. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement that he noted “with deep concern that the agreed upon date of […]

Why are Chinese tourists so rude? A few insights

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By Amy Li From South China Morning Post After almost every ‘rude Chinese tourist’ story, unfortunately, made SCMP.com’s top-10 list, I decided to give the question some serious thought They are seen as pushy, loud, impolite, unruly, and they are everywhere. And although destination countries welcome the tourism dollars the Chinese spend, they loathe the […]

Facebook wins patent trial that targeted Newsfeed, Timeline

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By Susan DeckerZoom From Sydney Morning Herald Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, has won a trial in which it was accused of infringing patents for a “web page diary” invented by a Dutch computer scientist in the 1990s. The patents are invalid and not infringed, a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, said. The suit […]