June 13, 2021

The incredible way Tardigrades survive total dehydration

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By George Dvorsky From Gizmodo Tardigrades, also known as “water bears”, are probably the toughest microscopic creatures on the planet, capable of surviving freezing, radiation, and even the vacuum of space. They’re also able to withstand complete dehydration—and scientists have finally figured out how they do it. Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel […]

Three Caribbean women leaders

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By Henry Srebrnik From Journal Pioneer In the past 20 years, three Anglophone Caribbean countries — former British colonies — have been governed by women. Two of the nations are island states, while the third, on the South American mainland, faces the sea. Portia Simpson-Miller is currently the prime minister of Jamaica and leader of […]

T&T: Lessons for Kamla

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By Capil Bissoon From Caribbean News Now The UNC’s internal election is finished and the preliminary results show a major landslide for incumbent political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Figures show just how popular she remains within the party. The last preliminary results show the vast margin. She has over 15,477, Roodal Moonilal around 1,466 and Vasant […]

Trinidad court of appeal allows election challenge to proceed

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From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In a majority decision, the Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal has allowed the election petition brought by the United National Congress (UNC) to proceed. The ruling was handed down on Monday, with Justices Peter Jamadar and Allan Mendonca ruling to uphold the decision of the […]

Author Tanya Shields explores Caribbean Heritage

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By Shanelle Weir From Panamerican World As a Caribbean woman, Tanya Shields said she’s always wanted to understand the circumstances of generations of women in her family — some of which are still present today. In her new book, “Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging,” Shields, a women’s and gender studies professor, […]

Police probe “racist” placards displayed during Trinidad anti-government march

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From Caribbean360 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago police have launched an investigation into the presence of placards bearing racial slogans during a demonstration organised by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM weekend [24/25 May]. Acting Superintendent Joanne Archie said that a senior officer had been appointed as the lead investigator into the matter. […]