April 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Visual guide

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By The Visual and Data Journalism Team BBC News There are now more than 900,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in 180 countries and at least 45,000 people have died. The United States now has more confirmed cases than any other single country, including China where the disease emerged in December 2019. Europe has also recorded […]

Coronavirus: US admits ‘failing’ on testing, says Fauci

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From BBC A top health official in the US says that the testing system for coronavirus is currently failing. “The system is not really geared to what we need right now… let’s admit it,” said Dr Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The government has come under fire as the […]

9 Mar Weather in Cayman

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9 Mar Mon 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Strong northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman are for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system over the eastern US moves into the western Atlantic Ocean. Humidity: 70% (UP from yesterday)UV: 10.8 VERY HIGH (DOWN from yesterday)Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – […]

Qasem Soleimani: Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ for top general’s death

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From BBC Iran’s supreme leader has vowed “severe revenge” on those responsible for the death of top military commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed by an air strike at Baghdad airport early on Friday ordered by US President Donald Trump. The 62-year-old Soleimani spearheaded Iran’s Middle East operations as head of the elite Quds Force. […]

Moving from the Caribbean to the USA – what’s to know?

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The Caribbean is often branded as heaven on earth for vacationers – a fun exotic destination for visitors. This kind of view conveniently disregards several things. Mostly it is its disproportionate vulnerability to the results of climate change with all of the extreme weather that has been hitting the region for some time. The financial […]

The power of print. Lessons from the world’s biggest brands

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By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community If you missed Part 1 of our series on the current state and future of print, head to If Millennials killed print, will Gen Z revive it?. Last Christmas, Amazon announced that it would print a toy catalogue during the holiday season. For any other traditional retailer, this wouldn’t be […]

World Bank approves US$20 million credit for Grenada’s transition to a resilient blue economy

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By Hannah McDonald-Moniz External Affairs Officer, The World Bank Courtesy The World Bank Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — WASHINGTON —The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million credit to support Grenada’s transition to a resilient blue economy. The Second Fiscal Resilience and Blue Growth Development Policy Credit fosters reforms to support fiscal sustainability, […]

12 of the 5,379 immigrants deported from the US this year were from Antigua and Barbuda [+4 from Cayman]

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5,379 Caribbean nationals were removed from the US in fiscal year 2019 according to a News Americas analysis of the latest US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fiscal Year 2019 Enforcement and Removal Operations data, released last week. 12 persons on that list are said to be from Antigua and Barbuda. Nationals from the Dominican Republic accounted for […]

US$1.29 million from Green Climate Fund to enhance Caribbean civil society’s access and readiness for climate finance

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Port of Spain, December 13, 2019 – Efforts to enhance civil society’s access and capacity to deliver climate finance and build resilience in the Caribbean have been bolstered by a US$1.29 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  The Principal Director, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica, Ms. UnaMay […]

Adidas abandons robot Speedfactories in Germany and the US

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By Nick Summers From engadget Adidas is abandoning its robot-staffed Speedfactories in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, USA. Both facilities, which are run in partnership with German plastics specialist Oechsler, will be closed “by April 2020 at the latest,” the company said in a press release. The sportswear giant stressed, though, that some of its Speedfactory processes […]