April 14, 2021

Chocolate, bioterrorism and the birth of Brazilian funk

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By Megan Giller, From engadget Is a plot to topple the aristocracy to blame for the collapse of cacao in Brazil? In the 1990s, the cacao farmers of Brazil fell into a collective depression. Some hanged themselves, others dosed themselves with rat poison, still others walked around crying and saying they didn’t have anything to […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: IMF-World Bank meetings: A rare opportunity

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now The October meetings this year of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC present a rare opportunity for Caribbean government representatives to be heard by crucial decision-makers. The withdrawal of CBRs has already badly affected several Caribbean countries. Many Caribbean banks […]

Cayman Islands robbery: WB 1 suspect arrested

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From RCIPS:¬†Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 5:40 AM Police responded to a report of robbery, where a 45 year old male from West Bay reported being held up by two men with a machete in the Cruz Lane area of George Town popularly known as ‘Banana Walk’. Approximately $530 was stolen from the victim’s wallet […]