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Archives for October 26, 2017

China says it has freed Swedish bookseller, his whereabouts still unknown

Reuters From Daily Mail UK STOCKHOLM/BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) – A Swedish bookseller detained in China after publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders has been released, Chinese authorities said on Tuesday. The whereabouts of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swede, could not be confirmed, however, and he […]

Dozens die in explosions at Indonesia fireworks factory

From BBC Around 46 people have died, 46 are injured, and 10 are unaccounted for after explosions at a fireworks factory in Indonesia. The blaze took hold at around 09:00 local time (02:00 GMT), at an industrial complex in Tangerang, west of the capital Jakarta. “We are still evacuating victims… there are 46 body bags,” […]

Fats Domino dead at 89, medical examiner’s office says

By Todd Leopold, From CNN (CNN)Antoine “Fats” Domino, a titan of early rock ‘n’ roll whose piano-based hits — such as “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “Blue Monday” — influenced artists including Paul McCartney and Randy Newman, died Tuesday, an official said. Domino passed away due to natural causes, according to Mark Bone, […]

Cartoon of the Week

By Tony Zuvela, Cartoonist “It’s my own little World which I can escape to everyday and create a fun, weird, berserk Cartoon to whatever subject I like. I enjoy doing all the work myself, and all the aspects of Cartooning, and seeing my work out there and the reactions it gets.” Buy this Cartoon’s […]

Here’s what you should know before planning a trip to the Caribbean this winter

Mark Matousek From Business Insider Despite the damage done by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many of the islands in the Caribbean are open for tourism this winter. AAA recommends that tourists remain aware of conditions that might affect their travel and use an agent to ensure a painless vacation experience. Luxury travel advisor Jaclyn Sienna […]

Top 5 customer service challenges of the 2010’s and what to do about them

The customer service landscape has become more complex than ever, with advancements being accelerated by different trends in technology and by changing market preferences. The modern customer demands their product and service be delivered much faster but with something special each time they do business with the brand. Despite the digital transformation taking over in […]

Jamaica: University graduates urged to pursue political office

By Barbara Ellington From JIS Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green is calling for more university graduates to pursue political office. Noting that this is part of his ‘Jamaican Dream’, Mr. Green said the country needs its brightest people to serve in Government. The State Minister, […]

Jamaican cops International ‘Outstanding Young Lawyer’ award

From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaican human rights lawyer Malene Alleyne is the latest recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award from the International Bar Association (IBA). The award was presented recently at an awards breakfast at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. This award is presented annually to a young lawyer […]

We must decolonize the Caribbean

By Angel “Monxo” Lopez Santiago,  NACLA From Readers Supported News In the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the Caribbean must escape the trappings of modern-day colonialism and seek out its own kinds of sovereignties. aría and Irma, 2017’s two most destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean basin, have exposed the trappings and inequalities of colonialism […]

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