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Archives for February 26, 2019

Chagos Islands dispute: UK obliged to end control – UN

From BBC The UK should end its control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean “as rapidly as possible”, the UN’s highest court has said. Mauritius claims it was forced to give up the islands – now a British overseas territory – in 1965 in exchange for independence, which it gained in 1968. The […]

Ukraine bans its Eurovision entrant over Russia row

By Mark Savage From BBC Ukraine’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest, Maruv, has been dropped in a row related to tensions between her country and Russia. Maruv’s song, Siren Song, won a public vote on Saturday, but the singer later fell out with the country’s national broadcaster. She was given 24 hours to sign […]

OPINION: Russian aircraft hidden in Trinidad’s Piarco Airport

By Jolly Green Volga-Dnepr Airlines LLC is an airline based in Ulyanovsk, Russia. It specializes in providing air charter services by operating a unique fleet of twelve Antonov An-124 (largest production cargo aircraft), five Boeing 747-8F and five IL-76TD-90VD (Stage IV) ramp all-cargo aircraft certified for global operations. It is a world leader in the […]

Another cruise line moves toward more theme park entertainment

By Robert Niles From Theme Park Insider February 25, 2019, 3:30 PM · As attendance and revenue grow across the theme park industry, other businesses are looking at what elements from theme park experiences they can adopt to increase the appeal of their destinations. The themed entertainment design business now serves everything from museums to casinos […]

Caribbean to experience drier than usual wet season

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been warned that the rainfall over the next three months may be “drier than usual” in some islands resulting in a progressively increase in wild fires. The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) in its latest Caribbean Climate Outlooks released here Monday, said with weak […]

Man arrested in Caribbean on $4.5 million arson indictment after allegedly torching two Denver buildings near Broncos stadium

By Kirk Mitchell From Denver Post On May 10, Michael Marte allegedly lit two buildings on Grove Street on fire A 53-year-old man recently arrested in the Carribean has been indicted in federal court on arson and fraud charges accusing him of torching two townhome buildings near Broncos Stadium at Mile High last year in […]

Gadget of the week

Stove Burners That Hang on the Wall When You Don’t Need Them By Rain Noe From Core77 Induction made portable Plenty of urban dwellers can, and do, live without ovens. I was one of them, and my friends in New York that did have ovens often used them to store sweaters. But few can live […]

This Australian rodent is the first mammal extinct due to climate change

By Susan Bird Frpm Care2 A moment of silence, if you please, for the poor little mosaic-tailed rat. She’s become the first mammal officially killed off by climate change. The Australian government formally announced the extinction on February 18, 2019. In truth, scientists believe the rat — also known as the Bramble Cay melomys — has actually […]

Estonia’s President encourages CARICOM to provide secure digital identities for its people with the help of private-public partnership

February 26th, 2019 Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, the current Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is presiding over the 30th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government.  The meeting is being held today (February 26th) and tomorrow at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. The President of Estonia, Her Excellency Kersti […]

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