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Archives for August 15, 2019

Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

Florida Museum of Natural History From EurekAlert! GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Studies of ancient DNA from tropical birds have faced two formidable obstacles. Organic […]

Bahamas Industrial Tribunal goes digital with new e-filing system

Reproduced Courtesy Loop, TT Thursday, August 15, 2019 — For the first time, litigants, advocates and legal representatives accessing the Bahamas Industrial Tribunal will be able to file their cases anytime, from anywhere, including the Family Islands, following the launch of an e-filing and case management system powered by software technology created by APEX – the […]

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the Caribbean

From Caribbean National Weekly BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC -Cancer has become the second-leading cause of death in the Caribbean and despite this growing burden, many Caribbean small island nations have health systems that struggle to provide optimal cancer care for their populations. In a paper published in the Lancet, one of the world’s leading general medical […]

Clarke rips Trump’s termination of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Thursday strongly condemned the Trump administra­tion’s termination of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program. Clarke told Caribbean Life that the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, modeled after the Haitian Emergency Life Protection Act that she introduced in the US House of […]

PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Region is experiencing a new epidemic cycle that mostly affects children under the age of 15. PAHO urges communities to eliminate Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, which is the most effective way of controlling the disease.  Washington, DC, 15 august 2019 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of dengue […]

Dead planets beam ‘zombie’ radio signals into space for up to a billion years, scientists say

By Mike Wehner From BGR New exoplanet discoveries have been popping up with increasing regularity in recent years thanks to technological advances that allow scientists to spot evidence of their existence from afar. Spotting a dip in the brightness of a star is one of the easiest ways to find planets, but new research shows […]

Trump again hypes the Clinton-Epstein conspiracy theory—and his fans are loving it

By Inae Oh From Mother Jones “The question you have to ask is, did Bill Clinton go to the island?” President Donald Trump emerged from vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday and immediately resumed fueling unfounded conspiracy theories connecting the Clinton family to Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who died […]

St Kitts & Nevis: Feature address by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security at the Passing Out Parade Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Police Training Complex

It is an honour and a privilege for me to join you at today’s Passing Out Parade.  I congratulate our thirty-one (31) Recruits (28 males and 3 females) who today will join the ranks of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.   It is with a sense of pride and delight that I welcome […]

15-year-old girl attacked on Royal Caribbean cruise ship while crew members did nothing

By Kelsey Marie From Travel Noire Royal Caribbean crew members have allegedly watched almost a dozen men buy alcohol for a 15-year-old girl and said nothing. The school-aged girl was later gang-raped by these men. This case has brought awareness to the excessive amount of assaults on popular cruise ships that have now become known […]

Exploring Caribbean roots at Akwaaba gallery

From NY Amsterdam News Newark’s Akwaaba Gallery will a host a reception on Friday, Aug. 16, from 6-9 p.m., for the opening of “Origins: Memories from the Metropolis,” an exhibition featuring 8 artists who all received their professional training in the metropolis of New York, but trace their origins to the nations of the Caribbean […]