December 9, 2019

Archives for August 28, 2019

Call for Caribbean destinations to unite against ‘Predatory’ cruise lines

By James Ellsmoor From Forbes Worth over US$117 billion, the cruise industry is one of the fastest-growing leisure markets in the world. Robert MacLellan is proposing the Caribbean creates the Organization of Tourism Economy Countries (OTEC) inspired by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), to form a cartel to take on the cruise industry. […]

O’Rourke: Full-term abortion decision for woman to make

By Solange Reyner   From Newsmax Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says abortion on the day before a full-term birth is a “decision for the woman to make.” The former Texas congressman made the remarks during a Q&A at the College of Charleston Bully Pulpit Series on Monday. He was responding to a question from a member of the […]

Stronger, faster, more agile: the new Macan Turbo comes with 440 PS

Stuttgart. The new Macan Turbo has taken the top spot in the Porsche compact SUV model range, with immediate effect. The new 2.9-litre, six-cylinder biturbo engine in this extensively reworked top model offers 324 kW (440 PS), ten per cent more power output than its predecessor with 20 per cent less displacement. With the optional Sport […]

Instagram will let users report ‘false information’

By Karissa Bell From Mashable Instagram is, very slowly, ramping up its tools to fight misinformation. The photo-sharing app will now let its users report posts that contain “false information.” Reported posts may be sent to one of Instagram’s fact-checkers and the post could eventually be hidden from Instagram’s Explore page and hashtag pages.  In […]

Today, people pay for everything from games to music to movies

By Giles Cross From Reuters Community Evidence suggests paid subscriptions must offer unique value and quality to thrive. How will tomorrow’s publishing payment models play out? In Part Three of Reuters’ monetization exploration, we examine how media is learning from other businesses that offer added value exchange to help subscriptions shine. If you missed it, […]

UK: Parliament suspension: Queen approves PM’s plan

From BBC Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”. But it means the time MPs have to pass […]

Caribbean real-estate company launches $75 million STO

By Nicholas Marinoff From Decrypt La Estancia is offering tokenized stakes in real-estate properties in paradise, promising tax incentives and “easy citizenship” in the Dominican Republic. Might real-estate investors and fans of tokenized, digital assets have found a match made in paradise? A Caribbean-based real-estate company is offering foreign investors an opportunity to buy up to $75 […]

Sing like we believe it

By Jeff Mathena From Worshipfuel by CCU I recently read an article that presented two Biblical reasons why we should choose to sing at church, even on mornings when we don’t particularly feel like it. I agreed whole-heartedly with the author, and yet, while reading it, I couldn’t help but wonder what it must have […]

Rare Caribbean gecko given highest level of protection under CITES

By Rebecca Drury From Fauna-Flora The Union Island gecko, found only in St Vincent & the Grenadines, is to be listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and our partners – the Union Island Environmental Attackers and the St Vincent & […]

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