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Archives for October 17, 2019

Top 10 Caribbean beaches

Norwegian Cruise Line lists Cayman Islands’ 7 Mile Beach in their “Top 10 Beaches in The Caribbean“ It should come as no surprise that one of the primary draws for people to visit the Caribbean is its beaches. Whether you are cruising in the Eastern, Western, or Southern Caribbean, you’ll visit at least one port where you will […]

Accelerating Caribbean Fashion Pt. 2

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 17, 2019. Earlier this year twenty (20) designers participated in the Caribbean Fashion Accelerator jointly funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Caribbean Export provides support for the development of the regions cultural and creative industries as part […]

Latin America and the Caribbean Contact Center Solutions Market Forecast 2019-2024 –

The “Contact Center Solutions Market in Latin America and the Caribbean, Forecast to 2024”report has been added to’s offering. This study examines the contact center (CC) solutions market in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past, the publisher has done separate studies for the contact center on-premise solutions and hosted/cloud solutions markets. However, this year […]

Jamaica: GraceKennedy Foundation gets grant to rescue Kingston Harbour

By Alicia Dunkley-Willis From Jamaica Observer HE GraceKennedy Foundation has secured a US$960,000-grant from the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, through its ecosystem-based adaptation facility, as a start to the daunting task of rescuing Kingston Harbour — the seventh-deepest natural harbour in the world — from degradation and helping to restore it to its former glory. Appearing […]

Two new porcelain crab species discovered

From Science Daily Date: October 15, 2019 Source: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Summary: Two new symbiotic porcelain crab species have been described. One of them, from the South China Sea of Vietnam, inhabits the compact tube-like shelters built by the polychaete worm with other organisms. The other inhabits the intertidal vermetid snail formations in the […]

IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Division for Latin America and the Caribbean receives UN award for its contribution to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

By Tyler Flenard From IAEA The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (UNIATF) has recognized the contribution of the IAEA’s Division for Latin America and the Caribbean to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). An award, presented to Luis Longoria Gandara, Director of the Division, highlighted […]

Mother and daughter graduate from The UWI Open Campus

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – For the first time in The UWI Open Campus history, a mother and daughter graduated on the same day, both with bachelor’s degrees. Normally parents accompany their children to a graduation ceremony to see them cross the stage, however on Saturday October 12, […]

Winski: 54,000-year-old South Pole ice core will reveal past wind patterns, climate

From The University of Maine October 16, 2019  Dominic Winski helped secure the deepest and oldest ice core at the South Pole in order to understand past variations in the Earth’s climate. The oldest ice in the 5,745-foot-long (more than a mile deep) core is 54,302 years old, plus or minus 519 years, says the […]

Customer arrested by American Airlines trying to catch connecting flight

From PR Distribution Imagine running to the other end of the airport to catch your connecting flight only to be arrested by the airline who made you late by delaying your previous flight.  Long time American Airlines customer, Patrick Hennessey, thought he could still make his connection at the Charlotte airport, even though his flight […]

Off the Grid in Caribbean

Switched On, Off the Grid in the Caribbean By Noah Smith From Direct Relief The island nation of Dominica was without power for months after Hurricane Maria. Power resiliency is now a focus in advance of future storms A month after Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica, no one on the Caribbean island had access to potable, […]