November 15, 2019

Growth and development of notch speleothems from Cayman Brac, British West Indies

Response to variable climatic conditions over the last 125,000 years By Jones, Brian;Zheng, Erjun;Li, Long The spectacular wave-cut notch on Cayman Brac, which is 6 m above sea level, formed during Marine Isotope Stage 5e highstand, 128,000 to 116,000 years ago. On Cayman Brac, the notch is commonly decorated with speleothems (mostly stalactites) that are […]

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

The Editor speaks : Time

I was wasting a lot of time pondering on what I was going to write for my Editorial today until I heard the minister of the church I attended give a message on time. Basically, how little time we give to God, when it should be our priority. No. That is not what I am […]

Classroom assessment techniques for elementary students

The teacher’s aim is not only to provide knowledge. To be sure that students absorbed the necessary information is much more important. If you want to evaluate the quality of teaching, look at student’s grades or answers. The assessments are included in each subject curriculum. They aim at the evaluation of student’s knowledge in a […]

The Jewish pirates who ruled the Caribbean

By Andrew Paul From Mental Floss As European nations pushed westward in a mad dash for colonies from the 16th to 18th centuries, the Caribbean became a pirate’s paradise. Legendary sailors like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and William “Captain” Kidd famously stalked the waters in search of vulnerable trading vessels. What’s less well known is that […]

News cycles

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio The word “news” is defined as newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. We can get news from our family, neighbors, papers, radio, or on the streetcorner from passersby. Much of the news we get from the media is about bad things happening, but on […]

The power of print. Lessons from the world’s biggest brands

By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community Young companies are launching magazines to deepen connections with consumers. If you missed Part 1 of our series on the current state and future of print, head to If Millennials killed print, will Gen Z revive it?. Last Christmas, Amazon announced that it would print a toy catalogue during the […]

Ancient bone protein reveals which turtles were on the menu in Florida, Caribbean

From Science Daily Date: November 4, 2019 Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Summary: Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of modern-day Florida and the Caribbean feasted on sea turtles, leaving behind bones that tell tales of ancient diets and the ocean’s past. An international team of scientists used cutting-edge technology to analyze proteins from […]

Game of Thrones prequel: HBO ditches series starring Naomi Watts – report

Associated Press From The Guardian UK Channel has given green light to House of the Dragon series, set 300 years before original blockbuster, reportedly after ditching another option • It’s time for the Game of Thrones universe to die HBO is green-lighting a new Game of Thrones prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts. The cable […]

Healthy engineering

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio I am wired to be an engineer. From my earliest days, I was devising plans and schemes to work through problems in systematic ways. I built fantastic machines in my imagination. I couldn’t wait to get old enough to build real ones. My engineering mindset works not just for […]