November 17, 2019

The education challenge

By Oliver Mills Education is transformation. It is creative and innovative thinking which provides new perspectives, and different angles to issues or positions being contemplated. Education is also about being moral, fair and just in our dealings with others. It is an incremental unravelling of what is, to achieve what it could be. We tend […]

15 student-teachers from Martinique and Guadeloupe successfully complete Immersion Programme in Saint Lucia

From OECS Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — A delegation of 15 student-teachers from Martinique and Guadeloupe successfully completed a two-week immersion programme as part of the INTERREG “Linguistic Exchanges and Innovative Learning through Mobility” (ELAN) project. The group of future education professionals, from the University of the Antilles and the “Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de […]

Drink recipe of the week

Smirnoff Green Apple Martini By ALL RECIPES From Yummly 4 Ingredients 5 Minutes 10 Calories SERVINGS 1 Ingredients 1 1/4 ounces apple vodka (Smirnoff ® Green) 1/4 ounce apple schnapps 1 tablespoon sour mix 1 slice apple Directions Prep 5 m Ready In 5 m Fill shaker with ice; pour Smirnoff(R) Green Apple Vodka, apple […]

Official draw procedures and pots announced for 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

The elite club competition, which is played in a direct elimination format and crowns the regional champion, is the sole path to the FIFA Club World Cup Miami (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)– The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the draw procedures and pots for the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf […]

Gadgets of the week

The best fitness gadgets for the athlete on your list From engadget Pro tip: Don’t buy the athlete on your list socks. (Unless they have specific tastes and love odor-resistant wool.) Instead, consider the gadgets they may or may not have in their arsenal. For some, that means a fitness-oriented smartwatch or, perhaps, a single-purpose […]

MEPs debate how the EU should react to illegal drilling activities by Turkey

Turkey has been involved in illegal drilling for oil and gas in Cypriot waters for quite some time despite the EU’s repeated calls for it to stop. European Union Member States have decided to set up a mechanism to impose restrictive measures (sanctions) – such as a travel bans or asset freezing – on individuals […]

Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service

By Steve O’Hear From TechCrunch Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox […]

Bladder drug can cause eye damage

From Newsmax The widely used bladder drug Elmiron may cause eye damage, a new study claims. A report released last year suggested that the drug — known as pentosan polysulfate sodium and used by hundreds of thousands of people for decades — may be toxic to the retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back of […]

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch SpaceX  successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 launched in May, but whereas those, and two launched last year, were for testing purposes, this new batch is the […]

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 […]