November 21, 2019

Are top publishers the next big players in hyperlocal news?

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By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community While publishers are racing to target millennials and Gen Z through digital, an opportunity may exist in hyperlocal with a purpose. Studies and articles on hyperlocal news outlets are full of examples of underperforming business models and failed ventures. Looking today at what was once named ‘’the future of journalism’’ […]

The UWI Vice-Chancellor leads mission to The Bahamas

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, September 13, 2019—Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019. Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the enormity of devastation, the […]

Tropical Trouble: Imelda to drench Texas Coast, Humberto heads for Bermuda, Depression forms in Atlantic

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Mid-September is behaving very much in line with the climatological peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic, as the National Hurricane Center launched advisories on several new systems in the space of just two hours at midday Tuesday. Of most immediate concern to the United States is Tropical Storm […]

The Pybus philosophy in Windies cricket

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From The University of the West Indies The CLR James Cricket Research Centre, Cave Hill, Barbados. Friday, September 6, 2019—Two photographs in as many days tell the story of the future of West Indies cricket. The first captures Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim cricket coach, in conversation with Jamaican Dr Glen Mills, the world’s best […]

Fusarium wilt of banana and plantain: A threat to the regional economies and food security

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From OECS Fusarium wilt of bananas, commonly known as Panama disease, is a destructive soil borne fungus that poses a threat to the production of all banana and plantain crops. Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 has reappeared and is now a priority pest threatening the region’s banana industry with serious economic, livelihood and food security […]

Kia hands over new ‘Kia Green Light School’ to the Tanzanian Government

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Kia Motors successfully operates school for five years before handover Kia’s volunteers working in Ethiopia to support the country’s education and renovation efforts Green Light Project aids mobility and self-sufficiency in Africa Kia Motors Corporation has transferred operation of one of its Kia Green Light Schools to a local community in Tanzania. This is the latest facility to be handed […]

Lesser Antilles may face tropical storm threat by early next week [Cayman needs to watch this system]

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By Alex Sosnowski From Accuweather While an area of disturbed weather off the coast of the southeastern United States is not likely to become a powerful tropical storm, a robust tropical disturbance over the central Atlantic may be a concern for the eastern Caribbean islands during the first full week of August. The Cabo Verde portion of […]

The algae epidemic suffocating the Caribbean has hit a scary milestone — the world’s largest seaweed bloom now stretches from Africa to Mexico

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By Morgan McFall-Johnsen From Business Insider Sargassum seaweed has been washing up in unprecedented quantities on beaches in the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico since 2011. It smells awful, hampers tourism, and harms wildlife. NASA satellites recently observed the largest seaweed bloom in the world, stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. A study found that […]

What money should be

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By Nik Milanovich From TechCrunch With the release of the Facebook consortium’s project Librawhitepaper, the internet, tech world, financial services industry and policy circles are all burning with conversation on the project’s potential. We are still very early into Libra’s life — it is, after all, still a proposal — and there is an endless set […]

WALSHY FIRE – ABENG… A conversation between Africa and the Caribbean

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From Reggaeville ABENG IS A “CONVERSATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN” FEATURING TOP NAMES IN DANCEHALL AND AFROBEATS  Walshy Fire has used his platform as a member of Major Lazerand as a producer and international DJ to gather artists from Africa and the Caribbean for ABENG, a first-of-its-kind album bridging the two regions, out June 7th on Mad Decent. […]