November 19, 2019

Reggae Boyz plan to get things right for start of Nations League

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By concacaf With 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying now just two weeks away, the Jamaican National Team is fine tuning things before their first encounter on September 9 versus Cayman Islands. Last week the Reggae Boyz continued their preparation for the CNL with a pair of friendlies, defeating Grenada 5-1 in Jamaica before a hard-fought […]

US senators ask Assange to testify in Russia probe: WikiLeaks

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By AFP From This Is Money UK WikiLeaks said Wednesday that its founder Julian Assange was “considering” a request by a US Senate committee to testify about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. The whistleblowing website posted on Twitter a letter purportedly from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence asking Assange to “make […]

Time for Latin America, Caribbean to hike tax: World Bank

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By Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels With economic recovery being reported in Latin American and Caribbean states, a new World Bank report says governments must now look to fiscal policy to reduce their deficits. In “Fiscal Adjustment in Latin America and the Caribbean: Short-Run Pain, Long-Run Gain?,” the World Bank said “fiscal adjustments during good times […]

PAHO issues yellow fever warning

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reiterated its previous recommendation that Caribbean and other international travelers be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to traveling to or visiting areas where yellow fever is circulating. PAHO said it continues to encourage member states to take all actions necessary […]

Environmental agreement to Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Radio Cadena Agramonte Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador highlighted the agreement just signed in Costa Rica for Latin America and the Caribbean in environmental matters. In its digital page and Twitter account, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, pointed out that the Covenant constitutes a fundamental milestone, he has reaffirmed the […]

Nigeria among 10 cheapest places to buy petrol – Report

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From PUNCH With a pump price of N145 ($0.40) per litre, Nigeria has been ranked as the eighth cheapest place in the world to buy petrol. Other countries among the cheapest places to buy petrol are Venezuela ($0.01), Turkmenistan ($0.29), Kuwait ($0.35), Iran ($0.36), Egypt ($0.37), Algeria ($0.37), Ecuador ($0.39), Bahrain ($0.42) and Syria ($0.44). […]

World Council of Credit Unions activates Caribbean Relief Fund

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has activated a Caribbean Relief Fund to support credit unions that have been affected by Hurricane Irma that recently devastated sections of the Caribbean. According to the WOCCU, there are more than 10,000 active credit union members in Anguilla, Barbuda, Tortoal […]

Ecuador’s right wing candidate made millions profiteering off banking crisis

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From telesur Guillermo Lasso made tens of millions of dollars through speculation with one of his companies during Ecuador’s financial crisis, an investigation revealed. Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso personally profited from the worst economic crisis in the country — which he also helped create — raking in millions of dollars by profiteering on financial […]

Swiss court convicts man of rape for removing condom during sex

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From Sputnik News A Swiss court has convicted a man of rape after having sex without a condom. The sex was consensual, but the woman stated that she would not have consented if she knew he was not wearing a condom. The couple met on Tinder and apparently had sex on their second date. The man, who […]

Diego the sex tortoise

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Diego the tortoise is helping save his species by having lots of sex BY SOPHIE HIRSH From Mashable If you are a Chelonoidis hoodensis tortoise, there’s a 40 percent chance that Diego may be your dad. Diego the tortoise is over 100 years old, 175 pounds, and thanks to his high sex drive, the father […]