January 23, 2020

The seriousness of underage drinking during Carnival

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By Duryan Cozier from State of the Territory News USVI So, it is Carnival time again. Time for Caribbean nations to celebrate culture, to have fun and to endlessly jam. However, lurking deep behind the scenes of our festivities is a known wrong which we often turn a blind eye to — underage drinking. If […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Antigua Antigua and Barbuda recently hosted a two-day conference aimed at helping people with disabilities live independently, be included, and participate in their societies on an equal footing in the Eastern Caribbean. The conference, which was hosted by the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, was addressed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne […]

Say goodbye to comfort breaks! New downward-tilting toilets are designed to force users into a ‘squat-thrust’ so workers spend less time on the loo

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By Ryan Morrison For Daily Mail UK The ‘StandardToilet’ has an ‘inconveniently sloped’ seat at a 13 degree angle  This will make it uncomfortable to spend more than five minutes on the toilet Developers say this provides some health benefits including improved posture They say the main benefit is to employees in improved employee productivity  […]

Boris Johnson is showing western politicians how to win

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By Andrew Sullivan From New York Mag The sea of Tory blue seats that now envelop Labour’s heartlands on the electoral map of Britain is one kind of future for Western democracies. Unleashed by a revolt by ordinary people to take back control of their own laws and rebuild national sovereignty, and by their insistence […]

Prolonged sitting raises health risks

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By Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MDs, From Newsmax Extreme movie mavens brag about watching “Fanny and Alexander,” which clocks in at more than five hours long, and “West of the Tracks,” with a runtime of nine-plus hours. And they are bested by intrepid fans who go to see “La Flor,” an 807-minute […]

Arctic oil drilling, more than a challenge 2020

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By Claudia Jeffrey It has been expected that there are 90 billion oil barrels discovered so far in the arctic region. It is relatively equal to 6% of the overall known reserves of oil in the world. As compared to oil, natural gas has more potential. Where oil is only 6% of the total reserves of […]

Are top publishers the next big players in hyperlocal news?

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By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community 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’’ and knowing what we now know, it is perhaps hard to grasp the hype around hyperlocal coverage.  Hyperlocal journalism, sometimes called microlocal […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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DCI – Office Closures and Board Meeting Dates to 2020 The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of its upcoming office opening hours and board meeting dates in Grand Cayman: Office Closures: Friday, 13 December – Offices closed at noon for staff function Monday, 16 December – Office closed at […]

Teenager absconds, RCIPS requests public assistance in locating her – UPDATE: FOUND

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From RCIPS Dec 11 UPDATE Motesha Mothen, who absconded on Tuesday, 3 December, has now been located and appears to be in good health. The RCIPS thanks the public for their assistance. Dec 4 2019 Motesha Mothen, age 16 of Bodden Town, absconded yesterday, 3 December, and has not returned home or been located since. She […]

World AIDS Day – 1 December campaign encourages health workers and youth to have open conversations about HIV

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Washington, DC, 27 November (PAHO)- ‘Talk to me openly’ – the slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day campaign by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Latin American Network of Young People Living with HIV (J+LAC), and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), seeks to ensure that health professionals talk about HIV […]