November 14, 2019

Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

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From BBC Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she told a UN climate summit in New York. About 60 world leaders are taking part in […]

Blood pressure study could prevent thousands of heart attacks, strokes

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By Zoe Papadakis A breakthrough blood pressure study could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes each year and it all has to do with genetics, experts announced Monday. The discovery was made by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, who conducted the largest global genetic study and found over […]

Cayman Islands soccer ‘Groupie’ deserves time served, court told

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By Adam Rhodes From LAW 360 Law360, New York (October 25, 2017, 2:46 PM EDT) — Attorneys for the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association have told a New York federal court that their client, a “sad, semi-retired” Peter Pan of a man, should be given time served for his role in […]

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues

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A report by Kate Ravilious for London’s Guardian. From Repeating Islands By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instability Geologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struckHaiti in January […]

St Lucia government upholds diplomatic immunity for Saudi billionaire

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — The government of Saint Lucia has informed Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that it intends to uphold the principle of diplomatic immunity by allowing its permanent representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to invoke his diplomatic immunity in a civil case brought by his ex-wife […]

UK: ‘How was your holiday? Nice tan!’: Boss of Environment Agency ridiculed

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By Mark Duell and Martin Robinson for MailOnline and Josh White For The Daily Mail ‘How was your holiday? Nice tan!’: Boss of Environment Agency ridiculed on Twitter as he FINALLY visits flood victims and faces quiz by MPs over his Barbados holiday Sir Philip Dilley arrived at Gatwick [29 December 2015] after fortnight in Barbados […]

Scientists discover cosmic factory for making building blocks of life

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From Phys.org Scientists have discovered a ‘cosmic factory’ for producing the building blocks of life, amino acids, in research published today [Sep 15 2013] in the journal Nature Geoscience. The team from Imperial College London, the University of Kent and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that when icy comets collide into a planet, amino […]