January 23, 2020

Service a way of life for COJO awardees

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From Jamaica Observer THIS year, New York-based charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) honoured six people and entities for their invaluable support of the organisation and its cause, as it celebrates 25 years. The charity has consistently sought to help underserved children, including former wards of the State who have received over US$150,000 in COJO-funded […]

Jamaica: Merciless killers who beheaded mom, daughter get life in prison

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BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter, Jamaica Observer HIGH Court Judge Justice Vivene Harris yesterday said her move to go beyond the maximum penalties prescribed by the sentencing guidelines in pronouncing judgement on the four men convicted for the death of a St Catherine mother and daughter in July of 2011 was buffered by several […]

Organ donation and the question of consent – a Cayman Islands perspective

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This article was written by Wendy Stenning, a Senior Associate at Higgs & Johnson From Lexology The shortage of organ donors compared to those persons needing an organ transplant as a life saving measure presents elaborate ethical challenges. In 2018, the Cayman Islands implemented legislation to allow organ transplant in the Cayman Islands. This article explores […]

Long-term injury: David Denton deals with life after rugby

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By Alan Dymock From Rugby World The former Scotland back-rower retired from the game in September following a lengthy lay-off with concussion Looking ahead: David Denton in his last playing season, with Leicester Tigers (Getty Images) Long-term injury: David Denton deals with life after rugby David Denton retired from rugby in September after almost 14 […]

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 […]

The Internet’s most hated: Who are the most annoying people online?

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By Toni Allen From Whois Hosting This? In the digital age, the internet and real-life can overlap to the point where they’re nearly indistinguishable. According to the Digital 2019 report, Americans spend approximately 6 hours and 31 minutes of their day online, which is equivalent to 96 days a year. This means the average internet user spends […]

Eco-friendly living: 25 green energy tips

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We’re all aware of how serious climate change is, so if you’re wanting to be more environmentally friendly, you need to know that it’s not just about reducing your plastic bag usage. If you’re serious about making a difference and doing your bit to help save the planet, there are many other small but subtle […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines ranked in the Top 100 for quality of life

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From OECS Reproduced Courtesy Searchlight News Every year since Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen divulged his theses that revolutionized development, UNDP publishes a ranking of the most prosperous and socially cohesive societies on the planet – a list that also evidences which nations have the poorest record in terms of Human Development Understanding that economic […]

OECS YES In Action highlights Sharayah Brown

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British Virgin Islander student-entrepreneur seeking to create a niche market for her island home in the wake of Hurricane Irma This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Sharayah Brown, a 19 year old business owner from the British Virgin Islands linking the past to the present with a modern take on herbal (bush) […]

Christmas 2019 toys – A guide to choosing and buying the right toy

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How can you choose the perfect toys for your kids from the top toys 2019 Christmas options available? This is the common question that many parents have in mind when choosing the best gift for their kids. It is well known that kids are always fond of toys. Toys are basically treasure for kids, and […]