November 17, 2019

A downside to good care

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By Ken White From The Daily Journal Peninsular Remember those quarter-sized turtles in plastic bowls, adorned with a 2-inch green plastic palm tree, available for a pittance from neighborhood five-and-dimes? Millions were sold for decades. For many kids, these were the first “pet” and the first experience with death (the bowls could not meet the […]

Sri Lanka dengue outbreak kills nearly 300 people so far

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From WN According to health officials on Monday, a dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka killed nearly 300 people so far and hospitals are stretched to capacity, Reuters reported. Health officials blame recent monsoon rains and floods leaving pools of stagnant water and rotting rain-soaked trash which is perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the virus, […]

Sri Lanka’s worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

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From Times Free Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers on Tuesday to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water […]

Destinations of the week

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Islands’ Romantic Getaways to Island Resorts From Islands For your honeymoon, anniversary, couple’s trip or any romantic getaway, these are the island resorts that offer the ultimate in romance, from special dinners to beautiful views to romantic suites. Ratua Private Island Ratua Private Island, Vanuatu After his stay in Vanuatu, Islands contributing editor David Lansing […]

Windies drop Pollard, Ramdin

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin have been dropped from the One-Day International Squad for next month’s Tri-Nation Series in Zimbabwe. Neither Trinidadian was named in the 15-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors for the tour, which runs from Nov. 12-27 […]

International cricket changes on top of WICB agenda

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From Caribbean News Now ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket and its place in the Summer Olympic Games, Test Cricket for four days, Two-tier system for Test playing nations and Women’s Cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games are just some of the topics to be discussed at the next meeting of the board of directors of […]

Cayman Islands’ Lara Butler says this could be the end

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Lara Butler, may end her swimming career on a high note after competing at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. “I’m not too sure to be honest. I got a job with KPMG in October and that’s back at home. I might do masters classes and stuff but I will just see how things kind of […]

Remittances bring economic stability to families and countries, says IFAD president on International Day

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From IFAD Rome, 15 June 2016 – On the International Day of Family Remittances, 16 June, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), calls for greater recognition of the vital financial contribution migrants make to the economic stability of their families and countries. “The remittances sent back to relatives provide […]

The ‘usual suspects’ keep making the same policy mistakes

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By Jonathan Garber From Business Insider When it comes to monetary policy, the conversation in major economies is about whether central banks like the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates too quickly. But there’s a group of central banks that stand out for a different reason: keeping interest rates too low for too long. Policymakers […]

The Caribbean Voice backs call for integrated health care to tackle mental health

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From Guyana Times The Draft Mental Health Strategy of Guyana 2015-2020 has confirmed that there are minimal numbers of general health human resources with the necessary mental health competencies to provide mental health services at any level of general healthcare in Guyana. In light of this, suicide prevention advocacy group, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) has […]