November 18, 2019

Oil rig workers save desperate dog swimming alone in Gulf of Thailand

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By Susan Bird from Care2 Workers on an oil rig more than 135 miles off the coast of Thailand had the surprise of their lives when they discovered a tired dog swimming toward their platform. They had no idea where the dog came from, but they could see he was desperately exhausted. And they knew they had […]

Thailand: Supreme Court Backs 1.7 Million Payout

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In a major victory, Thailand’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of 14 Myanmar migrant workers who bravely spoke out about labor abuses they suffered on a poultry farm, ordering 1.7 million Baht ($53,000 USD) in compensation.[1]Yet while this is welcome news, migrant workers and human rights defenders are not in the clear just yet. New legal […]

Nastya Rybka: ‘Sex training course’ model released

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From BBC A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for leading a “sex training seminar” has been released by Russian police. Nastya Rybka was arrested in Moscow last week while travelling from Thailand for Belarus. Russian authorities said she remains a suspect in an unrelated criminal case, the Tass news agency reported. On Saturday, a Moscow court […]

8 Fascinating facts about Thailand

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From Everything-Everywhere Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Yet, there are many facts which people might not know about the “Land of Smiles”. Even though I’ve spent almost a half year here in total, there are still things I’m learning about the country. 1) It used to be called Siam For […]

Festival travel: best festivals around the world this November

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By Arka Roy Chowdhury From times of India Cayman Islands’ Pirates Week festival included in Times of India’s “Best November Festivals” Cultural festivals are a big reason for travel, and more and more travellers are making their way through world events. Be it for music, art, or any other quirky topic, events in November 2018 […]

Destinations of the week

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These will be the 15 most popular cities for tourists by 2025 By Tom Murray From Business Insider Taj Mahal Taj Mahal, Agra, India.nicolemoraira/iStock The world is getting smaller. As flights between cities around the world become more frequent, and more air routes are forged between countries, international tourism continues to rise and rise. According […]

Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee reaffirms its support of contestants

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (10 August 2018) The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has today reaffirmed its support of all of the contestants participating in the upcoming pageant, and is calling on the community to do likewise by attending the event. Ms. Derrie Lee, Chair of the Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee stated “In light […]

JAMAICA: This government offers Thai cave survivors a free Caribbean vacation

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From NAN News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. July 23, 2018: A Caribbean government is extending an all-expense paid vacation to the 12 teenage soccer players and their coach who were recently rescued from a cave in Thailand after being trapped there for more than two weeks. The Government of Jamaica says it will be inviting […]

Workers in Thailand found not guilty!

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From Freedom United We have some good news to share! Last week, a Bangkok court found the 14 Myanmar workers not guilty as charged by the chicken farm where they were exploited. This is a landmark ruling for labor and human rights in Thailand and it is with great relief that we welcome the verdict […]

Cave rescue: Four more boys rescued by Thai Navy divers

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From BBC Divers have rescued four more boys from a vast flooded cave system in northern Thailand on the second day of a complex operation. The Thai Navy Seals leading the rescue operation have confirmed that eight boys in total have been extracted. Four boys and their football coach remain inside the caves. The group […]