January 25, 2020

Qasem Soleimani: Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ for top general’s death

Pin It

From BBC Iran’s supreme leader has vowed “severe revenge” on those responsible for the death of top military commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed by an air strike at Baghdad airport early on Friday ordered by US President Donald Trump. The 62-year-old Soleimani spearheaded Iran’s Middle East operations as head of the elite Quds Force. […]

Moving from the Caribbean to the USA – what’s to know?

Pin It

The Caribbean is often branded as heaven on earth for vacationers – a fun exotic destination for visitors. This kind of view conveniently disregards several things. Mostly it is its disproportionate vulnerability to the results of climate change with all of the extreme weather that has been hitting the region for some time. The financial […]

The power of print. Lessons from the world’s biggest brands

Pin It

By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community If you missed Part 1 of our series on the current state and future of print, head to If Millennials killed print, will Gen Z revive it?. Last Christmas, Amazon announced that it would print a toy catalogue during the holiday season. For any other traditional retailer, this wouldn’t be […]

World Bank approves US$20 million credit for Grenada’s transition to a resilient blue economy

Pin It

By Hannah McDonald-Moniz External Affairs Officer, The World Bank Courtesy The World Bank Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — WASHINGTON —The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million credit to support Grenada’s transition to a resilient blue economy. The Second Fiscal Resilience and Blue Growth Development Policy Credit fosters reforms to support fiscal sustainability, […]

12 of the 5,379 immigrants deported from the US this year were from Antigua and Barbuda [+4 from Cayman]

Pin It

5,379 Caribbean nationals were removed from the US in fiscal year 2019 according to a News Americas analysis of the latest US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fiscal Year 2019 Enforcement and Removal Operations data, released last week. 12 persons on that list are said to be from Antigua and Barbuda. Nationals from the Dominican Republic accounted for […]

US$1.29 million from Green Climate Fund to enhance Caribbean civil society’s access and readiness for climate finance

Pin It

Port of Spain, December 13, 2019 – Efforts to enhance civil society’s access and capacity to deliver climate finance and build resilience in the Caribbean have been bolstered by a US$1.29 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  The Principal Director, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in Jamaica, Ms. UnaMay […]

Adidas abandons robot Speedfactories in Germany and the US

Pin It

By Nick Summers From engadget Adidas is abandoning its robot-staffed Speedfactories in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, USA. Both facilities, which are run in partnership with German plastics specialist Oechsler, will be closed “by April 2020 at the latest,” the company said in a press release. The sportswear giant stressed, though, that some of its Speedfactory processes […]

The flu vaccine is not 100% effective but you should still get it every year

Pin It

Nancy Averett From Business Insider How effective the flu vaccine is will vary from year to year. It can range anywhere from 20% to 60% effective. Each year, flu vaccines are designed to protect against three to four different viral strains of influenza. But sometimes the viral strains that end up in the flu vaccine […]

Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell owe it to their accusers to appear in court

Pin It

By Gaby Hinsliff From The Guardian Women who allege sex trafficking and abuse deserve due process, not TV appearances that turn us all into jurors Where is Ghislaine Maxwell? In the scandal engulfing her good friend the Duke of York, she is both everywhere and nowhere. Forever hovering just out of reach, rather as she does […]

Impeachment threat against Donald Trump puts grand trade deal with China at risk, US experts say

Pin It

By Mark Magnier From SCMP Despite US president’s vow to raise tariffs even further, his hardline stance appears to be softening amid domestic turmoil Pain from the trade war is increasingly hitting Trump’s base, notably the farmers and factory workers he promised to help US President Donald Trump is facing numerous challenges, including public impeachment […]