Archive for September, 2014

TFL Contactless payment update

TFL Contactless payment update

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Travel news. Dear traveler, this is to let you know that you can now use contactless payment cards to travel on the Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London, as well as on buses. Contactless payment cards have the symbol shown in the image of this email; your bank may […]

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“Right is might”- the reality and the dream

“Right is might”- the reality and the dream

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Activities at the United Nations in New York this week may have looked like a celebration of internationalism and a recognition that territorial wars, terrorism, religious intolerance, climate change, ethnic violence and disease have been recognised as threats to all mankind, demanding collective action by every government. The impression that internationalism had taken […]

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Catholic Priest goes on tourism trip to rape children

Catholic Priest goes on tourism trip to rape children

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Let’s call him the chocolate monster. Taking images of naked boys was not enough. Now the criminal Reverent posted as a tourist with the intent to rape young boys in Honduras. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, was arrested Thursday by US authorities and will remain in custody until a hearing Monday before a federal […]

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Bailey’s offensive ‘Human Zoo’ no more

Bailey’s offensive ‘Human Zoo’ no more

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. After a huge, short sharp and a dynamic campaign, South African artist, Brett Bailey’s controversial and offensive‘Exhibit B’ exhibition, due to be staged in London last night, was finally closed down after mass protest. The show featured live African actors, men and women semi-naked, shackled with chains and bondage as a theme. This […]

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Comedian Jon Stewart interprets race relations in America

Comedian Jon Stewart interprets race relations in America

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

America news. We’ve all been waiting for the Daily Show to talk about Michael Brown’s death and the ongoing protests in Ferguson. Jon Stewart returned from vacation this week to do just that, devoting almost the entire show to the news coverage of the event. Stewart opened by doing the “Ferguson Protest Challenge,” swapping the Ice Bucket Challenge’s […]

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Cuba Sees a Crisis, Sends Docs; US Sees Opportunity and Sends Troops

Cuba Sees a Crisis, Sends Docs; US Sees Opportunity and Sends Troops

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Africa news. How’s this for a juxtaposition on how nations respond to a global health catastrophe. Check out these two headlines from yesterday’s news: Cuba to Send Doctors to Ebola Areas US to Deploy 3000 Troops as Ebola Crisis Worsens Reading these stories, which ran in, respectively, the BBC and Reuters, one learns that the […]

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CITES and FAO join forces to conserve Queen Conch

CITES and FAO join forces to conserve Queen Conch

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bridgetown, 22 September 2014 – The FAO Subregional Office for the Caribbean and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have approved a project for joint capacity building for the implementation of decisions on regional cooperation on the management and trade of Queen Conch (Strombus gigas). These decisions were adopted […]

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KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits job live on air

KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits job live on air

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job on live TV last night, outing herself as the owner of an Alaskan cannabis club and declaring “f*ck it”. Having grown weary of reporting the news, Greene told viewers she would instead be putting all her energy into the fight to legalise marijuana in the state, […]

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Saint Vincent Argyle International Airport video update

Saint Vincent Argyle International Airport video update

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Update from the Argyle International Airport – The Ministry of Tourism visit the AIA. Courtesy the IADC Communication Team.

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Commonwealth HOG, Foreign Ministers to meet in New York

Commonwealth HOG, Foreign Ministers to meet in New York

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. 22 September 2014 – The 13th annual meeting of Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers will take place in New York this week alongside the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. On Thursday, 25 September, Ministers will be briefed on priority development concerns of small states, the Commonwealth’s interaction with the G20 group […]

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