Publication: Caribbean360

First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Caribbean urged to do more to deal with HIV/AIDS stigma, discrimination

The Caribbean is the second-most affected region in the world in terms of HIV prevalence, with an estimated 260,000 people living with the disease.KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 11, 2014, CMC – The Caribbean Consultation on Justice for All and Human ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Five day funeral service planned for former Trinidad & Tobago president

National Security Minister Gary Griffith said the former prime minister, would be laid to rest at the Scarborough Methodist Cemetery in Robinson’s homeland of Tobago. (Credit: ttnewsflash)PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday April 11, 2014, CMC – The Trinidad ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tropical Storm Risk’s take on 2014 hurricane season

TSR lowers its December forecast to predict 12 tropical storms including five hurricanes and two intense hurricanes.LONDON, England, Friday April 11, 2014 – The June 1 start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season may seem a long way off, but respected ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Overuse of smartphones and other devices may damage eyes

Tests have found that overexposure to blue-violet light has the potential to increase the risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.LONDON, England, Friday April 11, 2014 – Opticians are concerned that overexposure to light from electronic ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Caribbean economies “holding steady” - World Bank

However the report warned that countries in the region that rely heavily on remittances, face even more daunting challenges.WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Thursday April 10, 2014, CMC – The World Bank says the Caribbean and Latin America have been holding ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: Sri Lanka – straining the Commonwealth

On March 21 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution requesting the UN Human Rights Commissioner to undertake “a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Caribbean has lost a 'true icon' says CARICOM chairman

CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque, said the Caribbean has lost a true icon and extended condolences to his widow, family and to the Government and people of Jamaica.GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday April 10, 2014, CMC - The Secretary General of the ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Venezuela agrees to fund Grenada poverty eradication programmes

Economic Development, Trade, Planning and Co-operatives Minister Oliver Joseph, said the pledge was made during a meeting of PetroCaribe in Caracas over the weekend. (Credit: caribank.org)ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday April 10, 2014, CMC – Grenada says ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Opposition criticises Guyana 2014-15 budget

Opposition Leader David Granger described the fiscal package as having nothing for Guyanese nationals, saying it did not take into account the situation regarding the poor in the country.GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday April 10, 2014, CMC – Leaders of the ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Former Marriott sales exec launches consulting practice

Award-winning former Marriott sales manager, Jennifer Sena, this week launched SENA Sales & Marketing Corporation to assist hotels, resorts and allied members of the hospitality industry.NEW JERSEY, United States, Thursday April 10, 2014 – A veteran hospitality ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Cut price Dominican Republic plastic surgeries prompt warnings by US

The most recent tragedy involved a young mother from New York who died while getting a tummy tuck and liposuction. (File photo - plos.org)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Thursday April 10, 2014 – Beverly Brignoni, a 28-year-old New Yorker seeking a ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Barbadian entrepreneurs to benefit from angel investor network

In early 2014 the Barbados entrepreneurship Foundation engaged an international expert to assist in establishing a Barbados based Angel Investor Network. (Credit: startupfinancial.com)BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 10, 2014 - Small and medium size ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]

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According to optician Andy Hepworth: "Blue-violet light is potentially hazardous and toxic to the back of your eyes."
"Our data indicates that less than one fifth of our customers run Windows XP but more than a quarter of infections are Windows XP-based" he said
"Jamaica has an opportunity and must not give it up; if they don't pass the torch they can become the epicentre (as) UWI (The University of the West Indies), UTech (The University of Technology)... can become the epicentre of medical marijuana research. It can revive the nation" he told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Monday Exchange programme for its editors and reporters
"We are here to assure the residents of the affected communities that the police are doing everything they can to protect the fairly peaceful situation that obtained. However there are some criminal elements opposed to peace efforts by other sections of the community. We are going to find them and stop them" Ellington said

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Five day funeral service planned for former Tri... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
Tropical Storm Risk’s take on 2014 hurricane se... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
Caribbean urged to do more to deal with HIV/AID... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
Overuse of smartphones and other devices may da... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 11 2014]
OPINION: Sri Lanka – straining the Commonwealth [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Cut price Dominican Republic plastic surgeries ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Caribbean economies “holding steady” - World Bank [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Former Marriott sales exec launches consulting ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Venezuela agrees to fund Grenada poverty eradic... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Barbadian entrepreneurs to benefit from angel i... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Opposition criticises Guyana 2014-15 budget [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Caribbean has lost a 'true icon' says CARICOM c... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
Jamaica scholar Norman Girvan is dead [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 10 2014]
US seizes US$42.8m in second major Caribbean co... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 09 2014]
Windows XP users vulnerable as Microsoft suppor... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 09 2014]
Non-profit group urges Jamaica to become leader... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 09 2014]
St Lucia declares “water-related emergency” [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 09 2014]
Opposition legislator critical of amendment to ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 08 2014]
Calls for Caribbean to establish single approac... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 08 2014]
Grenada government denies interfering in electo... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 08 2014]
IDB study sheds light on financial behavior of ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 07 2014]
US deports numerous Caribbean nationals followi... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 07 2014]
Former Trinidad minister says sexual allegation... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 07 2014]
Jamaica commissioner urges gangsters in Friday’... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 07 2014]
Death of Guyanese reportedly refused medical ca... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 07 2014]
Trinidad tightens gaming regulations, industry ... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 05 2014]
Nobel laureate to join Venezuela protest [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 04 2014]
Tourist drowns attempting daredevil swim in rou... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 04 2014]
Police delay burial of controversial Trinidad p... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 04 2014]
Caribbean Corridor Strike Force arrests Venezue... [Published Caribbean360 - Apr 04 2014]
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