NurtiSmart – Edible RFID Tracking Chips In Food Soon

RFID, short for Radio Frequency ID, tags have found their way into a wide variety of applications. Read more of this post

Tokyo Citizens In Panic Buy Bottled Water As Faucets Spew Radiation

In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe, radiation levels are now rising in Tokyo’s water supply, Read more of this post

Historic Plan To Get Haitians Mortages

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF) are providing US$47 million in funding for a programme Read more of this post

Freeze In UK Air Passenger Duty

Chancellor of the Exchequer Chancellor George Osborne today told the House of Commons that there will be no increase in the Air Passenger Duty (APD) until 2012.

He also indicated that a consultation would commence straightaway to examine the efficacy of the current distance banding for assessing the duty.

“It is no doubt welcome news for the viability of the UK national transportation system and for foreign destinations heavily dependent upon British holidaymakers that the Air Passenger Duty will not be increased,” said Business Travel Coalition chairman Kevin Mitchell.

“However, the current levels of duty still represent a huge problem and they must be radically reduced to bring the UK back into competitive alignment with other countries for meetings, incentive trips and conventions. The next order of business is to expand the coalition of concerned parties outside the UK and deepen communications with UK government officials.”

The news should also be welcomed by Caribbean tourism stakeholders who say the tax is unfair.

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Caribbean Quake Shakes Domincian Republic

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dominican Republic this morning just days after experts warned that the country is at risk of experiencing a quake similar to the one that hit neighbouring Haiti last year.

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Radiation From Fukushima Would Take 7 Days To Reach U.S

“You can calculate how long the release of a radiation would take to cross the Pacific from Japan to the U.S. by choosing different speeds that the radioactive particles might be moving Read more of this post

Winds Blowing Japanese Radioactivity Over Pacific Ocean

Winds are now dispersing radioactive material from the Japanese nuclear crisis over the Pacific Ocean, away from Japan and other Asian countries, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Tuesday. Read more of this post

Analysis Of No.4 Fukushima Reactor Pose The Greatest Danger

An explosion and fire at the pool containing spent fuel rods at the No. 4 reactor of the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Tuesday could prove more serious than explosions at two other reactors. Read more of this post

Radiation Released in Japanese Atmosphere

Japan has told the United Nation’s nuclear agency that a spent fuel storage pond was on fire at a reactor damaged by the earthquake and radioactivity Read more of this post

BP Oil Spill Sickness Wrecking Lives Along Gulf

“I have critically high levels of chemicals in my body,” 33-year-old Steven Aguinaga of Hazlehurst, Mississippi told Al Jazeera. “Yesterday I went to see another doctor to get my blood test results and the nurse said she didn’t know how I even got there.” Read more of this post

8.9 Earthquake And Tsunami Hits Japan 53 Countries on Alert!

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s northeastern coast around 0546 GMT on Friday. Read more of this post

Letter From Cairo: Egyptians Full Of Hope

The morning after Mubarak stood down was a brand new day which felt so fresh and exhilarating for so many of us. It was like a weight was lifted from our collective shoulders. Read more of this post

Oil $101/barrel Gold Nearly $1500/oz

New York oil prices briefly hit $101 on Wednesday, as Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s regime loyalists clashed with opposition rebels, while safe-haven gold struck another record high point. Read more of this post

German TV Exposes The Horrors Of Toxic GM Soy

Widespread environmental pollution; poisoning and contamination of agriculture; countless injuries, deformities, and deaths in humans — these and many other horrific events Read more of this post

Caribbean Faces Uncertain Times

This year promises to be another hard slog for many Caribbean economies. Read more of this post

Haiti Cholera Challenge Failed

The cholera outbreak that has killed 3,600 people in Haiti since October 2010 (the cholera death toll in Haiti rose to 4,549, Haitian Health authorities said on Wednesday) has not been suppressed

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Antigua Government Sued For US$1Million

National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort is facing a US$1 million lawsuit filed by investors in the Stanford International Bank (SIB) yesterday – the last day they were allowed by law to submit such a claim. Read more of this post

Regional Countries Vulnerable To Food Price Hikes

Like two sides of the same worn coin, the spiraling costs of food stuffs across the globe have raised the spectrum of a new food crisis in some Caribbean countries while simultaneously benefitting most others in Latin America with windfall profits, said the region’s top World Bank officials. Read more of this post

UN Offers To Help Prosecute Baby Doc

The United Nations human rights chief has offered Haitian authorities technical assistance for prosecuting crimes committed Read more of this post

The Threat Of Rising Food Prices

This is as much a part of what’s wrong with our financial sector as the Greek and Irish debt crises. Read more of this post

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