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Expert report predicts up to 2 more years of pandemic misery

CNN: The new coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for at least another 18 months to two years—until 60% to 70% of the population has been infected, a team of longstanding pandemic experts predicted in a report released Thursday. They recommended that the US...

The US is tracking cell phones to know how COVID-19 is spreading

CNN - The Trump administration wants to use Americans' smartphone location data to help track and combat the spread of coronavirus. Now, a pair of US data companies are making a public pitch to show just how that kind of...

Pollution Levels Drop in China, Italy Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns

Space.com: The new coronavirus' impact on China is so stark that it can be seen from space — as a dramatic drop in air pollution, according to data from U.S. and European satellites. Orbital instruments designed to monitor air quality...

Castries Mayor Meets LGBTQ Representatives

Castries Mayor Peterson Francis met Monday with representatives of two LGBTQ organisations. The meeting with United and Strong and the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), was held at the Mayor’s Office on Peynier Street in Castries. “I listened,...

1st LGBT Pride Celebration Comes to Saint Lucia

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia pride committee has launched a logo and theme in preparation for the country’s first ever public LGBT pride celebration. This marks a historic occasion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on Saint Lucia. The logo...

Millions of women take folic acid for a healthier pregnancy. Thank Lucy Wills.

VOX: Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that every woman of reproductive age get at least 400 micrograms of folic acid, a B vitamin, every day. The CDC can make this recommendation because of the groundbreaking...

50 Short Quotes

Love For All, Hatred For None. –Khalifatul Masih III Change the world by being yourself. – Amy Poehler Every moment is a fresh beginning. – S Eliot Never regret anything that made you smile. – Mark Twain Die with memories, not...

British Overseas Territories Urged To Legitimise Same-Sex Marriage

CMC News:-  LONDON– The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British Overseas Territories (OT), including those in the Caribbean, to legitimise same sex marriages. In addition, the Committee believes that the British government could do more than “simply support”...

Trump Administration Launches Global Effort To End Criminalization Of Homosexuality

NBC News:-  BERLIN — The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, U.S. officials tell NBC News, a bid aimed in part at...

United & Strong Officials Meet Opposition Leader

Press Release:-  For well over a decade, United and Strong Inc. (UNS) has worked hard to promote an enabling environment for the LGBTQI community here on Saint Lucia. In 2019, the organization plans to increase political engagements through meetings with...

US ‘Gay Conversion Therapist’ Divorces Wife, Comes Out As Gay

Sky News:-  One of the most prominent "gay conversion therapists" in the US has divorced his wife and wants to start dating men. David Matheson, from Utah, was the creator of widely maligned and discredited courses that claimed to be capable...

Entrepreneur Upbeat About Gay Club In Barbados

Barbados entrepreneur, Charles 'Charlie Spice' Lewis has reported an overwhelmingly positive response to a club for members of the LGBT community that has been advertised on social media. Lewis asserted that the response is reflective of a paradigm shift in...

Clergyman Urges Citizens To Spend Wisely This Christmas

The Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in Saint Lucia has called on citizens to be wise and careful in their spending this Christmas. In a Christmas message, Seth Ampadu noted that the observance can be a strain in a...

India’s LGBT community marches freely after gay sex decriminalised

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) —Thousands marched proudly through Delhi's street Sunday in the first gay pride parade since the India's highest court decriminalised homosexuality. Participants waved rainbow flags and placards emblazoned with "Love Wins" and "Adios 377" -- a reference to the...

Australian Wedding Magazine Shuts After LGBT Row

BBC:-  One of Australia's leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples. Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves. The Christian couple said they made the choice because they...

Signs of having a true friend

By Contributor Ravi Ranjan: A Tried friend is not the one who knows your secrets but is the one who just not only knows your stupid doings but was also a part of them. They are the ones with...

US mulls revoking recognition of transgender people: report

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a proposal to narrowly define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by birth genitalia, The New York Times reported on Sunday. According to a memo obtained...

Netherlands Gets First Gender Neutral Passport

Dutch News.NL:-  The first gender neutral passport in the Netherlands will be handed out on Friday, reports Omroep Brabant. Leonne Zeegers, from Breda, will receive a document with an ‘X’ in the place where an initial representing male or female...

Romania: Referendum to ban gay unions fails

BBC:-  A referendum to establish a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Romania has failed - after only a fifth of voters bothered to turn out. Romanians were being asked whether they wanted the constitution changed to specify that marriage can...

T&T: Gay rights activist says same sex court ruling was ‘God’s plan’

Gay rights activist Rudy Hanamji says contrary to what religious leaders believe, Thursday’s buggery law ruling by High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad was God’s plan, the Trinidad Express newspaper has reported. “I truly believe that humans are not in control...

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