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UGHI presentation Molinelli Agriculture

Hanging Gardens for San Juan, Puerto Rico

A 22-year old young man’s dream of transforming the agriculture sector within the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is becoming a reality, as Jose A. Molinelli Gonzalez recently won an investment grant of 7,500 euros from Youth Time International Movement in Paris, France for a project in which he hopes to introduce urban farming within an old building in his city using hydroponic systems.
technology and farming

Its Time We Consider A 21st Century Brand Of Farming

If I told you that we needed more technology introduced into our agricultural pursuits what would come to mind? You may not be faulted in drumming up mental images of large scale, sprawling farms with a heavy emphasis on mechanization and industrialized processes. However, while that is one avenue, there are others which offer a far more cost effective and compact approach. Would the yields be the same though? Would the quality of produce be better or worse? Let’s delve more into the topic and find out ourselves.
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International Men’s Day

The Men’s movement is and will continue to be crucial to not only highlight issues affecting men, but to promote responsible masculinity.
Digital

Why T&T Should Focus On ICT Now More Than Ever

Can everyone be a Digital Age entrepreneur? In a nation where dependence on mineral resources is no longer possible due to changing economic...Read more...
financial disaster

Preparing for A Financial Disaster

As with many natural disasters, financial upheavals can be disruptive and sudden, striking unexpectedly. However, with a proactive and prudent approach to financial management, the agonizing effects can surely be minimized.
Recovery

Here’s Why The War On Drugs Is A Failure

In this piece, we'll highlight and address just how wasteful and counterproductive the global ‘War on Drugs’ is. With billions spent yearly yielding nought but diminishing returns, it’s an industry that should be put...
crypto currency

Cryptocurrency; Is It Still Worth Your Time?

Indeed, though not as prominent now as it once was, there’s always been a lot of hype surrounding crypto, particularly towards ‘Bitcoin’.
climate

Climate Change, Floods, and your Health

Drastic climate action is needed in the face of a reality where fossil fuel dependence and climate change is threatening human health and survival.

The Rise of the Regulated Internet

There is, on the one hand, a connection between the digital age and the stability, even existence, of contemporary democracies. Then there are global trends which have stimulated calls for a more regulated and restricted internet.
travel&tourism

Travel, Tourism, and Disruptive Technologies in the Age of Acceleration

The contradiction involved in denying Uber to legally operate in T & T is magnified when we compare how AirBnB has been applauded for diversifying the TT tourism experience.

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