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St. Lucia and Diabetes

The breathtaking Caribbean island of St. Lucia has one of the highest rates of diabetes per capita in the world. Among his numerous humanitarian efforts, internationally acclaimed musician Taj Weekes — founder of the non-profit organization TOCO — seeks to remedy the epidemic. From local clinics to state government, the mission is to improve the lives of St. Lucians through public health, education, food security, conservation and the arts.

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A Documentary on Kent Hovind aka Doctor Dino

Kent Hovind is best known as an evangelist of the idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, also known as “young earth creationism” (YEC).  To promote this idea, Hovind crisscrossed the country and preached in churches hundreds of times a year.  In 2001, he also opened a small amusement park called Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola, Florida, to promote YEC beliefs. Hovind gathered a small but enthusiastic following of believers who have uploaded his videos to YouTube over and over again, in hopes that someone may stumble across them and become converted to YEC.  

However, Hovind himself generally disappeared from the YEC evangelistic scene in late 2006 after he was convicted on federal charges of failing to pay income and Social Security taxes for his employees, along with structuring and obstruction of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Eight years after his incarceration began, some of his followers, calling themselves Hovindicators, began agitating for Hovind’s release beca…