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Japanese save thousands buying plots before tax increase kicks in

To pay down the country’s massive debt and to help support an aging population and young families, who the government needs to help balance the decreasing population problem, Japan will be increasing tax rates from 8% to 10%. When they…

Trinidad and Tobago plans to build a new palliative care unit

Health minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced on October 6th at the 7th Palliative Care Society conference that Sangre Grande will soon have a designated palliative care unit. The new unit will be designed based on the locally loved Caura hospital, which…

Paris opens first green cemetery

Parisians will now be able to reduce their carbon footprints even after death: A 17,000-square-foot section with 150 green-burial plots has opened in the Southern suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine. It is part of the larger City of Paris Cemetery in Ivry-sur-Seine,…

Death Care startup Eterneva will be on Shark Tank

Eterneva is an up and coming memorial startup that turns ashes (or hair) of the departed into Diamonds. Founded in 2016 by Garrett Ozar and Adelle Archer, they hope to shake up the way we remember and celebrate the dead. …

New palliative care study ranks the best places to die in America

Palliative care advocacy groups (Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)) have released a new study grading states palliative care availability. The goal of the report is to inform and help citizens and…

Bride adds father’s ashes into her wedding manicure

Five months before the wedding of Charlotte Walton’s her father passed away. The family was of course devastated and it broke Charlotte ́s heart that her father would no longer be able to walk her down the aisle as they…

Carriage Services acquires Lombardo Funeral Homes in New York

PRESS RELEASE:  Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Lombardo Funeral Homes in Buffalo, NY. The partnership with Lombardo Funeral Homes further expands Carriage Services’ strategic geographic footprint in the state of New…

Canadian Red Deer Hospice Society opens $5.2 million hospice expansion

After 5 years of negotiations and building, the Red Deer Hospice society was finally able to open their $5.2 million hospice expansion. The addition increases the existing ten rooms to sixteen private palliative care spaces. There is also now room…

Legendary Drummer Ginger Baker dies at 80

Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker, born 19 August 1939; died 6 October 2019 at the age of 80. He had been suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis and a smoking-related pulmonary condition. He is survived by his four children Nettie, Leda, Kofi, and…

Controversy continues among Zimbabweans funeral industry on servicing national heroes

Zimbabwe funeral policies were most recently in the press with the passing of ex-president Robert Mugabe this past September. Government, family, and traditional leaders bitterly disputed about how and where is an appropriate place to lay the controversial leader to…