Sign of the times, each DePaul symbol tells a story

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Whether you’re beginning out freshman year or finishing your final quarter, the tree of wisdom has become all too familiar. Every day, we see the little blue symbol mounted on buildings, stitched to backpacks and waiting in our inbox. Yet, its significance is still often overlooked. So, what does it mean? DePaul’s Coat of Arms Since its Read More

Historic St. Thomas Government House (USVI) damaged by Irma

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Government House on St. Thomas lost its rear roof and suffered severe water damage due to Hurricane Irma. Staff are now working to clean up and secure the historic building in downtown Charlotte Amalie. (file photo) Government House, St. Thomas Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and his team are currently Read More

St. Kitts Government to scale back on Independence celebration activities

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – In light of the passing of Hurricane Irma last week and the threat of further storms impacting the Federation, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has determined that it is in the best national interest to review the celebratory activities planned to commemorate the 34th anniversary of Independence. Prime Minister Dr. Read More

The ship is not sinking yet, but it is in some distress: Change now or…

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MY last two columns were driven by my increasing concern that the coalition government is losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the majority of Guyanese. Elections are not won on election day—they are won through a longer process of political engagement with the society by political parties armed with a clear vision Read More

Not on my watch…I remain committed to a cause not personalities

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THE APNU+AFC Government is its own worst enemy. It need not be offended by anyone who speaks out against acts of poor governance, incompetence, contempt for citizens’ rights and the rule of law when it is blatantly engaging in the very misconduct for which its leadership, when in Opposition, had condemned its predecessor. Those getting Read More

Formulating Decision Rule 2: A state-owned oil refinery

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Introduction Last Sunday’s column (September 3) marked one year of uninterrupted weekly articles addressing the topic: ‘Guyana in the coming time of its oil and gas industry, circa 2020’. A longer series on Guyana’s extractive sector has been ongoing since December 27, 2015. The topic currently being addressed: whether Guyana should establish a local oil Read More

Playing in Pakistan excites World XI players

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Sammy, Cuttin­g look forwar­d to ending hosts’ intern­ationa­l cricke­t famine­ RARE OPPORTUNITY: Due to security conditions of the past, not many on the visiting World XI side have played in Pakistan before, and so naturally, they are looking forward to the experience. PHOTO: AFP KARACHI: Monday’s scheduled arrival of the World XI side in Pakistan that Read More

Caribbean counts cost of Hurricane Irma

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption A photo shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin As deadly Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean this week, those places already hit are braced for a prolonged recovery. It has caused more than $10bn (£7.6bn) in damage across the Caribbean so far, disaster risk Read More

Evacuated St. Theresa Point residents happy to be heading home

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More than 1,000 wildfire evacuees will return home Sunday and Monday.  The Red Cross confirmed Sunday evacuees who fled flames and smoke in St. Theresa Point are headed home. The decision was made by the federal government and the First Nation’s chief, the Red Cross said. Bus loads full of evacuees are leaving the downtown Read More