Jamaica’s Tourism Minister appeals for UNWTO aid for hurricane ravaged Caribbean

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has leveraged his position as Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) Board of Affiliate Members to appeal for aid for Caribbean islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma. Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history last week left a path of death Read More

Bolko wins Big West weekly defensive honor

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Sept. 11, 2017 DAVIS, Calif. – UC Davis junior libero Malia Bolko captured her first Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the weekend ending September 10, the league office announced Monday afternoon. This is her first such award of 2017, and the third of her career. A managerial economics student from Read More

SLP gearing up for “exciting” Parliament meeting on Tuesday

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September 11th, 2017 3 comments When the House of Assembly meets on Tuesday the Opposition, St Lucia Labour Party, will be paying particular focus on the Finance Management Bill that will be tabled and which speaks to the waiver of taxes for businesses. The bill comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding the $24.4 Read More

Motorcycle wrecks lead list in major injuries and fatalities

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Motorcycle riders are several time more likely to be in a wreck, suffer severe injury and even death than a person in a passenger vehicle. LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 11, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Bikers call passenger vehicles ‘cages’ because the driver is encased in car, just like someone put in a cage. The Read More

Newlywed’s leg ravaged by spider bite while on Jamaica honeymoon

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A newlywed bride is lucky to be alive after she was bitten by a venomous spider on her honeymoon.  Victoria Ross, 32, was with her husband, company manager Brian, 33, when she was bitten on the right leg by a violin spider on July 4 in Jamaica.  The account executive from Bingley, West Yorks, was left with an inflamed Read More

New party not solution to country’s problems – Ramkarran -says constitution reform better option

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Commentator Ralph Ramkarran SC says constitution reform is what offers the best prospect for addressing the problems faced by the country not the formation of a new party. In his column in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek, Ramkarran addressed the arguments presented by letter writer Craig Sylvester in Saturday’s Kaieteur News. Sylvester had advocated the formation of Read More

An Act of Faith (Part Two)Address by Dr. Harold A. Drayton, on the occasion of the launch of his book, An Accidental Life, University of Guyana, August 24, 2017

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To the memory of Walter Rodney and Josh Ramsammy Editor’s Note: Our thoughts are with the peoples of the region and her diasporas, living through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma, which has powerfully underlined the vulnerability of the Caribbean and low-lying mainland coastal communities. As we begin to mobilise to assist our neighbours in the Read More

The single parent problem

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As a product of a single-parent household, I know firsthand some of the challenges such parents face. While my mother became a single parent through the death of my father, there are many situations where it is not death that places the burden on one parent, but uncertainty about paternity, migration, divorce, separation and more Read More

Green energy surges in Latin America

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With much of its territory in the sun-drenched tropics, Latin America is gaining momentum in the green energy movement as solar- and wind-powered sources become more viable alternatives for generating electricity. Eight Latin American nations are among the 40 countries on the latest Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, a semiannual ranking launched Read More