Archive for November, 2015

Opportunities in Law: If there’s no open door find a window

Opportunities in Law: If there’s no open door find a window

| November 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last weekend many law students, lecturers and seasoned lawyers gathered in the Mike Goldstein Auditorium at the Coventry Law School for an afternoon of sharing and discussion on opportunities in the legal profession. This Legal Workshop was organised by Terrence Wendell Brathwaite, Sr. Lecturer in Law on behalf of the Coventry Law School  in collaboration […]

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African Caribbean Soldiers during WWII Part 3

African Caribbean Soldiers during WWII Part 3

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After the War finished, we were looking forward to peace time. We were still in reserve and whilst in our various camps, some of us went through some form of vocational training to prepare us for civilian life. After we were demobbed, it was different. The women were still very nice, but the young men, […]

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Black Lives Matter Too:  The inequity of Western Media reporting

Black Lives Matter Too: The inequity of Western Media reporting

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of the continuous Western media coverage of the Paris attacks by ISIS that killed 129 people, the “Black Lives Matter” Movement in the United States has raised questions about similar atrocities against black people that are either ignored or receive scant attention. How many people know or remember that 148 people – […]

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French Caribbean islands under terrorist lock-down

French Caribbean islands under terrorist lock-down

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

French Caribbean islands have been included in the state of emergency declared in France by President Francois Hollande following the terrorist  attacks in Paris. The islands which are overseas territories of France are Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island, and St Martin and St Barths. Hollande declared the state of emergency last weekend after […]

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Half a ton of cocaine seized from Caribbean drug boat

Half a ton of cocaine seized from Caribbean drug boat

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

MIAMI, United States (AFP) – US authorities seized half a ton of cocaine with a street value of $17 million from a speedboat off the coast of the Dominican Republican and arrested four people, the US Coast Guard said Friday. A patrol aircraft spotted the suspicious vessel on Sunday southeast of the island of Isla […]

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Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant Announced

Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant Announced

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Basseterre, St. Kitts (November 18th 2015):- The Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant Show organizing committee have announced the  Confirmed contestants for the 35th edition of the most prestigious pageant in the Caribbean. Pageant Organisers confirmed Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Maarten, USVI and host St. Kitts. Widely regarded as the Ms Teen World […]

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Caribbean governments proudly run by UWI graduates

Caribbean governments proudly run by UWI graduates

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the 14th October 2015, the Ramphal Institute hosted a high-level Round table at King’s College, London on the role of tertiary education in post-colonial societies. The feature presentation was delivered by the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Nigel Eon Harris. He highlighted the integral part played by Universities in the functioning of […]

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Cable & Wireless considers sale to Liberty Global

Cable & Wireless considers sale to Liberty Global

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

John Malone-backed Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA.O) offered to buy Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC.L) for 3.6 billion pounds to extend its reach in the Caribbean. London-based Cable & Wireless describes itself as “the go-to player” in the Caribbean and Latin America. Malone, the U.S. ‘King of Cable’, bought about 13 percent in the company […]

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Jamaica delivers on promise to Dominica after Erika

Jamaica delivers on promise to Dominica after Erika

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jamaica, on Wednesday (November 4), shipped off close to $50 million worth of bridge infrastructure and materials to tropical storm-ravaged Dominica, fulfilling a pledge that was made nearly two months ago. The donation, initiated by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, represents a joint public/private sector partnership. It included two Bailey bridges from the […]

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Nasty seaweed creates entrepreneurs in Caribbean

Nasty seaweed creates entrepreneurs in Caribbean

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An unwelcome visitor sailed onto Caribbean beaches this year: huge rafts of seaweed. The seaweed, called sargassum, has swept into the region in part as a result of changing weather conditions, turning many once-postcard-perfect beaches a dull pond-scum brown as it decomposes and releases a rotten egg […]

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