Archive for December, 2016

A Record Year for African American Rhodes Scholars

A Record Year for African American Rhodes Scholars

| December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Recently, the Rhodes Trust announced the 32 American winners of Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University in England. Being named a Rhodes Scholar is considered among the highest honors that can be won by a U.S. college student. The scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of Cecil Rhodes, an industrialist […]

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JA Small businesses benefit from Diaspora investments

JA Small businesses benefit from Diaspora investments

| December 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One year into the multi-year partnership between the MSME Alliance and the Caribbean Enterprise Network (CEN-UK), a UK-based diaspora group, some 13 small businesses have benefited from investments made by local and returning residents. Working in conjunction with Priority Group International, a Jamaican-based business conglomerate, CEN-UK  has been assisting in the development of a small-business […]

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Compton Teen Elijah Christopher DeVaughn Earns Early Acceptance to Harvard

Compton Teen Elijah Christopher DeVaughn Earns Early Acceptance to Harvard

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I think that struggle – it ignites a fire under you to want to work hard and to want to do more.”       Christmas came early for a Compton teen who has been admitted to one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Elijah Christopher DeVaughn – nicknamed “E-Jayy” –  found out […]

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Grandmother of 12 earns bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University

Grandmother of 12 earns bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

    The bachelor’s degree didn’t just fall in Darlene Pitts’ lap. After The Virginian-Pilot chronicled the Norfolk grandmother’s pursuit of a college education in 2011, she had plenty of work to do. And the work almost got the best of her.  Pitts, 57, found herself on academic probation at Norfolk State University. She quit […]

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Jamaican Scientist Makes The List of Top 100 Global Thinkers-Congrats

Jamaican Scientist Makes The List of Top 100 Global Thinkers-Congrats

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr Gavin Jones, a young Jamaican Scientist was just named among Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. This remarkable achievement was as a result of his work in developing a process to chemically recycle plastics while preventing BPA from leaking. Jones’ story is truly one to be told. Raised by a singlemother, in the […]

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NHS Blood & Transplant donate bloodmobile to Antigua

NHS Blood & Transplant donate bloodmobile to Antigua

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday 23 November NHS Blood and Transplant  donated a decommissioned bloodmobile to Antigua and Barbuda. This bloodmobile will be used to help enable the countries to establish a national blood transfusion service on the Islands.

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Students remove Shakespeare portrait in English dept., aiming for inclusivity

Students remove Shakespeare portrait in English dept., aiming for inclusivity

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Penn English professor and Department Chair Jed Esty was surprised to find a large portrait of William Shakespeare waiting in his office. A group of students removed the iconic portrait from the walls of Fisher- Bennett Hall and delivered it to Esty’s office after an English Department town hall meeting discussing the election, which took […]

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Viola Desmond first Canadian woman on banknote

Viola Desmond first Canadian woman on banknote

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Desmond fought racial segregation in the 1940’s after refusing to give up a seat in a “whites only” section of a cinema. Toronto, Canada – A black civil rights leader who led a struggle against anti-black segregation and racism in Canada in the 1940s will be the first Canadian woman to figure on a banknote. […]

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CaribDirect partners with Guyana’s popular HGPTV news channel

CaribDirect partners with Guyana’s popular HGPTV news channel

| December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the interest of providing greater news coverage from Guyana for our global Caribbean audience, CaribDirect Multi-Media have partnered with the popular HGPTV news, movie and entertainment channel famous for it Nightly News. Click the link below to access up to date and accurate news reporting from Guyana.

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Exceptionalism and failure: Caribbean lessons from Britain

Exceptionalism and failure: Caribbean lessons from Britain

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Brexit chickens are coming home to roost in a troubled British economy, however much British government ministers and other English nationalistic hopefuls are trying to suggest otherwise. It was a colossal mistake to hold the referendum.  In the words of former Conservative Party Prime Minister, David Cameron, it “unleashed the demons”.   The decision of […]

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