Archive for May, 2017

JA Born Poet Receives Honorary PhD In South Africa

JA Born Poet Receives Honorary PhD In South Africa

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is awarded his first Honorary Doctorate by Rhodes University in April 2017. In a celebration at NELM he performed his poem “Unfinished Revolution.” Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born 24 August 1952) is a UK-based Jamaican-British dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black […]

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H.S Junior Already Offered 33 Full-Ride Scholarships

H.S Junior Already Offered 33 Full-Ride Scholarships

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jahmir Smith As a kid, high school junior Jahmir Smith never had a dream college. But for a number of universities, he’s their dream student. The 17-year-old North Carolina native has already been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and has received 33 full-ride scholarship offers, according to ABC 11 Eyewitness News. While Smith […]

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Debt strangling a Caribbean generation

Debt strangling a Caribbean generation

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a real prospect that, in dealing with unsustainable debt, 11 of 13 Caribbean small states will have lost the first three decades of the twenty-first century, and foregone opportunities for poverty reduction, transformation and growth. That judgement has been made by a leading development-economist who has studied and worked on small economies. Cyrus […]

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Amputees get greater standing in Saint Lucia

Amputees get greater standing in Saint Lucia

| May 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

AMPUTEES GET GREATER STANDING IN SPORTS IN ST LUCIA Programme aims to tackle lack of opportunities for disabled people to get involved in community activities and sport SAINT LUCIA, Castries: Twenty-five coaches, special ed teachers and community youth mentors from across St. Lucia attended a two day workshop to better understand how sport can offer […]

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Medical Student Brings DNA-Testing to Women in TT

Medical Student Brings DNA-Testing to Women in TT

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

GerneivaParkinson Parkinson, a medical student from the prestigious Yale School of Medicine, was recently featured in American business magazine Fast Company, which delved into her journey to better understand the roots of the high prevalence of breast cancer in Trinidad and Tobago. In her interview with the magazine, she indicated that as a child she’d […]

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Invest in yourself and family seminar tickets going fast

Invest in yourself and family seminar tickets going fast

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

FIND YOUR VOICE in association with WORKING ACTION GROUP presents INVESTING IN YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY THE GREATEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT COMES FROM INVESTING IN YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY!   GUEST SPEAKERS: Juliet Lopez – Working Action Group – Investing In Us & In Our Community KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dua Mu-Tef En Ankh – Supreme FM […]

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Teen Graduating from Coll before getting H.S. diploma

Teen Graduating from Coll before getting H.S. diploma

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Raven Osborne Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne is about to get her college degree. “I graduate from college on May 5,” she told CBS News’ Jericka Duncan.  But when does she graduate from high school? May 22. Yes, it’s true; Raven gets her college degree two weeks before her high school diploma. “When people hear that … […]

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Princeton to Rename Spaces for T. Morrison, Sir A. Lewis

Princeton to Rename Spaces for T. Morrison, Sir A. Lewis

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nobel Laureates Sir Arthur Lewis (L) and Toni Morrison (R) In a press release Tuesday, the University announced that it will rename West College and the major auditorium in Robertson Hall of the Wilson School in honor of University Professor Emerita Toni Morrison and Nobel Laureate and former University Professor Sir Arthur Lewis, respectively. The […]

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Son of Jamaican Immigrants Awarded Harvard Fellowship

Son of Jamaican Immigrants Awarded Harvard Fellowship

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Born in New York to Jamaican immigrants, Caleb Gayle remembers a childhood that was defined by his grandfather, a strict but loving reverend who cherished the pursuit of the American Dream and believed there was no excuse for anyone who fell short. It wasn’t until Caleb’s family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, that he began […]

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