Carribbean News

Guyana university raises tuition fees on eve of new academic year

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University of Guyana library (Credit: uog.edu.gy)GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday July 23, 2014, CMC – One week before registration begins for the new academic year students attending The University of Guyana (UG) will be faced with an increase in tuition fees.“The University of Guyana Council has approved the proposed tuition adjustment for the institution effective from the [...]

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Antigua and UAE investor sign agreement for US$120m hotel project

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Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Wednesday July 23, 2014, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government has signed a memorandum of agreement with an investor from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the construction of a US$120 million hotel project.Prime Minister Gaston Browne signed [...]

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Two gay sex workers murdered in Guyana

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File photo (Credit: caribbean360 / bigstock)GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sunday, July 20, 2014, CMC -The suspect in the murder of two homosexual sex workers early Sunday morning, committed suicide hours later in the day by setting himself afire.Samuel Bristol, 31, doused himself with gasoline and set his body on fire outside the Bourda Post Office in Georgetown.Before [...]

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‘Dear White People’ hits theatres in October, the full trailer is a must-see

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Still image from the film ‘Dear White People’ (Credit: Dear White People/YouTube)BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday July 22, 2014  - Following a successful showing at the Sundance Festival, where the film won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, “Dear White People” is slated to open in US theatres in October. Here’s a look at [...]

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Chris Gayle ‘sexist’ comment draws ire of Antigua women’s group

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Chris Gayle is deep in thought at Wednesday’s media conference in Antigua.ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday July 18, 2014, CMC – A women’s rights group in Antigua has condemned as “sexist”, remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist, at a media conference here Wednesday.And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed [...]

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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to sponsor second annual Evenings of Excellence

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Free inspirational seminars are targeted to Caribbean and African-American communities in South Florida and New YorkNEW YORK, United States, Friday July 18, 2014 – The second annual Evenings of Excellence series, supported by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, is being planned for the fall in South Florida and the New York metropolitan area.Slated for October 21, [...]

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St Lucia crime surge linked to gang activity – commissioner

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St Lucia police suggest that the recent spate of crime over the past two weeks is a result of the activities of gangs. (File)CASTRIES, St.Lucia, Friday July 18, 2014, CMC – Police Commissioner Vernon Francois says intelligence obtained by St Lucia police suggests that the recent spate of violence and shootings in the capital over [...]

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LIALPA injunction filed against Liat dismissed

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday July 17, CMC – An application filed by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) against regional airline LIAT for an injunction to freeze funds held in an escrow account in the LIAT Pension Fund at Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB) has been dismissed.The pilots have been asking for their portion of [...]

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Rihanna denies controversial #FreePalestine tweet

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CALIFORNIA, United States, Friday July 18, 2014 – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna caused a right royal Twitter storm after allegedly posting #FreePalestine, a message of support for Palestine to her 36.4 million fans from her account earlier this week.The tweet #FreePalestine, was retweeted thousands of times and sparked a flood of replies before it was [...]

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Barbados solid waste tax payment deadline extended

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday July 18, 2014, CMC – Government has waived all payments of the Barbados Municipal Solid Waste Tax for pensioners with property valued under BDS$190,000 (One BDS dollar = 50 US cents) and pushed back the payment deadline for others.This new tax was announced last year with a sweeping .03 per cent charge [...]

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