October 16, 2018

Caribbean sugar producers want protection from white sugar imports

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News With the region no longer enjoying fixed quotas and guaranteed access to the European raw sugar market, the region’s four remaining sugar producers have asked governments to clamp down on refined, or white, sugar imports, saying they can meet the required average demand for 100,000 metric tons. This week, […]

Guyana: 9-year-old boy kills his baby sister with rat poison

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By Shonette Glasgow From Guyana Guardian A 6-month-old baby girl is now dead after her 9-year-old brother allegedly fed her with rat poison (blue rice) yesterday morning. The Guyana Guardian understands that the 9-year-old child who was originally living with his grandmother in Georgetown, was taken to La Grange on the West Bank of Demerara […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life The human rights group, Rights Bahamas, says plans by the Bahamas government to remove “shantytowns” where many Haitian migrants live constitutes a gross violation of peoples’ fundamental human rights under the constitution. Rights Bahamas said in a statement that the impoverished Haitians do not want the authorities to break […]

Trinidad: Unions strike Friday

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By Bert Wilkinson from Caribbean Life A little over a week after authorities in Trinidad announced the closure of an underutilized and money-losing oil refinery, major labor unions have called a general strike for Friday to pressure the administration to reverse its decision but the head of government says he will stick by the decision […]

Letter: The Council of Legal Education – where legal education and politics collide

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Dear Sir, Financial Viability The entire Caribbean is suffering from dire economic circumstances where any financial expenditure must be carefully weighed against its benefits and any alternative methods of accomplishing its objectives. When it comes to the Council of Legal Education, many governments who are now considering establishing their own law schools have had difficulty […]

Council of Legal Education Meeting 2018 in Guyana

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From Michael Theodore September 2, 20180 The Council of Legal Education (CLE) which is responsible for managing professional legal education in the Caribbean is set to meet in Guyana from September 6 – 8, 2018. Caribbean legal education is a two-tier system with the first tier being provided by the Faculty of Law, UWI which […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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Caribbean RoundUp BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Antigua The Antiguan government has received a request from the Indian government for the extradition of Indian billionaire businessman Mehul Choksi, who is wanted by law enforcement authorities in his homeland on fraud charges. The government issued a statement, saying that Ambassador Manreept Vohra was dispatched by […]

One woman living-home with 7 men, and everybody happy about it

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian Observation – From her Facebook profile photo, her slightly green eyes seem to dictate that she is from Middle Eastern Europe. But then again, her round face seems to suggest that she is from Mongolia, while her hair was fitting enough to make her Indian. However, her profile says […]

Tsunami warning canceled by the U.S. Tsunami Center

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By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian Several hours after issuing a Tsunami warning that should have been associated with a 7.3 earthquake in Venezuela, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center says that it has recalled that warning. In an email exchange with the agency last night, it said “The initial warning was based upon certain guided scientific […]

CSEC results: More than 10,000 students failed, miserably

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian Guyana Guardian – Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council, Mr. Glenroy Cumberbatch has reported that though a larger number of Caribbean students has performed better at CSEC this year, there are more than 10,000 of them who failed to gain any subjects at all. In simple words, it means […]