October 22, 2018

The cure for Asia’s doctor shortage is in the Caribbean

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By Dr G Richard Olds From The Times of India This fall, tens of thousands of students will apply to medical schools all across Asia. They’ll face daunting odds. Acceptance rates at two medical schools in Hong Kong and Singapore- which collectively host five institutions- hover around 10 per cent. One school in New Delhi […]

Destinations of the week

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These will be the 15 most popular cities for tourists by 2025 By Tom Murray From Business Insider Taj Mahal Taj Mahal, Agra, India.nicolemoraira/iStock The world is getting smaller. As flights between cities around the world become more frequent, and more air routes are forged between countries, international tourism continues to rise and rise. According […]

Head of university denied bail

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The chief executive officer of the Washington University (Barbados) Inc, Gopi Venkat Rao, was denied bail yesterday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on multiple fraud-related charges. Venkat Rao, who is scheduled to reappear in court on October 15, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds. […]

Barbados: ‘Fraud U.’

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By Katrina King From Barbados Today It was in the waning months of the Freundel Stuart administration, three months before a general election, that Minister of Education Ronald Jones boasted that the island was making great strides as a hub for medical education. Among the earliest and brightest jewels of the adminstration’s thrust was the […]

Russian foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname; Bouterse and Granger to meet in December

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By Ray Chickrie From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will make his first visit to Guyana and Suriname, and the president of Guyana, David Granger, will also visit Paramaribo in December for talks with his Suriname counterpart, President Desi Bouterse. The dates of these meetings and visits are not […]

Human-trafficking survivor and UN adviser Rani Hong changed US law – now she wants to end modern slavery

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BY KATE WHITEHEAD From South China Post India-born human rights advocate was sold into slavery as a child. Now she works to end the trade in people in the hope no child will have to endure what she went through Sold into slavery I was born in Kerala, in southern India, in 1972. I had […]

INDIA: Kerala flood victims live in the company of the dead

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From Khaleej Times The families refused to accept help and move to a safer place. As flood waters rose to engulf their homes at Kainakary, a picturesque village in Alappuzha district, at least 20 families took refuge in a church cemetery and are living in the company of the dead with their domestic animals. Thankachan […]

India – New Pak PM Imran Khan’s biggest foreign policy challenge

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Agence France-Presse From NDTV Imran Khan’s charged anti-India statements prompted many in both countries to predict that ties could suffer under his leadership. ISLAMABAD: Tensions with Afghanistan, faltering relations with the US, and chronically poor ties with India. Pakistan today stands isolated, observers say, and bringing it back into the fold is a formidable task […]

PNB fraud: Antigua confirms Mehul Choksi’s presence in Caribbean country; CBI to move extradition request soon

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From First Post New Delhi: Antiguan authorities have confirmed that Mehul Choksi, the alleged mastermind of the $2 billion scam and uncle of Nirav Modi, is in their country, officials in New Delhi said on Thursday, adding that a move to extradite him will be initiated soon. The communication was received by the CBI in […]

FDI from Cayman Islands jumps 1,600%, tops inflows from Germany

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By Dipu Rai From DNA India The Cayman Islands, one of the most notorious tax havens in the world, has flooded 1,600% more money as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity into Indian market during the financial year 2017-18. Cayman Island recorded as the biggest growth in FDI equity inflow among the top ten FDI source […]