May 27, 2019

Sir Ronald Sanders: Brown and Mottley – Shapers of the regional future

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Prime Ministers Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Mia Mottley of Barbados are two of the Caribbean’s young and dynamic leaders, both workaholics with clear and determined visions for the betterment of their countries. Each of them is a committed regionalist, notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary […]

Pay models for online news in the US and Europe

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By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Newspaper subscription models are slowly increasing, but most news outlets still offer completely free access to news More than two-thirds of leading newspapers (69%) across the EU and US are operating some kind of paywall, a trend that has increased since 2017 – especially in the US […]

MGM might pay $800m in Las Vegas shooting settlement

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From Aljazeera US hotel owner sued by thousands for failing to protect them during mass shooting that killed 58 and wounded hundreds. Casino giant MGM Resorts has told regulators in the United States it may pay up to $800m to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas – the deadliest in the country’s modern […]

The fDi Report 2019: Out now

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Discover the trends behind the figures​​ From fDi Intelligence We are delighted to announce The fDi Report 2019 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – is out now. Some key foreign direct investment trends spotted include: ​​China replaces the US as the highest ranked country for FDI by capital investment.​​ ​​​​Western Europe was the leading source […]

Diplomat urges US to seek extension of WTO waiver for the Caribbean

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From Antigua Observer Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has urged the US government to seek an extension of a waiver that allows Caribbean countries to continue to benefit from the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA). CBERA, which was launched in 1983 by US President Ronald Reagan, is part […]

US evacuates some government employees from Iraq over Iran threat

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From Newsmax Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran. President Donald Trump’s administration is applying new sanctions pressure on Tehran and sending additional forces to the Middle East to counter what it says is a heightened […]

8 incredible facts about the booming US marijuana industry

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By Pat Evans From Business Insider The US marijuana industry is worth billions of dollars, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ten US states have legalized recreational marijuana use, and 33 have legalized medicinal use. Read on for eight surprising facts about the marijuana industry. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more stories. The marijuana industry […]

China retaliates against Trump, hikes tariffs on $60B of US goods

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From Newsmax Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including batteries, spinach and coffee, China’s Finance Ministry […]

US: 52-year-old with cerebral palsy gets bachelor’s degree from USC Sumter after 21 years

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By Kayla Robins From The Sumter ITEM She stood Wednesday as a testimony of perseverance, tassel to her left, 21 years in the making. It was not easy to get to the moment on May 8 at Patriot Hall when the name “Robin Sherman” was called during USC Sumter’s graduation ceremony. Not much about Sherman […]

US seizes large North Korean ship used to transport coal

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From Newsmax The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions. The Justice Department announced the seizure Thursday of the Wise Honest. The ship was detained by Indonesia last month with two dozen crew members on board. U.S. […]