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    Markesa and 13 others for NASA camp

    News day / The single parent beamed proudly at her 16-year-old daughter, telling Newsday she wanted to say “thank you” for the community effort in helping her raise the $15,368 needed for her daughter to attend the camp. The camp is scheduled to run from August 29 to September 2. Gadar, who works at Xtra…

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    Calypso gone in TT, says Rose

    News day / In the same breath, however, she lamented that authentic calypso in Trinidad and Tobago — the country that nurtured her talent and creativity — no longer existed. “Calypso gone,” she declared during a celebration hosted by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in her honour at the National Museum…

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    CWC stake in TSTT up for sale

    The trinidad Guardian / The two top officials at TSTT— the 51-per cent State-owned telecommunications provider—are calling on the regulators to insist that the 49 per cent minority shareholder, Cable & Wireless Communications, sell its 49 per cent stake in the local company.  TSTT chairman Emile Elias and the company’s chief executive Ronald Walcott made…

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    Equal opportunity for judges too?

    News day / In coming weeks, the Court of Appeal is set to hear what will be a landmark case that has been making its way through the court system for the last two years. The case has come about as a result of a disagreement between the Director of Personnel Administration (DPA) and the…

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    Granny Nanny Cultural Group tours the USA

    Jamaica Gleaner / MOORE TOWN, Portland: The Granny Nanny Cultural Group of Moore Town, Portland, is now on a two-month, Georgia State University-sponsored cultural tour of the United States. Eleven members left the island on August 11 and will return in early October. The group has been around since 1995 showcasing and promoting Maroon and…

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    Birdsong not yet evicted

    News day / Richard Quarless, artistic director of the birdsong Academy, said yesterday activities must go on, especially as he has children about to take the ABRSM Music Theory exam. Quarless also urged the media to continue to shed light on their plight. He said, “The situation remains the same. I didn’t see anybody come….

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    Happy returns!

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake, while admitting local “medal hopefuls might have wanted more Olympic medals” from the 73-member team, feels Jamaica “did fairly well” in placing 16th overall on the Olympic medal table. Blake, along with Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Michael Fennell and other administrators, team…

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    Nurses indulge in culinary delights

    Jamaica Gleaner / WESTERN BUREAU: The Noel Holmes Hospital’s recent Nurses’ Week food exposition and competition proved to be more than just a morale-building exercise. It was a showcase of fine culinary skills comparable to those found in some of western Jamaica’s finest eateries. The feature ingredient for all the dishes was coconut, for which…

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    Connection vie for vital points today

    News day / Both teams were beaten by Pumas UNAM of Mexico in their opening matches in the threeteam group. Connection fell 4-2 at home on August 3 while Progreso lost 2-0 away to the Mexican outfit last Thursday. With only one team advancing to the knockout phase, after the four-match round, both Connection and…

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    Back pay for TRHA contract workers

    News day / “When I spoke about this last, you would remember that I had indicated that we had received correspondence from the CPO (Chief Personnel Officer), which indicated that the arrears should not be paid based upon her evaluation of the situation,” London said. “I did indicate, however, that we were going to seek…

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    DOMA calls for end to bloodshed

    News day / The association, in a media release, called on the Minister of National Security and other divisional commanders to engage in regular meetings in order to bring about a sense of security to citizens. It said that unresolved murders have filled citizens with fear, divided the society and devalued the lives of others….

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    Final phase of Rousseff trial begins in Brazil

    Jamaica Gleaner / The last medals have been handed out, the athletes have all gone home and the fireworks at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium are fading into memory. Now Brazil’s real drama begins. Just days after the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Brazilian senators are about to decide whether to permanently remove President…

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    Thompson vs the clock – Diamond Debate

    Jamaica Gleaner / Raymond Graham: After her double success in Rio last week, Elaine Thompson looks set for something special in the 100 metres today in Lausanne. AndrÈ Lowe: Her coach, Stephen Francis, thinks she has a lot of speed left in her this season and says he thinks she can go 10.6 before the…

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    NYLO interns given additional week

    News day / This is due to the outstanding work the interns have produced in the newsrooms at Newsday’s Port-of- Spain, San Fernando and Tobago offices. Speaking about their experiences which ranged from covering sports, crime, general news, politics, court, and working on the Sunday Desk, features, and in the pagination department, the interns said…

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    Education Minister addresses concerns regarding roll out of National Standards Curriculum

    Jamaica Gleaner / Minister of Education Ruel Reid has moved to address concerns regarding the roll-out of the National Standards Curriculum (NSC). In a wide-ranging address to the 52nd annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), which concluded in Montego Bay yesterday, Reid responded directly to concerns about the NSC raised the previous evening…

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    Standards seeing double-digit revenue growth

    The trinidad Guardian / Not daunted by the downturn in the T&T economy, Adam Sabga managing director, Standard Distributors Ltd said on Tuesday the company is enjoying comfortable market share as it has witnessed its second year of double-digit growth.  Without disclosing what was the company’s revenue growth, he said offering quality and customer service…

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    REVISIONIST HISTORY—T&T STYLE

    The trinidad Guardian / Historical revision is a very significant aspect of historical recording and documentation. Throughout history, events, incidents, lives of people etc, have been revised to ensure that what is recorded through revision more closely approximate to what is really the truth. Historical revisionism therefore, with good intention, seeks to correct the inaccuracies…

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    Cepep contractors facing termination

    The trinidad Guardian / The Community-based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (Cepep) yesterday said it planned to remove contractors who have spent more than three years in the programme. The plan will affect 90 per cent of its contractors who, according to the company, have been operating in the system for over five years. The…

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    Cops search for 2 missing teens

    The trinidad Guardian / Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating two missing teenage girls, one of whom left two cryptic messages on Facebook the day she was last seen. According to police reports, Christene Alexander, 15, of Southern Gardens, Warden Road, Point Fortin, and Amanyi Noel, 16, of Saldina Terrace, Curepe, were…

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    The culture of secrecy

    The trinidad Guardian / If Monday’s Shaliza Hassanali story on the possible fate of the Chaguaramas Convention Centre brought out one single point it would be that in T&T, in 2016, it is possible for a public property, including one of some considerable public significance, to be leased to someone in 2014 and the identity…

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    NCB Foundation banks of parish scholars

    Jamaica Gleaner / Michael Lee-Chin, NCB chairman, recently presented scholarships to the outstanding 2016 parish champions as part of the NCB Foundation’s annual flagship scholarship and grants programme. The programme, now in its ninth year, provides financial assistance to more than 350 students from the primary to tertiary level. This year, the full scholarship fund…

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    Cops pledge to bring killers to justice

    The trinidad Guardian / On the heels of the murder of nine-year-old Emmanuel Cyon Paul and the increase of crime in La Romaine, a police mobile unit will be erected in the community tomorrow. This was disclosed yesterday by acting Senior Superintendent of the Southern Division, Adeline St Louis-Pesnell, at the weekly police briefing at…

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    Doma and vendors need to talk

    The trinidad Guardian / The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (Doma) need to know that some people would not enter their stores if the vendors are removed. Ask yourselves this: are people who usually frequent the numerous shopping malls going to rush to downtown Port-of-Spain to shop just because the street vendors are removed?  You…

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    Something Extra | Thursday

    Jamaica Gleaner / When it comes to the red carpet, no one knows how to rock it better than the ladies of Best Dressed! Sandals Ochi was the preferred spot for their annual sales awards ceremony last Saturday, and SOMETHING EXTRA brings you the highlights.

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    Youth participation essential to saving environment

    The trinidad Guardian / Undoubtedly, our nation faces a profusion of environmental challenges. Challenges which work in tandem with each other to intensify environmental degradation. These range from pollution to overexploitation of natural resources and the destruction of valuable ecosystems.  However, while it is an equally undeniable fact that successive governments have attempted to implement…

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    Let children be children

    The trinidad Guardian / A mother in the middle of the street. Her nine-year-old son, shot, is lying dead. His name Cyon Paul. That mother’s life has suddenly come to a halt because of the death of her son; unable to sleep or eat, wanting answers.  How can we not feel the pain of this…

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    Fishermen admit to dumping fish

    The trinidad Guardian / Fishermen claimed yesterday they were to blame for schools of dead fish washing ashore in the southwestern peninsular. The admission came almost a month after reports of dead fish washing ashore and claims that they were poisoned from oil spills. The fishermen said they have seen others dumping herrings, cat fish…

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    Make division heads account

    The trinidad Guardian / The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (Doma) wants Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to make divisional commanders account for the crimes in their district.  In a statement yesterday, the association called on Rowley to initiate that level of accountancy in the Police Service, saying such a model of management is absent…

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    Nothing will bring back my Cyon

    The trinidad Guardian / A police post in the crime-plagued community of La Romaine is being welcomed by residents and business people outraged over the recent killing of nine-year-old Cyon Paul. But for Safiya Williams, Cyon’s mother, the move is a little too late. The setting up of the post in the community was announced…

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    The unlikely home of the world’s smallest desert

    bbc.com / It had snowed overnight, but there were already tracks on the ground. The fine powder had covered the perimeter of spruce and willow and was already starting to melt on the topmost branches when I set out on my expedition. Ahead was a denuded and frozen basin of snowy ridges and gently rising…

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    Braves G.M. wary of trading young assets at trade deadline

    MiamiHerald / The Atlanta Braves have been one of the major surprises in Major League Baseball this year and hold a 3 1/12 game lead in the NL East entering Thursday’s games. With the league’s trade deadline now about a month away, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos explained how the team will approach potential deals….

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    Shipping magnate honored in New York

    Chinadaily / Angela Chao, (front row, left of center) chairman and CEO of Foremost Group, is honored as a Pinnacle Awardee along with others at the annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Dinner Gala in New York on Wednesday. [Photo provided to China Daily] Angela Chao, daughter of the renowned Chinese-American entrepreneur Dr….

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    Mayor Suarez visits shelter in Texas for unaccompanied minors

    MiamiHerald / Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joined other mayors from across the country during a trip to the Southwest border of the United States on Thursday, visiting a Tornillo, Texas, detention center where children who were separated from their families are being housed. Organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Suarez flew into El Paso…

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    Ordenan investigación de maltratos a niños migrantes recluidos en Virginia

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  El gobernador de Virginia ordenó el jueves a los funcionarios estatales investigar las acusaciones de abuso por parte de niños en un centro de detención de inmigrantes que dijeron que los golpearon mientras estaban esposados y encerrados durante largos períodos en confinamiento solitario, desnudos y tiritando en celdas…

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    Francia termina con sueño mundialista de Perú

    La voz de america / EKATERIMBURGO —  El sueño mundialista de Perú esperó 36 años y se esfumó en apenas cinco días. La Blanquirroja quedó eliminada del Mundial de Rusia con la derrota 1-0 ante Francia el jueves, en su segunda presentación del torneo sin anotar goles. Había caído 1-0 el sábado contra Dinamarca. Kylian…

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    New Miami Beach convention hotel plan calls for smaller hotel

    MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm. On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel. Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since…

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    Designers make stunning wedding dress out of toilet paper

    Chinadaily / A model presents her wedding gown during the 14th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest in Manhattan, New York, US, June 20, 2018. [Photo/Agencies] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next    >>| 1/7 Next Photo Poetry Moment: Zheng Ruibin reads for you Student spots business opportunity with camera Discovering Gansu’s diversity,…

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    Ministry: Strong tactics by US will not solve problems

    Chinadaily / The United States’ capricious way of policymaking and holding “big sticks” for negotiations will do no good in solving problems and China has to take strong countermeasures. [Photo/VCG] The United States’ capricious way of policymaking and holding “big sticks” for negotiations will do no good in solving problems and China has to take…

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    China-US relations shaky: Survey

    Chinadaily / Chinese investment in the US totaled $1.8 billion between January and May. [Photo/VCG] Chinese direct investment in the US totaled $1.8 billion between January and May. That’s a 92 percent drop compared to the same period in 2017, and the lowest level in seven years, according to a report released Wednesday by Rhodium…

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    Embajador de EE.UU. ante OEA finaliza visita en Nicaragua en medio de crisis

    La voz de america / El embajador de EE.UU. ante la OEA, Carlos Trujillo, finalizó su visita de dos días en Nicaragua sin dar a conocer detalles de sus encuentros con representantes de la sociedad civil y personeros del régimen del presidente Daniel Ortega. Tampoco se divulgó si finalmente Trujillo sostuvo una reunión con el…

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    New Miami Beach convention hotel plan calls for smaller hotel

    MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm. On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel. Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since…

  • Chinese modern art goes digital at Google Arts & Culture

    Chinadaily / The Art Museum of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to bring a selection of the museum’s art collection to a larger audience online. It’s one of several cultural events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of CAFA, a leading art school in China. More than…

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    Taste of the Caribbean pits 11 countries' top chefs in competition

    MiamiHerald / Jamaica is known for sand, sun and sea. But could its cuisine soon be a tourism draw? That’s what the island’s top chef and tourism officials are hoping after arriving in Miami this week to go head-to-head with some of the Caribbean’s best chefs and mixologists during the annual Taste of the Caribbean…

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    Learn from Meghan Markle and master neutral tones

    Chinadaily / Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, in a white dress at a garden party at London’s Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018. [Photo/IC] Do you wonder what ancient Chinese people would say when they look at clothes women wear today? Would they find them too simple, or too colorless? Most likely. Modern Chinese…

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    Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to 192

    Chinadaily / Indonesian security forces and rescue workers carry a victim recovered from the ferry that sank in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Port in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Reuters SIMALUNGUN, Indonesia – As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia,…

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    Miles celebran el solsticio de verano en Stonehenge

    La voz de america / LONDRES —  Miles de personas avistaron el amanecer en Stonehenge el jueves para celebrar el solsticio de verano en el monumento de piedra del Neolítico. El sol salió por detrás de la Piedra Talón, que según la tradición marca el punto del amanecer en el horizonte, a las 04.52 de…

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    Braves G.M. wary of trading young assets at trade deadline

    MiamiHerald / The Atlanta Braves have been one of the major surprises in Major League Baseball this year and hold a 3 1/12 game lead in the NL East entering Thursday’s games. With the league’s trade deadline now about a month away, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos explained how the team will approach potential deals….

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    Chan, Cena team up for new comedy action romp

    Chinadaily / American wrestler-actor John Cena and action star Jackie Chan will team up to co-star the comedy actioner Project X . [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Fans of Jackie Chan will be excited to see the 64-year-old action legend showing off his death-defying stunts on big screen once more. Recently in Shanghai, Chan announced that…

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    Corte Suprema: Estados pueden cobrar impuesto a ventas en línea

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos dice que los estados pueden obligar a los compradores en línea a pagar el impuesto a las ventas. El veredicto 5-4 del jueves es una victoria para los estados, que dijeron que estaban perdiendo miles de millones de dólares al año en…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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