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    PM Expresses Dismay and Anguish at Nice Attack

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. + – Photo: JIS Photographer Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Story Highlights Prime Minster Andrew Holness in a letter to the French Prime Minister Mr. Manuel Valls has expressed Jamaica’s support as they deal with the latest attack on their country. He further…

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    Piarco under floodwater

    Trinidad Express / In the aftermath of heavy rainfall on Thursday which left several communities in South and Central Trinidad under flood waters, including over 500 residents in the electoral district of Longdenville/Talparo, other areas are also experiencing flooding. A dramatic rise in run-off water overnight and early this morning, from yesterday’s rainfall, left several…

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    MovieTowne tenant objects to ‘eviction’

    The trinidad Guardian / Invaders Bay entertainment plaza, MovieTowne, objected to a poster put up in the shop window of one of its longest serving tenants that claimed the store, Detour Tech, was being wrongfully evicted from one of the prime spots in the retail centre. Detour Tech, which is part of the retail empire…

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    Govt to abolish SASC over NLCB allegations

    The trinidad Guardian / Government is moving to repeal the Statutory Authorities Service Commission (SASC) Act and abolish the SASC since it has not sent two National Lotteries Control Board  (NLCB) managers on leave for Government to do an audit concerning alleged improprieties at NLCB, Finance Minister Colm Imbert has said. At yesterday’s post-Cabinet media…

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    My princess is growing up

    The trinidad Guardian / Imagine my amazement that Zi would be familiar with the playlist of songs currently topping charts, by everyone from Rihanna to Taylor Swift to Meghan Trainor. These were songs I didn’t know and don’t play. Yet, she was singing along to chorus and sometimes verse. Where did such socialisation happen?  First,…

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    Met Office issues riverine flood alert

    Trinidad Express / Please see below the official press release from the Trinidad and Tobago Meterological Service Riverine flood alert! The Trinidad and Tobago meteorological service is maintaining the Riverine flood alert for Trinidad, having regard to the current rainfall activity associated with the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that is now being stimulated by an…

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    New Group to Advocate for the Disabled

    Jamaica Information / Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, speaking at the Early Stimulation Programme’s Valedictory Service on July 13 at the Apostolic Church of Jamaica, Central Avenue, Kingston. + – Photo: Donald De La Haye Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, speaking at the Early Stimulation Programme’s Valedictory…

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    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Pays Official Visit to Jamaica

    Jamaica Information / + – Photo: Contributed Story Highlights On 17th July 2016, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, will pay an Official Visit to Jamaica, on the invitation of the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, for further political dialogue on matters of mutual…

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    Appoint national museum board

    News day / The former board member, Dr Nurah-Rosalie Cordner, who also served as chairman of the last NMAG board appointed under the previous government, noted that the National Trust of TT was also being run without a council in violation of the National Trust Act. “As a statutory body, the order of business for…

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    Marcus Garvey Library Reopens

    Jamaica Information / Acting High Commissioner, Mrs. Diedre Mills (left), with (from second left), Deputy Leader of the Haringey Council , Councillor Bernice Vanier; Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Ali Gul Ozbek; and Member of Parliament for Tottenham, David Lammy . The occasion was the reopening of the Marcus Garvey Library on July 13. + –…

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    Issues of the Disabled to be Given Priority

    Jamaica Information / Members of the graduating class perform at the Valedictory Service of the Early Stimulation Programme (ESP) on Wednesday, July 13 at the Apostolic Church of Jamaica on Central Avenue, in Kingston. + – Photo: Donald De La Haye Members of the graduating class perform at the Valedictory Service of the Early Stimulation…

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    Man killed crossing highway in El Socorro

    Trinidad Express / A MAN was killed in El Socorro on Thursday while attempting to cross the highway. The deceased was identified by police as Anthony Lord, whom police said had no fixed place of abode. According to police, at around 10.30 p.m. Lord was attempting the cross the Churchill Roosevelt Highway when he was…

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    No air condition on TT Spirit journey

    News day / The passengers were among some 300 who were accommodated on the 12 noon sailing of the TT Soirit after the 6:30 am sailing of the TT Express was cancelled because its engines were not working. The passengers told Newsday Tobago that they were informed that if conditioning system on the TT Spirit…

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    Rowley sets record straight

    The trinidad Guardian / Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday knocked secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha Sat Maharaj for describing former prime minister Patrick Manning as a “racist.” Speaking at the post-Cabinet media briefing, Rowley said while Maharaj’s statements were proof of the country’s democracy in action, he was “duty bound” to…

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    Investigating accidents

    The trinidad Guardian / A previous article looked at best practices in conducting proactive workplace inspections. In the unfortunate event that an accident occurs, a more reactive process of workplace investigation becomes necessary. The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of T&T requires that an employer immediately notify the OSH Agency of any accident causing…

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    WHYFARM tackles food security through youths

    Trinidad Express / There’s a push to achieve a sustainable agricultural sector in Trinidad and Tobago with a focus on the realisation of food security, which has proven to be a moving target for all stakeholders. And WHYFARM has created a unique concept, centred on the nation’s youth, in making this goal a reality. WHYFARM,…

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    Herbalife to pay $200M, but avoids more serious charges

    Trinidad Express / NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is closing an investigation of Herbalife. The Cayman Islands company agreed to fully restructure its U.S. business operations and pay a $200 million settlement over allegations that it deceived consumers, but it avoided more serious charges that it was operating as a pyramid scheme….

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    Trinidad continues to experience heavy rainfall

    Trinidad Express / THUNDERSHOWERS, gusty winds and street and flash flooding were reported across Trinidad on Friday as predicted by the Meteorological Service of Trinidad and Tobago. Heavy showers were reported across the island, with intermittent flooding in south, central and east Trinidad. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds brought down a coconut tree in Manzanilla….

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    Hold off protests, let’s talk

    The trinidad Guardian / Accusing La Brea protesters of making her job difficult, Energy Minister Nicole Olivierre has called on constituents to hold off on further protests. In an interview yesterday, Olivierre said Wednesday’s protest by truckers was a continuation of the protests residents had been engaged in over the past two weeks.  Urging residents…

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    I came first in Common Entrance

    The trinidad Guardian / And no other child should, ever again. I found the well-preserved hole-punched computer card I took to the exam site four decades ago. Before we renamed it Secondary Entrance Assessment. Before we’d made a state-supported fetish of its rankings. My mother, a teacher with Ministry of Education contacts, heard that a boy…

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    Judge on aspects of top cop selection order: Unconstitutional

    The trinidad Guardian / A judge has ruled that certain aspects of Cabinet’s new proposal for the selection and appointment of a police commissioner and his deputies are unconstitutional.  Deliverering a 51-page judgment in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, Justice Peter Rajkumar struck out several measures introduced in the Police (Selection Process) Order of 2015,…

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    2016 Tobago Heritage Festival launched

    Trinidad Express / The 2016 Tobago Heritage Festival was launched on Thursday, under the theme, “Bring Back De Ole Time Days Cut and Contrive”. The theme “Cut and Contrive” speaks of the idea of us using our traditional ways or means of survival. A scene from the opening night of the 2016 Tobago Heritage Festival….

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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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