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What’s Good For Brazil Is Good For Africa

By Matthew Newsome Africa Correspondent ADDIS ABABA (IPS) – As Africa transforms its economy, it will need modern jobs and increased productivity to fight hunger on the continent, African leaders agreed at a two-day summit. The leaders agreed that agricultural ...

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Guyanese Named President Of U.S. University

ATLANTA, Georgia, CMC – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has voted unanimously in appointing a Guyanese academic as the ninth president of Fort Valley State University. Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, provost and senior vice president ...

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First Female Priest To Be Ordained In The Windward Islands

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – History will be made in Windward Islands Anglican community with the upcoming ordination of the first female priest. Eleanor Candasie Glasgow, who became the first female Deacon in 2011, will be ordained to the Holy Order ...

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Brothers Killed Over Cell Phone In T&T

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Two brothers were stabbed to death on Sunday night, and another teenager hospitalized after bandits sought to steal the cell phone of one of their friends. The authorities have named the brothers as Arshad ...

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T&T President Names New Integrity Commission

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – President Anthony Carmona named members to the Integrity Commission on Monday, even as calls continued for the resignation of its chairman, Ken Gordon, over his decision to meet with Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley ...

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Guyana Benefits From EU Sugar Grant

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana is receiving more than Euro 23 million (One Euro = US$1.29 cents) from the European Union under an initiative that has so far provided nearly Euro 100 million as sector policy budget support. Finance Minister, ...

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Jamaica Amends Legislation To Meet Requirements Of Egmont Group

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Senate has approved legislation facilitating Jamaica’s acceptance into the Egmont Group that provides a forum for Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) around the world, to improve co-operation in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. ...

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Jamaica Government To Provide Funds For Prostate Cancer Study

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government says it will provide J$25 million (One Jamaica dollar = US$0.01 cents) over the next five years, to advance prostate cancer research. Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, addressing the Jamaica Medical Foundation’s (JMF) ...

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