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Grenadian activist group in New York ignored by ambassadors

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NEW YORK, USA — After declining an invitation two weeks ago to attend and address a town hall meeting in Brooklyn to address the reopening of Grenada’s New York consulate, Grenada’s US ambassador Dr Angus Friday will reportedly address an invitation-only meeting at the same location.

Suriname president fires acting House speaker

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname — In a move said to avoid a possible legislative vacuum, the president of Suriname on Sunday night dismissed acting speaker of the newly elected parliament. As the oldest elected legislator, Paul Somohardjo was sworn in last Friday by President Desi Bouterse.

UN secretary-general to visit UWI for Caribbean Youth Speak

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CAVE HILL, Barbados — Young people across the Caribbean will have a rare opportunity to directly state their concerns to United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, when the University of the West Indies (UWI) hosts a UN youth symposium at Cave Hill campus on Friday. The UN chief will be in Barbados…

LACNIC Caribbean on the Move kick-starts in Suriname

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — LACNIC Caribbean on the Move – Suriname Edition will be held as an internet-themed track at the upcoming ICT Summit Paramaribo from July 3 to 4, 2015. LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is an international non-government organization…

Regional Economics: Lessons from Greece for the Caribbean

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We in the Caribbean like to compare ourselves to other countries that are excelling in a particular area and emphasise that we are not too far off from them or that we are closing the gap in some way. Perhaps it is equally important to look at countries that we don’t want to be similar to and analyse what…

Commentary: The rise of invisible employment in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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“There are more people employed in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) today than in 2001.” These were the words of an equivocal government surrogate, who dispiritedly aired an impetuous view of the nation’s economic and unemployment conditions – an attempt, in my opinion, to sway the people.

Commentary: The legal fraternity and calypso fraternity: Political divisions in Grenada

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It seems as though Lloyd Noel has taken a sabbatical and is resting quietly somewhere in Grenada. However, as he is relaxing somewhere and we are not hearing from him, a political melee is still going on in Grenada. As a matter of fact, all kinds of political melee. In the legal fraternity and in the build up…

Letter: A Bridge Too Far

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Ecuador has been one of the least politically stable of the South American republics for most of its history; Ecuador had 86 governments and 17 new constitutions in its first 159 years of independence. That’s an average of more than one new government every two years for 159 years. Only 20 of those…

Letter: Well done, Helen Grenade

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I am writing with reference to Helen Grenade’s letter published on June 22, 2015. My main reason for doing so is because I noticed she was slated for her comments in another published letter days later. I have to say it was the content of that reactive publication that made me read Ms Grenade’s letter.

Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes

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Kirani James continues to do us so proud! Moreover, I am pleased that the authorities – at every turn – do not allow his performances to go unnoticed. The prime minister, in his last national address, did so; as well as did minister of sport Emmalin Pierre, who has consistently applauded the efforts of Kirani.