UWI degrees now accepted in China

December 22, 2016 admin 0

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced the official recognition of its degrees in China. In correspondence to The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, dated December 15, 2016, His Excellency Ambassador Niu Qingbao, of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, affirmed The UWI’s status as an approved university by the Ministry of Education of […More]

CDB Approves US$436M For T&T

December 21, 2016 admin 0

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a country strategy for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the period 2017 to 2021. The strategy proposes financial support of USD436.7 million from CDB. “This strategy underscores CDB’s longstanding commitment to helping Trinidad and Tobago achieve its development priorities,” said Dr. Justin Ram, CDB Director of Economics. […More]

Decriminalising marijuana a complex issue, says Barbados attorney general

November 28, 2016 admin 0

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects, said attorney general, Adriel Brathwaite, who restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart. During the discussion, Brathwaite said Barbados had […More]

Usain Bolt “The Movie”

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Usain Bolt Talks About His New Documentary Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he’s an actor. “I AM BOLT” The Movie Releases Globally on Monday, November 28, 2016. Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one […More]

Kanye West Recent Breakdown

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Kanye West Has Been ‘Falling Apart’ Without Kim to Lean On Since Paris Robbery, Says Source The fallout of Kim Kardashian West‘s horrific robbery at gunpoint nearly two months ago in Paris has had its own impact on her relationship with husband Kanye West — and the rapper’s recent breakdown and hospitalization are creating additional strain in their marriage, a source tells PEOPLE. “Kim has had a very rough […More]

Zika no longer an international public health emergency, but sustained response needed, says WHO

November 28, 2016 admin 0

GENEVA, Switzerland — Following a meeting of its emergency committee on zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said that the infectious disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern, but stressed the need for sustained effort to address the disease, which has been linked to congenital and other neurological disorders. According […More]

Usain Bolt spurred JFK airport panic, cops made it worse, review finds

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review by a team of top security officials. Passengers at Kennedy Airport ran for the exits on Aug. 14 after cheering […More]

Another Jamaican basket baller close to hitting the big times in the US

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Another Jamaican basketballer has moved closer to becoming an NBA player after former Vere Technical High student and NCAA rebounding phenom Shevon Thompson was drafted by the Orlando Magic affiliate team Erie BayHawks as their second round 11th pick. Thompson’s draft follows on the heels of former Calabar High standout Vashil Hernandez, who was signed by the Miami Heat. Even […More]

Mother arrested after 2-year-old son shoots 1-year-old girl

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Police have arrested a woman in Louisiana after her 1-year-old daughter was accidentally shot in the face by her 2-year-old son. Baton Rouge Police say 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Online jail records do not list an attorney for her. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the shooting happened Tuesday night […More]

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