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Francis cites lessons from police slayings in US

Mary Francis, the outspoken Human Rights Activist, believes there are lessons to be learnt locally from recent fatal police shootings of black civilians in the United States. "We have to...

Common Entrance: Almost half the students underperform

Common Entrance Examination statistics released by the Ministry of Education show that nearly half of the students who sat the test this year, scored below the national mean. The ministry...
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Sandals Launches Parrotfish Preservation Campaign

On the heels of Rainforest Seafood Limited’s announcement of its pledge to invest over $1M in the fight to protect the highly threatened parrotfish population, Sandals Resorts International has...
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Chastanet vows to shake up LIAT

Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has warned that some unpopular changes are coming to the cash strapped regional airline – LIAT. He told the Antigua Observer that the changes...

CSA President welcomes plans for labour code review

CSA President, Yvonne Edwin, has welcomed plans for a review of the labour code, announced this week by Labour Minister, Stephenson King. “As the incoming President and having heard that...

Former top Cop: Jail for ganja ruining lives

Former top cop, Cuthbert Phillips, has asserted that jailing of young people for small quantities of marijuana is ruining their lives. Phillips told the Times he has seen this over...

Veteran Educator says: Review Common Entrance Exam

Veteran Educator, Doctor Virginia Albert-Poyotte, believes that the Common Entrance Examination should be reviewed. The former General Secretary of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT), noted that universal secondary education...

Differences on LIAT

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has strongly defended the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, amid criticisms of its performance, saying that if it did not exist “one would...
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Misfeasance case – PM consulting his lawyers

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, is seeking clarification from his lawyers in regard to the misfeasance case against him. The disclosure has come from the Prime Minister’s Attache, Nancy Charles. Charles told...
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Election Financing: Who Bought Whom?

PRESS RELEASE:-Electoral fraud and vote rigging are illegal practices in the electoral process. In many democratic states, such practices carry severe punishment, including imprisonment. In many Caribbean societies, there...