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African farmers’ association welcomes decision on land expropriation – The Citizen


The African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) today welcomed the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s adoption of a report on Thursday to change the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation in the public interest.

Afasa chairperson Neo Masithela said that the committee’s decision reflected the view of the majority of South Africans that there was a need for urgent and accelerated land reform to redress the injustices of the past.

“The organisation believes this process would assist to expedite the land reform process, build a more inclusive and prosperous economy, as well as improve both agricultural production and food security for all South Africans,” Masithela said.

“Farmers were able to express themselves and their realities even within the…

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Caribbean Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors in Belize


The Caribbean Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (CARAIFA) is hosting a conference for stakeholders in Belize in May, 2019. The member countries include: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and associate members include Curacao, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Maarten and Turks & Caicos. Love News spoke to President Alicia Birch and the Secretary-General Marcelle Fenton about their expectations for this scouting trip.

Alicia Birch, President, CARAIFA: “It is the umbrella organization for the underwriters in the Caribbean Region. So we are really an association of associations with a membership of…

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African American Film Critics Association Celebrates 10 Years


Gil Robertson IV (l) and Shawn Edwards (r), founders of the African American Film Critics Association
Photo: Rodin Eckenroth (Getty Images)

This award season, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will celebrate ten years of bridging the gap of exposure for filmmakers and artists of the African Diaspora. While the organization actively reviews cinema at-large, it has a particular emphasis on films that include the black experience.

In early February, AAFCA will celebrate with its 2019 Special Achievement Awards luncheon and the 10th AAFCA Awards Gala.

The 2019 Special Achievement Awards, sponsored by Morgan Stanley, will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. Honorees will include the film Crazy Rich Asians, the first Hollywood…

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American Bar Association Recognizes HMB Brownsville Law Academy : South Florida Caribbean News


HMB Brownsville Law Academy Recognized As Most Outstanding 2018 ABA Law Day Student Program Activity 

MIAMI – The American Bar Association Public Education Division recently recognized the law firm of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP for its ground breaking MDCPS legal studies partnership program at Brownsville Middle School as the Most Outstanding 2018 ABA Law Day Student Program Activity.

In collaboration with other community partners…

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Vantage-backed companies win prestigious awards from the South African private equity industry association


Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), were recognised as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively, at the inaugural South African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) 2018 Industry Awards held at Montecasino on Thursday night.

The 2018 SAVCA Industry Awards was the first of its kind hosted by the Association. The awards seek to recognise portfolio companies that have thrived from private equity and venture capital investment. Nine companies were short-listed from a host of nominations in three separate categories (early-stage, medium and large-size). Vumatel was nominated for the award by Vantage Capital, who…

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DPM Turnquest’s Remarks at Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference


Address By The Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, M.p. Deputy Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance Ministry Of Finance Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference Bridgetown, Barbados November 2nd, 2018:

Good Morning,

Protocol being established, let me state what an honor it is to join all of you here at the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference in Barbados. I wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the organizers of this event for their kind invitation (blackmail as only Freda could get me here today) and I am glad that my schedule permitted coming here to speak on this topic that is impacting so many of our work lives and indeed our personal lives.

Indeed after last nights cocktail party, and I don’t know if it’s the Mount Gay or the stimulating conversations, I already feel…

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