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US government opens investigation into Good Samaritan Hospital closure



The Dayton-area residents for whom Good Samaritan is the closest hospital are 75 percent African American, according to the complaint. The total …
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UK government sign contract for Youth Development Programme in the Eastern Caribbean


Ms Colleen Wainwright, Head of the UK’s
Department for International Development (DFID) in the Caribbean and Mr
Robin Todd from Mott MacDonald.

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Ms Colleen Wainwright, the Head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in the Caribbean, recently met with Mr Robin Todd from Mott MacDonald to discuss the British Government’s new four year programme to support youth skills development in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Ms Wainwright and Mr Todd met following the signing of a contract between DFID and Mott MacDonald, which will see the global development consultancy work with a range of Caribbean partners to deliver an exciting and innovative youth skills programme in the four countries. Mott MacDonald will now work…

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ANC calls on South African government for help


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In a media statement released late on 4 June, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) made an impassioned plea to the government of South Africa for its assistance in alleviating excessive financial pressure caused by recent petrol price hikes.

ANC national spokesperson, Pule Mabe, issued the statement following widespread consumer outrage levelled at recent record high petrol prices, with further increases expected in August.

The statement called on governmental powers, reading:

“The ANC led government must mitigate the short and long-term effects the fuel price hikes have on South Africans and our economy.”

Petrol price hikes: What the ANC wants government to do about it

  • Increase petrol reserves
  • Freezing or decreasing the fuel levy
  • Stabilize governance and…

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CARICOM Heads of Government Summit



Several significant issues related to the Caribbean region are expected to be addressed during the 39th Regular Meeting of the Caribbean …
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Group wants to eliminate checking a color on government forms


LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – With the “Star Spangled Banner” blasting in the background, a group spent the Independence Day holiday off the side of Broadway collecting signatures.

“It’s time America not for ourselves but for our children,” Meshorn Daniels, of Descendants of American Slaves, or DASI, said.

The group hopes new legislation will eliminate having to check a box indicating color on any government form.

“Put color to rest — the cancer in our country,” Daniels said. 

On Wednesday, DASI put up a booth at Broadway and 27th. Representatives were asking people to sign a petition showing their support.

As part of their effort, they want the term “African-American,” to be reclassified — recognized instead for the country they represent.

“(An) African-American is an immigrant that comes from Africa…

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Netherlands roundup: Government pays €31m to Caribbean scheme | News


The Dutch government is to contribute €31m to the pension fund for its Caribbean territories of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire to improve its funding position.

In a letter to parliament, Raymond Knops, state secretary for home affairs, cited “specific and difficult” conditions the scheme had faced since its inception in 2010.

He emphasised that the Pensioenfonds Caribisch Nederland (PCN) was “a small scheme which was predominantly dependent on American financial markets”. 

Last year, the $440m (€345m) pension fund had to apply a 3.5% cut to pension payments, and only avoided reductions this year due to rising interest rates, explained Knops. 

PCN previously argued that the Dutch government had provided it with insufficient assets when it was established. Last year…

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