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Happy Jamaica Independence Day! Here’s how long the Caribbean nation has been independent


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The world’s largest cruise ship has robot bartenders and a nine-storey zip-line — here’s a look inside


  • Royal Caribbean’s 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship.
  • It debuted in March, and will spend the summer in Europe before coming to the US in November.
  • The ship’s most expensive suite can cost over R800,000, depending on the cruise.

For Royal Caribbean, bigger is better. 

In March, the cruise line debuted the world’s largest cruise ship, the 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas, which follows the previous record holder, Royal Caribbean’s 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas. But according to CEO Michael Bayley, a ship’s size is a function of the company’s desire to pack enough dining, entertainment, and lodging options to make all of its passengers happy — not a goal in itself.

“When we set out to design ships originally in the…

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Caribbean News – Here’s What These Caribbean Roots US Lawmakers Are Saying About The Donald Trump, Putin Helsinki P…


Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) offers a ball of the 2018 football World Cup to US President Donald Trump during a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. (Photo credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 17, 2018: Disgraceful, outrageous and unconscionable are just some of the adjectives Caribbean roots, U.S. lawmakers in Congress used Monday to describe U.S. President Donald Trump’s stunning remarks yesterday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own U.S. intelligence agencies.

Caribbean-American Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke of Brooklyn, NY, called Trump’s actions “disgraceful, un-American,…

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Caribbean News – Here’s How These Caribbean-Roots, French Players Are Reacting To Their World Cup Win


Presnel Kimpembe of France celebrates victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY July 16, 2018: A Caribbean roots player in the French world cup team has summed up their win of the 2018 finals in one word – “#STRENGTH.”

“WE DID THIS!!! @French team! Together and forever,” Presnel Kimpembe, 22, who was born in Beaumont-sur-Oise, France to a Haitian mother and a Congolese father, tweeted hours after the win Sunday.

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Presnel Kimpembe with the World Cup trophy. (Instagram image)

Kimpembe, who also plays as a defender for Paris Saint-Germain and France national team, also retweeted two photos – one…

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Here’s what South African labour laws say about taking a ‘cultural’ day off work


South Africa is a country that prides itself on it diversity, with a multitude of different cultures, religions and languages across its 56 million citizens.

While the Constitution protects this diversity, it is often difficult for employers to align their business needs with the cultural, religious and traditional beliefs of their employees.

This is according to Aadil Patel, national practice head at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, who said that South Africa’s courts have increasingly begun to provide guidance as to how to deal with this potential conflict in the workplace.

He provided the example of the recent case of Kievets Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Mmoledi where the the employee who sought to become a sangoma.

The employee in question sought one month of unpaid leave to attend a ritual…

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Here’s how much South African neighbouring countries are paying for fuel


 

Cape Town- As of Wednesday (July 4) South Africans are paying even more for their fuel than in June.

The recent hike came after midnight when petrol and diesel respectively increased by 23 cents a liter, hiking the price to R16.02  for petrol inland, R15.43 coastal and R14.44 for the 50ppm diesel – the highest prices in South African history.

Most South Africans do not understand why they are paying more for fuel than their neighbours when said neighbours get their fuel supply from our country.

GlobalPetrolPrices.com explains the process on how you end up paying for fuel and the various price differences.

The average price of fuel around the world is R16 per liter.

As a general rule, more affluent countries have higher prices while poorer countries and the countries that produce and export oil…

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