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Parliamentarians in London to question former St Kitts-Nevis PM on disinformation and ‘fake news’

By Caribbean News Now contributor

LONDON, England — Parliamentarians from around the world are to question Dr Denzil Douglas, former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, at the inaugural hearing on Tuesday of an international grand committee on disinformation and ‘fake news’.

Some 22 members of the committee from seven international parliaments, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore and members of the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC) will hold an evidence session at the House of Commons in London.

The parliamentarians also wrote to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, inviting him to appear. Facebook refused twice saying he was “not able to be in London” and “not able to accept the invitation.” The Committee…

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Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. (CUBA) Position Cut by City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd.

City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. cut its stake in Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUBA) by 12.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 425,000 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 63,000 shares during the period. City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. owned 6.93% of Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund worth $2,739,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Separately, Shaker Financial Services LLC increased its stake in Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund by 13.8% during the third quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC now owns 117,835 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $757,000 after…

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First board meeting of global tourism resilience and crisis centre to take place in London this week

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

LONDON, England – Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the first board meeting of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is scheduled to take place in London this week.

The group will discuss the creation and implementation of an official strategy, for the development of the Centre, which will be housed at the UWI Mona Campus and will be officially launched during a conference coinciding with the Caribbean Marketplace Expo in Montego Bay, from January 29-31, 2019.

The overall goal of the Centre will be to assess (research/monitor), plan-for, forecast, mitigate, and manage risks related to tourism resilience and crisis management….

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African American Art vs Art From Africa In London – Edward Lucie-Smith

As is becoming more and more apparent, contemporary art in the United States is becoming increasingly regionalised. Which is to say, identified with one geographical location: California North or South, Louisiana, New Mexico, Seattle – rather than being an expression of American culture as a whole.

There are two exceptions to this. One is Feminist Art. The other is African American Art. It is noticeable in connection with this that when the United States is asked to represent itself at some significant art get-together, such as the Venice Biennale, the choice increasingly tends to fall on some prominent member of one of these two artistic communities. Nor is it surprising to find two major commercial galleries with strong American connection hosting shows by prominent African-American…

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London: Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

Foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has in London called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy.

Speaking during “One to One Conversation” at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit, the Nigerian entrepreneur said the key to Africa’s economic growth and strength is in the development of the regional market, saying “Regional markets in Africa must work.”

Dangote said Africans must patronize African markets which is why the free trade agreements by African nations is the direction to go to strengthen…

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‘African Art Is Here to Stay’: Collectors Were in a Buying Mood at the London Edition of the 1-54 Fair

Art collectors love to be ahead of the curve, especially when a market is “emerging.” African contemporary art is in demand but prices are still within the reach of even new collectors. In London, the sixth edition of the pioneering African art fair 1-54 attracted new and established collectors as well as curators from prestigious institutions such as LACMA, the Guggenheim, and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Celebrities drawn to the event included the actor Idris Elba.

Around 18,000 fairgoers flocked to Somerset House during Frieze week in the hope of discovering artists, some of whom might become market darlings, or even superstars. The Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, who showed at the fair in the past, saw his auction price soar when his so-called “African Mona Lisa” painting…

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