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New report on St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship abuse creates major stir in Middle East


Image: Gulf News

By Caribbean News Now contributor

DUBAI, UAE — A new report on Saturday by the widely-read Gulf News detailing the rampant abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) has created a major stir in the Middle East, a significant source market of applicants wishing to obtain second passports.

Although much of the detail has previously been published by Caribbean News Now, the latest report by features editor, Mazhar Farooqui, entitled “Caribbean citizenship dreams in jeopardy?” includes new, albeit self-contradictory, attempts at explanations by the head of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Les Khan.

In response to an earlier pledge by former St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, now leader of the…

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African Union head calls for international Libya summit – Middle East Monitor


The chairman of the African Union Commission on Sunday called for an international conference on Libya to chart the way forward for the troubled country.

In spite of African efforts over the past several years, the conflict in Libya still lingers, Moussa Faki Mahamat told the opening of the 32nd Summit of the African Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.

Speaking later, Arab League Secretary General Abu Ghait corroborated the call for international solidarity on Libya.

“The Arab League sees the situation in Libya as a grave concern for Africa and the Arab world. We are committed to bringing peace and stability by supporting peaceful dialogue between all factions,” he said.

“The Libyan people need consensus, a functioning constitution, and elections. We are ready…

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Central and Tomlinson Middle School students learn about African American Heritage



LAWTON, OK (TNN) – Students at Central and Tomlinson Middle Schools learned about African-American heritage and history Friday afternoon.
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African American Month at Gaston Middle School


FRESNO, CALIF – Educators are organizing and providing culturally enriched activities and experiences on campus for the entire student body, this entire month of February and the rest of the year.

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Moroccan city of Marrakech hosts meeting of African Masonic Movement – Middle East Monitor


Moroccan media reported that a meeting of the African Masonic Movement was held last weekend in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, during which the issues of freedom, education and governance were discussed.

The Moroccan-based newspaper Al-Ayam 24 stated that the city of Marrakesh hosted the 27th session of the African Masons which discussed the topic “What is the economic and social development model for the advancement of our societies?”

The meeting, which ended on Saturday, and was held in complete secrecy, touched on sub-themes such as freedoms, education, and governance.

The newspaper explained that the selection of Morocco to host the Grand Forum of the “Free Founders” came after the cancellation of the decision that the Senegalese capital Dakar be a location for their meeting and the…

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Standing In the Middle Of A Volcano–Try It On Your Caribbean Excursion


Those we met all seemed to be part of the chamber of commerce. We learned about the hiking trails that wind through the interior’s rain forest, about the orchids and Amazon parrots, and the volcanic range that rises to more than 3,000 feet and includes the cones of the twin peaks.

After 150 years, alternating between the French and British, St. Lucia finally took off on its own. It became independent from Britain in 1979. The island has been overrun 14 times – 7 times by the French, 7 by the British. And while everyone speaks English (and many engage in patois among themselves), the place names and much of the food, thankfully, have retained their West Indian roots, with a Gallic flair. But make no mistake. This is a Caribbean island. Actually, the western shore is on the Caribbean and…

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