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Caribbean News – These Caribbean Leaders Spotlight On Derisking At UN


Saint Lucia PM Allan Chastanet at the UN General Assembly 2018. (UN Image)

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By NAN Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 5, 2018: Three Caribbean leaders, including two Caribbean prime ministers, used their UN General Assembly address last weekend to spotlight on the issue of “de‑risking” and the loss of correspondent banking relations as well as blacklisting and its impact of their nations.

Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Allen Michael Chastanet, told the body that small island states like his are unable to access concessionary financing and are unfairly tarnished by tax labels.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Timothy Harris, also zoned in on the issue and the impacts it is having on his small island state. Harris said an unfair financial architecture,…

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Black wrestlers take spotlight in books by Midland Valley High coach | Education


GRANITEVILLE — When Kevin Emily, the head wrestling coach at Midland Valley High, started research for a book about black wrestlers, he set a timeline and planned for a single volume.

But when he found so much information – much of it never printed before – and so many stories – many of them never told before – he expanded the project to a second book.

In “Pathfinder,” which is two volumes, Emily tells the stories of African-American men – and women – wrestlers who celebrated triumphs and overcame tragedies in their careers and lives.


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DJ Spotlight – Miami Carnival 2018: Dlife : South Florida Caribbean News


SOUTH FLORIDA – Music plays a central role in Miami Carnival. South Florida Caribbean News caught up with one of Miami Carnival’s pioneering DJ, Dlife who will take center stage on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Q: Did you always want to be a DJ?

A: As far back as I can remember yes, I always wanted to be on radio.

Q: Favorite type of music to mix or sample?

A: Soca & Afrobeats.

Q: Where do you find your new music?

A: Franchise Record…

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Spotlight: China-Africa cooperation sets a fine example of South-South cooperation — ambassador – Xinhua


Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, back) meets the press together with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L, back) and Senegalese President Macky Sall, former and new African co-chair of the Forum on China-AfricaCooperation (FOCAC), after the conclusion of the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 4, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

BRUSSELS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — The defining feature of China-Africa cooperation is sincerity and equality. China and Africa are closely bound by their similar historical experience, common aspirations for the future, and shared commitment to make progress together, Zhang Ming, head of the mission of the People’s Republic of China to the EU, said Sunday.

In a signed article published on local media The…

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Project places spotlight on African-American history in Georgetown



African-American history in the neighborhood was put into the national spotlight in 2016 when the public learned Georgetown University leaders had …
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Cayman Islands in spotlight ahead of Florida senate elections, as new anti-money laundering rules loom


Governor Rick scott. Photo: Meredyth Hope Hall/Wikimedia

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor
youri@caribbeannewsnow.com

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Cayman Islands, the much maligned offshore financial services centre, is in the spotlight again as outgoing Florida governor and US Senate hopeful, Republican Rick Scott, has been linked to the territory along with his wife in a series of hedge fund investments exceeding US$60 million in value, with earnings from those investments totalling some US$2.9 million alone.

According to the financial disclosure Scott filed last month as a US Senate candidate, the 125-page statement included details of Scott’s blind trust, managed by a New York trustee who’s a former business associate of the governor.

Of the 23…

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