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Caribbean Urged to Prepare For Big Earthquake


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The  Caribbean has been warned to prepare for a big earthquake, after several parts of the region were  rattled by tremors in recent times.

Over the weekend, the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21 hour period, CMC reported.

It said that according to the SRC, the biggest had a magnitude of 4.1.

The SRC also reported that a quake measuring 3.8 was recorded Sunday night and was felt 104 kilometres (km) east of Fort-de-France, in Martinique, 117 km north east of Castries in St Lucia and 155 km south east of Roseau, Dominica.

According to CMC, the head of the SRC, Dr Joan Lutchman, has warned that the Caribbean is long overdue a “big…

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African-Austs urged to join Vic police



Victoria Police's Stephen Mutton says the program would help African-Australians succeed in becoming police and protective service officers.
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Barbados businesses urged to penetrate Caribbean markets


Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, addressing the ISO 20700 Standard in Management Consultancy Services Workshop. (S. Pilé/BGIS)

By Shamkoe Pilé

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Haiti, Suriname and Guyana have been identified as three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries ripe with opportunities, and Barbadians have been encouraged to position themselves and their businesses to penetrate these markets.

Minister in the ministry of foreign trade, Sandra Husbands, shared this advice on Tuesday, during a workshop held by the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) on the ISO 20700 Standard in Management Consultancy Services.

She noted that Barbados and the region must make “an upward turn to improve the quality of its goods,…

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France urged to change heritage law and return looted art to Africa | World news


A report commissioned by Emmanuel Macron will call for thousands of African artworks in French museums taken without consent during the colonial period to be returned to the continent.

Unless it could be proven that objects were obtained legitimately, they should be returned to Africa permanently, not on long-term loan, said the authors of the report, the Senegalese writer and economist Felwine Sarr and the French historian Bénédicte Savoy.

They have recommended changing French law to allow the restitution of cultural works to Africa, after Macron announced that he wanted it to begin within five years.

“I cannot accept that a large part of the cultural heritage of several African countries is in France,” the French president said last year in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso….

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East African countries urged to reinforce anti-corruption institutions – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — Policymakers and experts who have gathered for a 4-day anti-graft training organized by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are urging East African countries to reinforce anti-corruption institutions and efforts.

Representatives of national anti-corruption institutions from the region gathered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa from Nov. 13 to 16 to expedite the implementation of various regional and international normative instruments on democracy and good-governance as an imputes to attain sustainable peace and security in the region.

According to Legawork Assefa, IGAD’s Director of Peace and Security Division, strengthening the capacity of anti-corruption institutions is vital so as “to implement and carry out the responsibilities…

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Why IMF urged African countries to increase Taxes



Why IMF urged African countries to increase Taxes. By Website. Added 7th November 2018 06:26 PM. Print; A A A …
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