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National Media Commission urges African media to uphold quality standards


Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, the Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC) has urged the media in Africa to uphold high quality standards and ethics of their profession.

Nana Gyan-Apenteng, who doubles as the President of the African Communication Regulators Network, said regulatory standards and guidelines were always needed to stimulate the aspiration of the media to do better and improve upon quality at all times.

‘We need to set benchmarks within the practice that are exciting, that motivates us, that challenge us, that are visible and understandable to everybody.’

Nana Gyan-Apenteng said this at the West Africa Media Excellence and Awards (WAMECA) 2018, which preceded with a conference in Accra.

The conference brought together key personalities, organisations (local, regional and…

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Clarke urges Caribbean nationals to get US citizenship and vote


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With America bitterly divided over the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and draconian Trump administration immigration policies, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke is urging Caribbean nationals not to hesitate in obtaining US citizenship, so they can exercise their voting franchise.

“If you are living here for 55 years, and you’re not a (US) citizen, I encourage you to get US citizenship,” said Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, in addressing Sunday the 35th Annual Gala Awards Ceremony of the Brooklyn-based Vincentian-American Independent National Charities, Inc. (VINCI) at EL Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn.

Clarke, who represents the 9th Congressional District in…

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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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CBC Documentary Blasts Trump; Urges African Americans to Vote


Mere weeks before the November midterm elections, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has released a mini-documentary that sharply criticizes the policies of Donald Trump’s Administration and urges African Americans to vote in response.

The nearly four-minute documentary is titled “We Have Lost a Lot.” Various issues are highlighted via a montage of news clips and commentary: the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination, the push to end Obamacare, racially divisive rhetoric after the White nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, and more. The documentary features African American voices, among them, CBC members Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

 “There is no question that our community – and the country…

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Bill Clinton urges Caribbean countries to continue efforts to rejuvenate regional tourism sector


Former US President Bill Clinton.

(CMC) – The former United States President, Bill Clinton, Wednesday urged the ‎Caribbean to continue to expand efforts to rejuvenate the regional tourist industry and guide the countries towards a stronger and more sustainable future.

“I don’t have to tell you the critical role travel and tourism plays in the Caribbean the sector accounts for more than 15 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the region and in many countries the number is much higher,” Clinton said in an address to delegates attending the 2018 State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) here.

“It is estimated that the 2017 hurricane season resulted in the loss of more than 800,000 visitors to the region which could have generated more than 740 million dollars and supported…

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Ex-US president urges Caribbean nations “continue efforts to rejuvenate regional tourism industry” ~ WIC News


Former United States President Bill Clinton

The former United States President, Bill Clinton at 2018 State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), urged the ‎Caribbean nations to continue to expand efforts to rejuvenate the regional tourism industry and guide the island countries towards a stronger and more sustainable future.

“I don’t have to tell you the critical role travel and tourism plays in the Caribbean, sector accounts for more than 15 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the region and in many countries the number is much higher,” Clinton said in an address to delegates attending the 2018 SOTIC.

Clinton said that the 2017 hurricane season has resulted in the estimated loss of more than 800,000 visitors to the Caribbean which could have…

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