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Tropical Storm Patty Could Form By End of This Week

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday November 12, 2018 – Forecasters are monitoring a “vigorous tropical wave” near the Leeward Islands that has a 50-50 chance of developing into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Patty later this week.

The system, which has surfaced just over two weeks before the end of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season – which runs June 1 to November 30 – is located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is producing a large area of disturbed weather over much of the western tropical Atlantic Ocean.

It is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward for the next few days, passing near or north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the southeastern Bahamas. Interests in these areas have therefore been advised to closely monitor…

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University of Richmond kicks off South Africa Week: 'Richmond has much to share and learn from …

“South African Culture is about coming together, and almost everyone can find a way to relate,” Merritt said. “From contrasting cultures of protest to …
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Week In Review: Women crush the week 

It’s time for a look at those stories which touched you the most over the past seven days.

While some themes remained dominant for this edition of the Week In Review, it is refreshing to see some others making their way into the top 10 articles over this period.

So just what type of articles reigned supreme last week?

As has become a norm, crime-related news shared the spotlight. What is interesting for this period is the prominence women took. 

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From women breaking barriers to enter new ground; showing strength by simply standing tall in the face of challenges; and advocating for better, whether as a superstar or an average Barbadian; females brought positive change to last week’s top stories. 



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PM Gaston Browne to address CDF meeting in Barbados next week

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, will be the featured speaker at the CARICOM Development Fund’s (CDF) Seventh Annual Meeting of Contributors and Development Partners in Barbados next week.

PM Browne, who is also the Chairman of the CARICOM Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP), will deliver his address during the opening ceremony of the meeting on Tuesday, November 13, at the Hilton Barbados Resort at 9 a.m.

Chairman of the CDF Board of Directors, Dr. Sherwyn Williams, will also give remarks, while CEO Rodinald Soomer will present the Fund’s Annual Report for 2017.

The Barbados-based CDF was launched in 2008 as a development fund with a mandate to support “disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors” within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

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Africa Oil Week 2018 explores the financial opportunities in the African oil and gas market

Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) – the leading event dedicated to the African oil and gas industry hosted a live broadcast by CNBC Africa focusing on the Global Funding Strategies and M&A for the African Upstream exploring how the key stakeholders tap into large pools of global capital to finance the sector. Editor-at-Large for CNBC Africa, Bronwyn Nielsen, interviewed experts including: Frank Pluta, Industry Banker – Energy Group Head, Energy & Natural Resources, Natixis, Somit Varma, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC and Paul McDade, CEO, Tullow Oil.

AOW looked to the future of the energy sector through a topical session…

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CARICOM trade ministers meet next week; officials begin preparatory work

The meeting of trade officials in session on Wednesday morning at the CARICOM Secretariat

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade officials on Wednesday began preparations for the 47th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, November 15-16. The two-day preparatory meeting is being held at the CARICOM Secretariat.

High on the agenda is the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) with emphasis being placed on the implementation plan for the CSME and challenges to that plan; making the CSME more effective and the definition of artisans and household domestics.

In remarks as the officials got down to business Wednesday, CARICOM Secretariat’s assistant secretary-general, trade and economic…

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