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JAMAICA | IMF give thumbs up to Jamaica's economic programme

JAMAICA | IMF give thumbs up to Jamaica…

WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2018 -An IMF review of Jamaica's economic programme under the  precautionary Stand-By arrangement, says  “Positive developments continue to sustain Jamaica’s economic reform program. The unemployment rate...

08-12-2018 Hits:3 Business & Economy

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JAMAICA | Grange hails Reggae Grammy nominees

JAMAICA | Grange hails Reggae Grammy nom…

KINGSTON, 7 December 2018 –  Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has congratulated nominees for the Best Reggae Album category for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

07-12-2018 Hits:3 Entertainment

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BARBADOS | IMF Gives B'dos passing grade for Economic Reform Programme

BARBADOS | IMF Gives B'dos passing grade…

WASHINGTON DC, December7, 2018 - The International Monetary Fund, IMF, says “Barbados has made an excellent start in implementing its ambitious, comprehensive economic reform program and the rapid completion of...

07-12-2018 Hits:8 Business & Economy

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Brexit: is it possible to stop it?

Brexit: is it possible to stop it?

Stopping Brexit is possible, but it’s complicated. I’m not arguing here that no Brexit is going to happen, only that it is legally and practically possible, and recent events render...

07-12-2018 Hits:6 World Economy

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Brexit legal advice: what it says, and why the UK now faces key constitutional questions

Brexit legal advice: what it says, and w…

After a bitter battle in which ministers were found to be in contempt of parliament, the UK’s attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, has published his legal advice to the government on...

07-12-2018 Hits:2 World Economy

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Ministers found in contempt of parliament over legal advice – why it matters for Brexit

Ministers found in contempt of parliamen…

After a humiliating defeat in parliament, the British government has agreed to publish the full legal advice it received from the attorney general on the Brexit withdrawal agreement. MPs voted...

07-12-2018 Hits:4 World Economy

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Are near-death experiences hallucinations? Experts explain the science behind this puzzling phenomenon

Are near-death experiences hallucination…

In our never-ending quest to understand what happens to us after we die, humans have long seen the rare phenomenon of near-death experiences as providing some hints. People who’ve had...

07-12-2018 Hits:7 Science

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Climate change resilience could save trillions in the long run – but finding billions now to pay for it is the hard part

Climate change resilience could save tri…

Is your city prepared for climate change? The latest National Climate Assessmentpaints a grim future if U.S. cities and states don’t take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

06-12-2018 Hits:7 Environment

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A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

A vaccine that could block mosquitoes fr…

Is it possible to eradicate malaria?   It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed. The reason malaria has garnered so much attention...

06-12-2018 Hits:8 Health

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Why under valuing families is a problem for South Africa’s economy

Why under valuing families is a problem …

A country’s wealth goes hand in hand with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is the market value of goods and services over a defined period of time. In contrast...

06-12-2018 Hits:5 World Economy

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How Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct investment

How Nigeria can attract and keep the rig…

Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria.

06-12-2018 Hits:2 World Economy

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Slavers in the family: what a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history

Slavers in the family: what a castle in …

As a Ghanaian archaeologist, I have been conducting research at Christiansborg Castle in Accra, Ghana. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the castle is a former seventeenth century trading post, colonial...

06-12-2018 Hits:12 Lifestyle

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Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to its cultural heritage list

Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to it…

When UNESCO announced that “the reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that...

06-12-2018 Hits:16 Entertainment

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Abiy’s big steps shouldn’t obscure undercurrents in Ethiopia

Abiy’s big steps shouldn’t obscure under…

Positive headlines about Ethiopia have been frequent since the country’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in early April.

06-12-2018 Hits:9 World News

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Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

Ties between African countries and China…

The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit...

06-12-2018 Hits:6 World News

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81 Migrant Children Separated from Families by US Since June

81 Migrant Children Separated from Famil…

The administration of United States President Donald Trump separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since late-June, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

06-12-2018 Hits:7 World News

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