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China And Global Economic Growth

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: Should one believe the message of the financial markets that the global economy is on the edge of another downturn? The uncertainty that emerged in the last weeks of August began with reports of slowing growth in China. This was swiftly followed by a forty per cent decline in ...

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Panditai Is Just A Job

By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: Panditai is just a job. One of the puzzling characteristics of Hindus, even those with quality academic credentials, critical thinkers, objective analysts and logicians of some repute, is this instinctive assumption that being a pandit, automatically, makes one a person of deep spirituality, abiding goodness and an infinite capacity ...

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And Then There Were Two… the Commonwealth SG Post

By Melanius Alphonse News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: The continuing saga of disunity within the Commonwealth Caribbean took a new turn on Monday with the election of Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Trinidad and Tobago’s nominee for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, as the new member of parliament for the Caroni Central seat in Trinidad. The mere ...

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The Challenge Of Finding New Tourist Markets

The challenge now facing almost every Caribbean tourism destination is how to diversify their source of visitors as international and inter-regional competition becomes more intense; not least because later this year US citizens may on an individual basis be freer to travel to Cuba. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: The challenge now facing almost ...

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Chris Christie’s Plan To Gain In Polls – Be Even More Ridiculous Than Trump!

  Chris Christie is latest GOP candidate hoping to raise his poll numbers of backs of immigrants. By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: Immigration reform and undocumented immigrants continue to be the scapegoats like GEICO’s ‘Rick’ for right wing politicians looking to gain favor among their base. It is the hot button that ...

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Serena Whips Big Sister And Eyes US Open Finals

Serena Williams beat her sister Venus in the quarter-finals of the US Open on September 8, 2015. (Jason Szenes image) Fans including Donald Trump packed into the Billie Jean King stadium to witness history. (Jason Szenes image) Serena and Venus were both gracious after the match. One in defeat – the other in victory. (Jason Szenes image) Venus Williams played ...

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Markel to Acquire Assets of CATCo Investment Management Ltd.

RICHMOND, Va., LONDON and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Markel Corporation (“Markel”) (NYSE: MKL) and CATCo Investment Management Ltd. (“CATCo”) jointly announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby Markel will acquire substantially all of the assets of CATCo. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter ...

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Multi-Million Caribbean Ganja Bust Completed

A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 2,842 pounds of marijuana worth over $2.5 million during three separate law enforcement operations in the Bahamas this past weekend. News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015: A drug bust valued at $2.5 million has been completed in the Bahamas.  A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, ...

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Caribbean Hindu Mandirs – Agreeing To Disagree

 By Annan Boodram  News Americas, BRONX, NY, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015: It is a trait that seems to have become systemic in the community – the capacity to take disagreements and create irrevocable schisms. Everyone is well aware of the fact that 60 plus Caribbean Hindu mandirs in New York City are the result of an inability to agree to ...

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West Indian American Carnival Slandered Over Brooklyn Shootings

A New York cop with carnival revelers on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2015: The West Indian American Day Carnival that occurred between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday September 7, 2015 was incident free but you won’t read that in any main stream media. Instead, a number of shootings that ...

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