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Attack on Mali army base kills 12 soldiers – local lawmaker

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a Malian army base in a dawn raid on Sunday, killing 12 soldiers and burning the camp in west-central Mali, a local lawmaker said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Central Mali has in the past few years been overrun by jihadists with links to al Qaeda. […]
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Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

By Juan A. Lozano | AP April 21 at 10:29 AM JASPER, Texas — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind […]
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USVI Ad Agency Excels In 2019 Caribbean Addy Awards –

The Caribbean Advertising Federation (CAF) has announced the winners of the organization’s American Advertising Awards (AAA), referred to as the ADDY Awards, the advertising industry’s most comprehensive and prestigious competition recognizing creative excellence in advertising. According to a recently issued release, U.S. Virgin Islands advertising agency, MLB Creative, was among the 24 Caribbean based companies […]
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Egyptians vote for second day on constitutional changes

People wait to cast their votes during the second day of the referendum. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030. The three-day referendum was called last week, a day after […]
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African-American doctor shares insights into treating minority patients

Dr. Amber Landry is shown in her office at OU Children’s Physicians Southwest Community Pediatrics. [Melissa Howell/The Oklahoman] Dr. Amber Landry, a physician with OU Children’s Physicians Southwest Community Pediatrics, believes children should have the option, when possible, to go to a doctor who looks like they do. Often, that’s a tall order for minority […]
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Reparations debate gets new life in Dem House

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s bill, H.R. 40, would focus on the way racism has been embedded in the nation’s institutions, rather than simply doling out cash. The bill has gained nearly 50 co-sponsors so far. | Alex Edelmann/AFP/Getty Images Democrats have sidestepped the debate over reparations for African-Americans for decades. But now the issue is […]

Sir Alister McIntyre, Former UWI Vice Chancellor, Is Dead | RJR News

Sir Alister McIntyre, Vice Chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), died on Saturday, aged 87. An economist by training, Alister McIntyre was born in Grenada and later graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with first class honours. In his early career he was a lecturer in economics […]
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Former UWI vice-chancellor Sir Alister McIntyre has died | News

Former vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies Sir Alister McIntyre has died. Sir Alister was also a former Secretary General of CARICOM. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips have paid tribute to Sir Alister. “He championed the integration movement as Secretary-General of CARICOM from 1974-1977, and as vice chairman of the West Indian Commission,” Holness said in a post on Twitter. […]

Big in Business – Trinidad Guardian

Renu­ka Singh Who is Wil­fred Es­pinet? By now, al­most every­one in the coun­try is fa­mil­iar with the name but very few know about the man. A quick read of his bio shows that he has made great strides in the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty while still man­ag­ing to keep his life pri­vate. Es­pinet does not re­side in […]