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Jamaica PM says Casino Gaming Bill coming

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- A Casino Gaming Bill is to be tabled in Parliament next week, Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce Golding announced on Thursday night. Golding told a Town Hall Meeting in Montego Bay that Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, will table the Bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, when the House meets again.

The Prime Minister, in response to a concern raised by Mayor of Montego Bay,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Warriors from the East on Fire for Change

The St. Kitts & Nevis Democrat:

The Campaign to Victory train rolled into Baker’s Corner in the heart of East Basseterre on the evening of Wednesday 24th for a pre Music Festival “Poor Cant Take No More” rally. The People’s Action Movement brought the overwhelming momentum of the message of CHANGE to this community as well as the returning nationals who are back for the festival and the election that will soon follow. The whole corner was… Continue

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Haiti's ruling party takes Senate elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 1, 2009 - The ruling Lespwa party of Haitian President Rene Preval has taken the lion share of the 11 seats up for grabs in Senate elections, preliminary results have indicated.

It took five, while five other parties won one seat each and the other went to a registered independent in the June 21st run-off election.

Voting for another seat will take place later, after initial balloting was cancelled as… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 2, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Judge throws out challenges to election victories

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, July 1, 2009 - The ruling United Progressive Party (UPP) has come out on top in an Antigua Labour Party (ALP) challenge to two of its election victories, but the Opposition also scored a victory when a judge said a case involving four other disputed seats would be heard in September.

Justice Louise Blenman yesterday dismissed the ALP challenges in the All Saints West and St Paul constituencies on the grounds that the… Continue

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Daily sex may improve men's fertility

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Until now doctors have debated whether or not men should refrain from sex for a few days before attempting to conceive with their partner to improve the chance of pregnancy. But a new study by Dr. David Greening of Sydney IVF, an Australian center for infertility and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, suggests abstinence is not the right approach.

He studied 118 men with above-average sperm DNA damage… Continue

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Antigua puts offshore sector under scrutiny

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, June 25, 2009 - Offshore companies in Antigua and Barbuda are now under the scrutiny of local authorities as a consequence of the criminal charges filed against the former boss of the country's financial regulatory body over his involvement in an alleged fraud at the Stanford International Bank (SIB).

Finance Minister Harold Lovell said in an interview on Observer Radio yesterday that in addition to firing the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC)… Continue

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Bermuda joins UWI

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- At the recently concluded Annual Business Meeting of the University of the West Indies' Council, which was held for the first time at the St Augustine Campus, the petition by Bermuda to be recognised as a full contributing country was unanimously accepted.

This means that the government of Bermuda will contribute to the revenues of the UWI based on an agreed formula. Bermuda's addition will transform the UWI-12 to the UWI 13 , contributing countries which do not… Continue

Added by CShout1 on June 30, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Reggaeton fever shakes up Cuba's culture

By Esteban Israel

HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- To record his next hit El Micha, one of the rising stars of Cuba's reggaeton music blending reggae, Latin and electronic rhythms, just has to knock on his neighbor's door.

A microphone plugged into an old computer in an apartment in Havana's working-class suburb of Reparto Electrico serves as the studio where some of Cuba's most successful reggaeton songs are recorded.

"Reggaeton… Continue

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Guadeloupe Demonstrations

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP) - Between 1,200 (according to Guadeloupe police) and 3,000 people (according to the organisers), rallied on Saturday in Pointe-a-Pitre in a demonstration concluding the “week of mobilisation” called by the LKP protest movement, the group that organised the general strike at the beginning of the year in Guadeloupe.

However, the “week of mobilisation” went almost unnoticed, with the picketing of less… Continue

Added by CShout1 on June 30, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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