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Monthly Archives: April 2013

The IMF’s Caribbean Report: A Critique by Ronald Ramkissoon Ph.D. Senior Economist, Republic Bank Ltd.

The recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) Report on the Caribbean titled Caribbean Small States: Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth (February 20, 2013) deserves particular attention for some of the things it says, and for some of the things it did not say. As is well known, Caribbean states, to varying degrees, are finding it extremely difficult to make ...

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APNU, AFC presidential candidates undergo public scrutiny

Alliance For Change (AFC) presidential candidate Khemraj Ramjattan says his party would rather remain in opposition than join another to create a parliamentary majority following the November 28 general and regional elections. His comment was in response to a question from the audience at Wednesday’s Merundoi-organised Presidential Forum which was also attended by APNU’s David Granger. To listen to a ...

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PERISCOPE: HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

{mp3remote}{/mp3remote} HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean was the subject of this week’s programme – Periscope.  On this programme, United Nations Special Envoy on HIV in the Caribbean, Professor Edward Greene talks about, among other things, steps being taken by Caricom to decriminalize buggery and prostitution.

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PERISCOPE: Why APNU possibly lost the election?

{mp3remote}{/mp3remote} On this edtion of Periscope, long-serving member of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton and veteran Working Peoples Alliance member, Tacuma Ogunseye examine a range of issues from the opposition’s perspective.

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Men must be fully responsible for rape; gays should be helped out of sin- Muslim cleric

Moulana Abu Bak’r (left) appearing on Plain Talk. Men should take full responsibility for raping women and gays should be provided assistance to abandon their sinful and abominable lifestyle, according to a local Muslim Cleric. Appearing on the January 27 edition of Christopher Ram’s television interview programme, ‘Plain Talk,’ Moulana Abu Bak’r, however, assured that gays would not be rejected. ...

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