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Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Caricom makes case to Britain for slavery compensation

Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, in a presentation to the British House of Commons on 16 July 2014, expressed the view that the reparations process will bring honour and dignity to the people of the Caribbean as well as the people of Great Britain and Europe. The Caricom Headquarters also said Beckles predicted that “this ...

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The state of African Guyanese to come under microscope

As Guyanese were Friday celebrating African Emancipation Day, at least one Black-centric organisation has been preparing for a series of activities to examine the conditions of Africans since slavery was abolished 176 years ago. The activities are being organized by Cuffy250 Committee, a non-governmental organisation that encourages socio-economic and cultural revitalization within the African Guyanese community and fosters ethnic and ...

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Rules coming for mobile money system- Fin. Min. at launch of mobile merchant service

Transferring money and selling products and services via mobile phones will soon be included in laws governing financial institutions to protect providers and users, Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh announced Thursday night. “It’s an issue that the rest of the world is confronting too as mobile money takes hold…how do we ensure that a suitable regulatory environment is in place ...

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