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Daily Archives: October 24, 2014

High-level anti-Ebola talks in Guyana

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar was Friday afternoon meeting with stakeholders in the hope of arriving at a broad-based national consensus on warding off  and tackling the Ebola Virus should it arrive. The talks came just hours after the main opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) had flayed government for not doing enough to deal with the virus. His meeting ...

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FATF blacklisting no longer reason for early elections

The decision by the global Financial Action Task Force (FATF), not to blacklist Guyana for failing to amend its financial crimes law has pulled one of the reasons that President Donald Ramotar might have used to call early general elections. The opposition has blocked the passage of amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism Act, saying ...

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Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Oct 24 (EFE).- A 14-month-old boy tested positive for marijuana in a toxicology exam Friday at a San Juan hospital where was admitted after his parents became concerned that he was sleeping too much. The child “is in stable condition,” but remains under observation, Puerto Rico Police Department spokeswoman Karen Lee Torres told Efe. The parents, both 33, ...

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Brazil’s Petrobras announces new offshore gas, condensate find

Sao Paulo, Oct 24 (EFE).- Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras on Friday announced a new natural gas and condensate find in deep waters off the coast of the southeastern state of Espirito Santo. Petrobras made the discovery in the Golfinho block after drilling a well in a part of the Atlantic Ocean that has a water depth of 1,319 meters ...

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Study: Among Bahamian teens, girls more aggressive than boys

San Juan, Oct 23 (EFE).- Adolescent girls in theBahamasare usually more aggressive in a dating relationship than their male partners, according to a study published by the International Journal of Bahamian Studies. The College of theBahamasand theBahamasCrisis Center analyzed the results of a survey of more than 1,000 students ages 15-18 at eight high schools in New Providence, the most-populous ...

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World Bank touts more public-private partnerships

San Juan, Oct 23 (EFE).- The World Bank is encouraging Caribbean governments to create more partnerships with the private sector and to “leverage young talents” as ways to stimulate economic growth. “The global financial crisis exposed the fragility of the Caribbean region,” the bank’s vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, said Thursday at the 2014 High ...

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Caribbean News Desk Radio prog: Poor pilot coordination caused Caribbean Airlines flight in Guyana

An investigation into the Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana four years ago has found that pilot error was the cause for the plane running off the runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). The probe found that the plane touched down at approximately 4,700 feet of the 7,448 feet long runway or about 1,700  feet beyond the runway touch ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Ebola strikes New York City: Doctor tests positive for deadly virus

BY  Larry Celona, Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Frank Rosario and Danika Fears (NEW YORK POST) A Harlem doctor who recently treated patients in Africa, tested positive for the deadly disease after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with symptoms, including a 103-degree fever, sources told The Post. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders volunteer, began showing symptoms one night after he was out bowling in Brooklyn, police ...

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