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Daily Archives: January 7, 2015

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali released from hospital

U.S. Sports Desk, Jan 7 (EFE).- Muhammad Ali has been released from an undisclosed hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, after receiving treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and a serious urinary tract infection, a family spokesman said Wednesday.The boxing legend, who was hospitalized last month, was discharged on Tuesday night, Bob Gunnell said.Ali will turn 73 on Jan. 17 and ...

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Bitcoin investor who renounced US citizenship now can’t get back in

–Roger Ver gave up US passport in favor of St. Kitts last year. (ARS TECHNICA).-A well-known entrepreneur, often dubbed “Bitcoin Jesus”—who famously renounced his American citizenship last year—was denied a visa on Tuesday to re-enter the United States to attend an upcoming Bitcoin conference in Miami. According to Roger Ver’s tweets, it was his third attempt to re-enter in eight ...

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Barbados to host beauty pageant for young women with disabilities

San Juan, Jan 7 (EFE).- The government of Barbados will host a beauty pageant for young women with physical disabilities “to showcase their inner and outer beauty.” The Shine like a Diamond pageant will be held at the Hilton Barbados on March 22, the special envoy for persons with disabilities at the National Disabilities Unit, Roslyn Hurley, said in a statement Wednesday. The pageant ...

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Puerto Rico gets ready to host big economic gathering

San Juan, Jan 6 (EFE).- Puerto Rico is preparing to host on Feb. 26-27 its second Puerto Rico Investment Summit, at which more than 300 entrepreneurs and investors from the United States are expected to participate in order to learn about the competitive advantages the island has to offer. The event, to be held at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Convention ...

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Caribbean News Desk for Weds Jan 7, 2015

Bogota, Jan 7 (EFE).- Entrepreneurs in Latin America must take into account urban infrastructure since mobility and commercial services may turn out to be either obstacles or platforms for their businesses to grow, an expert said. “The city is the entrepreneur’s center of activity and his connection with the world,” Marco Kamiya, head of the department of urban economy and finances for UN-Habitat, ...

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GECOM’s general election machinery kicking into high gear with procurement of vital supplies

Preparations for upcoming general and regional elections are gradually moving into high gear, as the country awaits President Donald Ramotar’s announcement of E-Day. Cabinet has given its no objection for the procurement of GYD$55 million in Duracell batteries and sensitive materials for GECOM ahead of impending General Elections. (US$1.00 = GYD$208.00) This comes amidst the backdrop of an announcement by ...

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