GRENADA TO RECEIVE £100,000 REPARATIONS FROM FAMILY DESCENDING FROM BRITISH SLAVE OWNERS

GRENADA TO RECEIVE £100,000 REPARATIONS FROM FAMILY DESCENDING FROM BRITISH SLAVE OWNERS

Avellon Williams  GRENADA- In an apology to Grenada’s community, an aristocratic British family that once owned over 1,000 slaves will donate £100,000 to community projects. In 1833, after slavery was abolished in the Caribbean island, the British government compensated the Trevelyan family for their six sugar plantations. Laura Trevelyan, a BBC reporter who visited the country […]

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 MADURO COMPLAINS ABOUT CASHLESS AUTHORIZATIONS IN THE U.S.

MADURO COMPLAINS ABOUT CASHLESS AUTHORIZATIONS IN THE U.S.

Avellon Williams  CARACAS – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, slammed U.S. licenses that restrict cash payments to his administration by companies doing business with sanctioned Venezuelan state firms. The U.S. and European governments last year authorized US and European firms to resume taking Venezuelan crude oil on the condition that no funds be paid to Venezuela. […]

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 JAMAICA READY TO SEND SOLDIERS, POLICE TO HAITI

JAMAICA READY TO SEND SOLDIERS, POLICE TO HAITI

Avellon Williams JAMAICA- In connection with a proposed multinational deployment of security assistance, Jamaica’s prime minister said his government is willing to send soldiers and police officers to Haiti. U.N. special envoy for Haiti Helen La Lime said last week that she hoped the U.N. Security Council would deal “positively” with Haiti’s request for international armed […]

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 CASH SHORTAGES IN NIGERIA AMID CURRENCY REFORM

CASH SHORTAGES IN NIGERIA AMID CURRENCY REFORM

Avellon Williams  ABUJA, NIGERIA- Business groups and experts say Nigeria’s push to replace its paper money with new notes has caused a cash shortage, preventing people from buying what they need and forcing businesses to close down. In Africa’s largest economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria says the redesigned 200 (43 cent) and 500 ($1.08) notes […]

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 STARLINK, ELON MUSK’S INTERNET SERVICE, GOES LIVE IN NIGERIA

STARLINK, ELON MUSK’S INTERNET SERVICE, GOES LIVE IN NIGERIA

Avellon Williams  NIGERIA- Nigeria now has Starlink, according to SpaceX. In a tweet on Monday, the Elon Musk-owned firm confirmed Nigeria was its first African customer. The company tweeted, “Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service.” With Starlink Internet services, Nigeria becomes the 47th country in the world. It aims to provide high-speed internet […]

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 IN MIAMI, HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF DEFENDS PAROLE PROCESS FOR CUBANS, HAITIANS

IN MIAMI, HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF DEFENDS PAROLE PROCESS FOR CUBANS, HAITIANS

Avellon Williams  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO- After a legal challenge from Florida’s governor and those of 19 other Republican-led states, the head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the parole process that allows up to 30,000 Haitians, Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans a month to come to the United States. During a press conference at Little Haiti […]

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 CRIMINAL GANG DESTROYS HAITIAN POLICE SUBSTATION

CRIMINAL GANG DESTROYS HAITIAN POLICE SUBSTATION

Avellon Williams  PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- The ‘Kraze Baryè’ gang destroyed the Pernier sub-police station in Haiti using heavy machinery after it had been abandoned since last Thursday after police officers protested the killing of six of their colleagues at Liancourt Police Station by another criminal gang. As a result of the gang’s destruction over the weekend, the police station is […]

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 PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE CALLS FOR RAISING PENSION AGE TO 64

PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE CALLS FOR RAISING PENSION AGE TO 64

Avellon Williams  PARIS- France’s prime minister insisted Sunday the government’s plan to raise the retirement age is “no longer negotiable,” further infuriating parliamentary opponents and unions who are planning mass protests and disruptive strikes this week. One of the flagship measures of President Emmanuel Macron’s second term is raising the pension age. In the past month, […]

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 AFTER A TWO-YEAR BREAK, CHINA PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS TO ANTIGUAN & BARBUDAN STUDENTS

AFTER A TWO-YEAR BREAK, CHINA PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS TO ANTIGUAN & BARBUDAN STUDENTS

Avellon Williams  ANTIGUA & BARBUDA- In the coming month, nine Antigua and Barbuda scholarship students will begin face-to-face learning in the People’s Republic of China after a two-year break. According to Zuriel Lackna, a first-year Architecture student at Beijing Jiaotong University, most Antiguans and Barbudans have settled successfully and are pursuing their first-year language studies. While in Antigua, a few students, […]

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