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Criticism of LIAT well deserved, says businessman

By Tahna Weston ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A former Cabinet minister and businessman in Dominica believes the criticisms being levelled against regional carrier LIAT are well deserved. Atherton Martin, a hotelier, said LIAT has to be open to scrutiny because the public has a vested interest in it. The airline has been criticised for numerous flight disruptions and cancellations, in recent weeks, which have left h ...

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Math official wants teacher shortage addressed

By Martina Johnson  ST JOHN’S, Antigua – As the nation reflects on poor exam results in the core, compulsory subject area – mathematics – the authorities are being urged to address the need for more teachers in a timely manner. Dr Caron Weston, education officer responsible for mathematics, said, in the past, it has taken too long to replace teachers who resign or go off on maternity or other extensive leav ...

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Mandeville Man Arrested For Operating Ponzi Scheme

Detectives from the Fraud Squad have arrested and charged one man in connection with what they believe is an illegal investment scheme.   Forty-eight-year-old John Cameron of Mandeville, Manchester, is to appear in court today to answer to the charges of fraudulently inducing to invest money, engaging in the business of trading without a license and operating as a securities dealer without a license. Invest ...

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Innovation is alive and well at CARIFESTA XI

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (JIS) -- Two of the most innovative aspects of eleventh Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture (CARIFESTA XI) were declared open on Monday in Paramaribo, Suriname with the Caribbean Market Place for the Arts and the Youth Village.  President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, First Lady Ingrid Bouterse and secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque, left their vehicl ...

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Pensacola Man Shot at 15 times by Sheriff’s deputies

Pensacola, Florida (CNN) -- Simply sitting on his couch is painful. The walker next to Roy Middleton is the constant reminder that he is a long way from being healed. "How do I feel about what happened?" he said. "How would anybody feel getting shot?" Still visibly angry, Roy Middleton, 60, sat down with CNN for his first television interview since sheriff's deputies mistook him for a car thief and shot at ...

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