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Biggest concern is that Kim Jong U...

Biggest concern is that Kim Jong Un will 'miscalculate,' US military official says

“Our biggest concern is that he's going to miscalculate," Bergeson said.
Trump ?will take action? to end an...

Trump ?will take action? to end any North Korea threat to US: top security adviser

National security adviser said Trump won't allow North Korea threat to continue.
Trump's rhetoric on North Korea ?m...

Trump's rhetoric on North Korea ?makes people nervous? but actions are positive: former US envoy

A former U.S. envoy said President Trump's aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea over its nuclear program "makes people nervous," but he praised some of the administration's actions in response to the North Korean threat as encouraging. Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on “This Week” Sunday that he thinks President Trump "is trying to out-North Korean the North Koreans" with his tough rhetoric. "Let’s see if that works," Hill said. "Certainly it makes people nervous when they’re not quite sure what he means by it. And, you know, great powers can’t really bluff. So when you talk in those terms, you’ve got to be prepared to back it up. And I guess that’s what worries people the most." Hill added that he appreciates that President Trump has understood that North Korea’s nuclear program “is a major issue" and that the administration has made encouraging moves, including Vice President Mike Pence's trip to the Asia-Pacific...
Cleveland police searching for sus...

Cleveland police searching for suspect who broadcast killing on Facebook

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Hundreds mourn bombing victims at ...

Hundreds mourn bombing victims at Egypt church

The church in Tanta, Egypt, was the site of one of two bombings last week.
North Korea's attempted missile la...

North Korea's attempted missile launch explodes on liftoff, U.S. officials say

Failed launch comes as North Korea celebrates founder's birthday

All Africa

Nigeria: British-Nigerian Rapper Wi...

Nigeria: British-Nigerian Rapper Wins UK's 2019 Mercury Prize

[allAfrica] Cape Town -British-Nigerian rapper David Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama.
South Africa: Western Cape's New Sa...

South Africa: Western Cape's New Safety Strategy Will Cost R1-Billion

[News24Wire] Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has acknowledged that his new safety strategy for the province will cost a lot of money - R1bn - but he says levels of crime have left him with no other choice.
Nigeria: Govt Seeks Fresh U.S.$2.5 ...

Nigeria: Govt Seeks Fresh U.S.$2.5 Billion World Bank Loan

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government and World Bank are in talks for as much as $2.5 billion in a new tranche of concessionary lending to Nigeria, the bank's Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem has said.
South Sudan: Watchdog Report Claims...

South Sudan: Watchdog Report Claims Profiteers Have Looted Billions

[VOA] A large array of international players, including corporate giants in the United States and China, have profited from South Sudan's long civil war, according to a report by a Washington-based watchdog group.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Honours Activist...

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Honours Activist Who Helped Thousands of Refugees Return Home

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Congolese activist Evariste Mfaume decided to take action when he found out that thousands of his compatriots who had fled war 20 years ago wanted to come home, but had no place to go.
Nigeria: Army Accuses NGO of Supply...

Nigeria: Army Accuses NGO of Supplying Food, Drugs to Terrorists in North-East

[This Day] Abuja -The Theartre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole has declared a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Action Against Hunger, (AAH) persona non grata following its alleged involvement in subversive activities.

Reuters

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker ...

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker targets Hong Kong's Lennon Walls

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day on Saturday, urging supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint in more than three months of unrest.
Ireland says Brexit deal is not yet...

Ireland says Brexit deal is not yet close but mood music has improved

Britain and the European Union are not yet close to a Brexit deal that could safely resolve the Irish border riddle and London needs to come up with serious proposals, but the mood music has improved, Ireland said on Friday.
UK can get Brexit deal and leave by...

UK can get Brexit deal and leave by October 31 - junior minister

Britain and the European Union have moved a lot in the seven weeks that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in office and the two sides can still agree a deal to secure Brexit by Oct. 31, junior Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
Hong Kong diners offered protest-in...

Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired 'eyeball' mocktails and 'tear gas' eggs

Pro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months are providing culinary inspiration for a restaurant that offers a themed menu with spicy wasabi-spiked "tear gas" eggs and a drink shaped like a bloodied eyeball.
Twitter suspends Saudi royal advise...

Twitter suspends Saudi royal adviser Qahtani, fake Gulf accounts

Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Taiwan says China lures Kiribati wi...

Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost another ally to Chinese pressure.

Caribbean 360

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Reuters

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker ...

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker targets Hong Kong's Lennon Walls

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day on Saturday, urging supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint in more than three months of unrest.
Ireland says Brexit deal is not yet...

Ireland says Brexit deal is not yet close but mood music has improved

Britain and the European Union are not yet close to a Brexit deal that could safely resolve the Irish border riddle and London needs to come up with serious proposals, but the mood music has improved, Ireland said on Friday.
UK can get Brexit deal and leave by...

UK can get Brexit deal and leave by October 31 - junior minister

Britain and the European Union have moved a lot in the seven weeks that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in office and the two sides can still agree a deal to secure Brexit by Oct. 31, junior Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
Hong Kong diners offered protest-in...

Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired 'eyeball' mocktails and 'tear gas' eggs

Pro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months are providing culinary inspiration for a restaurant that offers a themed menu with spicy wasabi-spiked "tear gas" eggs and a drink shaped like a bloodied eyeball.
Twitter suspends Saudi royal advise...

Twitter suspends Saudi royal adviser Qahtani, fake Gulf accounts

Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Taiwan says China lures Kiribati wi...

Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost another ally to Chinese pressure.

NY Times

Attack on Saudi Arabia Tests U.S. G...

Attack on Saudi Arabia Tests U.S. Guarantee to Defend Gulf

The American hesitation to take military action may signal a weakening of its commitment to protect the Arab Persian Gulf and could embolden Iran.
Brownface, Blackface and About-Face...

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to exonerate him for recent photos and video showing him wearing dark makeup.
As Modi Heads to U.S. to Receive Ga...

As Modi Heads to U.S. to Receive Gates Award, Controversy Follows Him

Activists urged the Gates Foundation not to recognize India?s prime minister with a prestigious award. They accuse him of leading India into ?deadly chaos.?
China Detains FedEx Pilot Amid Risi...

China Detains FedEx Pilot Amid Rising U.S.-China Tensions

The seizure of the pilot, based on an object in his luggage, marks the latest in a series of difficulties for American travelers and companies.
Syrian Children Saved a German Vill...

Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.

Four years after Germany took in over one million migrants, integration is quietly working, one village at a time.
Netanyahu and Gantz Agree on Unity,...

Netanyahu and Gantz Agree on Unity, but Not on What It Means

The prime minister called on his rival, Benny Gantz, to meet right away, in a dramatic bid to remain in power. His opponents called it just posturing.

Washington Post

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BBC

Peter Magombeyi: Zimbabwe union lea...

Peter Magombeyi: Zimbabwe union leader found after 'abduction'

Doctors protested after Peter Magombeyi went missing, but he is reportedly alive and well.
Ben Ali: Tunisia's ousted ex-presid...

Ben Ali: Tunisia's ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who led the country for 23 years before he was ousted in 2011, was 83.
Port Harcourt killings: Women prote...

Port Harcourt killings: Women protest over safety concerns

Nigerian women took to the streets demanding safety and protection from the authorities.
Egypt appoint Hossam El Badry as na...

Egypt appoint Hossam El Badry as national team's new head coach

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) names Hossam El Badry as the national team's new head coach.
Dino Maamria: Oldham Athletic appoi...

Dino Maamria: Oldham Athletic appoint ex-Stevenage boss after sacking Laurent Banide

League Two side Oldham Athletic appoint Dino Maamria as their new head coach after sacking Laurent Banide.
Nabil Karoui: Tunisia candidate to ...

Nabil Karoui: Tunisia candidate to stay in jail

Nabil Karoui has reached the second round in the country's dramatic presidential election.

Reuters

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker ...

'Cleanup Time': Pro-China lawmaker targets Hong Kong's Lennon Walls

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day on Saturday, urging supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint in more than three months of unrest.
Ireland says Brexit deal is not yet...

Ireland says Brexit deal is not yet close but mood music has improved

Britain and the European Union are not yet close to a Brexit deal that could safely resolve the Irish border riddle and London needs to come up with serious proposals, but the mood music has improved, Ireland said on Friday.
UK can get Brexit deal and leave by...

UK can get Brexit deal and leave by October 31 - junior minister

Britain and the European Union have moved a lot in the seven weeks that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in office and the two sides can still agree a deal to secure Brexit by Oct. 31, junior Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
Hong Kong diners offered protest-in...

Hong Kong diners offered protest-inspired 'eyeball' mocktails and 'tear gas' eggs

Pro-democracy protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months are providing culinary inspiration for a restaurant that offers a themed menu with spicy wasabi-spiked "tear gas" eggs and a drink shaped like a bloodied eyeball.
Twitter suspends Saudi royal advise...

Twitter suspends Saudi royal adviser Qahtani, fake Gulf accounts

Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Taiwan says China lures Kiribati wi...

Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost another ally to Chinese pressure.

Carib Daily

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BBC

Cartels, kidnap and torture on the ...

Cartels, kidnap and torture on the US border

Families are being preyed on by Mexican cartels as they wait to cross the US border.
US expels two Cuban diplomats to th...

US expels two Cuban diplomats to the UN in New York

A State Department spokeswoman says the two engaged in "activities harmful to US national security".
Mexico missing students: New invest...

Mexico missing students: New investigation ordered

The 43 trainee teachers disappeared after a clash with police in Guerrero state in 2014.
Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade de...

Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America

MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.
Freed Venezuela lawmaker Edgar Zamb...

Freed Venezuela lawmaker Edgar Zambrano: The regime kidnapped me

Edgar Zambrano was released after four months in detention following a failed opposition uprising.
Marielle Franco murder: Five accuse...

Marielle Franco murder: Five accused of obstructing case

The top prosecutor says federal investigators should look into the killing of a leading politician.

The Grio

Tia Mowry?s pregnancy announcement ...

Tia Mowry?s pregnancy announcement is just adorable

Tia Mowry took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that she is pregnant in the cutest way possible.
11 Black candidates who won big on ...

11 Black candidates who won big on Election Day

Election Day was on Tuesday, and across the country, people were rejecting Donald Trump and his policies and supporters.
Is Kanye West launching a streaming...

Is Kanye West launching a streaming company to compete with Jay-Z?

West has filed trademarks for a possible new streaming service called "Yeezy Sound."
Tia Mowry puts all angst to rest ov...

Tia Mowry puts all angst to rest over ?Sister, Sister? reboot

Fans of the '90s sitcom "Sister, Sister" can finally rejoice as a reboot is already in the works.
Donald Trump Jr. gets eviscerated f...

Donald Trump Jr. gets eviscerated for not knowing Election Day

Comedian Stephen Colbert and the internet tore up Donald Trump Jr. for apparently not knowing that Election Day was on Tuesday.
26 Nigerian women and girls found d...

26 Nigerian women and girls found dead in Mediterranean Sea

Investigators are also looking into suspicions that the women and girls may have been abused and killed.

News Americas Now

Look Out For ?Green Card: A Love St...

Look Out For ?Green Card: A Love Story?

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Sept. 20, 2019: A timely new immigration-focused web series by a Caribbean immigrant is set to premier on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the actual film location at 204 Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn NY. ‘Green Card: A Love Story,’ is created and written by Trinidad national B. Nandi Jacob and directed […]

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These Organizations Are Already On ...

These Organizations Are Already On The Ground Helping In The Bahamas. Here?s How You Can Help Them

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. Sept. 13, 2019: While there are hundreds of organizations promoting donation efforts for the Bahamas on the heels of the devastation for Hurricane Dorian, here are several ways you can help through these organizations that are on the ground and already working to help the victims. 1: World Central […]

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PAHO Issues $3.5 Million Donor Appe...

PAHO Issues $3.5 Million Donor Appeal For The Bahamas

News Americas, Nassau, Bahamas, Weds. Sept. 11, 2019: The Pan American Health Organization, (PAHO) is requesting an initial US $3.5 million from donors to cover short-term health care and other needs for the population in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The devastating category 5 storm made landfall exactly one week ago in northwest Bahamas, […]

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As Bahamas Deals With Dorian, Barbu...

As Bahamas Deals With Dorian, Barbudans Await Proactive Action Two Years After Hurricane Irma

News Americas, CODRINGTON, Barbuda, Fri. Sept. 6, 2019: In the wake of the unprecedented devastation that Hurricane Dorian has caused the Bahamas and on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma?s catastrophic landfall in Barbuda, many on that island say long delays are playing with their lives and the future of their island. A group calling […]

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Hurricane Dorian?s Assault On The B...

Hurricane Dorian?s Assault On The Bahamas In Pictures

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept 5, 2019: The destruction wrecked on Grand Abaco Island in The Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian is mindblowing. Here are some photos that will stun you. EIGHT WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE BAHAMAS

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8 Ways You Can Help The Bahamas In ...

8 Ways You Can Help The Bahamas In Its Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept 4, 2019: With 13,000+ houses damaged or destroyed including 45 percent of all dwellings on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the Bahamas according to the Red Cross, there is urgent need for supplies and monetary donations to assist the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Items needed included: Water. […]

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NY Times

Climate Strike, YouTube, Saudi Arab...

Climate Strike, YouTube, Saudi Arabia: Your Friday Briefing

Here?s what you need to know.
Mark von Hagen, 65, Dies; Reviewed ...

Mark von Hagen, 65, Dies; Reviewed Times?s 1931 Soviet Coverage

A historian, he was asked by the paper to judge whether a correspondent?s Pulitzer Prize should be revoked because of biased reporting. He said it should be.
Siberian Shaman on Trek to ?Cast Ou...

Siberian Shaman on Trek to ?Cast Out? Putin From the Kremlin Is Arrested

Jittery about unrest, Russian security forces detained the mystic on his self-proclaimed mission to drive out President Vladimir V. Putin, whom he called a ?demon.?
Turkey?s Art Scene Makes a Comeback...

Turkey?s Art Scene Makes a Comeback, Under Erdogan?s Shadow

Major museums are opening, and the Istanbul Biennial is underway. Just don?t ask about politics.
Fighter Pilot Is Left Dangling From...

Fighter Pilot Is Left Dangling From Power Lines After F-16 Crash

The Belgian Air Force jet went down over western France, causing both pilots onboard to use their ejector seats and parachutes. Both escaped with minor injuries.
Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect ...

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment.

Washington Post

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Black Enterprise

Meet the Woman Who Makes Lunch For ...

Meet the Woman Who Makes Lunch For Over 100 Neighborhood Children A Day

Champale Anderson, a mother of six and a health care provider, has been giving lunch to children in her community for the last five years.
Comcast Giving Away Free Streaming ...

Comcast Giving Away Free Streaming Set Top Boxes

By Helen Coster and Munsif Vengattil (Reuters) – Comcast Corp said on Wednesday it will offer internet customers a free streaming media set top box that works with other services, stepping up competition with Roku Inc in the market for a device that organizes multiple subscriptions. Roku’s stock tumbled nearly 14% and was on track […]
Angela Davis Inducted Into the Wome...

Angela Davis Inducted Into the Women?s Hall Of Fame

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and civil rights activist Angela Davis are among the inductees for the National Women's Hall of Fame.
The New ?Gig Law? May Force the Mus...

The New ?Gig Law? May Force the Music Business to Leave California

Critics say that California Assembly Bill 5, also known as the 'Gig Law', would force the music business to leave California if signed into law.
Regina King?s Son Speaks on His Bon...

Regina King?s Son Speaks on His Bond With His Mother: ?She?s a Supermom?

Regina King's son, Ian Alexander, Jr., says he is grateful to have a wonderful example of a mother. He added his mother is deserving of the world.
Interracial Couple Denied Wedding V...

Interracial Couple Denied Wedding Venue Due To Owner?s Christian Beliefs

An Interracial couple was turned away from a Mississippi wedding venue...then the co-owner was caught on camera explaining her decision.

Reuters - Video

Hong Kong police accused of 'tortur...

Hong Kong police accused of 'torture'

Amnesty International accused Hong Kong police on Friday of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests. Police said they had shown restraint. Michelle Hennessy reports.
Unsafe sex: Argentina's crisis defl...

Unsafe sex: Argentina's crisis deflates condom sales

Amid a biting recession, a sharp currency devaluation and soaring inflation, sales of condoms and birth control pills have tumbled in Argentina, pharmacists and manufacturers said. Freddie Joyner has more.
Britain's Burger King says bye-bye ...

Britain's Burger King says bye-bye kids toys

Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children's meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste. Gavino Garay reports.
U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut...

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labor in the fields. Lauren Anthony reports.
War of words escalates over Saudi A...

War of words escalates over Saudi Aramco oil attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the UAE from Saudi Arabia on Thursday for talks with Abu Dhabi's crown prince, as tensions grew between America and its Gulf allies and Iran. Lauren Anthony reports.
Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coali...

Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise unity government offer to his rival Benny Gantz after failing to win a majority in Tuesday's election. But the answer was 'no thanks', leaving him looking vulnerable. Lucy Fielder reports.

Washington Post

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NY Times

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face...

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to exonerate him for recent photos and video showing him wearing dark makeup.
Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Pr...

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says

More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Missouri reported the eighth death linked to vaping during this summer?s crisis.
New Video Surfaces Showing Trudeau ...

New Video Surfaces Showing Trudeau in Blackface, Compounding Scandal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has cast himself as spokesman for the world?s liberals. But a series of episodes challenges that view.
Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect ...

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment.
Justin Trudeau Says He Is ?Deeply S...

Justin Trudeau Says He Is ?Deeply Sorry? After Brownface Photo Surfaces

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?s campaign was thrown into turmoil when a photograph surfaced of him in brownface makeup at a 2001 private school party.
Marina Schiano, Distinctive Presenc...

Marina Schiano, Distinctive Presence in the Fashion World, Dies at 77

Leaving home in Italy as a teenager, she modeled for Vogue and other magazines before carving out a high-profile career as an executive and stylist.

The Root

Miss. Newspaper Announces Plans for...

Miss. Newspaper Announces Plans for ?Gangbangers? Rodeo?: ?Bang, Bang, You?re Dead?

Peter Rinaldi, owner and publisher of Miss-Lou Magazine and the Natchez Sun, has caused wide-spread anger with a racist column calling for black youth in Natchez, Miss. who may be involved in gang activity to go to a local park and murder each other for the amusement of observers. In Miss-Lou Magazine’s January 11-24, 2017 print […]
The Art Speaks for Itself

The Art Speaks for Itself

Every year, our congressional representatives hold an art contest for students in their districts, with the prize being a yearlong exhibition at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. It typically does not cause a murmur. This year’s unanimous winner in Missouri?s 1st District was my friend David Pulphus, a quiet, gentle, unassuming student. David?s painting […]
Fla. High School Students Protest t...

Fla. High School Students Protest to Make African-American History a Full-Year Course

Students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., staged a sit-in earlier this week demanding a change in the way African-American history is taught in Duval County Public Schools, Action News Jax reports. The organizer of the sit-in, Angelina Roque, said that she and her other classmates wanted to protest because they believed that […]
Trump Logic: Ben Carson Grew Up Poo...

Trump Logic: Ben Carson Grew Up Poor, so He Understands Poverty

Updated Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 12:48 p.m. EST: Ben Carson sat before a Senate committee Thursday morning to make the case that he should be confirmed to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson leaned on his upbringing growing up in inner-city Detroit and his family’s need for public assistance, although they never […]
2 Women Arrested for Helping Man Wa...

2 Women Arrested for Helping Man Wanted in Orlando, Fla., Police Shooting

Two women were arrested in Florida on Wednesday for helping a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer, officials announced, according to Reuters. The women reportedly helped the man on separate occasions over the last month. Jameis Slaughter, 25, an ex-girlfriend of murder suspect Markeith Loyd, […]
Spy Chief Tries to Make Peace With ...

Spy Chief Tries to Make Peace With Trump Over Russian Dossier

President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since winning the presidency to less-than-stellar reviews. Trump was combative and elusive when questioned about Russia’s involvement in his bid to become president and compared the U.S. intelligence agencies to Nazis after unclassified information was leaked to the press. On Wednesday evening, James R. Clapper Jr., the […]

Aljazeera

'No Planet B': Hundreds of thousand...

'No Planet B': Hundreds of thousands join global climate strike

Protesters across Asia Pacific demand governments take urgent steps to prevent climate change catastrophe.
El Salvador: Jailed ex-president ge...

El Salvador: Jailed ex-president gets two more years for bribery

Court finds Elias Antonio Saca guilty of offering $10,000 in a bid to obtain information on a case against him.
'Birds in crisis': N America loses ...

'Birds in crisis': N America loses 3 billion birds in 50 years

Disappearance of meadows and prairies, expansion of farmlands, use of pesticide blamed for 29 percent drop since 1970.
Afghanistan: US confirms drone atta...

Afghanistan: US confirms drone attack that killed 30 farmers

US says drone attack intended to hit ISIL hideout killed at least 30 in what it fears may be 'collateral damage'.
Who are south Yemen's separatists?

Who are south Yemen's separatists?

The Southern Transitional Council, backed by United Arab Emirates, is leading the separatist cause in Aden.
Philippines police told to stop man...

Philippines police told to stop manhunt after Duterte reward

Justice secretary says he wants police to stand down in hunt for former convicts as president says he prefers them dead.

Washington Post

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Nassau Guardian

Former Post Office worker charged w...

Former Post Office worker charged with defrauding govt.

Former Post Office employee Darnell Kemp Lightbourne and businessman Quinton Ewing were arraigned in a magistrate?s court today with defrauding the government of more than $80,000 over a six-month period.

Lightbourne, 47, and Ewing, 49, were both charged with seven counts of fraud. Police believe Lightbourne and Ewing carried out the crimes between September 2016 and March 2017.

Lightbourne was also charged with seven counts of falsification of accounts. She was an accounting officer at the Post Office. It is alleged that she falsified payment records in relation to ABC Security Company, which is owned by Ewing.

Lighbourne and Ewing pleaded not guilty to the charges.

They were remanded to prison.

The trial date is set for November 9.

Cooper: Govt wasted money

Cooper: Govt wasted money

Shadow Minister of Finance Chester Cooper claims the government made an ?egregious and expensive error? when it decided to renew the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) policy the former administration dropped.

Cooper said because the government will only receive a payout of $234,000 after paying an annual premium of $2.6 million, The Bahamas will lose out.

?I am intimately familiar with the insurance industry, and it is a ridiculous notion that you will renegotiate a policy that has already taken effect with a potentially significant claim pending,? Cooper said.

He was responding to comments Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest made last week that the government wants to renegotiate the way payouts from the Caribbean disaster insurance facility are triggered by dividing The Bahamas into zones.

Cooper said, ?Perhaps the minister intends to negotiate better terms on the next policy.

?However, this begs [a] question: Why did the Minnis administration not properly assess and negotiate the current policy before signing it?

?On the face of it, it appears, in a time when the Free National Movement is preaching fiscal discipline and trimming government expenditure, the Minnis administration negotiated a deal that cost The Bahamas some $2.4 million it may never recoup.

?We look forward to the government explaining the circumstances of the current CCRIF in full view of the public, given its commitment to transparency and accountability.

?It appears that in the new government?s haste to find a smoking gun, it made an egregious and expensive error to which they must be held to account.

?The PLP supports identifying suitable mitigating strategies to natural disasters, given that we live in a hurricane zone.

?We anticipate that the government will be able to design over time an appropriate facility drawing on the expertise resident in the private insurance sector.?

On Thursday, Turnquest told The Nassau Guardian that the government must take the risks associated with the insurance premium in order to protect its assets.

In a press release on Wednesday, the CCRIF announced that Hurricane Irma triggered payments of approximately US$29.6 million, with The Bahamas receiving $234,000.

The insurance facility explained that the calculations for The Bahamas were not made based on the impact of Irma, but on the aggregate deductible cover (ADC).

During the budget debate, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed that following Hurricane Matthew, The Bahamas would have received a payout amounting to about $32 million, which would have been the single largest payout to a country from the CCRIF.

However, The Bahamas missed out on receiving this payment from the CCRIF because the Christie administration did not pay the premium.

Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis defended the former administration?s decision to withdraw from CCRIF, saying it was advised that it was unlikely that The Bahamas would benefit from it.

In his statement, Cooper said,??Though the prime minister has promised to table information regarding the low payout by and apparently exorbitant premium paid to the CCRIF with respect to this budget cycle and Hurricane Irma, there are some critical questions that bear asking.

?First, of course, is the essential question: How much was paid for the latest annual premium?

?I understand that the amount paid exceeds $2.6 million, which would be more than double what the Christie administration last paid before cancelling the policy ? a move the Minnis administration has been highly critical of.

?Second: Why was the policy continued, despite the advice of experts that it [should] not, without further examination of the risks versus benefits?

?Third: Why does the minister of finance now say he will seek to renegotiate the terms of the policy after having already paid for the contracted policy?

?Fourthly: If it is a group policy, how does the minister anticipate being able to negotiate the terms more favorable to The Bahamas than its joint-insureds??

Murders up 40%

Murders up 40%

The murder count for 2017 reached triple digits over the weekend after a gunman shot a 17-year-old boy while he was walking with another individual on Johnson Road shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday.

According to reports, two men in a gray vehicle pulled up alongside the teenager and shot him before speeding off.

He died in hospital. The other person was unharmed.

There have been 100 murders for the year, according to The Nassau Guardian?s records.

This represents a more than 40 percent increase in murders, compared to the same period in 2016.

As of September 16, 2016, there were 72 murders.

There were 111 murders last year, down 23 percent, compared to the previous year.

The murder count for 2017 is on par with the record set in 2015.

That year, there were 146 murders.

Up to September 16, 2015, there were 107 murders.

This is the second teenager killed on New Providence in the last week.

A 16-year-old boy was shot dead behind a home on Brice Street, Fox Hill, around 11:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

Last Monday, a gunman shot two men in Garden Villas, Grand Bahama, killing one of them.

Since earlier this year, some analysts predicted there would be another murder record this year.

With more than three months remaining, authorities will be challenged to curb the trend.

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames is expected to make a communication to Parliament on?Wednesday to expound some of the strategies his ministry has implemented to fight crime, how the ministry will improve efficiency and accountability in the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the way the organization collects data.

While murders have notably trended upward this year, the overall crime trends remain unclear.

In the face of a recent murder in August, Dames announced several strategies to address crime in the short and medium-term.

Key among them are a pledge to increase intelligence operations to disrupt gangs; adopt a more aggressive approach to shutting down drug houses; increase closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance in crime hot spots and establish a national crime prevention and neighborhood watch council, which is expected to facilitate the creation of more community-based crime watch groups.

At the time, murders were up 39 percent, compared to the same period last year.

The minister has also said he intends to establish crime reduction goals in various categories of crime.

He has repeated that while some of law enforcement?s short-term crime-fighting strategies have begun to yield results, any significant reduction in crime in the country will not happen overnight.

PM promotes ?Caribbean-type evacuat...

PM promotes ?Caribbean-type evacuations?

With an increasing threat of devastating weather systems to the Caribbean, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said a time may come for widescale ?Caribbean-type evacuations? to protect the safety and future of the region.

Standing beside Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, chairman of the Caribbean Community CARICOM), Minnis said the Caribbean suffered a massive blow from Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, which claimed more than 60 lives ? 38 in the Caribbean and 23 in the United States.

Mitchell, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and other senior representatives of CARICOM met with Minnis at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday.

Underscoring the region?s vulnerability to climate change in a press briefing, Minnis said, ?Their visit here is especially significant, because what it points out is that the strength of hurricanes [is] becoming more aggressive.

?We must consider with time how we are going to embark on, if necessary, a time may come, [for] Caribbean-type evacuations, to ensure safety of all of our Caribbean nations and every individual within the territory, especially [because] we are a growing nation ? the entire Caribbean nation ? we are growing, and it is essential for us to protect the future of the Caribbean.

?In order to protect it, we must ensure [its] safety, especially from the psychological trauma and insult that can occur as a result of hurricanes, not necessarily death as we know it in the true sense, but the psychological death, which can be even more devastating than death as we know it in the true sense.

?We can have an entire generation lost, and they are here to ensure that we are all on board; trying to save the future of the Caribbean, and understanding how to protect ourselves moving forward.?

Minnis pointed to Irma?s impact in the southern islands of The Bahamas like Ragged Island, which was deemed uninhabitable in the storm?s wake.

The small island has fewer than 70 residents.

?The Caribbean suffered similar... devastation,? Minnis said.

?They (CARICOM officials) are on a fact-finding mission to make a determination as to how we can rebuild, not The Bahamas, but the entire Caribbean, and how we can help each other.?

At its peak, Irma raged over Antigua, St. Martin, St. Barts, Anguilla, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and parts of The Bahamas with record winds of over 180 miles per hour.

Several of these Caribbean islands were flattened.

Irma also battered Cuba?s coast, killing at least 10 people, according to international reports.

Mitchell said Irma impacted more countries in the Caribbean than any other hurricane before it.

He said the region has a loud collective voice, but questioned the ?collective listening voice? when it comes to climate change.

?In this age of science and technology it is kind of surprising that anyone with any serious position can be talking about climate change is a hoax,? he said.

?This is frightening because it is there, and a practicable demonstration is every single [storm]; it is right in front of us.

?So, clearly we will be; I?know your prime minister, myself and other colleagues, I know that is going to be the talking point.

?As I mentioned at the conference in October with the World Bank and all the institutions ? financial and otherwise ? will be in Washington, and we will use another forum to make that case as strong as possible.?

LaRocque echoed that climate change is present, and the region must come together to support nation states amid these kinds of disasters.

The issue of climate change has been hard to miss, as it has been divisive.

Mainstream scientific institutions accept global warming as a real occurrence.

Looking at The Bahamas? closest neighbor, the United States, there is a divide with skeptics on one side and believers on the next.

U.S. President Donald Trump previously called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese.

Despite back- to-back storms ??Hurricanes Irma and Harvey ? dealing widespread damage in Texas and Florida, Trump told U.S. media on Friday there have been larger storms recorded in the 30s and 40s, dodging climate change questions.

Minnis indicated that a greater appeal will be made to developed nations on this matter and to commit more funds for disaster aid.

?I hope they would see what we are talking about, because it is a serious problem, especially here in The Bahamas, where our GDP is greatly affected,? the prime minister said.

Notwithstanding the assistance from the international community, Mitchell added that Caribbean nations must help each other.

?We need to do everything we can to make each other feel we are there for them, and as the prime minister would know, we had an emergency meeting of heads in a video conference, and we agreed that we start a... conference very soon in the region, which looks at raising resources from inside and outside the region for the entire reconstruction effort of the countries affected,? he said.

?That should be done very soon.?

Climate change was a familiar speaking point for former Prime Minister Perry Christie, a former CARICOM chairman, both at home and on the international stage.

He consistently emphasized the need to mitigate against the posed risk of global warming and the potentially devastating blow.

Maria could pose threat to Bahamas

Maria could pose threat to Bahamas

While some people are still dealing with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma that passed through the southeastern Bahamas earlier this month, officials are ?closely monitoring? Tropical Storm Maria, which is projected to take a similar path.

Veteran meteorologist Wayne Neely said The Bahamas could be impacted by Maria as early as this week.

?On the forecast track, it should take it just over the southeast Bahamas sometime around Friday afternoon,? Neely said yesterday.

?We have it as a major hurricane.

?On that track, we have it coming over Puerto Rico and perhaps over Hispaniola, which means that it might be dissipated by the mountains of those two countries.

?But presently, we still have it as a major hurricane, which is expected to be Category 3 or higher.

?That is definitely not good for us. It?s not good for The Bahamas.

?I advise all Bahamians to continuously monitor the progress of the storm, because it could impact The Bahamas by the weekend.?

The storm was moving at 15 miles per hour yesterday with winds at 65 miles per hour.

Forecasters believe it could grow into a ?dangerous major hurricane? Category 3 or stronger, as it passes through the northeast Caribbean Islands by midweek due to a combination of low wind shear, a moist atmosphere and warm ocean temperatures.

Less than two weeks ago, Hurricane Irma impacted Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Inagua, Long Cay, Ragged Island and Bimini.

After the storm, Ragged Island was deemed uninhabitable. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said it was unlike anything he had ever seen.

In Salina Point, Acklins, many residents lost their homes and businesses.

Other islands were also damaged.

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from those islands to New Providence.

Across the Caribbean and Florida, more than 30 deaths were reported as a result of Irma. There were no deaths reported in The Bahamas.

While Neely reminded that the storm?s path can change before Friday, he said, ?In terms of on the track now, it has it... impacting Turks and Caicos Islands and Inagua again sometime on Friday afternoon.?

He said, ?It is unusual to be impacted by two hurricanes in one season.

?This will be the first time since 1933 that, that has happened.

?It?s unusual, and it is not a good thing.

?Hurricanes devastate countries in significant ways.

?Two hurricanes in one season would be a burden on the government.?

Neely said while the storm is expected to strengthen, it is too early to say whether evacuations would be necessary.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell said, ?We are monitoring the system at the time, and that?s it.

?No discussion has been made with the government as yet in terms of evacuation for the islands that may be threatened.?

Students from storm-damaged islands...

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Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday the students on the Family Islands whose schools were damaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month are being placed in several schools on New Providence.

?They are being absorbed,? Lloyd said. ?They have been absorbed.?

He said, ?Really only three islands had damage to schools, and they are Ragged Island, of course, Salina Point (Acklins) and Bimini.

?Bimini is going to be up and running within this week.

?Ragged Island students have been absorbed. Students are being absorbed.

?They are being placed in schools in the areas where they are staying with their families.?

Lloyd could not say how many students are being absorbed.

He also did not give an estimate on the cost to repair the damaged buildings, as they are ?still being assessed?.

Hurricane Irma impacted Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Inagua, Long Cay, Ragged Island and Bimini.

Ragged Island was deemed uninhabitable.

In Salina Point, Acklins, many lost their homes and businesses due to flooding and other structural damage.

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the impacted islands before the storm.

Most have returned.

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