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School Destroyed by Fire in Civil Unrest in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - As the civil unrest in Guyana escalates, a primary school at Wismar, Linden, has been completely destroyed by fire. The Joint Services reported that, on Sunday, August 12, the security guard on duty at the school was approached by three men armed with cutlasses who threatened to kill her if she did not remove herself from the location or if she attempted to raise an alarm. The guard rep ...

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Prime Minister Agrees With Call for Greater Regional Recognition for Kirani James

Grenada’s Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas has welcomed calls by his counterparts for greater regional recognition of world and Olympic champion over 400 meters, Kirani James, who became the first person from Grenada and the OECS to win an olympic gold medal. Prime minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines praised Kirani for his performance ...

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Dominica Suffer Another Defeat in Women’s T20 Cricket Tournament

Dominica went down for the fourth time in as many matches in the 2012 West Indies Cricket Board Women’s T20 Cricket Tournament in Jamaica on Sunday, after suffering defeats in their pervious matches. Playing at the Kensington park, Dominica went down by four wickets as the hands of Grenada. Dominica won the toss and decided to take first knock and was bowled out for 76 runs in 19.5 overs. Junica Valantine w ...

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Cayman Scraps Expat Tax

The Cayman Islands has scrapped plans to impose an income tax on foreign workers just two weeks after Premier McKeeva Bush, outlined plans for what he described as a “Community Enhancement Fee” to be charged at 10 percent of the remuneration paid to foreign work permit holders. ...

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