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I armed myself with sunscreen and a cap against the midday sun. National Junior Carnival, better known as Kiddies Carnival, was set to start at 12:30pm from Derek Walcott Square. I followed a woman holding a child who had on a fluffy pink tutu sprinkled with roses, as she walked to join hundreds of other costumed children under the shelter of a massive tent in the square.

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Whether advocating for humanitarian issues, providing support to the marginalised, holding governments to account or preserving the natural environment, Caribbean civil society groups play a vital role in the region. But they are also facing serious constraints which limit their impact.

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CNN: Do your teenagers spend a lot of time on social media? Are they glued to TV a lot, too? It might be a good idea to have them unplug for a while. A new study suggests a link between heavy amounts of screen time and depression. The study, published yesterday in the journal JAMA […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries that was released Monday. The report released by the Pew Research Center, covering developments through 2017, also seeks to […]

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Reuters:-  President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen yesterday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. Speaking at the White House, Trump said people he described as critical of the United States should leave the […]

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(METRO NEWS) — Nappy bran brand Huggies has released a new line of diapers that features a black family in its packaging. The move is said to be the ‘first in history’ as the company has exclusively shown white babies and parents in its advertising in the past. In a Facebook post, dad Joe Flowers ...

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(NEW YORK POST) — Horrifying video shows a pendulum-style amusement ride snapping in half and crashing to the ground, killing two and injuring 27 in India. The video initially appears to show no obvious problems as riders scream with joy as the Discovery ride swings back and forth in Ahmedabad on Sunday. But the main ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A Laventille man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with cruelty to a then four-year-old child. The alleged assault happened during the period August 20, 2016 to December 4, 2016. Kerry Wilson, 41, was charged last Friday, after being arrested by officers of the Child Protection ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Five Jamaicans were among 13 persons apprehended at sea in The Bahamas on Friday. Officials report that officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Immigration Department were patrolling about 5:00 p.m. in West End, Grand Bahama when they intercepted a vessel with persons aboard. They say the group consisted of ...

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(AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that 55-year-old Carmen Stonemark of DeSoto pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit ...

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