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(AP) – A South Carolina math teacher is accused of lowering a student’s grade because he stopped having sex with her. The young man and his mother are suing the Charleston County School District for negligence. The Post and Courier reports that 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro allegedly “encouraged and coerced” her student, then 17, into having ...

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BBC- The Russia Athletic Federation (Rusaf) has called on athletics governing body the IAAF to lift its ban on its athletes and has launched a legal challenge to overturn it. Last week Wada ended its three-year suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency. But the IAAF’s ban is still in place. “We are guided solely by the interests of …
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(PRESS RELEASE) – Minister for the Public Service Honourable Dr. Ubaldus Raymond along with the Saint Lucia Open Data Co-ordinator, Louise Mathurin-Serieux, are representing Saint Lucia at the Fifth International Open Data Conference (IODC), in Buenos Aires, Argentina from September 27-28. This year’s conference is being held under the theme, “The Future is Open”, and ...

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By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA — Tropical Storm Kirk has regenerated in the tropical Atlantic as the system moves toward the eastern Caribbean at near 18 mph (30 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected over the next few days. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — On Tuesday, the US Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s wife, Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, the former attorney general and president of the National Assembly. Delcy Rodriguez, the executive vice president, Jorge Rodriguez, minister of communication and information, and Vladimir Padrino, the […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) held a press conference last week to address the country’s the debt situation, the weak fiscal position of the economy and the projected increase in deficit for the year ending 2019, and released a letter […]

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By Royston Jones NASSAU, Bahamas — Twenty-six people were arrested on Abaco in The Bahamas in the last 72 hours in connection to a number of crimes, ranging from firearms possession to drug possession and armed robbery, among other matters, according to authorities. Arriving from Abaco on Tuesday morning, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander, […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Labour Party Youth Organisation has taken issue with the “shut-up” statement made to the press by Chair of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Joycelyn Fletcher. The Saint Lucia Labour Party Youth Organisation views this outburst by Ms Fletcher as unbecoming, particularly coming from the leader of the islands ...

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By Desmond Brown ST JOHN’S, Antigua (IPS) — Caribbean leaders want larger countries to pick up the pace at which they are working to meet the climate change challenge and keep global warming from devastating whole countries, including the most vulnerable ones like those in the Caribbean. Diann Black-Layne, ambassador for climate change in Antigua […]

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Press Release- In 2016, two members of Sea Jays Swim Club – Jayhan Odlum Smith and Terrel Monplaisir – were slated to train for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games 2018 being hosted in Buenos Aires Argentina from October 6-18.  While being teammates and friends, the two were determined to train and achieve the best they could.  …
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