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PARIS (AP) — The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France’s main telephone and internet company over three years. A long-awaited trial began Monday in Paris accusing the telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers of moral harassment and other charges. The ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) on Monday urged Caribbean countries to “closely monitor water resources and try to conserve as much as possible, at least until June/July” as the drought situation in the region worsens. In its Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network Bulletin released here, CIMH ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Research commissioned by the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) in March 2019 has concluded that between seven and 30 per cent of the population are believed to be lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT), and a large majority of employers (68 per cent) were willing to report violence ...

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(JAMAICA STAR) — When hardcore dancehall artiste SKP found out he had eczema, he looked to doctors to remedy the condition. But after being told by a nurse that he looks cute and “it fits him”, he had a light-bulb moment. The entertainer decided to bleach the half of his face where his eczema most ...

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(BBC) — A HIV scare linked to so-called vampire facials at a US spa has slapped a major health warning on a procedure beloved by celebrities and athletes. Two customers at the New Mexico salon last year have been infected with the virus that can cause AIDS. Vampire facials involve extracting the patients’ blood, separating ...

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(AP) — Pakistani police say a court will allow a doctor with HIV and AIDS to remain in police custody for two more days to determine whether he knowingly spread HIV to over 150 people, mostly children, by using contaminated syringes. Local police chief Wasim Raja Soomro said Monday that Dr. Muzaffar Ghangharo was detained ...

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Former foreign affairs minister Alva Baptiste recently launched a scathing appraisal of the Allen Chastanet administration’s stance on the crisis in Venezuela. HTS News4orce has been taking a look back at the 2019 budget debate. We assessed alarming road deaths statistics presented by infrastructure minister Stephenson King and why agriculture minister Ezechiel Joseph says the …
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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who will this year become the chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), told regional media over the weekend, that despite differences on certain aspects of the Venezuela crisis, CARICOM’S guiding principles are supported by all member states. Back home on Monday, the Prime Minister reiterated his administration’s position on Venezuela.
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We want to know: Do you think that the Marijuana plant can be a profitable replacement for bananas as a cash crop for farmers? Voting is easy! Just log on to HTSSTLUCIA.ORG or Facebook at HTS ST. LUCIA OFFICIAL and vote! You can also send your response via text or Whatsapp to 584-4HTS. That’s (584-4487). …
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