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Antananarivo, Madagascar (CNN) — Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus. “I miss taking them sweets and snacks for them whenever I came back home from work,” she says. “We used to play and feed the birds near our ...

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(SKY NEWS) — Gucci has been embroiled in a racism row after shoppers complained a women’s jumper resembled “blackface”. The Italian fashion brand faced a barrage of criticism after images emerged of the “balaclava jumper”, which features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in red. Gucci has issued an apology “for the offence ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The deposit refund scheme, which will provide cash to consumers who return their plastic bottles, is to be operational early in the 2019/20 financial year. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure during a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Two men held in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Germaine Junior have been released, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has said. An e-mail correspondence from the police, a copy of which was seen by the Jamaica Observer, said Junior’s killing has been linked to the Umbrella Gang, which operates mainly in ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) –– Clarendon’s Darian Douglas is The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion for 2018-19. Douglas, the charismatic Glenmuir High School student topped 13 spellers from other parishes to lift the trophy and raise the profile of coach Errol Campbell who has now had three consecutive winners. Campbell was at a loss for words ...

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(JIS) — The government will be constructing 17 new schools at locations across the island to provide adequate and comfortable infrastructure for students and teachers. Of the total, 10 will be primary institutions while the remaining seven secondary schools. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid, who made the disclosure at a press ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 6, CMC – The Jamaica government has confirmed that the United States has lifted the sanctions imposed on the Russian-owned, UC Rusal, the parent company of the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco). Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague, in a statement to Parliament on Tuesday, said that the sanctions were lifted on ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 6, CMC – Police have detained six people after rescuing 19 Spanish speaking girls from a business place on the outskirts of the capital, early Wednesday morning. Police Commissioner Gary Griffith led the operation that included members of the Special Operations Response Team, the Financial Intelligence Branch, and the Counter ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 6, CMC – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday ruled that a man who had been occupying land in Guyana since 1989 can initiate court proceedings for trespassing after indicating that two land titles obtained by two other people were fraudulently obtained. The CCJ, Guyana’s highest court, found that ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 6, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday ordered a sister to repay her brother more than one million EC dollars (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) following the sale of land in Dominica a few years ago. The CCJ, Dominica’s highest court, heard that Angel Andrew had given ...

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