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Workshop to build a cadre of expert item writers across the nursing spectrum

Clarence-Fitzroy-Bryant-CollegeBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 17th April 2013– A three-day Item Writing (Test Development) Workshop organised by the St. Christopher and Nevis Nurses and Midwives Council in collaboration with the Nursing Education Department of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC was aimed at building a cadre of expert item writers across the spectrum of Nursing that can contribute to the development and or/expansion of the regional test item bank.

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Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform

Obama gun defeat(Washington, USA) - Bristling with anger, President Barack Obama branded Wednesday's defeat of gun reform in the US Senate as "shameful," accused lawmakers of caving to the gun lobby, and promised to fight on.

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US urged to rethink relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON, Feb 3, CMC – A major think tank here is urging the Obama Administration to quickly adopt three important initial steps that would “trigger a speedy rapprochement” with the Spanish-speaking nation.

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Kerry says US ready to ‘reach out’ to North Korea

Kerry Fumio KishidaTOKYO (Reuters) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday stressed the United States is willing to engage with North Korea as long as it takes steps to give up nuclear weapons.

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Regional polygraph centre for Jamaica says US envoy

liedetectorThe United States Envoy to Guyana Brent Hardt says the US through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) plans to set up a regional polygraph centre to assist the region’s law enforcement agencies.

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Ex-Pakistani President Musharraf admits secret deal with U.S. on drone strikes

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Ex-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf acknowledged his government secretly signed off on U.S. drone strikes, the first time a top past or present Pakistani official has admitted publicly to such a deal.

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GUYANA dismisses US call for Caribbean to lobby Cuba on democracy issues

Guyana on Friday dismissed calls by the United States (US) for the Caribbean to tell Cuba that it must address concerns about democracy, human rights and civil liberties.

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights wants Guantanamo Bay prison closed

Navi PillayOn Friday, Pillay said “I am deeply disappointed that the US government has not been able to close Guantanamo Bay [prison]…. It severely undermines the United States stance…when addressing human rights violations elsewhere.”

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CARICOM promoting outdated view of US trade sanctions against Cuba says US Ambassador

GEORGETOWN, Guyana January 31, 2013 - United States Ambassador to Guyana D. Brendt Hardt says CARICOM leaders have failed to recognize the sweeping changes in Cuba policy that President Obama has implemented, noting that  his country is reaching out to the Cuban people in an unprecedented fashion.

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New Report on U.S. Aid to Haiti Finds “Troubling” Lack of Transparency, Effectiveness

usaid460Washington, D.C.- A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) identifies significant problems with the delivery of U.S. aid in Haiti and finds an overall lack of transparency on how the billions of dollars obligated for U.S. assistance to Haiti are being used.

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Jamaican Lottery scam concerns for US congress?

lotto scamWith evidence indicating that Jamaica lottery scammers are continuing to run rampant in at least three American states, two United States (US) legislators are considering bringing the multibillion-dollar industry to the attention of Congress.

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UWI Journalism Seminar debuts to rave reviews

UWIPRESENTATION-400x333MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Sat. March 30, 2013: More than a hundred Jamaicans, including journalism students and public relations officers in the tourism sector, packed into a Montego Bay conference room this week and welcomed the first 'International Writing and Public Relations' seminar from the University of the West Indies-Mona, Western Jamaica Campus with rave reviews.

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Guyana concerned over environmental impact of oil drilling – seeks US help

The United States (US), still battling the ill-effects of gold mining more than a century ago, is assisting Guyana to minimize any fall-out from oil and natural gas operations offshore the densely populated coastland. 

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Senator Rand Paul embraces comprehensive immigration reform

Rand Paul(Reuters) - Senator Rand Paul, a leading conservative Republican, on Tuesday put his weight behind comprehensive immigration reform efforts that likely will include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented foreigners.

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Petition to exonerate Marcus Garvey moves to US Congress

Marcus GarveyMIAMI, Jan 17, CMC – A Miami-based group spearheading an initiative to exonerate Jamaican Marcus Garvey has expanded its online petition to the US House of Representatives.

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Immigrants sue US Customs for abuse

iceNews Americas Now, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 15, 2013: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been slapped with 10 lawsuits due to allegations of abuse.

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ANTIGUA - US playing hardball in gaming dispute says PM Spencer

St. John’s Antigua- “Extremely unfair” is how the prime minister described the United States’ treatment of Antigua & Barbuda throughout the nine-year World Trade Organization gaming dispute.

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US budget cuts will affect Caribbean travel to New York

JFK-intlNEW YORK, United States, Thursday March 7, 2013 – Secretary of the United States’ Homeland Security Department, Janet Napolitano, has warned passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport to schedule extra hours for travel as the department faces a 5 percent cut in the US federal budget battle.

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Story of Jamaican Lee Boyd Malvo premieres in US this month

UTAH, United States, Wednesday January 2, 2013 – Ten years ago, Jamaican teenager Lee Boyd Malvo and his American father figure John Muhammed went on a killing spree in the Washington, DC area that left at least ten dead and carved their names in infamy as the DC snipers.

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ANTIGUA dispute with US hits international press

Casino onlineST JOHN’S, Antigua – Following the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) approval last Monday of Antigua & Barbuda pursuing sanctions against the United States, there has been a flurry of media coverage internationally.

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Al Qaeda in Yemen offers bounty for US ambassador

Gerald FeiersteinDUBAI (Reuters) – The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda has offered a bounty for anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador to Yemen or an American soldier in the impoverished Arab state, a group that monitors Islamist websites said.

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