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BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA
American oil giant ExxonMobil has asked Guyana’s government to approve a production license to allow it to actually start pumping oil from the seabed by late 2019, months earlier than planned officials said this week.
BY TANGERINE CLARKE
Capt. Gerry Gouveia, chief executive officer of Roraima Airways, Guyana, and Karen Kraus, interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Greensboro North Carolina, Dynamic International Airways, thanked travel agents and customers for staying with the carrier through turbulent times, and assured customers that the airline is now focused on service recovery that would be seamless.
BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA
Chairman and Vice President of Caribbean Food Delights, Dr. Vincent Ho-Sang, on Monday, March 13 launched his autobiographical memoir “Change of Fortune” at the Jamaica Consulate General office in midtown Manhattan.
BY NELSON A. KING | JAMAICA
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican national in its custody has died at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, LA.
BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Raising a child is quite a challenge.
When they’re small, you feel as though the entire world is dangerous. As they grow, you waffle between encouragement and fear, wings for them and tears for you. Teenagers, well, they’re a whole separate category and in the new book “My Brown Baby” by Denene Millner, some parents have even more to worry about.
BY NELSON A. KING | TRAVEL
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says seasoned hotel industry professional, Stacy Cox, is the new president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).
BY BERT WILKINSON | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
If the administration of Prime Minister Keith Rowley in Trinidad has its way, accused persons in high court trials will soon be allowed the choice of a trial either by judge or by judge and jury as a major but highly controversial reform bill is being debated in both houses of parliament.
BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | BARBADOS
The Barbados capital throbbed with two significant marches in one dayas thousands of Barbadians demonstrated their frustration at female harassment, and disgust with the island’s economic and political affairs.
BY NELSON A. KING | PEOPLE
Brooklyn Council Members Jumaane D. Williams and Laurie Cumbo will on Friday host the 4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction award ceremony at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, honoring, among others, Angela Rye, principal and chief executive officer of IMPACT Strategies, CNN political commentator.
BY MARTIN KHOR | VIEWPOINTS
PENANG, March 15, 2017 (IPS) – Last year Uber started testing driver-less cars, with humans inside to make corrections in case something goes wrong. If the tests go well, Uber will presumably replace their present army of drivers with fleets of the new cars.