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BY BERT WILKINSON | GUYANA
A Guyanese bipartisan select parliamentary committee is set to pore over draft petroleum legislation that would include jail time and heavy fines for locals and industry players who take bribes from oil operators and will also have clauses aimed at ensuring that the country is not cheated of its resources as Guyana prepares for actual oil production in late 2019-2020.
BY BERT WILKINSON | SURINAME
Street protests and labor union unrest have in recent weeks seriously hit two South American countries with very close relations to the Caribbean Community with both having much to do with declining living conditions, crime and feelings that governments are not listening.
BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | BARBADOS
Verbal sparring between trades unions and Barbados Government appears headed to the next level with a pay dispute between teachers and the Ministry of Education becoming the most recent spark that threatens to ignite into an inferno.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS
An unbeaten century by Shoaib Malik (101) helped Pakistan to an easy six-wicket victory in the final of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) Q Mobile Series at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence, Guyana.
BY GERRY HOPKIN, JD | GRENADA
The health of children and seniors will be positively impacted by a barrel of children’s diapers and feeding bags with tubes attached, which were delivered on Wednesday, to the Grenada General Hospital, by local Catholic priest, Fr. Leroy Hopkin, on behalf of New York-based donors, Christine Grant and Cheryl Vincent, who are both Grenadians.
BY TANGERINE CLARKE | MOVIES
A wide cross-section of the Jamaica, Queens community viewed the gut-wrenching injustices meted out to minorities in the criminal justice system, in a free public screening of the Netflix original documentary film — 13th Amendment, presented by York City Council, Member I. Daneek Miller, 18b Assigned Counsel Association of Queens Family Court
BY ALEXANDRA SIMON | ARTS & THEATER
He was the black bambino before the great bambino.
A production highlighting Pittsburgh baseball player Josh Gibson is premiering at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan from April 19–May 7.
BY NELSON A. KING | HAITI
Six months after Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti’s southern peninsula, shelter and food remain scarce especially in remote, difficult-to-reach areas, according to reports here.
BY AZAD ALI
The Grenada House of Representatives has passed the controversial Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Inter-Governmental Agreement with the United States.
BY AZAD ALI | SPORTS
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has won his defamation case against former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson and is set to receive “substantial damages” and a full public apology for certain derogatory comments he made in a radio program last year.
BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES
Behind the White Glasses (Unrated) Musical tribute to Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller, the first female to land Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Film. Featuring commentary by Martin Scorcese, Sophia Loren and Harvey Keitel. (In English and Italian with subtitles)