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            [post_content] => Jamaica's Charismatic Minister of Agriculture, Roger Clarke died at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Thursday. Mr. Clarke had been in Florida since Mid-July after it was deemed he would need to undergo a surgery for a long standing back problem. According to reports, he was on his way back to the island of Jamaica when he collapsed at died at the airport in the presence of his wife who was also with him.

Mr. Clarke grew up in Glen Islay, Westmoreland where he aided his parents and grandparents on the family farm, which produced root crops and vegetables. Supporters took to social media to express their condolences to the family and pay respect to the former Minister.

 

According to the Jamaica Information Service Mr. Clarke “had a successful political career, having won eight elections comprising two Local Government and six General Elections. ” He was serving as the Vice President Emeritus prior to his death and is survived by his wife and two children.
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August 29, 2014
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Jamaica's Charismatic Minister of Agriculture, Roger Clarke died at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Thursday. Mr. Clarke had been in Florida since Mid-July after it wa...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie has revealed that he and his administration will discuss new strategies to stem the escalating crime rate in the country. The new initiative was brought to light after Prime Minister Christie's Press Secretary, Latore Mackey was shot and killed on Monday.

Mackey, the former Deputy Director of the Bahamas Information Service (BIS) was shot multiple times in his government registered vehicle outside the Blue Reef Sports Bar and Lounge which he owned.  “For us now it is going back to the drawing board, reviewing where we are, testing to see whether what we are doing is having any kind of impact and what other strategies we can employ,” said the Prime Minister.

“We cannot compromise on the security and safety of our citizens. We cannot have a situation develop where people are fearful to be out,” he said, citing that he had witness the body of a citizen that was shot with a high calibre gun. “…it brings home the reality that we have to do more. At the end of the day to each of you this has to be of paramount concern to each of us as Bahamians, ” added Prime Minister Christie, urging nationals to help law enforcement officers through co-operation by providing necessary information where possible.
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            [post_content] => Antigua and Barbuda is optimistic that they will secure US$18 million from China to convert five secondary schools into one huge campus that will be home to the University College of Antigua. Antigua's Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, who is currently in Beijing informed the principals of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) of the intentions of his government.

It is reported that prior to his visit to China, Prime Minister Browne along with Chinese Ambassador Ren Gongpin toured the facilities that would make way for the University and proposed that an expanded dormitory, ICT facility, Olympic size swimming pool and tennis courts be included as top priorities.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister revealed that “CCECC is very important to strengthening the business relations between China and Antigua and Barbuda and the Prime Minister is confident that after his visit, cooperation and trade will be heightened. The government’s desire to strengthen relations is demonstrated in its recent decision to abolish the requirement for visas for Chinese nationals to visit Antigua and Barbuda.”

Prime Minister Browne has also indicated that the government is prepared to enter into a partnership agreement with the CCECC for the construction of additional hotels and sites within the vicinity of the university.

 
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