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Look Poverty! Celebrate?By William Joseph The period since Independence may well be described as ‘the guilty years’ for a Nation that has not worked seriously at reducing poverty. Public policy has skirted the subject, under-educating the poor and under-financing poverty reduction! So, the womb of poverty remains pregnant from generation to generation.

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Climate Change consequences worseningThe effects of Climate Change, particularly sea-level rise, is an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean that needs urgent attention. Delay in putting in place sustainable plans for resilient building, that could secure international financial support, will cost the region dearly. The problem has become multi-faceted and addressing it requires collaboration among structural and mechanical engineers, accountants, economists, environmentalists and designers of tourism plants.

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NDC 30th anniversary celebrated in New York and GrenadaBy Helen Grenade The National Democratic Congress (NDC) celebrated its 30th anniversary with many activities held in Grenada and New York to mark the special occasion. Two of the NDC candidates were in New York for the festivities, Mr Adrian ‘Persuader’ Thomas, the caretaker for St David’s constituency, and Ms Claudette Joseph, the caretaker for the town of St George’s.

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Mugabe: a Graceful CoupWhen independence was finally wrenched from Britain in April 1980, Zimbabwe was described as the “jewel of Africa” by Tanzania’s President Julius Nyerere. Thirty-seven years later, the country is in economic ruin. Its 93-year old leader, Robert Mugabe, has been ousted by the military and is under house arrest after almost four decades of mostly despotic rule, supported, incidentally, by the very military that removed him from office.

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