Clouds gather over Wyclef Jean’s Haiti bid

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Hip-hop superstar Wyclef Jean flew out of his native Haiti on Friday as clouds gathered over his outsider presidential bid announced barely 24 hours earlier. "I am leaving because of family obligations, but I will return in several weeks to enter the electoral campaign," he said.

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UN talks founder as climate impacts mount, say delegates

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PARIS, France (AFP) — UN climate talks tasked with curbing the threat of global warming are backsliding, delegates from both rich and developing nations said on Friday at the close of a week-long session in Bonn. Even as evidence mounts that deadly impacts are upon us, negotiators said.

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Gay condemns Bolt to first defeat in two years

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt crashed to his first defeat in two years on Friday when America’s Tyson Gay won their eagerly-awaited 100m clash at the Diamond League meeting. Gay clocked 9.84sec to edge Bolt, who was second in 9.97sec.

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Private-public sector team from Guyana to visit Kuwait

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — The government of Guyana, the private sector and the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce are currently working on putting together a team to travel to Kuwait, to pursue investments and build relations. This follows the recent visit by the Kuwaiti Prime Minister and delegation.

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Commentary: Belizeans in the US should start advocating for Belizean citizenship rights

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It has been many years now since the United Democratic Party granted dual citizenship rights to Belizeans who became citizens of another country and to their children and offspring who are born overseas. Yet, despite this passage, Belizeans who possess dual citizenship cannot vote by proxy…

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Castro autobiography describes rebel shaped by childhood

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HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba’s iconic former leader Fidel Castro says his childhood struggle against unjust authority turned him into a rebel and revolutionary, in extracts of his upcoming autobiography published online on Thursday by Cubadebate.com. "I wasn’t born a politician, although as a young child…

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Sean Penn questions Wyclef Jean bid for Haitian presidency

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LOS ANGELES, USA (AFP) — Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn poured cold water on Wyclef Jean’s bid for the Haitian presidency on Wednesday, questioning the motives of the musician and those backing his campaign. Penn has spent extended periods in Haiti since the devastating January 12 earthquake.

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Players’ chief calls for uniform referral system

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SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — The chief of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations on Friday called for the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) to be applied throughout all Test series. The referral system is being used in a Test series in Britain for the first time during the current four-match campaign.

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Tropical Storm Colin heads towards Bermuda

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MIAMI, USA (AFP) — Tropical Storm Colin barreled towards Bermuda on Friday, with US forecasters saying the weather system could clip the island, or even pass directly over it, but was not likely to affect the US east coast.  At 11:00 am local time the storm was about 380 miles south-southwest of Bermuda.

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Over 150 firms engage in national training programmes across the OECS

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (OECS) — The OECS Export Development Unit, OECS EDU says at least one hundred and seventy-five companies across the nine-member grouping are to benefit from an ongoing series of National Training Programmes. The workshops are supported by the European Development Fund.

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