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Rihanna Is a Regal Queen at the 2019 Diamond Ball

SOURCE: ETonline – The lady of the night has arrived! Rihanna was a vision at her fifth annual Diamond Ball, benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Thursday. Dressed to impress, the “We Found Love” singer arrived in a black, long-sleeved Givenchy gown with a dramatic, full white […]

CRICKET-WOMEN-West Indies beat Pakistan by 71 runs – 1st T20I

KARACHI, Pakistan, CMC – West Indies Women beat Pakistan Women by 71 runs in the first Twenty20 International of the three-match series at Southend Club here Thursday. Scores: WEST INDIES 160 for two off 20 overs (Deandra Dottin 90 not out, Chedean Nation 50 not out) PAKISTAN 89 off 18 overs (Bismah Maroof 38; Shamilia […]

WASHINGTON – US Senator John McCain has died

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, died on Saturday at age 81, according to a statement from his office on Saturday. McCain had been battling glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer discovered in July 2017 and had not been […]

Caribbean-born writer Sir VS Naipaul has died

BBC – Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at his home in London aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, was known for works including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. The […]

Indonesia earthquake – 14 killed after 6.4 earthquake rocks Lombok

SOURCE: BBC NEWS : A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 14 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday. The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking trails, and […]

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Insulation on the building also failed tests and the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block. The government has ordered immediate […]

Castro's dying wish

As thousands joined Cuban President Raul Castro to say goodbye to his brother, Fidel, on Saturday night, the younger brother imparted one of Fidel’s dying wishes: that his image and name never adorn public places, from streets and parks to government institutions. “Fidel was always against the cult of personality until his dying days,” said Raul […]

Brexit Effect

Despite increased arrival numbers from its premier tourist market, the decline of the British currency since the Brexit vote in June is threatening to hit the Barbados economy where it hurts. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy told Barbados TODAY from World Travel Market in London yesterday, the slide in the value of the pound sterling […]

Trump wins

History has been created in the United States with the election of real estate mogul and reality television personality Donald Trump — the ultimate political outsider — to the White House. With the Republican victory, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s hopes of becoming the first woman president of the US were immediately dashed. The election went down to […]

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