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Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics Games struggle with tickets and legacy

The basics for next year’s Pyeongchang winter Olympics are in place but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urged Games organisers on Wednesday to boost promotion and ticket sales and ensure no white elephants were left standing after the event. The Games, starting in February, are also faced with an escalating North Korean crisis that has now become a major hurdle in preparations. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3, prompting the U.N. Security Council to step up sanctions with a ban on the reclusive regime’s textile exports and…

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INTERNATIONAL FIELD HOCKEY ATHLETES PITCH THEIR THOUGHTS

Big Ten sports tend to draw athletes from all over, but Iowa’s field-hockey team is particularly interesting. Of the 21 players on the team, six are international players. “We have a lot of — first of all — personalities who just bring a lot of fun to the team,” said head coach Lisa Cellucci. “They span all over the world, so that brings some great diversity, but then just their talent level. We have them on all three lines on the field, and just some very skilled players with some…

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Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Derrick Luckassen yet to decide on international future

Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Derrick Luckassen claims he has not taken on his international career on whether to represent Ghana or the Netherlands. The PSV Eindhoven centre back-cum defensive midfielder-has featured in all the junior national teams of the Netherlands from U18 to U21. But remains eligible to play for the Black Stars as a senior international. “I I know that I have Ghanaian roots. They talk more about me more often. At this point, I do not have to make a choice,” he told Voetbal International. Even though he is yet to…

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ICC backs return of international matches

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to back Pakistan’s efforts to resume international cricket in their own country and said it would provide financial assistance for security needs. Pakistan is currently hosting a World XI cricket team for three T20 games in the eastern city of Lahore, a series that is being touted as a watershed moment for those bidding to restore international cricket in the country. The World XI ensured the three-match series would go down to the wire after securing a dramatic seven-wicket victory with one ball…

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Entertainment News 

Capleton Car Stolen With Catalog Of Unreleased Music

Capleton is pleading for the public help in recovering his stolen car with a huge catalog of unreleased music. A rep for the reggae icon told Dancehall HipHop that his metallic brown Grand Vitara SUV was stolen in St. Ann yesterday. “We are appealing to anyone who can help recover the vehicle and the valuables that was left inside of it,” his rep said. “There were some unreleased music inside the van and that is even more valuable than the vehicle itself, so we are appealing to anyone who took…

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Outrage as well-known rapper ‘lynches’ small white child in music video

Rapper XXXTentacion is under fire after releasing a disturbing music video featuring a Caucasian boy being lynched on a stage as an African-American boy looks on. The video “Look At Me!” debuted on Tuesday and features imagery depicting police brutality, violent protests, and the 19-year-old Florida-based rapper placing a white child’s head in a noose on stage in front of a crowded theater and then hoisting him up into the air. The child’s feet are shown dangling and twitching and then they suddenly stop. The casting director of the video…

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Vybz Kartel Hit “Fever” Climbs To No. 1 On iTunes

Vybz Kartel continues to grip mainstream airwaves with “Fever” which reached number one on iTunes reggae chart. “Fever” is one of the biggest dancehall singles this year and it has already made an impact on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. The song peaked at No. 36 on the chart making it Kartel’s second single to make an entry onto Billboard over his career. Perhaps his biggest achievement in recent years was when the song took the number one spot on iTunes reggae chart last week. The song has slipped to 13th place on…

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Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant “what I needed to do for my overall health.” The post didn’t reveal Gomez’s current condition or say where or when the procedure took place. Gomez’s publicist declined to release more information. Gomez…

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Local News 

Farmers prepare for increased yields

Saint Lucia’s farmers are being encouraged to increase the production of bananas, as one of the objectives of the Banana Productivity Improvement Project of the Ministry of Agriculture. Kerde Severin, Project Manager for the Banana Productivity Improvement Project, said increased production can have a significant impact on the country’s earnings. “We have a mandate to increase productivity from about five or 10 tons, to a minimum of 15 to 20 tons per acre. This is what we’re aiming for. Recently there was a study by the EU for countries in…

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Registration open for Jan. 2018 CXC, CSEC exams

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations would like to inform all potential candidates for the January 2018 CXC/ CSEC examinations that registration begins on Wednesday, Sep. 6 and ends on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained at the Educational Evaluation and Assessment Unit of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, on the third floor of the Francis Compton Building, Waterfront, Castries and at the Education Office in Vieux Fort.

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