Beaton’s break

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Montserrat-born Guyana fast bowler Ronsford Beaton is the only newcomer in a 13-man squad named today by selectors for the imminent Twenty20 international series against Afghanistan in St Kitts next month. West Indies Test and One-Day International captain Jason Holder has been rested while Jerome Taylor […]

Greece battles locust plague

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ATHENS – Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there. The island has about 200 residents who rely on agriculture and fishing. Locust infestation is a recurring problem. A member of the local administration, […]

ISRAEL – Israelis on edge

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JERUSALEM – Only days before President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem, Israeli politicians describe an atmosphere of “nervousness” and “confusion.” One politician put it more bluntly. “No one has any idea what the plan is.” A changing schedule and shifting locations have made planning for the visit difficult. Trump was scheduled […]

GUYANA – Region Eight endures severe flood

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GEORGETOWN – The people of Region Eight are in distress. Over 1000 residents are affected by flood. Waters have accumulated to as high as 15 feet in several communities. Houses have been washed away, some have submerged and others are half under water. Food is gone; clothing has been destroyed, […]