October 13, 2019

Russia becoming more visible on Caribbean shores

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By Nil Nikandrov From Tiwy.com Russia intends to take a more active role on the international arena, including in the Western Hemisphere. Russia’s base countries in the region are Cuba and Nicaragua. Since the times of the Soviet Union, relations with these countries were perceived by Washington as a threat which must be «neutralized» by […]

The Editor Speaks: Cuban migrants not winning any friends with escape ploy

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The 30 or so Cuban migrants who are here detained at the Immigration Detention Centre have said their break out was a ploy to bring attention to their grievances at their incarceration. All they have done is to make me hope they return back to where they came from very quickly, Cuba, and air their […]

Angry Marco Rubio blasts Harkin for praising Cuba

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By Courtney Coren From Newsmax Republican Sen. Marco Rubio gave a scathing response on life in Cuba on the Senate floor after Sen. Tom Harkin praised the communist regime following a recent visit there. Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, visited Cuba for a week and returned with praise for the healthcare system, the infant mortality rate, […]

COB delegation forges ties with Cuban universities

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From Bahama Islands Info While in Cuba attending the 9th International Congress of Higher Education, College Council and COB leaders signed an MOU with the University of Havana. From left are: Council Secretary Mr. Michael Stevenson; The Bahamas Ambassador to Cuba Her Excellency Alma Adams; Deputy Council Chairman Dr. Earl Cash; Acting College President Dr. […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman’s first female Governor to be Cayman’s first female Chief Scout On Sunday March 2nd at Elmslie Memorial Church, Harbour Drive, George Town, Cayman’s first female Governor, H.E. Helen Kilpatrick, will become Cayman Islands first female Chief Scout. The special Founders Day service will be the commencement of Scout activities from March 2nd – March […]

‘Cuban Five’ agent imprisoned in US back in Havana

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By Peter Orsi From Boston.com HAVANA (AP) — A second member of the ‘‘Cuban Five’’ returned to the Caribbean island and a hero’s welcome Friday, a day after leaving a prison in the United States, where he spent 15 years behind bars on spy-related charges. Fernando Gonzalez arrived at the Havana airport around noon local […]

iNews Briefs

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New and improved Hebrew School coming soon in the Cayman Islands An announcement on the Chabad of the Cayman Islands website: http://www.chabadcaymanislands.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2053720/jewish/Hebrew-School.htm says: “Coming soon. Our new and improved Hebrew School.” “The Chabad Hebrew School is a place where the joy, values, and traditions of Judaism are vividly brought to life. We feel it is […]

Black History Month 2014: The Plain of Cul-de-Sac

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By Hunter Wallace From Occidental Haiti The year is 1899. Hesketh Prichard, a British explorer, adventurer, and travel writer, has arrived in Haiti to see with his own eyes the land where “the law of the world is reversed, and the Black man rules.” It has been 105 years since the abolition of slavery in […]

Nonsensical Cuba embargo

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7 Reasons the nonsensical Cuba embargo has got to go From The Huffington Post More than half of Americans want to put the U.S. embargo on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank. We’re not surprised. It’s an outmoded idea whose time has passed. […]

Port development requires the Caribbean to look outwards

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By David Jessop, The View from EUROPE From The Jamaican Gleaner In the last few years, almost every significant Caribbean country has announced that they are upgrading their port facilities and preparing to compete to attract the larger post-panamax vessels that from some time in 2015 will be transiting an enlarged Panama Canal. Such is […]