December 14, 2017

TRT Exclusive: Queer and Caribbean: LGBTQ+ Culture & The Island Identity

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By: Mike Givens/TRT Assistant Editor From The Rainbow Times In part one of a two-part series, The Rainbow Times examines the LGBTQ culture through the lens of Caribbean lifestyle. Not too long ago, Erick Diaz and a few of his friends visited a Latin nightclub in Providence, Rhode Island. While socializing together, Diaz overheard a comment […]

Internet groups form new body to review Caribbean network resilience

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By Gerard Best From South Florida Caribbean News PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas — Still reeling from the utter devastation wrought by a record-breaking 2017 hurricane season, many Caribbean island states are struggling to return to normalcy. By some estimates, relief and recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria alone could cost upwards of US$150 billion. The […]

Protestors attack police station near Haiti-Dom Rep border

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From Jamaica Gleaner PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): At least one person was reported to have died after people in the Border Commune of Beladère attacked a police station demanding the release of a man arrested on Friday. Beladère is one of the four main land crossings to the Dominican Republic. Media reports said that […]

Caribbean-U.S. talks on security start in Dominican Republic

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From Presna Latina Santo Domingo, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Dialogue on Security Cooperation Caribbean-United States begins today in this capital under the slogan ”For a more effective association and integration for citizen security”. According to a press release of the Foreign Ministry, Dominican president Danilo Medina will preside the inauguration of the event […]

EU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with €300 million

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European Commission – Press release New York, 21 November 2017 The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York. Today, at the High-Level Donor Conference for the Caribbean […]

TPS makes ethical sense for immigrants amid Caribbean recovery | Opinion

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By Kathleen Bergin and Ediberto Roman From Sun Sentinel A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to protect immigrants in the U.S. from being deported to hurricane-battered islands in the Caribbean. The group petitioned the Trump administration to grant “Temporary Protected Status” to immigrants from islands where, a month after two monster storms, basic life necessities […]

We must decolonize the Caribbean

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By Angel “Monxo” Lopez Santiago,  NACLA From Readers Supported News In the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the Caribbean must escape the trappings of modern-day colonialism and seek out its own kinds of sovereignties. aría and Irma, 2017’s two most destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean basin, have exposed the trappings and inequalities of colonialism […]

Rugby: Guyana drawn alongside Barbados, Cayman Islands

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From Guyana Times Rugby Americans North 7s… The National Rugby Team, commonly called Green Machine, will meet the force of their counterparts from Barbados and Cayman Islands when their Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens campaign gets cracking in Mexico City from November 25-26. Guyana who are in pool A, are the current Caribbean Champions despite […]

The Caribbean ‘Is Open’ for Fall and Winter Travel

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by Laura Dannen Redman From Conde Nast Traveler Representatives of Turks and Caicos say they’re ready to welcome travelers. Following a brutal September, the hurricane-battered islands have banded together to as ‘One Caribbean Family’ to deliver a simple message: Come. Please come. We’ve heard this refrain all too often in the last month, from our […]

Dubai’s DP World eyes expansion of Caribbean logistics hub

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From Arabian Business Port operator says it wants to grow its operations at Caucedo Port in the Dominican Republic Dubai port operator DP World has announced plans to expand facilities at its $400 million hub in the Dominican Republic. The company and its partners are looking expand their operations at Caucedo Port by building another […]