October 21, 2019

Caribbean Currents: Global warming is now a fact that is hard to deny

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By Johann Calhoun From The Philadelphia Tribune Caribbean leaders today are challenged to solve economic problems that are created from natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding. Small islands have the highest risk of being first impacted by rising sea levels. Many of these natural disasters are by-products of global warming. Yes, global warming, get used […]

Gingrich: World leaders respect Trump; Media ‘Pygmies’ don’t

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax It’s “ironic” to watch world leaders in Israel and Saudi Arabia treating President Donald Trump with “enormous respect” while the “pygmies” in the media treat him with contempt, and the president and his administration should take a tougher stance against them, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday. “The reporters […]

Ewin James: Trump and Obama’s legacy

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By EWIN JAMES. Some people have begun screaming that President Donald Trump, by signing the Executive Order to begin dismantling Obamacare, is determined to destroy the legacy of Barack Obama as though doing so were some treasonous act. They propound the idea that Trump has some obligation to preserve the legacy of Obama, whatever that […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The end of ‘Wet Foot-Dry Foot’ Is a parting gift – for whom?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From tribune 242 Tomas Regalado, the Mayor of Miami – long a hot bed for Cuban exiles – has described as a “parting gift” the decision of the waning Obama administration to end the United States’ ‘wet foot-dry foot’ policy toward Cubans seeking entry to the country. The question is: a […]

US ending ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy for Cubans

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By Elise Labott, Kevin Liptak and Patrick Oppmann, From CNN Story highlights Havana has argued the policy encourages Cubans to make the dangerous trip to the US The decision was likely Obama’s last move in his historic dealings with Cuba Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama is ending the longstanding “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows […]

President Obama and the War On Terror

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By Ewin James. William Tecumseh Sherman, a General in the Union Army in the American Civil war said that war is hell. This means that no war is good. A war may be inevitable and in the end serve some good purpose but it usually leaves undesirable consequences. We are still enduring some of the […]

Jamaica’s Ambassador to US hails US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act

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By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News Washington, DC –   Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, has welcomed President Obama’s signing into law, the recently passed United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939), aimed at strengthening the United States’ engagement with the Caribbean. Ambassador Marks said the President’s signing of […]

President Obama and the Caribbean.

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Ewin James. Nearly eight years ago the Caribbean welcomed the election of President Obama more exuberantly than many other people did , for like most Caribbean people he is black; and he was going to lead the greatest country on earth. The exuberance had to do with hope as with race. For the Caribbean is […]

Obama signs bill to fund ‘Moonshot’ research to cure cancer

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By Nicole Lee from engadget Several months after President Obama laid out his plans to cure cancer in his last State of the Union address, he is signing legislation to do just that. Known as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill will invest $1.8 billion in a Cancer Moonshot Task Force led by Vice […]

Lawmakers urge President Obama to postpone Haitian deportations

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From South Florida Caribbean News House Democrats and Republicans Urge President Obama to Postpone Haitian Deportations WASHINGTON, DC – More than 50 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider […]