July 23, 2018

Notorious drug lord could be back in Guyana in a year

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY: In under a year from today, July 10, 2018, a notorious Guyana-born drug lord could walk out of a U.S. prison a free man and face deportation back to the South American country where he once ran a Phantom death squad and was considered the Pablo Escobar of […]

The Caribbean woman who shocked the world as the first black Miss Universe in 1977

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BY MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR From Miss Universe She was not considered to be the favourite to win the Miss Universe competition in 1977 but she eventually sailed through, becoming the first woman from the Caribbean and the first woman of African ancestry to be crowned. Born in June 1953 to a Trinidadian father and a […]

OPINION: Please show them some mercy President Trump, I implore you

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian [On the 12th July] I had a lengthy but troubling conversation with a Rwandan government insider. The country is panicking. President Trump has issued a threat that they cannot ignore, even if they wanted to. I am not a mouthpiece or supporter of the Government of Rwanda. I am […]

Bishops vote unanimously to admit Cuba as a diocese

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By Lynette Wilson From Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops voted unanimously on July 10 to admit – or re-admit, really – the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese of the Episcopal Church. The Diocese of Cuba will become part of Province II. “I feel […]

Caribbean Currents: The good, bad and ugly sides of Western Union

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From The Philadelphia Tribune Immigrants have an unsolicited relationship with many companies because of the vital services they provide. Western Union and MoneyGram are among the companies that offer money transfer services and because of this this, many lives have been transformed. Western Union dominates the market when it comes to transferring money to the […]

Looking back: Famous US Supreme Court dissents

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By Louis Gentilucci From Constitution Center Even before the Obergefell v. Hodges decision by the Supreme Court in June, Justice Antonin Scalia has become quite famous for his blistering dissents. But he is not the only Justice famous for dissenting opinions. Throughout the history of the Republic, there have been many hot-button issues brought before […]

Caribbean immigrant hands Trump administration a legal setback

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 4, 2018: A case filed by a Caribbean immigrant in detention has left the Trump administration facing a legal setback to its immigration policies. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., ruled that the government may not arbitrarily detain people seeking asylum. The ruling comes in […]

Pastor writes book on history of Baptist Church in Cayman Islands

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Well-known local pastor Randy Von Kanel, senior pastor of the Cayman Islands Baptist Church, has written a book chronicling the origin and history of the Baptist witness and church in the Cayman Islands. Titled ‘Our Baptist Story: From England to the Cayman Islands’, the publication records the over 130-year history of Baptists in the Cayman […]

US: Trump takes aim at foreign tech investment

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By JOHN EGGERTON From Multichannel News President Donald Trump is taking aim at “harmful” foreign investment in U.S. technology companies, including supporting the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) legislation in Congress. He is also getting Commerce to review the export of critical technologies, and change any policies in order to protect national security […]

Antigua considers asking for WTO mediator in long-running online gambling dispute with United States

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From Flush Draw The Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is again considering how to make the United States comply with a World Trade Organization ruling over online gambling that went in Antigua’s favor a decade ago. The latest development in this long-running trade battle occurred on Friday, when Antigua’s ambassador to the WTO, […]