December 14, 2017

Child marriage is still legal in the US

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By Nicholas Syrett University of Kansas From Independent Record (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Nicholas Syrett, University of Kansas (THE CONVERSATION) The recent outrage over Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly targeting teenage girls for sex has elicited reports that some evangelical churches […]

CARICOM Caribbean Community : DECLARATION OF ST. MARY’S ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIXTH CARICOM-CUBA SUMMIT. ST. MARY’S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, 8 DECEMBER 2017

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We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 8 December 2017, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit and in commemoration of the forty-fifth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations among the independent states of CARICOM and Cuba and […]

We’re not associated with Florida gun seizure, Caribbean Airlines says

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is today denying any association with the massive gun seizure at the Miami International Airport on November 13. A statement from the airline insisted that no contraband items were carried or pre-arranged to be carried on any of its flights. “Caribbean Airlines reiterates that […]

Cayman Islands Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa announces Second Annual Seafire Stage

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Free General Admission Tickets to Be Offered for Island Celebration GRAND CAYMAN (December 7, 2017) – Today, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa announces its second annual Seafire Stage, which will be held on Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m. on the resort’s grounds along Seven Mile Beach. Seafire Stage celebrates the spirit of Grand Cayman […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Worsening consequences of Climate Change

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By Sir Ronald Sanders (This commentary is excerpted from the writer’s presentation to the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 27th annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas on 30 November 30 on Political and Economic Challenges Confronting the Caribbean) The effects of Climate Change, particularly sea-level rise, is an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean that needs urgent attention.  Delay […]

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 […]

Wellesley for Caribbean Development strives to represent Caribbean culture on campus

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From The Wellesley News Wellesley for Caribbean Development (WCD) is a cultural organization that seeks to educate the college community about Caribbean culture and support students of Caribbean descent. The organization, affectionately referred to by its members as WiCkeD, has come a long way from its beginnings as the Caribbean Students Association. Originating as an […]

Trump Immigration Policy: 3 Caribbean nations to enjoy Visa-Free travel to the US starting in January 2018

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By JOHN MCCARTHY From Virgin Islands Free Press WASHINGTON — People from three countries: Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: have been selected among some Asian countries to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States as part of Phase 2 of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. When it comes into force, nationals from the selected countries […]

Puerto Rico Governor says recovery in full swing, rejects death toll purported by CNN

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From teleSUR The Central Office of Reconstruction and Recovery is leading the efforts and collaborating with the state and federal agencies over the recovery processes. Rejecting the recent death toll reported by the CNN and a U.S. university which claimed nearly 550 people died in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria ripped the island apart, Puerto […]

Pentagon: North Korea fired ICBM

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From Newsmax The Pentagon says North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday Korea time. The missile traveled 2,800 miles and landed close to Japan and was the first test by Pyongyang since a missile fired over its neighbor in mid-September, officials said. North Korea launched the missile a week after President Donald Trump […]