June 30, 2022

Will the Caribbean reparations initiative inspire a revitalization of the US movement?

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By Don Rojas From The Nation Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly. A nineteenth century bilboes for an adult, typically found on slave ships, on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Picture this […]

Royal Caribbean orders fourth Oasis-class vessel

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Announcement made as STX France lays keel for third Oasis-class ship MIAMI, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) announced today that it has agreed with STX France to move forward on the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2018. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and Chief […]

Caribbean cannot afford to be without RSS, says Barbados PM

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By Sharon Austin From Caribbean News Now Bridgetown, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of the Regional Security System (RSS), describing it as an organisation the Caribbean “cannot afford to be without”. Stuart expressed this view on Friday while delivering remarks at a one-day RSS Council of Ministers meeting, […]

See [Cayman and] the Caribbean for $78 a night, cruising from Miami on the Sophia Loren-inspired MSC Divina

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From Perth Travel FANCY sailing the Caribbean in ship inspired by a movie star? A special offer from MSC Cruises means you can do just that from $78 a night. The MSC Divina – a ship inspired by Sophia Loren – sets sail from Miami on August 2 for a 7-night cruise taking in Jamaica, […]

Slavery Reparations case gathers steam in Caribbean, Evidence collection

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By Tony Best From the New York Carib News Caribbean nations which revised the century–old issue of reparations for slavery with their announced plans to bring a lawsuit against Britain for its commercially profitable role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade are moving a step further in preparing their case. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, […]

British spies are officially getting the ‘License To Speed’

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By  AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE From Business Insider British spies are to be given a “licence to speed”, allowing the likes of James Bond to drive fast with impunity in the name of national security. Transport minister Robert Goodwill was to announce the motoring law changes on Monday, which will hand spooks the same exemption as […]

Queen Elizabeth II to gradually hand over charge to Prince Charles?

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From The Times of India Queen Elizabeth II turns 88 in April and, since suffering a bout of ill-health last spring, has steadily been shifting responsibility to younger generations of the royal family. LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II seems set to gradually hand over charge to her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles […]

Sen. Sanders wants to know if NSA has spied on Congress

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By Cynthia Fagen From newsmax A U.S. senator wants the National Security Agency to reveal if it has ever spied on members of Congress, Talking Points Memo reports. “I am writing to you today to ask you one simple question. Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or […]

Australia police free naked man stuck in washing machine

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From BBC Police in Australia have rescued a naked man who got stuck inside a washing machine while playing a game of hide-and-seek. The man reportedly hid inside the top-loading machine so he could surprise his partner. But he became stuck and it took 20 minutes for rescuers to dislodge him using olive oil as […]