November 30, 2020

Months of Darkness for a Glimmer of Hope

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By LEE SNYDER From Huffington Post The motto of the United States is E Pluribus Unum – out of many one. At no time is this message of unity more important than during times of crisis. The U.S., like many countries, has been beset on all sides by increasingly severe natural disasters. Whatever their cause, […]

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

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AP From Newsmax The Trump administration announced it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that President Donald Trump has “authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico.” She said Trump is responding to a request […]

Viking Star set to embark on inaugural Caribbean season, future plans revealed

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From Cruise Critic Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises’ first ocean-going vessel, has arrived to the United States and is about to begin its inaugural Caribbean season. The ship arrived to Manhattan Cruise Terminal yesterday afternoon, where company chairman Torstein Hagen hosted media and other invited guests aboard. The vessel leaves today for San Juan, Puerto […]

Bad things happen in the dark [See Editor’s Note –this story mirrors Cayman Islands]

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By Dante Alighieri Disparte From International Policy Digest Home to around 42 million people and 28 island nations and territories; the Caribbean has a hard time competing for resources on the global stage. Yet, this region of the world is a veritable microcosm of the many challenges and opportunities facing the wider world. No area […]