November 19, 2019

Journalist held for past ten days in Cuba, charged with ‘terrorism’

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From Caribbean News Now PARIS, France — Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders has condemned the detention in Cuba of independent journalist Juliet Michelena Díaz since 7 April, three days after she wrote a by-lined report for the Miami-based independent news platform Cubanet about a case of ordinary police violence she had witnessed in Havana. […]

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High tech hide and seek comes to Cayman A high tech hide and seek game called “geocaching” has been brought to the Cayman Islands by a group of local residents. Geocaching is a global treasure hunt that involves participants using GPS devices to locate containers hidden by other enthusiasts all over the world. There are […]

Russia becoming more visible on Caribbean shores

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By Nil Nikandrov From Tiwy.com Russia intends to take a more active role on the international arena, including in the Western Hemisphere. Russia’s base countries in the region are Cuba and Nicaragua. Since the times of the Soviet Union, relations with these countries were perceived by Washington as a threat which must be «neutralized» by […]

The Editor Speaks: Cuban migrants not winning any friends with escape ploy

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The 30 or so Cuban migrants who are here detained at the Immigration Detention Centre have said their break out was a ploy to bring attention to their grievances at their incarceration. All they have done is to make me hope they return back to where they came from very quickly, Cuba, and air their […]

Angry Marco Rubio blasts Harkin for praising Cuba

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By Courtney Coren From Newsmax Republican Sen. Marco Rubio gave a scathing response on life in Cuba on the Senate floor after Sen. Tom Harkin praised the communist regime following a recent visit there. Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, visited Cuba for a week and returned with praise for the healthcare system, the infant mortality rate, […]

COB delegation forges ties with Cuban universities

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From Bahama Islands Info While in Cuba attending the 9th International Congress of Higher Education, College Council and COB leaders signed an MOU with the University of Havana. From left are: Council Secretary Mr. Michael Stevenson; The Bahamas Ambassador to Cuba Her Excellency Alma Adams; Deputy Council Chairman Dr. Earl Cash; Acting College President Dr. […]

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Cayman’s first female Governor to be Cayman’s first female Chief Scout On Sunday March 2nd at Elmslie Memorial Church, Harbour Drive, George Town, Cayman’s first female Governor, H.E. Helen Kilpatrick, will become Cayman Islands first female Chief Scout. The special Founders Day service will be the commencement of Scout activities from March 2nd – March […]

‘Cuban Five’ agent imprisoned in US back in Havana

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By Peter Orsi From Boston.com HAVANA (AP) — A second member of the ‘‘Cuban Five’’ returned to the Caribbean island and a hero’s welcome Friday, a day after leaving a prison in the United States, where he spent 15 years behind bars on spy-related charges. Fernando Gonzalez arrived at the Havana airport around noon local […]

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New and improved Hebrew School coming soon in the Cayman Islands An announcement on the Chabad of the Cayman Islands website: http://www.chabadcaymanislands.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2053720/jewish/Hebrew-School.htm says: “Coming soon. Our new and improved Hebrew School.” “The Chabad Hebrew School is a place where the joy, values, and traditions of Judaism are vividly brought to life. We feel it is […]

Black History Month 2014: The Plain of Cul-de-Sac

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By Hunter Wallace From Occidental Haiti The year is 1899. Hesketh Prichard, a British explorer, adventurer, and travel writer, has arrived in Haiti to see with his own eyes the land where “the law of the world is reversed, and the Black man rules.” It has been 105 years since the abolition of slavery in […]