November 11, 2019

Scientists name new species of flatworm after President Obama

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By FoxNews.com From BGR A flatworm that infects freshwater turtles in Malaysia has been given a presidential name: Baracktrema obamai. The newly-discovered worm, or blood fluke, inhabits the lungs of turtles that live in three Malaysian states, according a study describing the new species that waspublished in the Journal of Parasitology in August. (Flukes are part […]

Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton

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From BBC President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party presidential nominee. His endorsement came after meeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who has been battling Mrs Clinton for the nomination. Speaking in a video tweeted out by Mrs Clinton, Mr Obama said she may be the most qualified person “ever” for the […]

Will Cuba’s rise obscure other Caribbean destinations?

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By Brian Major From Travel Pulse Word on the street is some Caribbean travel stakeholders are looking over their shoulders following President Obama’s recent measures to ease travel and commerce between the U.S. and Cuba, all highlighted by his recent visit, the first by a U.S. president since 1928. Travel experts far and wide have […]

President to make historic trip to Cuba

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By Caribbean360 From St Lucia News CARIBBEAN360 – United States President Barack Obama will visit Cuba next month, the first time any sitting American president has done so in almost 90 years. “Next month, I’ll travel to Cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people,” Obama posted […]

Supply chain alert: The risk of human trafficking

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By Eric N. Fidel From Corporate Counsel When the media talks about human trafficking, the first thing that comes to mind is the kidnapping and sale of women and children–of girls lured from their homes. But human trafficking is more than just sex trafficking. Many victims of trafficking are conscripted into modern-day slavery through force, […]

Obama’s message of hope over hate is an example to us all

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By Anne Perkins From The Guardian UK With migrants being blamed for attacks on women in Germany on New Year’s Eve, the US presidents message of moderation in his State of the Union address could not have been more timely President Obama, greyer and jowlier but still sounding a little like the earnest community activist […]

Jamaicans, Trinidadians honored on anniversaries

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Nine Jamaicans and Trinidadians were honored on Sunday during the 6th annual combined celebration of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago’s 53rd anniversary of independence. The “icons” were honored during Brooklyn’s Progressive Democrats Political Association’s (PDPA) “Reggae vs. Soca” gala dinner cruise celebration aboard the Hornblower. The boat departed […]

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 5, 2015 on Jamaica’s Independence Day

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Jamaica’s Independence Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 5, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Jamaica as you celebrate 53 years of independence this August 6. This year has been an historic time of […]

Jamaica right to roll out red carpet for Obama

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By Dexter Wharton, From Barbados Nation News Martin and Haywood rule Read More Jamaica right to roll out red carpet for Obama So United States President Barack Obama had a swell time in Jamaica last week. Let me start by saying thanks to the people of Jamaica for showing him the sort of hospitality that […]

New Yorkers march in solidarity with Selma

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By Tequila Minsky From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, civil rights activist Norman Siegel, Karen Daughtry and State Senator Jesse Hamilton walked arm in arm over the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday along with hundreds of others. Those who couldn’t make it to Selma, Alabama to mark the historic 50th anniversary of “Sunday Bloody […]