November 13, 2019

iNews Briefs

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Jamaican taxi operator gets life sentence for murder of Trinidad teacher From Caribbean360 CMC – A Jamaican taxi operator, Ivan Taylor was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Trinidadian teacher Michelle Coudray Greaves. Taylor, 46, who was found guilty of murder on May 22, will serve 30 years in prison before being […]

US should be ready if Petro Caribe tightens credit terms, study says

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By Nick Snow OGJ Washington Editor from Oil & Gas Journal The possibility that Venezuela’s financial support for energy imports in the region could erode quickly makes it imperative for the Obama administration to adopt a wide range of policies to avoid an energy crisis in the Caribbean and Central America, a recent Atlantic Council […]

Obama retreating on ‘Economic Inequality’

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax President Barack Obama and many Democrats are backing away from the subject of economic inequality, instead focusing more on economic “opportunity” and lifting the fortunes of the middle class. The shift is a marked shift the president’s reelection year stance in 2012, when he called inequality a “fundamental threat the […]

Trust litigation/Immigration aid

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Beware of the ‘Blue Vase’ syndrome: Trends in trust litigation By Shân Warnock-Smith QC, ICT Chambers, Cayman Islands, and 5 Stone Buildings, London From IFC Review Rows about family trusts and estates have always been with us and always will be. Human nature, the sometimes fragile state of family relationships, and the way in which […]

Bergdahl declared himself warrior for Islam says FOX

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam during his captivity by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan and even declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, Fox News reports. Fox News obtained secret documents based on an eyewitness account of at least part of Bergdahl’s five-year captivity that began when […]

Caribbean immigrant Emmelin Marcina King is still ‘carrying on’ at 100 years old

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From New York Daily News Youthful in mind and body, the St. Vincent-born great-grandmother celebrates her big birthday with plenty of laughter – and dancing – at a Bronx affair Ordinary “form letter” congratulations came from the White House, but this recipient, Emmelin Marcina King, exemplifies the extraordinary. The St. Vincent-born immigrant recently celebrated her […]

US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest [using accounts in Cayman Islands]

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By Desmond Butler, Jack Gillum and Alberto Arce From ABC News In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government. McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from […]

US orders review of deportations to the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – United States President Barack Obama has ordered a review of deportations to the Caribbean and other countries, saying that removal of undocumented immigrants should be done more humanely. “The President emphasised his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from […]

Tess joins soulful women at White House fete

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life Jamaica’s Tessanne Chin represented the Caribbean and “Women of Soul” recently when first lady Michelle Obama hosted the annual “In Performance at the White House” series marking Women’s History Month. The winner of last season’s television music reality series joined Ariana Grande, Jill Scott, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae, […]

Russia won’t ban homosexual relations: Putin

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From the Siasat Daily Russian laws do not criminalize homosexual relations unlike some other countries, President Vladimir Putin said Friday (17). “We prohibit nothing and grab no one, there’s no responsibility for those relations unlike in the other countries,” Putin told the Winter Olympics volunteers’ gathering in Sochi Friday. He mentioned several U.S. states as […]