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Obama to normalise US-Cuba relations

Obama to normalise US-Cuba relations

WASHINGTON, USA --In what has been described as a “stunning” development, US President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years.

Obama's decision deserves respect, says Cuban president

Cuba

Obama's decision deserves respect, says Cuban president HAVANA, Cuba -- In an address on Cuba-US relations broadcast on national radio and television on Wednesday, Cuban President Raul Castro said that US President Barack Obama’s decision to normalise relations between the two countries deserves the respect of the Cuban people.

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Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region

Cuba

Normalisation of US-Cuba relations welcomed throughout the region PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- International, hemispheric and regional organisations as well as a number of Caribbean government leaders have welcomed the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba severed since 1961. US President Barack Obama made...

Antigua-Barbuda excludes nationals from six countries from citizenship programme

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua-Barbuda excludes nationals from six countries from citizenship programme ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, meeting last Thursday, decided to instruct the Citizenship By Investment Unit, that it shall deny citizens of six states the offer to acquire Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. Those six states are: Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, and Iran.

Washington fines German bank for operations with Cuba

Cuba

Washington fines German bank for operations with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- For the second time this year, the United States has imposed a billion-dollar fine on a European bank under its extraterritorial economic, commercial and financial embargo of Cuba. This time, Germany´s Commerzbank will have to pay US$1 billion for conducting...

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Dominica stakeholders strategise national CSME communication plan

Dominica

Dominica stakeholders strategise national CSME communication plan ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Dominica ministry of employment, trade, industry and Diaspora affairs, in partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, is developing a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) communication plan. A recent workshop brought representatives...

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OAS deploys team of experts to support cyber security efforts in Jamaica

Jamaica

OAS deploys team of experts to support cyber security efforts in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has deployed a team of experts to Kingston, Jamaica, at the request of the country´s government, to provide cyber security incident management support and to help establish the country’s National Computer Emergency...

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Suriname to boost productivity and business innovation as keys to economic development

Suriname

Suriname to boost productivity and business innovation as keys to economic development WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$20 million loan to Suriname with the goal of increasing the value-added of the private sector in the country’s economy. In order to achieve this, IDB will support the implementation of a policy on productivity.

Regional stakeholders receive findings of OECS gap analysis

OECS

Regional stakeholders receive findings of OECS gap analysis CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A landmark Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) initiative focusing on sustainable land management and climate change adaptation achieved its first project milestone in Saint Lucia this week. A regional stakeholders’ workshop on Tuesday signaled the completion...

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The Caribbean Writer announces Volume 28 prizewinners

US Virgin Islands

The Caribbean Writer announces Volume 28 prizewinners ST CROIX, USVI -- The Caribbean Writer has announced its 2014 annual prize winners for Volume 28, which highlights time, place and memories. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize ($500) for new or emerging writers. This annual prize is donated by Marvin’s widow...

Diaspora Dashboard

Commentary: Oil takes a nose dive - why? What does it mean?

Opinion

Commentary: Oil takes a nose dive - why? What does it mean? Oil is a life-blood for industry and manufacturing, be it for fuel, plastics and the diverse products made from them. Of these the one uppermost in people's minds is oil as an energy source, be it for vehicles, planes or electricity generation.  The recent period of several years of high oil prices...

Geneive

Commentary: Bermuda's connections to St Eustatius

Opinion

Commentary: Bermuda's connections to St Eustatius If one were to ask many Bermudians which Caribbean Island they can trace their roots back to, most would justifiably answer St Kitts. There would be few that would say that they can trace their roots back to the Dutch colony of St. Eustatius. St Where, you say? St Eustatius, more commonly known as Statia...

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Commentary: US-Cuba relations after President Obama's speech

Opinion

Commentary: US-Cuba relations after President Obama's speech Today, Wednesday 17, US-Cuba relations were shaken down to their core due to two recent events. First there was a prisoner swap between Washington and Havana, which saw the release of US citizen Alan Gross, detained in Cuba, and three Cubans detained in the US. Secondly, President Barack Obama...

Island Journal

Letter: Spider's web has bottomed-out for Mary's love

Letters

Letter: Spider's web has bottomed-out for Mary's love The love of Mary Isaac, president of the Civil Service Association (CSA), is better. That’s no longer a secret to a closely watched relationship. Isaac was on Tuesday, nominated as the new United Workers Party (UWP) senator, to replace the boyish looking and withdrawn Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute.

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Letter: PM Tillman Thomas was right while PM Keith Mitchell is dead wrong!

Letters

Letter: PM Tillman Thomas was right while PM Keith Mitchell is dead wrong! When the idea about joining the Hugo Chavez controversial ALBA group was first presented to the people of Grenada, former PM Tillman Thomas held the view that the details of the ALBA manifesto must first be fully explained to the Grenadian people. Following that dialogue with the people, a referendum...

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