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Central America News - 11/17/2018
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11/17/2018 -  Cuban asylum seekers arrested in Trinidad and Tobago - 10:08 AM

PORT OF SPAIN: Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday arrested 75 Cubans who are seeking asylum in the Caribbean island nation, after the group camped out for about three weeks outside the United Nations office in the capital, seeking humanitarian aid. The Cuban migrants will be charged with obstructing free passage on the street, Trinidad and Tobago police said in a statement.

11/17/2018 -  Armenian MP of Turkey says interior minister is biggest threat to country - 08:06 AM

Istanbul Armenian MP and vice-chairman of the opposition pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party , Garo Paylan, has issued a statement with respect to the interior minister's aggressive language with Kurdish MPs, during budget discussions in the Turkish parliament.

11/17/2018 -  The Dominican Republic Took In Jewish Refugees Fleeing Hitler While... - 04:03 AM

The Dominican Republic took in Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in exchange for a promise to develop the land. Franz Blumenstein rides a donkey in SosAoa, Dominican Republic, 1940.

11/17/2018 -  Toyin Abraham Dumps PDP, Joins Osinbajo APC Tradermoni Train - 04:03 AM

In 2015, Toyin Aimakhu once boasted that she could die for former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan but it appears now that it was more campaign gimmick. Popular Yoruba actress and movie producer, Toyin Abraham has dumped her friends in the People's Democratic Party as she frolicks with members of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

11/17/2018 -  Classic car enthusiasts plan Dec. 15 festival in Havana - 01:58 AM

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11/17/2018 -  SLATE: It's 81 degrees in Saint Thomas - 01:58 AM

The Wildcats are living it up in a tropical paradise, and you're not . Tonight at around 6:30 CT, K-State will get down to the business of dealing with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in their opening game at the Paradise Jam on the campus of the University of the Virgin Islands in Charlotte Amalie.

11/16/2018 -  Travel: A trip to Grand Cayman can mean a visit to Hell - 11:52 PM

A red gift shop with phrases from "Satan" is a popular place for tourists to send postcards from Hell. I had heard heavenly things about Grand Cayman, so it came as a surprise that one of the most visited places on the island is Hell.

11/16/2018 -  More power to Yumi - 11:52 PM

IN her best patois, Yumiko Gabe talks about her days "killing nuff soun" and "mash up nuff selector". To the uninitiated, those are fighting words, but 'specials' and dub plates are the Japanese sound selector's weapons of choice.

11/16/2018 -  BP agrees to supply crude to St. Croix refinery - 11:52 PM

BP Plc's trading arm on Friday entered a tolling agreement with the owners of an idled oil refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, cementing plans to bring the plant back online six years after it was idled by previous owners, the company said. Under BP's tolling agreement with Limetree Bay Refining LLC, owner of the idled Hovensa refinery, BP will supply the facility with crude and sell its products, low-sulfur fuels that will meet an International Maritime Organization mandate in 2020, it said in a statement.

11/16/2018 -  Reports from Cuba: Nobody knows how to eradicate pollution from... - 09:47 PM

Three months after the local press in Sancti Spiritus denounced the contamination of several tributaries of the Agabama and Sipiabo rivers, surrounding the municipality of Fomento, swimming has been banned in those waters by the authorities, due to the lack of action and the exchange of accusations between different institutions that have not yet resolved the situation. "What have the main entities done to take action to counteract the pollution of the aquifers? What factors have contributed to the phenomenon that instead of improving it is getting worse?", questions an article in the Escambray newspaper, which notes that about five years ago bacteriological analysis of the water began.

11/16/2018 -  CAC selected for redevelopment project in Barbuda - 09:47 PM

As the redevelopment of the island of Barbuda continues since its devastation more than a year ago by Hurricane Irma, Jamaican-based company CAC 2000 Ltd has been selected to join an international engineering team involved in the development of an initial set of multimillion-dollar houses on the island. These houses are a part of an initial phase of redevelopment following the catastrophic damage caused by the hurricane on the smaller of the two islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda.

11/16/2018 -  Mek wi fix it! - LASCO contributes $300,000 to fire-safety campaign - 07:43 PM

Partners for Fire Safety Awareness Week 2018 resident Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency, Kenji Tobita; LASCO Distributors Brand Manager, Krishta-Gay Lewis-Harewood; and political ombudsman, Donna Parchment-Brown, proudly display their 'Mek Wi Fix It' T-shirts during the media launch held recently at the Spanish Court Hotel's Valencia Suite. LASCO Distributors has committed $300,000 to the Jamaica Fire Brigade's Fire and Life Safety Awareness Campaign designed to educate children on how to prevent fires and how to protect themselves in the event of a fire.

11/16/2018 -  Two Haitian boys are battling cancer. 700 miles may make all the difference - 07:43 PM

Two teenage boys in Haiti have advanced forms of cancer. Both cancers have a high survival rate when the disease is caught early and treated aggressively.

11/16/2018 -  Cuba will lose millions in revenue if it pulls its doctors out of Brazil, experts say - 07:43 PM

Cuba's decision to call home more than 8,300 medical personnel working in Brazil will deal a blow to the island's already shaky economy, experts say. Havana announced the recall after Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said the Cuban doctors should receive their full salary, have the opportunity to revalidate their credentials in Brazil and be allowed to bring their families to Brazil while they work there under the government-to-government agreement.

11/16/2018 -  Soca artiste Machel Montano after receiving his honorary doctorate by ... - 03:36 PM

Soca artiste Machel Montano after receiving his honorary doctorate by the University of Trinidad and Tobago during their graduation ceremony yesterday. Soca star Machel Montano and celebrated playwright Pearl Eintou Springer were granted honorary doctorates by the University of Trinidad and Tobago yesterday.

11/16/2018 -  Constitutional debate in Cuba will not be televised - 01:29 PM

Some people want the president to be free to serve unlimited terms in office; to ban same-sex marriage and to make work "compulsory," while others want direct elections and the right to protest. In the Casino Deportivo neighborhood of Havana's Cerro municipality, the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution No.

11/16/2018 -  'Living Nowhere' - 09:16 AM

I did when I first read W.G. Hill's now-classic book, P.T: A Coherent for a Stress-free, Healthy and Prosperous Life Without Government Interference, Taxes or Coercion . This libertarian manifesto claims that you can live tax-free and out of Big Brother's reach by "living nowhere."


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