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Central America News - 03/01/2015
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03/01/2015 -  With general strikes and marches, Haitians demand government by the people - 04:43 AM

The people of Haiti held a two-day general strike on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10, as part of ongoing popular mobilizations throughout the country. They also successfully struck the week before on Feb. 2. Haiti has been on the march for months.

02/28/2015 -  In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell - 12:00 PM

Cubans line up outside the U.S. Interests Section building in Havana to apply for travel visas. The U.S. is expected to soon open a new embassy at the site as part of the normalization of ties with Cuba.

02/28/2015 -  World Day of Prayer to be observed Friday - 07:50 AM

This year, the women of the WDP Committee of The Bahamas are calling on worshipers to consider Jesus' words to the disciples after washing their feet: “Do you understand what I have done for you?” The women of The Bahamas describe what Jesus does when he washes the disciples' feet as “radical love,” which comes from ... (more)

02/28/2015 -  The Invisible Hand and the New Panama Locks - 03:35 AM

The Panama Canal has served as the global transshipment shortcut for over one 100 years. By connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic, it allows ships to pass through without traversing around the southern tip of South America.

02/27/2015 -  Fabiola Santiago: Time to designate Little Havana as historic - 11:31 PM

Despite decades of political rhetoric, the promise of a thriving Little Havana - a neighborhood with character, history and unique architecture - always stalled along the way. Artists and galleries moved in, breathing new life into Calle Ocho and restoring 1920s bungalows in the surrounding neighborhood.

02/27/2015 -  U.S., Cuban officials pleased with "cooperative" talks - 07:22 PM

American officials concluded a meeting with Cuban diplomats on Friday hopeful that the two sides could reestablish full diplomatic relations in the next two months. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who led the second round of negotiations with her Cuban counterparts, said there was a "cooperative spirit" in the day-long meeting.

02/27/2015 -  U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties - 07:22 PM

Cuba and the United States held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties, and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago. Going into the talks, Communist-ruled Cuba pushed to be removed from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

02/27/2015 -  Ajax - exorcism' pastor Wayne Marlon Jones hit with new sex assault charges - 06:17 PM

Toronto police said Friday they had laid two new charges of sexual assault against Wayne Marlon Jones. The new allegations relate to two women who claim they were assaulted when they attended "spiritual guidance" sessions at the Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Toronto between 1993 and 1996, police said.

02/27/2015 -  Turner Classic Movies setting sail once again with Disney - 04:12 PM

Images from the 2014 TCM Classic Cruise on board the Disney Magic, which sailed out of Port Canaveral from Oct. 21-26. It was the network's fourth annual cruise and second aboard the Magic.

02/27/2015 -  Paris Hilton Went to Cuba and Had a Lovely Time - 12:03 PM

The princess of coarse capitalism visited Havana, the center of sinking socialism, in what is surely a sign that new policies between the U.S. and Cuba will tremendously benefit the citizens of the Caribbean nation.

02/27/2015 -  5 things you need to know Friday - 07:58 AM

Check out this story on Stop whatever you're doing - Frank Underwood is back. House of Cards returns to Netflix Friday with its 13-episode season three.

02/27/2015 -  Quartet of writers for Love Affair With Lit - 03:48 AM

Sunday morning's Love Affair With Literature 4 features Poet Laureate of Jamaica Professor Mervyn Morris and three talented young writers. The signature event of the Department of Literatures in English, Love Affair With Literature 4, kicks off the department's annual March celebrations and also the Kingston Book Festival.

02/26/2015 -  Canada funds equipment for Police Complaints Authority of Trinidad and Tobago - 11:34 PM

Ricky Nandlal, IT Administrator Police Complaints Authority , explains the use of the equipment to Ag Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams , Canadian High Commissioner Grard Latulippe and Charles Moore, Charg d'Affairs, British High Commission . Photo: PCA PORT OF SPAIN On Tuesday, the Police Complaints Authority of Trinidad and Tobago was the recipient of new audio, video, networking and computer equipment at a handover ceremony at the offices of the PCA in downtown Port of Spain.

02/26/2015 -  Former Windham couple sentenced on federal firearms charges - 07:19 PM

A married couple formerly from Windham and now living in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, was sentenced Thursday on federal firearm charges during a hearing before Judge D. Brock Hornby in U.S. District Court. Thomas "Ted" Thomes, 56, was sentenced to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said in a news release.

02/26/2015 -  In Haiti, a Marriotta s opening is the latest milestone in quake recovery - 06:19 PM

Actor Sean Penn, second from left, greets former president Bill Clinton at the opening ceremony for the Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The $45 million hotel is expected to employ 200 people.

02/26/2015 -  Romanian billionaire Costel Comana found dead on flight to Costa Rica - 03:04 PM

Businessman Costel Comana has been found dead in the toilet of a plane flying from Bogota to Costa Rican Capital San Jose. The Romanian businessman controlled the Regiotrans company and was under investigation in a corruption case where his business partner Iorgu Ganea had been arrested.

02/26/2015 -  Women's World Day of Prayer in the Vale - 10:55 AM

A WOMEN'S World Day of Prayer is being hosted at Evesham Baptist Church on Friday March 6 at 2.30pm. The 2015 Service has been prepared by the Christian women of The Bahamas and will be used by millions of people all around the world.


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