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  • Venezuela First to Join Caricom Fight for Slavery Reparations

    06/08/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 10, 2018 | La Radio del SUR
    Gaining international recognition is the first step in securing global reparations for the descendants of African slaves. Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled 'Reparations of Resistance to Action,' Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights of residents of African descent are respected, and officials have opened the floor to dialogue for...
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Caribbean, hurricane forecasters say

    05/25/2018 9:50:01 AM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, hurricane forecasters said at 9 a.m. Friday. Alberto is the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, and has formed ahead of the traditional hurricane season which begins June 1. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and rip currents to the Gulf Coast through Memorial Day weekend. Here's the current forecast cone for the storm:The main difference between a subtropical storm and tropical storm is core temperature, according to Shawn O'Neil, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Slidell. Subtropical storms have slightly lower core temperatures than...
  • Johnny Depp: how Hollywood's biggest star fell from grace

    05/07/2018 9:00:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 05/04/2018 | Rory Carroll
    As another lawsuit hits the actor, accusing him of creating a ‘toxic’ work environment, his status as the industry’s most wanted leading man shows no sign of returning. The descriptions sound like a typical day at sea for Captain Jack Sparrow: “volatile”, “reckless”, “vices”, “chaos”, “hurricane”. The Pirates of the Caribbean character is, after all, a drunken pirate who sails through fiascos and misadventures. It is Johnny Depp, however, not Sparrow, who is accused of presiding over such mayhem in a drama playing out not on screen but in court. Oh, how I loved you, Johnny Depp. Now I see...
  • Cambridge Analytica Played Roles in Multiple African Elections

    03/22/2018 9:53:48 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 25 replies
    voice of america/ Africa Division ^ | March 22, 2018 | Salem Solomon
    People walk past the building that houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, March 20, 2018. Share WASHINGTON — Long before its controversial roles in the 2016 Brexit vote and U.S. presidential election, Cambridge Analytica influenced elections in Africa. The data mining company, under fire for its alleged use of 50 million Facebook accounts to shape campaign messages for then-candidate Donald Trump, also played a role in elections in Kenya and Nigeria, according to new reports. The company's first involvement in Africa dates to the general election in South Africa in 1994. That election marked the end of...
  • Little damage as mag 7.6 quake hits in sea north of Honduras

    01/10/2018 6:22:58 AM PST · by windowdude · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 1.09.2018 | AP
    One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later. There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST. Officials in Honduras said shaking was registered across much of the nation and there were some reports of cracks in homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and Olancho in eastern Honduras. Tsunami centers issued advisories and warnings for Puerto...
  • Big Quake in Honduras

    01/09/2018 7:02:50 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 40 replies
    USGS ^ | Unpublished | Self
    Just reported
  • Jamaica Celebrates its Bonds With James Bond

    12/25/2017 6:28:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Caribbean Life ^ | December 4, 2017 | VINETTE K. PRYCE
    Who said “no man is an island?” Certainly not Ian Fleming, the writer who wrote “my name is Bond – James Bond.” He first introduced that identifier in 1962 in a film titled “Dr. No” just two months after Jamaica shed its dependency on its imperial governors. As a matter of fact, the British novelist and Jamaican resident repeated the line in all his novels and films to successfully clue audiences throughout the world of a spy numbered 007 able to outsmart the most heinous criminals from Asia and Eastern Europe. That Jamaicans celebrated two coming out events that year...
  • Hurricane Irma slams into Trump’s $17M vacation home

    09/07/2017 8:32:52 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | Fox News
    Hurricane Irma – a Category 5 hurricane – is barreling closer towards Florida’s southern coast. But before it makes landfall this weekend, the storm has been pummeling the Caribbean with gale-force winds, sheets of rain and widespread destruction. One of the causalities has been President Donald Trump’s vacation home, Le Chateau des Palmiers on the island of St. Martin.
  • Hurricane Irma is heading straight for Trump’s Caribbean mansion

    09/05/2017 4:28:54 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 58 replies
    President Donald Trump wants to sell his mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin for $16.9 million. Hurricane Irma is heading straight for it. Courtesy St. Martin Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Tourist killed by jet blast at notorious Caribbean airport (2 articles)

    07/13/2017 8:36:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 13, 2017
    Tourist killed by jet blast at notorious Caribbean airport Gavin Haines The Daily Telegraph July 13, 2017 A tourist has died at one of the world’s most dangerous airports. The woman – a 57-year-old New Zealander – was reportedly watching a plane take off from the notorious Princess Juliana Airport in St Maarten when she was knocked over by the thrust from one of its engines. More New Zealand woman killed by jet plane takeoff on Caribbean island The New Zealand Herald July 13, 2017 A New Zealand woman has been tossed to her death by the jet blast from...
  • Caribbean Foreign Ministers meet with Trump officials

    07/07/2017 9:34:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Breaking Belize News ^ | July 7, 2017 | Staff
    Caribbean Foreign Ministers, including Belizean Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, attended a meeting in Grenada yesterday with two officials from the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump. “Basically I thought they wanted to tell us they still have an interest in us and to hear our concerns and interests, and so we told them the various ills confronting our region,” Elrington told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) following the talks. UnderSecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A Shannon Jr. and Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Francisco Palmieri, met with the foreign ministers on the sidelines of the...
  • U.S. accusation creates vexing financial worries for region (Caribbean money laundering nations)

    05/26/2017 10:30:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CARICOM leaders are in a state of shock, dismay and disbelief after the United States accused 14 of the 15-member states of money laundering. News reports indicate that this accusation was included in the March report from the International Narcotics Control Strategy of the U.S. Department of State. According to a report in Caribbean Life, the countries that were included are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Other Caribbean territories and countries also labeled as money launderers in the U.S....
  • President Trump reinforces bond between Jamaica and the United States

    04/08/2017 6:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    South Florida Caribbean News ^ | April 8, 2017 | Derrick Scott
    President Donald Trump says he looks forward to working with Jamaica’s Andrew Holness administration on bilateral and Regional issues. The president’s comments came during a courtesy call paid on him by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks at the Oval Office in the White House. President Trump and the ambassador in their exchange underscored the strong bond of friendship that has existed over the years between the people Jamaica and the United States of America, noting the contribution of Jamaica in many spheres of American life. In her remarks, Ambassador Marks said she looked forward to working with...
  • 50 years ago Saturday, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland

    03/18/2017 1:54:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Mark Eades
    ANAHEIM – A half-century ago today, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland with great fanfare, and Ron Hanford was there. “It lived up to everything,” he recalled, now 71 and living in Rancho Cucamonga. This week, like so so many times over the years, he was back enjoying Disneyland – and Pirates... It was the last attraction overseen by Walt Disney, opening three months after his death. What is now a 15-minute journey in a boat that bobs past fireflies, pirates firing off cannons, drinking pirates and those trying to escape a jail cell – with that catchy tune...
  • Southcom Commander Predicts ‘Mass Migration’ of Ebola Infected People Across US Border

    10/13/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Penny Starr
    Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, predicted last week that the Ebola virus will not be contained in West Africa, and if infected people flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America, it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of those seeking treatment. “If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Kelly said in remarks to the National Defense University on Tuesday. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will...
  • Clinton took ‘at least 26 trips’ on the ‘Lolita Express,’ some without his Secret Service detail

    05/14/2016 8:07:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    twitchy. ^ | May 13, 2016
    Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com. Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on...
  • The sweetheart deal for Bill Clinton's Orgy Island pal may be exposed and overturned

    07/21/2016 5:11:03 PM PDT · by kindred · 16 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | 01/05/16 | Thomas Lifson
    Tick, tick, tick…the highly suspicious deal that gave Bill Clinton’s billionaire buddy Jeffrey Epstein a slap on the wrist for paying underage girls for sex may finally be subjected to pubic scrutiny and even overturned, bringing with it the possibility of bargaining against real punishment in exchange for testimony against a bigger fish. This development is thanks to a court filing on the last day of 2015 that received only limited local publicity. More on that in a moment. Shockingly, the deal that handed out token punishment to the statutory rapist has been hidden from the public and from the...
  • Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire

    10/31/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2016 | Richard Pollack
    FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday. Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that “multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation,” WSJ revelation confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported in August. FBI field offices in three cities, specifically, New York, Little Rock and Washington, D.C., were coordinating with the U. S. Attorneys working in those...
  • The Caribbean Is Running Out Of Coconuts

    09/12/2016 6:28:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 09 September 2016
    see link below
  • Billionaire Paul Allen's yacht damaged Caribbean protected coral

    01/28/2016 10:52:46 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-29-2016 | ERIC M. JOHNSON
    A massive luxury yacht owned by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen destroyed most of a protected coral reef during a visit to the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean earlier this month, media reported. An anchor chain from the vessel damaged nearly 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters), or about 80 percent, of reef near two scuba diving sites in the West Bay, the islands' environment department said, according to the Cayman News Service. Allen's Seattle-based Vulcan Inc organization, which manages his fortune, said on Wednesday that the M/V Tatoosh was moored on Jan. 14 in a "position explicitly directed" by...