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Daily Archives: November 21, 2014

Bill Cosby performs in Bahamas amid sexual assault accusations

San Juan, Nov 21 (EFE).- Bill Cosby performed at a charity event in the Bahamas amid a media storm in the United States sparked by sexual assault accusations against the 77-year-old comedian and actor. Cosby offered a comedy show at the Atlantis resort in Nassau, with the proceeds going to the local chapter of women’s service organization The Links, Tribune242 newspaper said ...

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Study: Majority of Haitian migrants in the Bahamas are Protestant

By Natalia Bonilla San Juan, Nov 20 (EFE).- Protestantism has become the majority religion for Haitian immigrants in the Bahamas, where they make up 16 percent of the population, according to a forthcoming book by U.S. anthropologist Bertin Louis. “My Soul is in Haiti: Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas,” due to be launched Nov. 28, explores the link between ...

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Puerto Rico: More than 18,000 chikungunya infections, 5 related deaths

San Juan, Nov 21 (EFE).- Puerto Rico has accumulated more than 18,000 suspected cases of chikungunya and five deaths linked to that virus, the U.S. commonwealth’s Department of Health said, citing figures for the week ended Oct. 28. Of those cases, 3,385 have been reconfirmed at laboratories of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while in only 31 of them ...

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Cuban doctor diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone reaches Geneva

International Desk, Nov 21 (EFE).- Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, has reached Geneva for treatment at the Geneva University Hospital, Swiss public broadcaster RTS reported Friday. The 43-year-old Cuban medic, specialist in internal medicine, was a part of the ‘Henry Reeve’ International Contingent of Doctors and traveled to the African country in the beginning of October. ...

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Dominica police in pay dispute ahead of general election

As Dominica prepares for general election on December 8,  police there have rejected the government’s latest pay increase proposal for the period 2012 to 2015. Neither the government nor the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is making a satisfactory offer. The executive of Police Welfare Association (PWA) met with the representatives of the government on Friday. The offer was of ...

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Guyana’s main opposition now calls for general election

The Opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is now calling for early general election, just hours after Opposition Leader David Granger insisted that he would not be talking with President Donald Ramotar on any issue unless Parliament is reconvened. The President suspended or prorogued Parliament on November 10 to prevent the opposition-controlled National Assembly from debating and passing a ...

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Documents expose diplomatic deals between Cuba, Argentine junta

Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (EFE).- Documents recently declassified by the Argentine government reveal diplomatic cooperation between Communist Cuba and the right-wing military junta that ruled the South American country between 1976 and 1983. The records, part of a batch of roughly 5,800 documents recently disclosed by Argentina’s Foreign Ministry, show exchanges of diplomatic favors between the government of President Fidel Castro, ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Obama’s Executive Order not good news for all undocumented immigrants

United States President, Barack Obama’s Executive Order that will benefit almost 5 million illegal migrants is not going down well with many others including Caribbean nationals there. The order benefits millions of undocumented immigrants who are living in the United States for at least five years and have American-born children. They are protected from immigration agents and can even get ...

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