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Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

Facebook launches a new chatting application

Madrid, Nov 25 (EFE).- Facebook launched on Tuesday a new chatting application worldwide called “Rooms” which simulates traditional internet chatting rooms, enabling users to chat with strangers on specific topics.“Rooms”, which has been active in the United States since last October, will be available in Spanish, French and German, in addition to English, for devices that operate iOS software, and ...

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Latin America must modernize port legislation, experts say

Montevideo, Nov 25 (EFE).- The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean must update and modernize legislation on ports to deal with the changes in the maritime transportation industry over the past two decades, experts from 18 countries in the region said.This was one of the main issues debated by experts attending the first hemispheric seminar on port legislation, which ...

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Puerto Rico to create commission to prevent and deal with violence against women

San Juan, Nov 25 (EFE).- Puerto Rican authorities will establish a multisector commission to prevent and attend to gender violence, which so far this year has taken the lives of 17 women on the island, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced Tuesday.On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Garcia Padilla said that the commission will meet monthly ...

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Pres. Ramotar seen as candidate for re-election in Guyana

San Juan, Nov 25 (EFE).- With the likelihood of an early poll, Guyana’s ruling PPP/C is holding talks about presidential nominations and said Tuesday that its only candidate for the position of president is incumbent Donald Ramotar.“President Ramotar obviously is candidate for the time being … there are no other names there,” PPP/C general secretary Clement Rohee said.Rohee told reporters ...

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Bahamas expects to implement national health insurance in 2016

San Juan, Nov 25 (EFE).- The Bahamas government expects to start in 2016 the implementation of the National Health Insurance program, first approved in 2006, to ensure universal access to medical services at lower cost. In an event to celebrate the retirement of a group of health workers in Grand Bahama on Monday, the minister of Labor and National Insurance, ...

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Cuba sells medicines and health technology to more than 50 countries

Havana, Nov 25 (EFE).- Cuba sells medicines and health technologies to more than 50 countries, including vaccines, generic medications, equipment and diagnostic systems, the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported Tuesday. “About 30 new products from Cuba and a group of generics are being exported to Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) member countries and other nations of ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog for Tues Nov 25, 2014

St Kitts and Nevis has pledged to resolve security concerns by Canada in the wake of that North American country now requiring nationals of that twin-island nation to obtain visas. Canada says that its decision was based on concerns about the integrity of the Citizenship by Investment Programme. This decision follows the entry of Syrians and Iranians to Canada bearing ...

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