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Monthly Archives: December 2014

New York Times: Cuban economy in a dilemma

New York, Dec 15 (EFE).- The New York Times said Monday in an editorial that the Cuban economy is in a dilemma and facing the need to push economic reforms but having to deal with the resistance of the “old guard” and the danger that Havana could lose subsidies from Venezuela.The daily, in an editorial in its digital edition, provided ...

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Cayman Islands relaxes immigration policy for business visitors

San Juan, Dec 15 (EFE).- The Cayman Islands government has approved amendments to its immigration policy to allow short-term business travelers to remain in the country for up to 10 working days without the need to obtain a work permit.The changes will mostly help individuals who travel for business meetings or short assignments to the British overseas territory, online newspaper ...

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7 Die in Brazil in head-on crash of bus and tanker truck

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (EFE).- At least seven people died Monday in a crash between a public transport bus and a tanker truck loaded with fuel on a highway in the northeastern Brazilian state of Piaui, officials said.The crash occurred around 10:00 a.m. local time at just 3 kilometers (almost 2 miles) from Monsenhor Gil, a municipality in the ...

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Caribbean health agency urges action on antimicrobial resistance

San Juan, Dec 15 (EFE).- The Caribbean Public Health Agency has asked regional governments to implement plans to combat antimicrobial resistance, which threatens to undermine the effectiveness of treatments for common infections and injuries.CARPHA, as the agency is known, said in a statement on Monday that a Dec. 9-10 joint meeting with Public Health England brought together regional health officers ...

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Cuba plans to open nursing homes for people with Alzheimer’s

Havana, Dec 15 (EFE).- Cuba, a country affected by an aging population, is planning to open nursing homes for people with Alzheimer’s starting in 2015, according to officials in the Public Health Ministry, or MINSAP, as cited by local media.One in every 10 Cubans 65 or older develops some kind of dementia, according to a study conducted on the impact ...

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Listen to Caribbean News Desk for Dec 15, 2014

Port-au-Prince, Dec 15 (EFE).- Ex-Haitian prime minister Laurent Lamothe has thanked those who supported him during the country’s recent political unrest which led to his stepping down at the recommendation of a special committee.“I leave the post of prime minister with the feeling of work done,” Lamothe said in the speech broadcast on Sunday in which he thanked his ministers, ...

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“Gone with the Wind” premiered 75 years ago

By Fernando MexiaLos Angeles, Dec 12 (EFE).- Seventy-five years have gone by since “Gone with the Wind” premiered on Dec. 15, 1939 in Atlanta, a moment that crowned with success the many years it took to make one of Hollywood’s most ambitious, most complex productions until then.Today the film is a part of popular culture, with iconic phrases that are ...

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New non-stop flights link Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic

San Juan, Dec 12 (EFE).- Regional airline InterCaribbean Airways this weekend begins new non-stop services linking Jamaica and the Dominican Republic with Haiti.Scheduled services will begin Dec. 13 between Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport and Port-au-Prince, and between the Haitian capital and Santo Domingo International Airport, InterCaribbean said in a statement.Direct one-hour flights will be offered twice a week.The new ...

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Cuba says it’s committed to expanding computerization, Internet access

Havana, Dec 12 (EFE).- Computerizing daily activities and expanding Internet access are priorities for Cuba, according to Communist party daily Granma, which said the island is making progress in those areas “steadily but unhurriedly.”In a lengthy front-page editorial Friday, Granma said Cuba is aware that the era of the Internet and new technologies must be a space for learning and ...

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