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Central America News - 12/11/2018
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12/10/2018 -  More CBFF tertiary scholars named - 04:30 PM

Of the eight, three - Neville Plummer, Sana Williams, and Jheanine Wiggan - received scholarships for the second year to complete their Master's of Architecture at Caribbean School of Architecture at University of Technology, Jamaica . The first-time recipients are UTech Master's students Richard Thompson, and Lisa-Gaye Chong-Baccas; and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts students Leanne Mair, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting; Anthony Smith, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design; and Richard Gayle, Bachelor of Arts, Education.

12/10/2018 -  Charting our own course on a sailing adventure in the British Virgin Islands - 12:03 PM

It was like something out of an action movie. Silently and with a sense of urgency I didn't yet understand, I jumped off a dinghy and swam through cold waves up to the beach, squeezed through narrow openings between granite boulders, waded across shallow pools, ducked into caves and gingerly descended a series of makeshift ladders, many of the driftwood steps lost to the surrounding sea a long time ago.

12/10/2018 -  Mia Mottley Administration Actively Seeking New Avenues of Employment for Recently Retrenched Workers - 09:48 AM

The Ministry of Labour is assiduously looking to achieve Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley's objective of retraining civil service employees who were recently laid off to regain employment with new skills Colin Jordan , Minister of that portfolio addressed a number of media this morning at the Labour Department in Warrens on the 2nd Floor at the Office Complex near Price Smart.

12/10/2018 -  Chamber: Gary brings hope - 05:26 AM

THE Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce has lauded Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on his performance so far.

12/10/2018 -  Jamaica resorts covered up sexual assaults, silenced victims for years - 01:07 AM

The 18-year-old au pair vacationing in Jamaica had no idea how she wound up in a bathroom near the pool until hours later: She had been drugged and raped, she said, and the resort did nothing to help her. These are the choke marks that an 18-year-old South African au pair says she suffered after being drugged and raped at a Sandals-owned beaches resort in Jamaica on July 4, 2018.

12/09/2018 -  Hon. Edmond Castro visits Cuba - 08:56 PM

On November 29, 2018, while on an official visit to Cuba, Hon. Edmond Castro, Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, met with a group of Belizean scholarship recipients who are studying at the Latin-American School of Medicine in Cuba.

12/09/2018 -  Leaving families behind, Central American teenagers seek U.S. asylum - but find hurdles at the border - 04:35 PM

A teenage boy finds a quiet moment to himself while hanging out in the driveway. The Casa YMCA has become a shelter for unaccompanied minors who traveled with the migrant caravan that recently arrived in Tijuana.

12/09/2018 -  Pay for prayer or else... - 12:10 PM

In our Banking on God series last week the Sunday Express highlighted what is called "Prosperity Gospel" which teaches the flocks that God rewards those who give substantial tithes. It is being practised by several pastors in churches in Trinidad and Tobago.

12/09/2018 -  A Jamaican's story - 07:45 AM

Last Thursday came word that the critically acclaimed film Green Book copped a total of five Golden Globe Award nominations. Green Book is a comedy-drama about a tour of the American deep south in the 1960s by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley, played by Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali, and Tony Vallelonga , an Italian-American bouncer who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.

12/09/2018 -  PM reiterates commitment to safeguarding human rights of all Jamaicans - 03:30 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reiterated the Government's commitment to protecting and safeguarding the human rights of all Jamaicans, while reducing the country's crime rate. He was addressing persons who were taken to the Denham Town forward operating base in Western Kingston by members of the security forces to be processed under the state of public emergency.

12/08/2018 -  Burst of 54 quakes felt in Leeward Islands - 11:26 PM

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21-hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. In a brief statement, SRC said that the quakes were recorded during the period 4:28 pm on Friday to 9:50 am on Saturday.

12/08/2018 -  She lived a - powerful and independent' life. Then came the horror in Costa Rica - 09:23 PM

Taking orders from an elder wasn't exactly how Carla Stefaniak operated, so, when she was told to do a chore, the self-proclaimed rebel was quick to state her case. "You're not my mom, so you can't tell me what to do.

12/08/2018 -  Caricom body to monitor Republic's purchase of banks - 05:12 PM

BASED Caricom Competition Commission says any impact of the proposed acquisition of Scotiabank's operations in nine Caribbean countries by the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Ltd will be assessed in accordance with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the regional integration movement. Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana have expressed reservations about the proposed acquisition, with St John's indicating that it would not be issuing a vesting order to facilitate the move.

12/08/2018 -  In Nicaragua, Political Life Is Imitating 'House of Cards' - 03:04 PM

Nicaragua is a political stage where a real-life House of Cards is now in its second season. President Daniel Ortega and his wife and partner in crime, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have together run the country as an increasingly violent family business for the last couple of years.

12/08/2018 -  The Cuban military felt her collar but nothing could stop Kim Hopkins's film - 10:48 AM

DO you recall Kim Hopkins's 2013 documentary Hotel Folly-Folie A Deux, where she charted Helen Heraty's remarkable determination to open Gray's Court hotel in Chapter House Street, York, against all odds? Now York filmmaker Kim, who runs her Labor Of Love Film production company from Bishopthorpe Road, is to show her latest documentary feature, Voices Of The Sea, at City Screen, York, on Monday at 8.30pm, when she will end the night with a question and answer session. Kim's award-winning film follows a young mother who yearns to escape the unending hardships of a remote Cuban fishing village in search of a false and potentially fatal American Dream.

12/08/2018 -  Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans - 06:28 AM

People surf the internet on their smartphones at a government-sponsored Wi-Fi spot at a park in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. For the first time, Cubans are able to sign up for 3G internet service for their mobile phones, with packages ranging from 600 megabytes for about $7 to four gigabytes for about $30 month.

12/08/2018 -  Celebrate Nicki Minaj's Birthday With Her Most Jaw-Dropping Looks - 04:29 AM

In honor of the 36-year-old icon's day, we scoured the internet and found some of her most unique and jaw-dropping looks on the red carpet and stage to date. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, the "Bang Bang" singer got her first big break in the entertainment business when she caught the attention of rapper Lil Wayne and in April 2007 she released her first mixtape "Playtime Is Over."


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