Caribbean Political News
Jack Guy Lafontant was approved in the Senate by a vote of 20-0, with seven lawmakers abstaining. He still has to be approved by the lower house and its 119 members. A date has not been set for the balloting.
Michael Manley was born Michael Norman Manley on 10 December 1924, Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica. Read Michael Manley Biography.
“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.
René García Préval was born 17 January 1943. 1996 and 2001 he was Haiti President and 2006 elected for second term of 5 years. Read Rene Preval Biography.
President Jovenel Moise described Preval as a “dignified son of Haiti,” in a statement on Twitter. The United States extended condolences, saying Preval had “shepherded his country through tragic times and good times.”
Speaking to demonstrators, Caceres’ daughter, also called Berta, said her mother’s death had been an inestimable loss for all the people of Honduras.
A ceremony to honor the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá carried on despite that island officials denied a visa to Secretary of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro and important Chilean and Mexican politicians.
“We agreed we had to push up our march from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m,” Director of Life In Leggings Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-based Violence Ronelle King.
Marigot Government School, Dominica Grammar School and trained broadcaster at the University of Texas Austin. Read Lennox Linton Biography.
Dominica’s Opposition leader Lennox Linton has repeated his call for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and called on President Chares Savarin to name a new person to the post.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.
Jovenel Moïse was born on 26 June 1968 in the Trou du Nord (North-East department) of a modest family. Read Jovenel Moïse Biography And Autobiography: Bio.
Jamaica’s Ambassador to US Audrey Marks, extended best wishes to United States President Donald Trump and his Cabinet for a successful tenure in office.
Cuban President Raul Castro on Wednesday said Cuba hoped to continue to normalize relations with the United States.
A brief statement said Rhodes was in Cuba for “official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”
A brief government statement said chamber President Thomas Donohue and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed “issues of mutual interest.”
“With this change we will continue to welcome Cubans as we welcome immigrants from other nations, consistent with our laws,” US President Barack Obama said.
Guy Philippe a Haitian politician was arrested and extradited to United States for alleged drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities said.
Haiti marked 214th anniversary of its political independence, acknowledging that after many years “we are unable to feed our people, educate our children.”
Puerto Rico news: Gov. Ricardo Rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in.