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GUYANA: David Arthur Granger Biography And Profile

GUYANA: David Arthur Granger Biography And Profile

David Granger was born in Guyana on 15th July 1945. He is a former Commander of Guyana Defence Force and National Security Adviser to the President. David A. Granger is the holder of three national awards—the Efficiency Medal (1976), the Military Service Medal (1981), and the Military Service Star (1985) for distinguished military service.

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CUBA POLITICS: 5-Month Transition Begins that’ll Likely End Raul Castro Departure

CUBA POLITICS: 5-Month Transition Begins that’ll Likely End Raul Castro Departure

At one session Monday evening, about 400 people gathered to choose their neighborhood’s candidate, meeting in front of a house adorned with photos of the late Fidel Castro and Cuban flags. Choosing between their current delegate and a young challenger, they re-nominated physician Orlando Gutierrez. Both men were praised as “revolutionary” and “honest.”

“We have to be here to defend our revolution and the social gains we have won,” said one voter, Ivis Garcia, who works for a state-owned real estate enterprise.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Emancipation Day History

JAMAICA POLITICS: Emancipation Day History

Emancipation Day History: Whatever its origins, Bruckins had a place in the celebration of Emancipation. The cleansing of Emancipation Day of more than superficial association with the history of slavery was facilitated by distance, and by ideological sanitisation based in turn on “the psychological need for selective amnesia, a facet of the terrified consciousness of the white West Indian.”

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JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

Hon. Andrew Holness message: This Emancipation Day calls for sober reflections on our history and the responsibilities it imposes on us. On this day, I ask that we recommit to this prayer which is our National Anthem “Teach us true respect for all Stir response to duty’s call Strengthen us the weak to cherish Give us vision, lest we perish”.

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CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

“The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution,” Havana said.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

“From today going forward, the Federal government will no longer be able to ignore the voice of the majority of the American citizens in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said in a statement.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

Lopez Rivera, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison, plus 15 additional years for a foiled escape plot, was freed in January during President Barack Obama’s final days in office.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO POLITICS: Darcus Howe Biography

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO POLITICS: Darcus Howe Biography

Darcus Howe: ‘My life in Trinidad was miserable. There was growing problem with street gangs.” At 17 he arrived in Southampton. Read Darcus Howe Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

Slaves initiated 1791 rebellion. By 1803 they succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. Haitian Revolution was more complex.

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HAITI POLITICS: Toussaint Louverture Biography & Memoir

HAITI POLITICS: Toussaint Louverture Biography & Memoir

Toussaint L’Ouverture, military leader c. 1743–1803 of Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution. Read Toussaint Louverture Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Sandra Honore, the UN envoy to Haiti, told the council on Tuesday that “Haiti’s political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.”

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BAHAMAS POLITICS: Perry Gladstone Christie Biography

BAHAMAS POLITICS: Perry Gladstone Christie Biography

Perry Christie was born August 21, 1943, Nassau, to taxi driver Gladstone L. Christie and Naomi Christie nee Allen. Read Perry Gladstone Christie Biography.

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BAHAMAS POLITICS: May 10, 2017 Bahamians go to Polls

BAHAMAS POLITICS: May 10, 2017 Bahamians go to Polls

“In doing so, you will also be deciding who will form the government of The Bahamas for the next five years,” Bahamas Prime Minister Christie said.

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HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

UN official also urged the Government to assign a ministerial-level focal point for human rights as well as to expedite the transparent and merit-based appointment of the National Ombudsperson.

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CUBA POLITICS: Che Guevara Biography

CUBA POLITICS: Che Guevara Biography

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina. Che Guevara was a Cuban revolutionary leader. Read Che Guevara Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

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.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Michael Manley Biography

JAMAICA POLITICS: Michael Manley Biography

Michael Manley was born Michael Norman Manley on 10 December 1924, Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica. Read Michael Manley Biography.

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.

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HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Biography

HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Biography

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.

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