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New flights to transport St. Maarten patients to Health City Cayman Islands

ST. MAARTEN (April 6, 2017)—Caribbean tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands has announced direct charter flights to transport patients from St. Maarten to Grand Cayman for specialized medical treatment.

Ashanti Cultural Center hit by wave of vigilantes

(GIN)—Once the envy of its neighbors and the model of democracy and the rule of law, Ghana has been struck by “vigilantism,” led by former security guards turning against the political parties that once hired them.

Uganda tries to silence an impolite activist fighting for sanitary pads

She’s an activist and academic whose rants against current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni are definitely rated PG if not Triple X.

Can U.S. Customs really demand and search your phone, other devices?

For those who feel not being an undocumented immigrant or a green card holder leaves them safe as a U.S. citizen from Donald Trump’s executive powers handed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents—think again!

More uncertainty for Caribbean sugar producers

In just six months, sugar producers in the Caribbean Community will be forced to confront a major new challenge linked to a decision by the European Union to end decades of fixed quotas for exports from the region.

USVI governor promotes economic development

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp wants American and global businesses to know about the fiscal benefits of doing business in the territory.

Profiteering mars the record of black African gold mining firm

(GIN)—Between the ninth and 11th centuries, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich its dogs were said to wear golden collars, and its horses, adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets.

US activists turn to UN in fight against Trump in climate change debate

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, told reporters on the eve of President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order to end former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming that the move will be ...

London attack: Khalid Masood named as perpetrator

Police investigating the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood.

‘Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean’

Eight years ago while on assignment in Curaçao, photographer Wyatt Gallery stumbled upon the oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to 1732.

Screw the poor—One border wall coming up

Growing up in the Caribbean, it was not uncommon for me to hear elders say, “If you can’t hear you will feel” or “Hard ears you won’t hear; hard ears you must feel.”

Trinidad moves to resume hangings

Authorities on both political sides are so fed up with the number of murders in Trinidad that they are moving to make the oil and gas-rich nation among the first of the Caribbean Community countries to resume hangings of criminals ...

South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking of white-owned land

GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of Black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the apartheid era.

UK youth address major issues

Young people in Manchester believe there is “a lack of awareness of opportunity” that has fostered the growth of many challenges, such as gangs, lack of motivation and negative stigma about young people.

Cabinet moves to correct historical wrongs

Government in the Caribbean Community nation of Guyana has established a special commission to settle simmering land disputes in the country, officials said this week.