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The News
Tuesday Dec 12

The News

Commentary: Cuba, a model of sustainable agriculture towards global food security

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:00
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sustainable_agriculture.jpgCommentary: Cuba, a model of sustainable agriculture towards global food security With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the US embargo, the early 1990s saw Cuba facing a severe food crisis and a collapse of more than 30 percent of the island’s GDP. In order to tackle this grave moment, in which the Havana’s government was unable to deliver......

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Google signs agreement with Cuba to improve online services

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:00
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Google signs agreement with Cuba to improve online services HAVANA, Cuba -- Internet search giant Google and Cuba’s national telecom provider ETECSA have signed an agreement to deploy the Google Global Cache service to help improve the online experience for Cubans who are using Google products. The deal allows ETECSA to use......

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Bankrupt Bahamas megaresort sold; phased opening in April

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:00
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baha_mar15.jpgBankrupt Bahamas megaresort sold; phased opening in April NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie on Monday announced that the Chinese-financed multibillion-dollar megaresort Baha Mar has been sold to CTF BM Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE) and said......

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US Senate passes new Caribbean engagement law

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:00
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engel_ros-lehtinen.jpg WASHINGTON, USA -- New legislation to enhance US engagement with the Caribbean has now passed both the House and Senate and is headed to President Barack Obama for signature into law. The new law, sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), ranking member of......

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Election challenges continue in Haiti

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:00
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parties.jpgElection challenges continue in Haiti PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- After Haiti’s Office of the Departmental Electoral Litigation (BCED) declared that it did not have jurisdiction to order a verification of the ballots at the vote tabulation centre (CTV) requested by three complainants following last month’s presidential election, the three......

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