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  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • US Military Concerned ISIS Fighters Returning to Caribbean Could Reach Border

    03/14/2015 10:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Defense One ^ | 03/14/2015 | KEVIN BARON
    A top US commander warns Caribbean and South American countries are unable to track 100 foreign fighters that could return from Syria. Americas The war in Syria has attracted roughly 100 foreign fighters from the Caribbean who could easily make their way to the United States, said the top U.S. military commander for the southern hemisphere. With little ability to track and monitor foreign fighters when they return, it would be relatively easy for those fighters to “walk” north to the U.S. border along the same networks used to traffic drugs and humans, according to Gen. John Kelly, commander of...
  • Russia Boosts Arms, Training for Leftist Latin Militaries

    02/20/2015 6:54:15 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    Russia agreed to provide military training for three leftist regimes in Latin America and increase military visits and exercises following a visit last week to the region by Moscow’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, Pentagon officials said. Shoygu met with defense and military leaders in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and signed several agreements on warship visits and military training during the visit, which ran from Feb. 11 to 14. It is not clear whether any new arms deals were completed during the visit. Defense officials said the Russian leader is seeking bases in the region for strategic bomber flights that Shoygu...
  • Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 warheads

    11/30/2013 4:12:44 AM PST · by GregNH · 88 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 11/296/13 | Unknown
    <p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.</p> <p>Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf.</p>
  • Giant, Hungry Snails Overrunning Caribbean Island of Barbados

    11/08/2006 10:07:29 AM PST · by gobucks · 57 replies · 2,215+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8 Nov 2006 | AP`
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — A breed of giant, ravenous snails that first appeared in Barbados five years ago has thrived on the tropical island, destroying crops and prompting calls for the government to eliminate the slimy pests. A nocturnal "snail hunt" last weekend reported finding hundreds of thousands of giant African snails swarming the central parish of St. George, the country's agricultural heartland, where farmers had complained of damage to crops including sugar cane, bananas and papayas. "We saw snails riding on each other's backs and moving in clusters," said David Walrond, chairman of the local emergency response office, which organized...
  • Major US black group to host CARICOM reparations summit

    01/10/2015 10:49:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Caribbean360 ^ | January 5, 2015
    A major Black group in the United States says it will host the next summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission early this year. The New York-based Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) said on Saturday that the summit will take place from April 9-12 in New York. The CARICOM Commission is chaired by Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor designate of the University of the West Indies. Inspired by the creation of the CARICOM Commission, a National African American Reparations Commission is being established as part of an effort to intensify the Reparations movement in the U.S., the...
  • Caribbean adventures of the Namastes, Part II -- Norfolk to Virgin Islands

    01/08/2015 2:22:41 PM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 8,2014 | Dan Miller
    This is part II of a multipart series about our adventures aboard S.V. Namaste, our 46 foot (length on deck) cutter rigged sloop. Couples aboard a boat are often referred to by their boat's name. Hence, we became "the Namastes." Soon after our arrival in Norfolk, Virginia, Jeanie and I, plus Fiester and Fritz who joined us there, departed soon after a large collection of other cruisers for Road Town on the island of Tortola in the British Virgins. This is an account of our trip. Caribbean 1500 members inspected their own and each others' boats to find any probable glitches. The principal Namaste glitch was that our single side...
  • Caribbean adventures aboard Sailing Vessel Namaste -- Part I, preparations

    01/01/2015 11:12:02 AM PST · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 1, 2014 | Dan Miller
    This is part I of a multipart series about our adventures aboard S.V. Namaste, our 46 foot (length on deck) cutter rigged sloop. My wife Jeanie, her brother Fiester, our friend Fitz and I left Annapolis, Maryland in October of 1996 aboard Namaste bound for the Caribbean. The others returned home soon after we arrived. Jeanie's and my adventures in the Caribbean continued until mid 2001, when we arrived in the Republic of Panamá. We now live there in a very rural area up in the mountains.PreparationsIn 1995, Jeanie and I agreed that in June of 1996 I would retire from the practice of law on my fifty-fifth birthday....
  • The Worst Caribbean Ports of Call for Cruises

    12/11/2014 7:47:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 11, 2014 | Melinda Crow
    It’s dreary outside and you find yourself dreaming of an escape to the Caribbean. You long for turquoise water and sugar-sand beaches, with plenty of activities to take your mind off work. Cruises offer the perfect smorgasbord of beaches, shopping, scenery, and fun things that you can’t do at home, all served up with a fruity, umbrella-topped beverage. But not every port lives up to the image in your dreams. To help you choose your next cruise itinerary — or rather, figure out which places to avoid — Yahoo Travel did some digging around and found the Caribbean ports with...
  • Forget Ebola! Chikungunya Virus Creeping Into Southern United States

    09/30/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    Ebola panic has spread all the way to the United States, even though the possibility of it actually spreading across American shores is dismally low. People might be better off preparing for the chikungunya virus, which has been reported several times throughout the southern United States — including a third case recently reported in the Dallas area, according to CBS. Chikungunya virus has hit the hardest in the Central American and Caribbean countries of El Salvador and the Dominican Republican. Although exact number are unavailable for the Dominican, El Salvadorian officials are reporting that there are currently 30,000 cases...
  • Unaccompanied Minors Released on Lavish Vacation Spot, Virgin Islands

    08/04/2014 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 59 replies
    BREITBARTTV ^ | August 4, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Several unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally have been relocated to and released where many U.S. citizens cannot afford to bring their own families on vacation: the Virgin Islands. SNIP a Health and Human Services (HHS) document shows that four were set free in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A spokesman from HHS verified this fact to Breitbart Texas. The picturesque Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean, are a thriving destination for well-to-do tourists. Many could find irony in the fact that most U.S. taxpayers, who are footing the bill to ship illegal immigrants to the tropical...
  • Man has two fingertips SLICED OFF on Pirates of the Caribbean log flume

    07/11/2014 8:41:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    A British tourist had the tops of two of his fingers sliced off while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney World in Florida. The victim lost the tip of his ring and little finger after apparently dangling them outside the log fume ride which inspired the Johnny Depp movies. Disney officials in Orlando, Florida, immediately shut down the ride in the Magic Kingdom park following the incident.
  • Racism in America…. Caribbean Nationals just don’t get it?

    07/04/2014 5:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Aidan Neal blog ^ | June 29, 2014 | Aidan Neal
    Caribbean immigrants who arrive to the United States are often shell-shocked by the palpable presence of racism. What is all the more surprising is that these tensions are more so perpetuated by African-Americans. Before an immigrant can experience the strife and joys of the States, they are frequently discouraged, or should I say, warned. Warned that success will most certainly be harder for them. Warned that things are different ‘here’ and that the color of your skin has in more ways that one already set them up for failure. Living in the United States as a person of color immediately...
  • Moody's pushes Puerto Rico debt deep into junk status

    07/01/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 01 July 2014
    Ratings company Moody's on Tuesday slashed Puerto Rico's debt rating by three notches into even deeper junk status after the US territory passed a debt-restructuring law. Moody's Investors Service cut the rating to "B2" from "Ba2" and said the outlook was negative, indicating further downgrades were possible. Now dubbed the "Greece of the Caribbean," the archipelago is, like Greece, reeling under massive debt. Over the past decade, the commonwealth's debt has doubled to nearly $70 billion and investors are growing increasingly worried the government is running out of cash. In a bid for debt relief, the Puerto Rican authorities recently...
  • Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

    05/22/2014 3:34:16 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ
    Outbreaks of the virus have long made people miserable in Africa and Asia. But it is new to the Caribbean, with the first locally transmitted case documented in December in French St. Martin, likely brought in by an infected air traveler. Health officials are now working feverishly to educate the public about the illness, knock down the mosquito population, and deal with an onslaught of cases.
  • Divers Take to the Water to Hand-Feed Moray Eels

    04/30/2014 3:55:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Chester Chronicle ^ | Apr 30, 2014
    One of the leopard moray eels at the Blue Planet Aquarium Intrepid divers have taken to the water to hand-feed a shoal of moray eels at Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks. The aquarium is looking after a group of eight leopard moray eels, each measuring close to a metre in length. At the moment, the eels are in a special holding tank which adjoins the giant Caribbean Reef display and divers are training the tropical eels to feed from their hands. Blue Planet Aquarium’s dive officer Matt Martin said: “We need the morays to get used to the experience of...
  • Call made for slavery reparations from abroad

    03/06/2014 7:29:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The British Virgin Islands Beacon ^ | March 6, 2014 | Bailey Penn
    It is time for the calls for reparations to the descendants of those who were enslaved by colonial powers via the trans-Atlantic slave trade to bear fruit. The European countries and the United States need to compensate for the injustices suffered by slaves and their families. African-Americans and African-Caribbean intellectuals have been agitating for reparations for many years, but the question as to how the compensation would be calculated and in what form is yet to be answered. Since 1999, the African World Reparations and Repatriation Truth Commission called for the West to pay trillions of dollars to Africa. In...
  • Reparations: A Moral Obligation

    02/22/2014 8:11:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Deep Green Philly ^ | February 21, 2014
    During his 2004 Senate run and again during the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama stood firm in his opposition to reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans here in the United States. “I have said in the past – and I’ll repeat again – that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed,” he said in 2008 right before his historic election. The radical solutions required to address the needs and long-festering wounds of the African American community of course had to be purged from public discourse. Yet...
  • Slavery reparations sought from Britain by 14 Caribbean nations

    02/17/2014 5:12:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Could this be the decade that slavery reparations become a reality? If not, it won't be for a lack of trying. This is the obvious next step for poor countries getting poorer because of bad economics, bad politics, and bad, bad leaders. Former colonial powers are to be milked for all the cash that can be gotten by laying a guilt trip on the good socialists who run these countries now. Any successes enjoyed by the former colonies will no doubt encourage African Americans to try the same ploy here. Jamaica is leading the way in pushing for reparations from...
  • 14 Caribbean nations sue Britain, Holland and France for slavery reparations…

    10/10/2013 9:18:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Britain is being sued, with France and the Netherlands, by 14 Caribbean countries, which are demanding what could be hundreds of billions of pounds in reparations for slavery. Around 175 years after Britain freed its last slaves in the West Indies, an alliance of Caribbean nations is demanding to be repaid for the “awful” lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. Caricom, a group of 12 former British colonies together with the former French colony Haiti and the Dutch-held Suriname, believes the European governments should pay—and the UK in particular. It has hired the British law firm Leigh Day, which...