Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Though his opposing political party will challenge him, President Obama has held true to his word of opening relations with the island nation of Cuba. Which ever side one is on socially or politically one thing has been certain, the embargo has done nothing but caused the citizens of Cuba to suffer. It has done nothing to drive out the Castro regime. Therefore I support this new initiative. Obama has been all about trying something different when its obvious the "good old boy" method (the current methods) have not succeeded.
"I was very insistent with him that we would continue to promote democracy and human rights and speak out forcefully on behalf of the freedom of the people of Cuba," Obama told ABC's World News Tonight in an interview conducted Wednesday.
Obama -- who announced Wednesday that the United States would seek to normalize relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of tensions -- said he and Castro delivered "lengthy" opening statements before having a dialogue during their Tuesday phone call.
"I think there's the possibility, by engaging, by making sure that the American people are able to travel to Cuba, that the Cuban people are able to see, firsthand, what American values are," Obama said. "That is going to spur change among the people of Cuba. And that's our main objective here."
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Regional airline InterCaribbean Airways is starting services from Kingston, Jamaica to Santo Domingo with a stopover in Port-au-Prince. There are Thursday and Saturday flights. The flying time from Jamaica to Haiti is 1 hour and 20 minutes, while the flight to Santo Domingo is another 55 minutes. In the past a longer flight to Puerto Rico or Miami had to be taken in order to connect. The flights are being added as Haiti seeks to develop tourism.
The return flights are on Friday with a direct flight from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince.
The flights provide Haiti with nonstop connections to Jamaica and the DR.
Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO of interCaribbean Airways, said: "We are pleased to offer these new routes to give travelers more choices and more connectivity across the Caribbean and support Haiti as it grows its appeal to the vacation visitor, while opening up new business opportunities. We look forward to increasing the frequency and number of destinations we serve in the new year".
Friday, December 12, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
Friday, December 05, 2014
Monday, December 01, 2014
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.