Posts tagged: Health Care



Did the Sabans receive the information that they were looking for?

The Bottom, Saba: State Secretary for Internal and Kingdom Relations Drs. Ank Bijleveld-Schouten visited the island of Saba as part of her information session on the BES islands and held a Town hall meeting at the Auditorium of he Saba University School of Medicine on July 8th 2008.
 
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Caribbean dive deep down

The BBC reports that the world's deepest undersea volcanoes, which lie 6km down in the Caribbean, are to be explored. Delving into uncharted waters to hunt for volcanic vents will be Autosub6000, Britain's new autonomously controlled, robot submarine. The research will be carried out by a British ...

Proposal on placing BES-islands in kingdom charter

Source: The Daily Herald 280408 
Dutch advisors made proposals last week regarding placement of the BES-Islands in the Charter of the Kingdom, division of territorial waters and the future judicial system for the BES-Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) last.

Representatives of two of the ...

False Solution: More Oil Drilling

John McCain wants the US to drill for oil offshore. This was banned long time ago for ecological reasons, but with oil prices constantly going up, politicians have to come up with solutions. So, McCain says: drill for more oil and gas. This may solve the crisis for a couple of years, until the next ...

Change; Opium for the Masses?

Obama will bring some change. Important change, even. But not yet the change the whole world needs. It appears we'll have to wait until 2012. That is when shift is supposed to happen. We do not mean this in any mystical sense, although we do not slight mysticism. We are referring to the expected ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Escalating Food Prices

‘I told you so!' is a terrible thing to say. But - alas! -, ARCO did tell you so. About water too (see ARCO 33 and before). It won't be long and we'll have a serious problem with water shortages also. But, let's leave water aside for a minute. The acute problem now is food. Staple foods, such as ...

Amnesty and Corruption Cuba Style

If you consider capitalism a crime, then any commercial transaction is corrupt. This is the situation in Cuba. If you sell your house in Havana and make a profit, you have committed a crime and are punishable by law. Now, this particular crime is not easy to commit in Cuba, for all real property is ...

Cuba should adopt Binary Economics

Fidel Castro has finally recognized that he has made a great mistake. His only defense is ‘youth and a misunderstanding of conscience' or something like that, as he recently explained. He has urged more debate on political and economic matters. And very timely indeed! Cuba's people are fed up with ...

Black Gold Rush in Antarctica

Here we go again. The UK is looking to claim sovereignty over a large area of the remote seabed off Antarctica, the BBC reports on 17/10/07. The claim for an area around British Antarctica is one of a number being prepared by the Foreign Office, a ‘spokeswoman’ quoted by the BBC said. The UK is ...

The Healthcare Fiasco Fix

By: Caritas Puella
There is an equitable answer to the healthcare problems/fiascos anywhere!  It’s so simple and economical, though, vested interests will not be able to make the mega bucks they have been pocketing for umpteen years by ripping off the sick, elderly and those who inadvertently keep ...

Nicaragua-Honduras Peace Restored

Holland has done something right. It is host-country to the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ),  which has drawn a new maritime border between Honduras and Nicaragua to end a long-standing dispute between these two countries. For us in the Caribbean this is very relevant, as the ICJ’s ...

Decriminalization of all drugs

The drugs-hysteria still persists. Some 15 years ago we predicted that it would not take more than 5 to 10 years before all drugs would be legalized. We predicted that people and government would come to see that not only is it impractical to ‘fight drugs’, but also that freedom includes the right ...

IRAN wants the US out of Iraq

Iran's vice-president has said efforts to improve security in Iraq depend on the withdrawal of US-led forces and an end to US interference in the country, BBC Internet has reported recently. Vice-President Parviz Davoodi said Iran wanted a secure and stable Iraq, and was doing what it could to ...

Oswaldo PayĆ” and Freedom in Cuba

Cuba needs a peaceful transition. Yes, the Revolution was bloody and there is a problem with political prisoners in Cuba. But Batista was a cruel dictator. How else could you have got rid of him? Look at what the US did to get rid of Saddam Hussein! So, who's talking? But we have to leave all this ...

ELEKSHON PRESIDENSIAL

Tur hende ta bisa ku e kandidato presidensial Dennis Kucinich no tin chèns pa gana elekshon presidensial otro aña. Sin embargo, ARCO ta sosten’é, pa motibu ku e ta e úniko kandidato ku lo trese un kambio positivo den polítika mundial.

Di kon wòri ku elekshon na Merka?
Ounke na Antia nos no por ...

Caribbean Seabed Authority (CSA)

Russia is claiming a chunk of the North Pole seabed. They believe it’s full of oil and natural gas. All nations having a Caribbean coastline should claim the Caribbean Seabed. This would include all Caribbean island nations, including the Bahamas and Bermuda, Mexico, the U.S., Central American ...

The battle for democracy is on.

The socialist vision came crashing down in 1989. But in many Latin American countries Fidel Castro still commands respect, the frontrunners being Venezuela and Bolivia. And it is easily understood why: Socialism gives the poor hope. The US gives the poor hate.

What a pity. The US revolution has ...

Solidaridat, e kaminda spiritual

Na e momentunan aki, Mundu no tin direkshon. Hende no sa mas ki ideologia nan mester kere aden. Na Boneiru, por ehèmpel, bo tin e kontroversia entre soshalismo i kapitalismo ketu bai. Partido Demokrat ta kere den soshalismo. Nan a bira miembro asta di e organisashon mundial soshalista (ISO).  Den ...

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