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Venezuela Vice-President Speaks out Against ‘Coup E’etat’, US$130 Billion Lost to ‘Economic Terrorism’

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Delcy Rodriguez Gomez, Venezuela’s Vice-President addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly’s General Debate. (Photo Credit: UN/Cia Pak)

NEW
YORK, United States, Monday September 30, 2019
– Venezuela’s
Vice-President has criticized administrations that have recognized National
Assembly president Juan Guaidó as leader of the South American country.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, and without referring to Guaidó by
name, Delcy Rodriguez Gomez called his self-declaration as interim president
this past January a “coup d’état” and “an unspeakable twisted stumbling block
on our historic path”.

“This Member of Congress is an imperial puppet. He does not exist in
Venezuelan politics. He is a criminal element who has been introduced to breach
the peace in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” she said.

“This self-proclamation was followed by recognition by a majority of
governments of this unequal world; perhaps one of the worst mistakes in the
diplomatic history of these countries.”

Rodriguez began her speech by expressing gratitude to speak “in this
house of the international community”. Climate action has been one of the major
themes of this year’s general debate, where all 193 UN Member States have a
voice.

Highlighting international cooperation in preserving the environment
“which has been affected by the devastating capitalist model”, Rodriguez expressed
solidarity with The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and railed against
“the barbarous commercialization of the Amazon, led by the President of
Brazil”.

The Vice-President said Venezuela also supports the urgent need to fight against
poverty and inequality.

However, she noted “a new kind of terrorism” which does not involve
weapons but “the dominance of the dollar.”

She said this “economic terrorism” punishes millions in the drive to
“enforce doctrines of regime change and to steal the resources of nations”.

“Economic terrorism against Venezuela has caused a nine-fold drop in its
income. Between 2015 and 2018, the total losses for the Venezuelan economy
reached $130 billion because of the brutal blockade imposed by the United
States, which is a shameless robbery of all our resources.” 

Rodriguez said the US has also “flexed its imperialist claws” against “kindred”
revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua.

She called on the US to exert “less arrogance and more tolerance and coexistence with the other free nations of the world.”

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Flights and Cruise Calls to Dominica Resume Following Elections

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The MV Marella Celebration docked at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth today.

ROSEAU, Dominica, Monday
December 9, 2019
– Tourism officials in Dominica declared that the island was
open for business following the general elections, as cruise ships resumed
calls to the country and an airline that had cancelled flights restarted
service.

Leading up to last Friday’s elections in which the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) won a resounding 18-3 victory, there were pockets of unrest, primarily in the villages of Marigot in the northeast and Salisbury in the west of the island.

The disturbances resulted in some road blockages, which
caused delays and inconveniences for people travelling to the airport, although
it remained opened for flights and operated as usual.

Apart from cruise calls being cancelled just ahead of the
polls and then over the weekend, Seaboard Airlines had cancelled two flights
and rescheduled others.

But in a statement issued today, the Discover Dominica
Authority said that now that the elections are over, things are settling down
for normal business to resume.

“Dominica reaffirms that it is open to conduct business and
we welcome all our visitors to enjoy all that the nature island has to offer,”
it said.

The normal cruise schedule recommenced starting today, with
the MV Marella Celebration docked at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.

Seaborne Airlines also recommenced their normal schedule today.

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Haïti – Sécurité : L’État annonce de nouvelles mesures pour améliorer la sécurité au pays

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Haïti – Sécurité : L’État annonce de nouvelles mesures pour améliorer la sécurité au pays
10/12/2019 09:44:29

Haïti - Sécurité : L’État annonce de nouvelles mesures pour améliorer la sécurité au pays

Lundi en conférence de presse les Secrétaires d’État Ronsard St-Cyr (Sécurité publique) et Eddy Jackson Alexis (Communication) ont annoncé, que de nouvelles mesures sécuritaires avaient été adoptées par l’Exécutif afin d’accompagner la population haïtienne avant, pendant et après les fêtes de fin d’année « Le Ministère de la Justice, celui de l’Intérieur, le Secrétariat de la Sécurité publique et tout l’appareil étatique sont à pied d’œuvre pour assurer la sécurité de la population […] » a précisé Ronsard St-Cyr.

À cet effet, il a indiqué que la présence policière dans la zone métropolitaine et dans plusieurs régions du pays, notamment dans des zones stratégiques et a proximité des écoles avaient été considérablement augmenté.

Il a informé que deux unités spécialisées de la Police Nationale d’Haïti (PNH) : le Corps d’Intervention et de Maintien d’Ordre (CIMO) et de l’Unité Départementale de Maintien de l’Ordre (UDMO) sont positionnés de façon permanente sur la Route Nationale #2 entre Chalon et Petit-Goâve, la Route Nationale #1 entre Cabaret et Arcahaie afin de prévenir les actes de banditisme.

Il a également fait savoir que des mesures de renforcement avait été prise au niveau des zones frontalières pour lutter contre la contrebande d’armes et de munitions sur le territoire…

Concernant les activités des gangs, Ronsard St Cyr a indiqué que les autorités concernées détenaient des informations sur des groupes d’individus armés afin de procéder à leur arrestation au moment opportun…

Quant à l’insécurité croissante au bicentenaire et ses environs, il s’est limité à dire que les autorités policières continuaient de définir des stratégies pour rétablir l’ordre public en évitant des pertes collatérales.

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Brockton mother-daughter duo seeks to open Haitian Caribbean eatery – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

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Brockton resident Tamara Wilmart, alongside her mother, chef Marie Denis, are seeking a special permit before the Brockton Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday evening to open Bistro Kreyol, a fast-casual dining Haitian Caribbean eatery at 255 Quincy St.

BROCKTON — A new Haitian Caribbean eatery is on its way to opening in the city.

Brockton resident Tamara Wilmart is seeking a special permit application before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to open Bistro Kreyol, a fast-casual dining Haitian Caribbean eatery, at 255 Quincy St.

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“Bistro Kreyol is a quaint, independently owned restaurant that brings the fine taste of Haitian Caribbean cuisine to its patrons, with an emphasis on exceptional service and an enjoyable dining experience,” according to a memo included in the application.

Bistro Kreyol will be a mother-daughter partnership between Wilmart and her mother, chef Marie Denis, who learned first learned to cook in her native country of Haiti, according to the application.

“As a black, woman and immigrant owned business, this is truly the realization of the American Dream,” the memo stated.

Bistro Kreyol will serve “ready-to-eat hearty whole food options” with self-serve seating for 12 inside the building, according to the application.

A simplified menu listed in the application included main dishes of goat in sauce, turkey in sauce, chicken in sauce, red snapper in sauce, griot (fried pork), soup joumou (Haitain squash soup) and bouillon (Haitan beef stew). Sides included rice and beans, black rice, white rice, fried plantains, macaroni au gratin, potato au gratin, beet salad, potato salad and a side salad.

Bistro Kreyol will share a space next door to Flo’s Pizza in the strip mall located at Quincy and Centre streets.

Wilmart is scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals at its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 10).

Wilmart did not respond to request for comment by deadline.

Staff writer Corlyn Voorhees can be reached at cvoorhees@enterprisenews.com

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