TALLAHASSEE - State Senator Daphne Campbell on Thursday issued the following statement:
News Americas, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Mon. Dec. 19, 2016:Itâ€™s official! Turks & Caicos has its first female premier. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson of the People`s Democratic Movement over the weekend received the Proclamation for Premier from the islandâ€™s governor H.E Governor John Freeman. The elected Premier is appointed by the governor to serve a 4-year term.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Earlier this evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill co-sponsored and supported by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) that would increase choices, access, and quality in the American healthcare system. This legislation also includes significant reforms to Americaâ€™s mental health system and increased funding to combat opioid abuse.
Today we Cubans arrive at a momentous crossroad in our history. Fidel Castro has died after imposing his will on the Cuban people for more than half a century. As Cubans, this historical moment forces us to consider our own future; and encourages us to put aside our anguish, our differences, and our fear in order to pave the way for a brighter future. Today, we are filled with hope as millions of Cubans look to close this dark chapter of our history and work toward a new future for Cuba.