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.
This Thanksgiving I'm grateful to spend the day with my wife, children, grandchildren, and all of our extended family. I'm also thankful for the people of North and Northeast Florida for placing their trust in me. I'm humbled and grateful to represent them in Washington.