A United States judge has awarded the largest amount of any U.S. lawsuit filed against the Castro government in Cuba. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatriz Butchko awarded $2.8 billion judgment against Cuba to an exiled veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Bay of Pigs.
Legal experts say collecting on such judgments against Cuba is the toughest part of the process. But the huge award to Gustavo Villoldo could spark a massive hunt for Cuban assets by anyone seeking a commission.
ROSEAU, Dominica - Ascend Collection from Choice Hotels International announces a new member hotel on the nature island of Dominica, expanding its Caribbean portfolio.
Phase one of the high-end 40-room Atlantique View Resort & Spa, soon to be finished, will offer a travel experience that combines inventive innovation with traditional high standards of hospitality.
It will open this Fall as part of the Ascend Collection membership program, the upscale network of Historic, Boutique or Unique hotels from Choice Hotels International in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
September 3, 2011 marks the beginning of the first visit by a Caribbean foreign minister to Israel, in a delegation that includes GrenadaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s minister of foreign affairs and foreign service officer, and from St. Kitts & Nevis, the senior minister of international trade, industry, commerce, agriculture, marine resources and constituent empowerment, the high commissioner and the national security advisor, for a nearly week-long visit to learn about Israel, explore areas of common ground and build a foundation for expanding bilateral Caribbean-Israeli relationships.
Participating in key portions of the visit will be Rep. Eliot L. Engel, ranking minority member on the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and a leading supporter of close relations with the Caribbean. Also accompanying the group will be IsraelÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ambassador to the Caribbean, Amiram Magid, and Ambassador Aaron Jacob, AJC's associate director of international affairs.