The U.S. Coast Guard has removed conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Cuba, thus allowing easier access to ports to cruise ships and cargo vessels sailing between the two countries.The USCG said on Thursday that the decision comes following a comprehensive assessment which has determined that Cuba meets the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code requirements established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and has effective security measures in their ports.As a result, vessels arriving to the U.S. are no longer required to employ additional security measures while in Cuban ports. Conditions of entry related to Cuban ports were originally imposed in 2008.However, all U.S. immigration policies remain unchanged and the Office of Foreign Assets Control travel restrictions remain in effect. Furthermore, the governing regulations titled “Unauthorized Entry to Cuba” contained in 33 CFR 107.200 also remain in effect, the USCG said.The move comes as tensions between the two countries ease especially ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba, who is the first US president to visit the country since 1928.The two countries decided to normalize bilateral relations in December 2014 paving the way for further cooperation in trade and maritime industries.The move saw approval of an establishment of a ferry service between the United States and Cuba in May 2015.The two countries suspended the ferry services in the early 1960s, following the Cuban revolution.
Share Share 21 Views no discussions Photo credit: autovisuals.comYamada Parker of Marigot has been fined $1000.00 for stealing a battery from his employer.Parker was arrested and charged for theft of a vehicle battery from his employer sometime between 30th July and 31st August, 2012.During investigation into the incident, Parker informed the police that the battery had been in his possession for at least five months. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and taken into custody at the Marigot Police Station.When questioned by Police, Parker informed officers that the item was not stolen.“I did not really steal the battery; it was there so I took it“If I wanted to steal it I would hide it,” he said.As part of his mitigation plea, Parker was given the opportunity to apologize to his supervisor.“I ask you to forgive me and I will never do it again,” he stated. Magistrate Candia Carette- George issued a very stern warning to the defendant and reminded him of the need to respect the property of others.“If someone says to you cannot have or take, don’t do it “I can see the embarrassment on your face and know that it will not be done again,” she said.Given that it was his first offence, Parker received a small fine which must be paid by 31st January, 2013 or in default of payment will serve two months imprisonment. Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share LocalNews Vehicle battery stealer gets small fine by: – December 12, 2012 Sharing is caring!
Related TopicsAnte ZizicCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersIsaiah ThomasJae CrowderKoby AltmanKyrie IrvingNBATyronn Lue Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 INDEPENDENCE– The newest members of the Cavaliers will be introduced to the media on Thursday morning.The Cavs announced via a release that new acquisitions Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic will take part in a press conference at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, along with general manager Koby Altman and head coach Tyronn Lue.Since Cleveland acquired Thomas, Crowder and Zizic in the trade with the Boston Celtics for Kyrie Irving, neither the players nor the organization have commented on it, other than a lone press release announcing the deal. Irving spoke to the Boston media last Friday.Fans will be able to watch the press conference on cavs.com.
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