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MIAMI, USA — — The US Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crew repatriated 86 Haitian migrants on Saturday to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, located a 40-foot overloaded sail freighter 26 nautical miles north of Punta Maisi, Cuba. The […]

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Green Climate Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean region. The signing of the accreditation master agreement (AMA) took place on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting that […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — For those residents of Puerto Rico still searching for employment following the devastation to the island caused by Hurricane Maria last year, two hospitality industry job fairs will be held in San Juan this week, seeking applicants for openings ranging from hourly paid to supervisory/managerial. The events are sponsored by […]

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA), the trade group representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, has announced that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season. According to the study released on […]

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ST THOMAS, USVI — US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Obsert Potter, members of the Virgin Islands Port Authority and the Department of Tourism welcomed the inaugural Spirit Airlines flight from Orlando to St Thomas on its touchdown on Thursday afternoon. Spirit flight 284, with a full complement of 145 passengers, landed […]

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By Adrian Loveridge The larger overseas tourism investors appear to be relatively well taken care of through their own ability to negotiate concessions in various degrees, but I wonder if there is sufficient information available in a one-stop shop format that could tempt the potential smaller entities willing and able to take advantage of current […]

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By Jean H Charles The Democrats promised a blue wave leading to a tsunami that would blow away the Republicans. It did not happen. In the mid-term elections, the Republican Party lost the House of Representatives but retained the Senate. It also holds a slim lead in two hotly contested governorship races in Georgia and […]

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Dear Sir: The United States of America is a nation that proportionally has a great many unmatched achievements it can be proud of. The Internet, circa 1985; cell phones, 1973; machine guns, 1862, 1884; Panama Canal, 1914; modern submarine, 1900; trans-oceanic cable communication, 1858; first nuclear reactor, 1942; Model T Ford, 1908; first in flight, […]

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Dear Sir: Speaking to the widest possible audience, members of the public, the citizenry and population, the elected government’s main responsibilities are and must be to find ways to inspire happiness, peace and respect throughout society. Happiness, difficult to define, can only occur for many when the unemployable and the working poor are eliminated. Peace […]

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Saint Lucia joined in worldwide observances of ‘Kindness Day’ with an event at Constitution Park in Castries Sunday morning. The event took the form of a flash mob dance by students of the Vide Bouteille Primary School. A similar activity is planned for November 18 in Rodney Bay. Noa Redjil,a spokesperson for the event told […]

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