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Bahamas Citizen Busted With Cocaine

Share Tweet US CBP officers encountered the cocaine in the luggage of a Bahamas citizen applying for admission to the United States to board a flight to Orlando, Florida. News Americas, NASSAU, Bahamas, Mon. Oct. 13, 2014: A Bahamas national seeking preclearance for a flight from Nassau to Orlando, Florida has been busted with cocaine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

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New Mangrove Restoration Project for Jamaica

Share Tweet The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launches a mangrove restoration project in Jamaica. LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire­USNewswire/ ­­ This week the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launches a year-­long project to restore mangroves in Jamaica called the Jamaica Awareness of Mangroves In Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) project. The venture, joined with the University of the West Indies ­Discovery ...

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Haiti PM Again Promises Elections “Soon”

Share Tweet Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., October 9, 2014. [State Department photo) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Oct. 10, 2014: Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe again promised elections in the French Caribbean nation “soon” after being pressed yesterday by U.S. Secretary of State John ...

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In Trinidad, One Man Willing To Die For His Beliefs

Share Tweet Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. Oct. 9, 2014: As Trinidad & Tobago hosts the 8th Americas Competitiveness forum in Port-of-Spain, a Trinidad & Tobago-born environmental activist appears ready to die for his principles. It’s been 22 long days since Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh of the Highway Re-Route Movement has gone without food and water. He is ...

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Sneezing & Ebola

Share Tweet A training programme for health workers on Ebola has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in consultation with the Liberia Ministry of Health and with support from USAID. News Americas, GENEVA, Switzerland, Weds. Oct. 8, 2016: The World Health Organization is trying to quell concern when it comes to the transmission of the Ebola virus via ...

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‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier’s Funeral For Saturday?

Share Tweet Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Oct. 8, 2014: Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc,” will reportedly be laid to rest on Saturday, October 11th , a week after he died from a heart attack, sources say.  Duvalier, 63, the so-called “president for life,” who allegedly ordered the deaths of ...

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Former Puerto Rico Police Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Robbery

Share Tweet News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Oct. 8, 2014: He took an oath to uphold the law but instead a 49-year-old former sergeant in the Police of Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to breaking it. Jorge Fernandez-Aviles yesterday pleaded guilty to robbery and firearms charges for his role in a July 2012 robbery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. ...

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More Harm Than Good – The US ‘War On Drugs’ In Latin America

Share Tweet By Laura Chapman  News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Weds. Oct. 8, 2014: U.S. policy regarding drugs in Latin America has tended to be pursued with the typical bravura, loud bangs, and distinct lack of forward planning or regard for the indigenous situation for which the USA is famed. While the approach has been heavy, and wanted for nothing in the way of flashy ...

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FCCA Conference & Trade Show Helps Attendees Target Cruise Line Decision Makers and Maximize Cruise Tourism’s Benefits

Share Tweet PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 21st annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show opened today, gathering about 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and 100 cruise executives, presidents and CEOs from the 15 FCCA Member Lines, which operate over 100 ships in Caribbean and Latin American waters. The event offers a four-day agenda chock-full ...

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Guyana Again Urged – Pass That Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Share Tweet News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Oct. 7, 2014:  Guyana’s government is being urged to urgently comply with international financial standards and pass the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill. The call comes from the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB), which says the passage of the AML bill is not only about Guyana, ...

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