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Friday, December 6, 2019

Dominica: Election Violence – Cruise Cancellation, Travel Warnings

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says several cruise ships have stopped coming to Dominica and blamed pre-election violence by supporters of...

Jamaica a Multiple Winner at World Travel Awards

KINGSTON, JAMAICA –  Jamaica took home several awards at the World Travel Awards’ Grand Final Gala Ceremony held in Muscat, Oman recently including World’s Leading...

Police Officers, Soldiers Leave for Peacekeeping Mission in Dominica

Three police officers and three soldiers are on their way to Dominica, it was announced Wednesday as part of a regional contingent in response...

Hyatt, Playa Hotels Open in Dominican Republic

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Playa Hotels & Resorts have announced the opening of the combined 750-room all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt...

Colombia: Talks Fail, Protests Resume

Trade unions, student and indigenous groups are marching in Colombia's major cities to increase the pressure on the government of President Iván Duque. The protests...

Doctors Without Borders Open Haiti Hospital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, December 3, 2019—A deepening political and economic crisis is putting a severe strain on all aspects of medical care in Haiti, the international...

Yellowing Disease: Suriname Offers to Reforest A&B with Palm Trees

Dead palm tree from yellowing disease By Carl Joseph The government of Suriname has made an offer to the government of Antigua and Barbuda to provide...

Haiti: Active Duty US Marine Awaiting Trial for Smuggling Guns

Sgt. Jacques Yves Duroseau fires rounds through a barricade at Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria, Australia, May 11, 2016. Duroseau competed with the Marine Corps...

Cayman Battle: Tourism Vs. Environment

BBC- Campaigners in the Cayman Islands say they are fighting a "David and Goliath" battle against the world's biggest cruise lines that want to...

T&T Local Election: PNM Claims Victory

PNM Supporters claim win The Trinidad and Tobago Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) is claim­ing vic­to­ry in the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions, on the ba­sis of win­ning...

New IMF Study: Caribbean Dependent on Everyone Else

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper has confirmed that Caribbean countries are highly exposed to external factors. Using data from 1980-2017, the paper, titled...

Mexican Border Town Gripped by Fear After 22 Killed in Gun...

A worker cleans up outside City Hall, riddled with bullet holes, in Villa Union, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The small town near the...

Journalist Group Calls for Jamaica to End Court Restriction

Gleaner- Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that advocates for press freedom, is calling for Jamaica to withdraw the recent legislative amendment which would...

Dominica Election: Opposition Supporters Blocking Roads

Opposition supporters were blocking the roads as the Supreme Court's judges are due to examine whether or not to suspend  the December 6 elections...

DR Drug King Arrested in Colombia

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The head of one of the Dominican Republic’s largest drug trafficking organizations was arrested on Monday in Colombia,...

Honduras: 7 Men Get Up to 50 years for Activist Murder

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court sentenced seven people to prison terms of up to 50 years Monday for the 2016 murder of...

Suriname Pres. Convicted of Murder While Visiting China

BBC-Suriname's President Desi Bouterse has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over the execution of 15 political opponents in 1982. Bouterse, 74, is...

Barbados in Happy Indy Day Celebration Weekend

  The people of Barbados celebrated the 53rd anniversary of their country’s political independence from the United Kingdom on Nov. 30, with colorful parades, musical...

Mexico: 22 Dead in Weekend Gun Battles with Drug Cartel

A damaged pick up marked with the initials C.D.N., that in Spanish stand for Cartel of the Northeast, is abandoned on the side of...

Dominica PM Claims OAS Trying to Delegitimize His Govt.

Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit took the Organization of American States' Secretary-General Luis Almagro to task for "leading a campaign" of incitement against the...

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