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US Navy Seizes $22M of Cocaine in Caribbean

Loop- The US Navy’s USS Milwaukee together with US Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized an estimated $22 million in suspected cocaine on...

IDB Program To Spur Caribbean Tourism Sector

A program to help in the technological transformation of tourist destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America has been launched by the Inter-American Development...

Beijing Winter Olympics: ‘And Skiing for Jamaica is’- A DJ from England

A Northamptonshire DJ being mentored by a Cool Runnings hero is set to become Jamaica's first Olympic skier. Benjamin Alexander, 38, only started the sport...

WORLD VIEW: Trump’s Shady Business Practices, World Airlines Fear 5G Chaos, Tonga Damage, US Boost Ukraine Military Aid, More

Jan 19, 2022 View in browser The Associated Press The Rundown New York AG says Trump’s company misled banks and tax officials NEW YORK (AP) — The New York...

Taiwan Attempts to Shore Up Honduras Ties, VP to Attend Pres. Castro Inauguration

TAIPEI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Taiwan Vice President William Lai will attend the inauguration of new Honduran president Xiomara Castro, Taiwan's presidential office said...

Corona Effect: Caribbean Region Figures in New US Travel Bans

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday advised against travel to 22 nations...

Brazil with Record 137k Daily COVID-19 Infections as Omicron Spreads

BRASILIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil reported a record 137,103 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as the Omicron...

Venezuelan Migrant Girl Dies Crossing River Between Mexico and US

MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The body of a girl thought to be Venezuelan was found in the waters of the Rio Grande...

Colombia Had 145 Civil Rights Activists Killed in 2021

Colombia reported the deaths of at least 145 community leaders and rights defenders last year, as fighting by armed gangs fuelled further violence. Carlos Camargo,...

AT&T, Verizon to Delay 5G Rollout Near Certain Airports Over Flight Disruption Fears

By Caroline Vakil The Hill AT&T and Verizon on Tuesday each agreed to temporarily delay their 5G rollouts near certain airports amid concerns over possible...

W.H.O. – Pandemic Not Over, Europe Case Records, Online Test Ordering, Pfizer Antiviral, World Stats, More

Covid: WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the idea that the Omicron variant is a mild illness...

USVI: Two Teens Murdered, Two Wounded in US Territory

Loop News- Two 17-year-old boys were shot dead last evening in the US Virgin Islands, with two other men wounded. The US Virgin Islands Police...

REUTERS WORLD NEWS: Autocracies Outdo Democracies on Public Trust, Sunami-hit Tonga Islands Extensive Damage, G-5 Set to Cripple Airlines

  The Reuters Daily Briefing Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Linda Noakes Hello Here's what you need to know. Autocracies outdo democracies on public...

Nevis’ Paradise Beach Named Tops in Caribbean Travel Awards

Dionne Baptiste Loop Paradise Beach Resort has been named "Best Resort Villa of the Year" in the 2021 Caribbean World Travel and Living Awards. The luxurious resort,...

Barbados PM Mottley, Who Broke with UK, Hopes for Election Boost

Pollsters predict a comfortable win for Mia Mottley, but she faces criticism of running a ‘one-party state’ Helen Pidd in Oistins, Barbados She wowed Cop26 by...

Maya Angelou the First Black Woman on US Quarter Coin

By Suzzanne Cousins “’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” These are the famed words of Maya Angelou, American author, poet, and Civil Rights activist. She is...

Guatemala Pushes Back 622 Migrants from U.S.-Bound Caravan

GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Guatemalan authorities said on Monday they have sent back more than 600 migrants who entered the country in...

Peru Communities Reject Latest Proposal to End Las Bambas Mine Conflicts

By Marcelo Rochabrun SAYHUA, Peru, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Leaders of a group of Peruvian communities said in a public hearing on Monday that they...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to Visit Suriname and Guayana for Talks on Oil Cooperation

BRASILIA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Suriname and Guayana on Thursday and Friday for talks on economic cooperation following...

Fauci: Too Soon to Be Overly Optimistic, Australia Covid Surge, Unvaxed Greeks to be Fined, More

Dr. FAUCI: TOO SOON TO SAY IF OMICRON FINAL WAVE OF PANDEMIC Anthony Fauci said on Monday that it is too soon to say whether omicron...

Tonga Tsunami: Ash Hampers Relief Efforts as Scale of Damage Emerges

BBC- Ash cloaking a runway has hampered relief efforts to Tonga, as the scale of the damage from a volcanic eruption and a tsunami...

Prime Minister Harris: Our 2022 Must Be Better Than Our 2021

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS -- Like all other countries around the world, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has faced challenges brought about by...

CTO Hopeful of Gradual Rebound Despite Onset of Omicron Variant

  CMC- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said Thursday it remains positive about the continued rebound of the tourism industry even in the face of...

New Study Highlights COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in 6 Caribbean Countries

The typical profile of a Caribbean national refusing the vaccine to combat COVID-19 is someone who is out of formal work, and educated to...

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