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WB in $159M Air Travel Grants to 4 Caribbean Countries

WASHINGTON –  The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a series of Caribbean Regional Air Transport Connectivity Projects in four countries for a total of...

Virus: NY Church with Large Jamaican Membership has 21 Corona Deaths

A Bronx, New York church that serves a large Jamaican community has been hit hard by the pandemic with 21 members dead from coronavirus. St...

WFP: 14 Million in Caribbean, Latin America Could Have Severe Food...

Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

4th Iranian Oil Tanker Arrives at Venezuelan Port

MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - The fourth cargo of a group of Iranian tankers reached the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday as the receiving nation, Venezuela,...

WHO: Latin America Now Pandemic Epicenter

BBC- Latin America has become the centre of the global pandemic, the head of the Pan American Health Organization warns. The region now has...

Latam Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

BANGKOK (AP) — Latam Airlines, South America’s biggest carrier, sought U.S. bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel...

Miami-Dade County Hotels, Beaches to Reopen

Miami-Dade County officials have agreed on a June 1 target date to reopen the county’s beaches and hotels. The announcement from county Mayor Carlos Giménez...

UK Flying Home 900 Caribbean Stranded Brits

More than 900 British travellers will be able to return home from islands across the Caribbean, including St.  Kitts and Nevis, on the latest...

Virus: Mass Demos in Ecuador Against Lockdown Job Cuts

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest against the government's economic response to the coronavirus outbreak.   Around 2,000 people demonstrated...

Suriname: Convicted Murderer Could be Re Elected President

Dési Bouterse has been president since 2010   The ballots are being counted after the people of Suriname voted Monday whether President Dési Bouterse, who...

Iranian Tankers Arrive in Oil Rich Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the...

Virus: US Imposes Travel Restrictions on Brazil

The US has imposed travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been to Brazil in the last 14 days.  The South American nation recently...

Latin America Surpasses US, Europe in New Virus Cases

  Latin America has surpassed the US and Europe in the number of new daily coronavirus infections, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO...

Peru Shaken by More than 3,000 COVID-19 Deaths

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Faustino López was terrified after his wife, Angélica, was hospitalized with the coronavirus last month. Deeply shaken by seeing her so...

Royal Caribbean Predicts Continued Big Quarter Losses

(Reuters) - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL.N) forecast a loss in the second quarter on Wednesday as the cruise operator struggles with mounting debt...

Airlines Struggle to Have Passengers Wear Face Masks

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The wearing of masks to protect against the novel coronavirus has become such a sensitive issue in the...

Virus Effect: Brazil Health System Near Collapse

  São Paulo's public hospitals could be overwhelmed in about two weeks' time, the city mayor warned   BBC- The mayor of Brazil's largest city, São...

Virus Effect: Air Travel Chief Calls on Caribbean Nations to Help...

Peter Cerda, regional vice president of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)   The Caribbean, more than any other region, depends on tourism for its wellbeing....

German Travel Giant TUI to Cut 8,000 Jobs

  Even as TUI Group is pushing for Greece and other European destinations to reopen, the German company has announced cutting 8,000 jobs in an...

Brazil: 881 Dead from Coronavirus in One Day

A member of the Municipal Civil Guard checks the temperature of a pedestrian in the city of Niterói   BBC- Brazil has recorded its highest daily...

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