April 25, 2019

Antigua: PM praises China’s humanitarian role in Caribbean

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From teleSur China has approved a grant of US$90 million to help us to provide social housing; those are the practices of a caring government.” China’s aid program and financial assistance has done more for the Caribbean region than either the World Bank or the ever-critical U.S., said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Caribbean […]

Bodies of missing New York couple on Caribbean vacation may have been found

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From The Daily Beast Officials in the Dominican Republic have recovered two unidentified bodies that they believe are the New York couple who went missing in March, CNN reports. Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle were expected to return to New York on March 27, according to Moore’s half-sister, Lashay Turner, who reported them missing March […]

European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a #CommonFuture

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From EEAS Europa The EU is setting out a vision for renewed political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean. The ‘Joint Communication’ comes 10 years after the last major EU strategy for the region. It comes at a difficult time of crisis in Venezuela, where the EU is actively seeking a peaceful and democratic way […]

Venezuelan prison sees 65 inmates escape on Caribbean island

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From France24 Caracas AFP Venezuela’s Margarita Island in the Caribbean, a magnet for tourists around the world, was on lockdown Tuesday after 65 inmates escaped from a local prison, officials said. The inmates broke out from a prison in the town of La Asuncion overnight Monday to Tuesday. Vice-admiral Alexander Velasquez, head of the Nueva […]

US: Feds let indicted ex-Macomb Township official Dino Bucci take Caribbean vacation

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By Tresa Baldas From Detroit Free Press It’s been 17 months since ex-Macomb Township trustee Dino Bucci was indicted on a slew of public corruption charges, yet there have been no developments in his case. There have been no hearings. His trial has been postponed five times. And now he’s going on spring break to the […]

Slow Farms for Latin American and the Caribbean

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By Slow Food Today we’d like to tell you about the history of a Slow Food network grass-roots project. It is the history of Slow Farms, in Colombia and Cuba, which is going to be extended throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The project is an initiative to revive, protect and strengthen traditional small and […]

Jamaica starts the year with record breaking arrival numbers

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From Travel Pulse WHY IT RATES: The island of Jamaica continues to be a favorite vacation spot for travelers headed to the Caribbean. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record-breaking arrival figures and earnings. In just nine weeks since the beginning of 2019, Jamaica has become the […]

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development: An Example of Multilateralism and Regional Cooperation

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*Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary Nearly four years after the international community approved the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Goals in 2015, the region’s countries will gather at the Third Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development – an occasion conducive to taking stock […]

Disney unveils tiny, limited-edition stuffed animals inspired by favorite attractions at the parks

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By Madison Roberts From People Disney Wishables are themed line Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Finding Nemo fish and characters from Pirates of the Caribbean Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. Disney has unveiled a line […]

Concacaf announces details for the Preliminary Rounds of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

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The qualification phase will kick off in 2019 with regional qualifiers in Central America and the Caribbean Miami (Tuesday, April 16, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced details for the preliminary rounds of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Regional qualifiers will begin this summer, with […]