January 16, 2019

Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which occurred at 10:33 am (9:33 am Jamaica time) was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean on Friday after one with […]

Sandals Resorts International eliminates all styrofoam across Caribbean resorts

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Company to reach new milestone in ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability NEWS PROVIDED BY Sandals Resorts International  MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As of February 1, 2019, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will eliminate all Styrofoam from 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven major Caribbean islands – from Jamaica and the Bahamas to Grenada and Turks & Caicos – in a continued effort to […]

Caribbean Cool: The perfect year-round destination

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By John Stephenson From World of Cruising UK Made up of 7,000 sun-kissed islands, each with its own culture, heritage and amazing beaches, the Caribbean is the ultimate paradise cruise destination Ah, the Caribbean. The mere mention of its name conjures up the sensation of powdery white sand squidging beneath your toes as you wander […]

Cayman Islands to host international fishing tournament with over US$520K in potential prizes

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Hurleys’ Media, Dart and The Residences at Seafire have teamed up to host Cayman’s most sought out international fishing tournament, Cayman Billfish Rundown, which will take place May 14 – 17 2019. This inaugural multi-day fishing tournament will have one of the largest guaranteed prizes of the region’s competitive fishing circuit with a guarantee of USD$270,000 in […]

Pirates of the Caribbean reboot: Johnny Depp absence could save $90M

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By Jeremy Alexander From Movie Dash Another reason to not bring him back. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is a pretty big franchise in regards to its popularity and its cost to make. Despite being relatively successful throughout its run, its popularity doesn’t seem to be as big as it used to be with its latest […]

For Polar Ice Plunge, 35 degrees feels torrid

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By Phil Luciano From Journal Star EAST PEORIA — Compared with a year earlier, weather was relatively balmy Tuesday for the East Peoria Boat Club’s Polar Ice Plunge 2019. On New Year’s Day 2018, the thermometer dipped to minus 16, and the club had to break away ice to allow access to its marina for jumpers. […]

NY governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

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From iNews Guyana NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to several Caribbean nationals, including five Jamaicans, convicted of minor drug and other offenses and saving them from possible deportation under the Donald Trump administration’s tough policy on immigrants. Cuomo said he was granting clemency to 29 immigrants “who […]

Holiday tragedy

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British tourist, 54, dies on her birthday after contracting deadly blood infection on dream Caribbean holiday with her husband By Abe Hawken From The Sun UK Lynne Crouch, 54, from Essex, contracted a rare blood infection while on a dream Christmas holiday A BRITISH tourist died on her birthday after she contracted a deadly blood […]

[Cayman Islands,] Anguilla, other Caribbean islands on tax haven list

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From The Daily Herald St. Maaten THE HAGUE–Anguilla, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands were added to the tax haven black list of the Dutch government.   There are 21 countries/islands on the new Dutch list which was published in the National Gazette on Friday. The […]

Cayman Islands CTMH Doctors Hospital – welcomes General Physician

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CTMH Doctors Hospital is proud to announce a new addition to our family! Please give a big welcome to our new General Physician – Dr. Tameka Irons from Jamaica. Accompanying the hospital’s state-of-the art facilities in health care, Dr. Irons understands the need for quality family care within the Cayman Islands. She takes an individualized […]