October 20, 2019

7 dead, 3 injured in Colombia plane crash

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AFP From Deccan Chronicle The cause of the crash was not known and an investigation was underway, Ganan said. Bogota: At least seven people were killed and another three injured when a small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia on Sunday, a firefighter said. “Nine people were on board the plane. Seven died, while two are […]

UNICEF Migration flows in Latin America and the Caribbean Situation Report No. 2 | March 2019

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From Relief Web REPORT from UN Children’s Fund Highlights • 15,433 children participated in training activities at the Child-Friendly Spaces to prevent and address violence, abuse and exploitation in the departments of Arauca, La Guajira and Nariño (Colombia). • In Peru, UNICEF delivered 1,463 hygiene kits to 4,403 children, accompanied with information on adequate hygiene practices. […]

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 […]

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting […]

Everything you need to know about gambling in the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now White sand beaches, sparkling blue beaches and gorgeous sunshine are just a few of the draws to visiting the Caribbean, but if you needed another reason to head out there, the region is also a growing gambling destination. Over 22 countries in the region have legalised gambling with over 22,000 slot […]

Caribbean tourist hotspot doesn’t want Sex Island’s hookers and drugs

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By Michael Blaustein From New York Post Sex Island’s sojourn in Trinidad and Tobago might be incredibly short-lived. The four-day cocaine-and hooker-filled party revealed on Monday that their “secret location” was actually a private resort on an island off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. A representative from Sex Island also said that authorities in the tiny […]

The Editor speaks: Drug mules

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A mule is often described as a stupid animal and it is an apt name given to someone who acts as a courier who smuggles drugs into a foreign country, usually by swallowing it. This is after the drugs have been emptied into a ballon eg. condom, or latex glove. A drug mule may swallow […]

Venezuelan crisis bringing back major diseases thought long gone

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Contagion from Venezuela’s economic meltdown is literally spreading to neighboring nations — in the form of potentially deadly diseases among millions of refugees, The Wall Street Journal reported. Medical officials in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela told the news outlet the collapse of Venezuela’s health system has turned the country into an […]

Moxy is expanding into the Caribbean and Latin America

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By MIA TAYLOR From Travel Pulse Moxy is preparing to bring its playful approach to hotels to the Caribbean and Latin America. The brand announced today that four Moxy projects have been approved for the Caribbean, Central America and South America. However, the brand only revealed the specific location of one of those projects thus […]

Jamaica: Court approves seizure of assets of convicted drug kingpin Deedo

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From Jamaica Gleaner The Asset Recovery Agency, an arm of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), has won its long-running battle with convicted drug kingpin Norris ‘Deedo’ Nembhard over nearly $200 million in assets and properties that it had wanted to seize. Among the assets that are to be seized by the FID are a great […]