February 18, 2018

Antigua now has visa-free entry to 136 countries

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda says it now has visa-free entry to 136 countries, following Wednesday’s signing of an abolition of visa requirements between the country and the Ukraine. The agreement was signed at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, DC by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States […]

10,000K submerged cable to link Caribbean, Dominican Republic

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From Dominican Today Santo Domingo.- The global telecom Deep Blue Cable Ltd and local partner Northern Caribbean Fiber (NC Fiber), on Wed. presented to Dominican Telecom Institute (Indotel) president José Del Castillo, a two-year project to lay a submerged cable of over 10,000 kilometers to link a dozen Caribbean markets, including Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, […]

Regional Consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean leading up to the UN Commission on the Status of Women call for rights and dignity of rural women

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From UN Women Regional consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean in the lead up to the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) started on 6 February in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The consultation convened Ministers and the highest gender authorities from 29 countries of the region and focused on the priority […]

Head of Caribbean-NY cocaine ring gets 20-year prison term

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From Houston Chronicle NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a Caribbean-to-New York cocaine ring that included a U.S. postal worker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue says Luis Bello’s operation distributed more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine from 2011 to 2013. Drugs obtained in the Dominican Republic […]

Events impacting Caribbean

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7 Events of 2017 that are impacting Caribbean travel in 2018 By: Ed Wetschler From Caribbean Travel “The Caribbean had been performing at a healthy growth rate of 5.2 percent between January and June,” said CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) chair Joy Jibrilu at this fall’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference, and growth continued to […]

JetBlue launching new flights to Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic

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From Caribbean Journal JetBlue is adding a pair of major new nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year. The fast-expanding carrier has announced the planned launch of new service from Fort Lauderdale to Santiago, Dominican Republic and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The new Santiago flights, which will operate daily, will begin operations on […]

Caribbean trans groups form regional network

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From Caribbean News Now ST ANN, Jamaica — Representatives of transgender groups across the Caribbean region gathered in St Ann, Jamaica for a three-day meeting that took place from January 8 – 10, 2018. The meeting was attended by 20 representatives from 11 countries. The meeting, which was hosted by Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) […]

Dominican Republic offers Tropical End-of-the-Year FunEscape the cold and finish out 2017 with a Caribbean vacation

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SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Dec. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For snowbirds seeking sanctuary from the cold, there’s still time to book a Dominican Republic getaway to close out 2017 and take advantage of the country’s ideal year-round climate, world-class beaches, adventure activities and historic charm. With eight international airports, it’s easier than ever to […]

American publication names hurricanes ‘Person of the Year’

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — A prominent Caribbean American publication here has named hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017”, as its ‘Person of the Year”. The Brooklyn-based Everybody’s Magazine, owned and published by Grenadian Herman Hall, said it is the first time the 40-year- […]

Groups and schedule set for January kickoff for expanded CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship

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Miami (Thursday, 21, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) conducted today the draw for the 2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship, at the CONCACAF Headquarters in Miami, FL. The draw for the Tier 1 competition, which determined the groups for the tournament that kicks off onWednesday, January 31, in […]