November 14, 2018

Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity

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By Blaine Friedlander From Cornell Chronicle Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters. “Climate change – where mean temperatures rise – has already affected drought risk in the Caribbean. […]

US Coast Guard detains dozens of Caribbean migrants in unseaworthy vessels

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By Carl Prine From Navy Times The Coast Guard cutter Thetis detained 84 undocumented Haitian migrants approximately 30 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Islands and repatriated them to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. (Coast Guard) While debate rages over an ongoing deployment of U.S. troops to the international border with Mexico on the eve […]

The Caribbean Golden Murder Awards

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By Jolly Green 1st Place Award goes to the US Virgin Islands [top award of the Caribbean, Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands (world murder ranking #4)] 2nd Place Award goes to Jamaica [a close run second place (world murder ranking #6] 3rd Place Award […]

Family raises funds for legal costs after father murdered in Caribbean

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From Shropshire Star Stephen Halliday died after being attacked with a machete at the house he was building in the Dominican Republic. The family of a retired British estate agent who was murdered at his dream home in the Dominican Republic have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a legal fund to fight for […]

The Caribbean should be leading the electric car revolution. so why isn’t it?

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By Dan Nosowitz From New York Mag The islands of the Caribbean are not a monolith, but they do have one thing in common: sunshine, and, aside from Trinidad and Tobago, a general lack of domestic fuel sources. Entrepreneurs and governments alike see an opportunity there, one that takes advantage of what the Caribbean has […]

Hilton adding 10 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America to its portfolio (2 by the end of the year!)

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BY MEGHAN From Million Miles Secrets We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy. Exciting news for anyone who loves earning and using Hilton points! Especially […]

Enterprise Rent-A-Car now operating in Dominican Republic

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Enterprise Plus and Emerald Club Loyalty Programs Offered Across Popular Caribbean Destinations LOUIS (September 24, 2018) – As part of its ongoing expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s largest car rental company has opened four new Enterprise Rent-A-Carlocations at the Dominican Republic’s largest airports: Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), the busiest airport in the Dominican […]

Cayman skipper still upbeat over Nations League opportunities even after Reggae Boyz shellacking

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From Concacaf Even in defeat, Ramon Sealy carries a dream in his thumping heart. The Cayman Islands captain, despite losing the first game of the Concacaf Nations League 4-0 to host Jamaica on Sunday, still hopes his team will bounce back with victories in the remaining three matches and possibly snatch a spot in the […]

Adopting territorial dimension is key perspective for development in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Representatives from 17 countries of the region are participating in a seminar on the policy challenges facing the territorialization of the 2030 Agenda, starting today in the Dominican Republic. PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT Adopting the territorial dimension of development is a key perspective for Latin America and the Caribbean, a region where great challenges persist due […]

The Caribbean has careered back in 2018

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Comment: The Caribbean has careered back in 2018 From Travel Weekly Region has largely recovered from last year’s two hurricanes, says Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association chief Frank Comito Most of the Caribbean is doing remarkably well this year, not least because more than 75% of the region was untouched by last autumn’s two hurricanes. […]