September 19, 2019

Tenacious Dorian heads for Puerto Rico; Bahamas and Florida could be next

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By Bob Henson Aug 27 2019 7:07 PM EDT From Weather Channel Nudged on all sides by a grab bag of influences, Tropical Storm Dorian has held its own, working its way into the eastern Caribbean after passing near Barbados and over St. Lucia. Dorian is likely to move across Puerto Rico as a tropical […]

Tropical Storm Dorian nears Puerto Rico

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By Meg Wagner, paul P. Murphy and Mike Hayes, From CNN Miami fire department sends search and rescue team to Puerto Rico ahead of the storm The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department will send a 45-member urban search and rescue team to Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, according to a statement. The teams provide […]

Now heading for Windward Islands, Dorian could reach Puerto Rico as a hurricane

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By Bob Henson from Weather Underground Watches and warnings have been hoisted for much of the Windward Islands and Puerto Rico in advance of Tropical Storm Dorian, which is gradually organizing over the warm waters of the western Atlantic deep tropics and posing concerns for the Greater Antilles and beyond. Update:As of 5 pm EDT, Dorian was […]

Dominican Republic will be hosting the 1st Latin American Digital Health Congress

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Arium Health is an information technology services company whose main objective is the commercialization of information systems for the health sector. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.- Arium Health, an information technology services company that aims to raising the quality standards of the health sector, announced the First Latin American Digital Health Congress, this upcoming November 15th at the Intercontinental […]

John McAfee says jailing in Dominican Republic ‘too complex’ to explain – then lawyer explains it was guns

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By Nancy Dillon From New York Daily Fugitive tech tycoon John McAfee was essentially deported to Britain from the Dominican Republic this week after he docked at the island with firearms on his yacht, his lawyer reportedly said. “(They) asked him where he wanted to go, and he decided on London,” lawyer Candido Simon told […]

Some Caribbean destinations see rise in bookings while Dominican Republic reportedly suffers

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From Travel Pulse New research shows that several unexplained deaths in the Dominican Republichave caused tourists to shy away from traveling to the country. A report by ForwardKeys found that bookings made to the Dominican Republic at the beginning of June fell when compared to the same period in 2018. Travel to the country in July […]

The Editor speaks: Can the problem in the Dominican Republic happen here?

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In an Editorial carried by Richmond Times-Dispatch: “At least nine Americans have died in the Dominican Republic since the summer of 2018 after falling ill in the Caribbean nation. Some of the deaths appear to have been under questionable — and similar — circumstances. The deaths have happened primarily at four resort hotels. Several of […]

Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to remove liquor dispensers from minibars after tourist deaths

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By Artemis Moshtaghian and Eric Levenson CNN From wmtv CNN — The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars at its resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the general manager of the resort told CNN. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino decided last week to remove the liquor dispensers […]

Long Island pizzeria owner dies in latest Dominican Republic horror

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By Dave Goldiner From New York Daily News A Long Island pizzeria owner died this week after suddenly becoming ill at a resort in the Dominican Republic, the third American tourist to die in a week in the Caribbean island nation. Vittorio Caruso, 56, of Glen Cove, went into respiratory distress and died Monday after […]

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries

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By Bocchit Edmond FromJjamaica Observer Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica’s prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the Dominican Republic have been on a downward trend since 2011. In the Bahamas, statistics for 2018 highlight an overall drop in crime from the previous year […]