August 14, 2018

Best casino complexes in the Caribbean

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Out here in the Caribbean, it’s a gold mine if you’re looking for an amazing casino complex to while away the time. Not only do our islands feature some of the most stunning views in the world, some of our casinos and their hotels, pools, and restaurants do, too. Whether you are after a laid-back […]

F&S Solar commissions Caribbean’s largest PV plant

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By PETRA HANNEN From pv magazine With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built by German EPC, F&S Solar. It now aims to ramp the project up to 119 MW by next year. The Montecristi solar farm, located […]

These Caribbean immigrants were pardoned by a U.S. Governor

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 25, 2018: Six Caribbean immigrants with minor criminal convictions that could have gotten them deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, have been pardoned by a U.S. governor. New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, issued the pardons on July 23rd. This is the third […]

The Caribbean woman who shocked the world as the first black Miss Universe in 1977

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BY MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR From Miss Universe She was not considered to be the favourite to win the Miss Universe competition in 1977 but she eventually sailed through, becoming the first woman from the Caribbean and the first woman of African ancestry to be crowned. Born in June 1953 to a Trinidadian father and a […]

Caribbean bookings rebound following hurricane impact

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By Phil Davies From Travel Weekly UK The Caribbean is seeing a resounding rebound from last year’s devastating hurricanes with a surge in bookings from the UK. The Bahamas has seen the biggest increase at 60% since the start of the year, followed by the Dominican Republic at 53%, Antigua 14% and Barbados recording a […]

Slidell Native participates in US, Caribbean Military Exercise

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By Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Russell Navy Reserve – Navy Public Affairs Support Element West From dvids NASSAU, Bahamas – U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Cody Shumaker, a Slidell, Louisiana native assigned to USCG Cutter Charles David Jr., is participating in Tradewinds 2018 – a joint and multinational military exercise that […]

After Israel bows out, Germany, Belgium shoo-ins for UN Security Council seats

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By EDITH M. LEDERER From The Times of Israel South Africa and Dominican Republic also expected to win places on powerful body; Maldives-Indonesia contest makes Asia-Pacific region’s vote uncertain AP — Germany and Belgium are certain to win seats on the UN Security Council after Israel dropped out of the race last month, but there […]

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month!

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By Loribelle Lapaix From OOM Scholastic Heritage (noun) – something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: something that come or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot of portion. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea – some of its islands are surrounded by […]

Tourism chief upbeat about the Caribbean’s future

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By CHTA (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – High consumer demand for a Caribbean travel experience and increased tourism investments in hotels and airport improvements bode well for the future of the Caribbean’s tourism sector, which is exceeding 2018 expectations despite the fact that some hotels in six of the Caribbean’s 32 major destinations are still […]

Dominican Republic and Venezuela: Cocaine across the Caribbean

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Written by Venezuela Investigative Unit From InSight Crime Drug traffickers have a problem exporting drugs from Venezuela. There are few commercial flights, little container shipping, no tourists and a collapsed fishing sector. But the Dominican Republic, 1,400 kilometers away, has it all.  As cocaine pours largely unopposed across the border from Colombia, with production in the Andean nation […]