December 18, 2017

Mexico sees tourism bump after hurricanes devastate much of Caribbean

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By Andrew O’Reilly From FOX NEWS Vacationers are rebooking vacations to Mexico as Caribbean tourist hotspots from Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands struggle to rebuild after this fall’s devastating hurricanes, airline data shows. From October through March 2018, U.S. and international airlines have cut more than 1.2 million seats to spots throughout the Caribbean, […]

Royal Caribbean searching for worker who vanished on board ship that departed Galveston

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From ABC13 Cruise worker goes missing after ship departs Galveston Tuesday, December 12, 2017 GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — A search is underway for a cruise ship worker who vanished during a 5-day voyage from Galveston. According to Royal Caribbean Cruises, the 24-year-old pool attendant failed to report for work on board the Visions of the […]

2026 North American World Cup would reap big profits, says U.S. Soccer Federation president

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By The Associated Press From The Salt Lake Tribune Toronto • Outgoing U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati says a 2026 World Cup hosted by Canada, Mexico and the U.S. would financially be “by far the most successful” in tournament history. Speaking alongside his fellow federation presidents and bid committee executive director John Kristick in […]

After 25 months of going backwards, Caribbean and Latin American exports are ticking upwards … with e-commerce leading the way

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By John McCarthy Frpm ViFreePress WASHINGTON – Following 25 months of uninterrupted contraction, exports of goods from the Caribbean and Latin America (LAC) are back on the path to growth. After shrinking by 3.3 percent in 2016, the year-on-year growth between January and June 2017 reached 13.2 percent. Similarly, exports of services, which had already […]

Fun, food, and visits to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico

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By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson From San Diego Jewish World MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — Aboard the cruise ship Carnival Dream, a veritable floating city, we shared the fourteen decks with some 4,000 other passengers Our route took us from New Orleans, down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and several Caribbean islands. From conversations with […]

IFAD President to commit support to Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction

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Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-ranking officials of the Mexican government on 24 November to discuss IFAD’s support of Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction, as well as its roadmap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the 2030 Agenda. This is Houngbo’s first official […]

NMEX signs Memorandum of Understanding for acquisition & development of Mexican Caribbean Resort Property

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QUITMAN, Texas, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northern Minerals & Exploration Ltd. (OTCPK:NMEX) (“Northern” or the “Company”) on November 16, 2017 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Pemer Bacalar SAPI DE CV (“Bacalar”) to further pursue the acquisition and development of approximately 33.5 hectares (82.74 acres) on the Caribbean Coast in the […]

5G readiness on the rise

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In its annual 5G Readiness Survey, Ericsson compiles 5G-related plans and activities among operators 78 percent of the respondents are involved in 5G trials this year compared to 32 percent last year Plans to monetize 5G involve migration of subscribers from 4G to 5G and expanding into enterprise and industry market segments Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) […]

Skal International to bring worldwide tourism event to Miami and Caribbean in 2019; First global support for disaster impacted region

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HYDERABAD, India, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Skal International, the global organization of travel and tourism leaders, has voted in its General Assembly, to bring its 2019 Skal World Congress to the Port of Miami, Mexico, and the Caribbean on a Royal Caribbean seven day cruise in September 2019. This is the first global tourism meeting […]

Corruption on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Allard Prize Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas.  And when they speak out about it, far too often they face retaliation. Almost two thirds of people that we surveyed for the latest Global Corruption Barometer, People and Corruption: Latin America and the Caribbean, said that corruption had risen […]