July 20, 2018

Jamaica poised to unlock tourism potential in Latin America

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From teleSUR “I can safely say without any fear of contradiction that we have made that long-anticipated breakthrough into the South American market,” the tourism minister said. Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and a national delegation say they are optimistic about the future of tourism in the Caribbean nation following a brief deal-making tour of […]

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to Mexico and Caribbean

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From NOAA Public invited to tour U.S. Air Force Reserve ‘Hurricane Hunter’ aircraft April 10, 2018 With the 2018 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season […]

The Caribbean is stressed out

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From Smithsonian Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP). The study provides new insights into the influence of both local and global […]

Scotiabank CONCACAF League Trophy unveiled, will visit Panama and Costa Rica ahead of semifinal matches

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Four Teams Remain in Battle for Regional Supremacy, and to Lift the Confederation’s Newest Prize this October Miami  – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today unveiled the new trophy for the inaugural ScotiabankCONCACAF League, the Confederation’s newest club championship, and announced the first stops for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF […]

Lawrence looking forward to Caribbean derby – T&T expects stern challenge from Reggae Boyz

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From Sportsmax Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence insists the team is looking forward to another ‘Caribbean derby’ ahead of next week’s friendly international against rivals Jamaica. The twin island republic is expected to host the Reggae Boyz at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva next week as preparations intensify ahead of next month’s […]

Americans sentenced in Panama for 5 murders

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The Associated Press From US News Panamanian authorities say a court has sentenced a U.S. man and his ex-wife to prison for robbing and killing five other Americans in a Caribbean tourist destination. PANAMA CITY (AP) — U.S. citizen William Dathan Holbert was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a court in Panama for […]

Judge recalls Noriega’s ouster

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By JACKIE STARKEY From Carolina Coast Online ATLANTIC BEACH — Despite his role in the 1989 military ouster of former Panamanian dictator Manuel A. Noriega, local resident Judge Doug McCullough says he hadn’t thought of the former leader recently. That was until news broke of the 83-year-old’s death Monday in Panama City. A month retired […]

‘Solid case’ exists in bribery scandal against Panama Papers law firm

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By Will Fitzgibbon From Caribbean News Now PANAMA CITY, Panama (ICIJ) — Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers affair, sold shell companies and held bank accounts that were used to help conceal bribes paid across South America, a Panamanian prosecutor alleged at a press conference last Thursday. Rómulo Bethancourt, […]

Panama condemned for jailing journalist on ‘baseless’ charges

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax Journalist groups have called for the Panamanian government to release Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein, who was arrested on Nov. 15 on charges of libel and slander for reporting on the activities of a Canadian citizen Monte Friesner. Both Ornstein and Friesner live in Panama, a popular spot for U.S. and […]

Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for the Central American Cup Panama 2017

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Guatemala City, Guatemala (Tuesday, October 25, 2016) – The Central America Football Union (UNCAF) today conducted the draw for the Central American Cup Panama 2017, at the Hotel Sortis in Panama City, Panama. The draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on January 13 of next year, in […]