May 23, 2018

Pre-season tropical or subtropical system could form late week and bring flooding threat to parts of the Caribbean

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From The Weather Channel By Linda Lam Story Highlights An area of low pressure may develop in the southwestern Atlantic late this week or into the weekend. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall will bring the threat of flooding from Puerto Rico to eastern Cuba. May has just begun but there are already signs something may […]

US: Pascrell meets with Dominican Ambassador and Dominican Republic Leaders to discuss Caribbean recovery efforts

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Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued the following statement on his meeting with the Dominican Ambassador to the United States, Jose Tomás Pérez Vázquez. Hosted by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), the meeting was called to discuss the […]

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for renewables

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By Masaō Ashtine From Renewable Energy World Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of Puerto Rico’s energy systems has put […]

One-on-one with CHTA’s Karolin Troubetzkoy

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon from Travel Pulse The CHTA president provides a comprehensive update on the Caribbean’s post-hurricane recovery. The Caribbean Travel Marketplace—the largest exclusively Caribbean annual travel trade-show—was held for the 36th time earlier this year, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The location, one of the country’s hardest hit by last summer’s hurricanes, was particularly […]

US authorities seize drugs worth $13.3 million off Puerto Rico

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From Safety4Sea The US Coast Guard transferred custody of 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of suspected heroin, worth an estimated value of $13.3 million, at USCG Sector San Juan, Tuesday, following a recent interagency interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group partner agencies in the Caribbean Sea, off Puerto Rico. The crew of a […]

Eastern Caribbean destinations join cruise industry to show they are open and building better than ever

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April 20, 2018 16:02 ET | Source: Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. , April 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from the tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are […]

IFF Panama discusses distribution of Central American and Caribbean Films

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By Martin Dale From Variety Fest included panel on VOD opportunities in Latin America PANAMA CITY — One of the biggest challenges facing filmmakers from  Central America and the Caribbean is how to release their films in neighboring countries. This is a problem facing Latin American cinema as a whole, but in larger countries such […]

With Summer travel around the corner, hurricane-hit Caribbean islands are optimistic

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By Jessica Montevago From travel Market Report Caribbean nations impacted by back-to-back hurricanes have been using their marketing dollars to extend a warm welcome to travelers, assuring vacations taken will be unhampered by aftermath of two Category 5 storms. And, more importantly, their tourism dollars will be put to good use — helping the islands rebuild. […]

Movie making booming in Caribbean

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Film production is surging in the Caribbean and Central America despite natural – and some political – turmoil, according to Variety. “The region’s film industry indeed feels more effervescent,” said the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama) artistic director Diana Sanchez. Puerto Rico was the hardest hit by Hurricane […]

Clinton starts Caribbean recovery effort; Says Basin can take World ‘In Different Direction’

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By TIM PADGETT From WLRN It’s now been more than six months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria demolished the Caribbean. Former President Bill Clinton brought his foundation to Miami on Tuesday to propose ways to rebuild Florida’s island neighbors stronger. Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused $106 billion damage when they roared through the […]