April 25, 2019

Concacaf: Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis roll in CU17 Qualifying

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BRADENTON, Florida – Group D of 2019 Concacaf Under-17 Championship Qualifying resumed on Thursday with Puerto Rico and Saint Kitts and Nevis taking home clean sheet victories. The Boricuas got a score in each half to top Martinique 2-0. Jose Luis Lopez broke the deadlock in the 27’ before Leandro Antonetti doubled the margin in the 47’ to polish off the scoreline. In the day’s […]

Fiscal board releases report detailing Puerto Rico’s bank balances

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From Caribbean Business Entities, instrumentalities covered hold 1,159 accounts with a combined $10.2 billion SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board released Friday night a report regarding the bank and investment account balances of 164 government entities and instrumentalities. The report is one element of a forensic investigation into the liquidity of […]

Puerto Rico fiscal agency hell-bent on Afica facilities financing

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By Philipe Schoene Roura From Caribbean Business Editor’s note: The following originally appeared in the March 14 – 20, 2019, issue of Caribbean Business. The restructuring brigades at the helm of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency & Financial Advisory Authority (Aafaf by its Spanish acronym) are set to kick into overdrive their campaign to promote financing projects through […]

The People’s Parrot inspires first community-sponsored Genome Project

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By GrrlScientist From Forbes Conservation genomics is a new discipline that is beginning to provide important information to scientists that could help us save endangered species and protect the global environment The critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon parrot, Amazona vittata, known locally as the iguaca, is the only extant parrot endemic to the United States. Its […]

A marijuana dispensary is coming to this Caribbean marina

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019: A 5,000 sq. ft. marijuana dispensary is coming to one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean. GSRX Industries (OTCQB: GSRX) of Puerto Rico will open the dispensary at the foot of the Puerto del Rey in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It will be Puerto Rico’s fifth […]

Caribbean Geographic Command starts off the year with a deployment to Afghanistan

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From dvids PUERTO RICO 01.01.2019 Courtesy Story 1st Mission Support Command   FORT BUCHANAN, PR- Approximately fifty Soldiers from the 166th Regional Support Group (RSG), U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, departed from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, Jan 1, with Afghanistan as final destination. For Staff Sgt. Angel Bernard, a Military Police, native of Aguas Buenas, […]

Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

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By Steven Bradley From The News Stand BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Some tree species heal from the ravages of hurricane damage by growing replacement leaves optimized for greater efficiency, according to a Clemson University field study presented at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference. This vista overlooks Guánica town from Guánica Dry Forest, where Clemson University ecologists […]

St. Maarten 2nd busiest airport for private jets in Caribbean

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten Infographic about most popular private jet destinations in the Caribbean. LONDON/MIAMI–PrivateFly, an internationally operating company that offers private jet charters, shared some good news for St. Maarten on Thursday, even though it is based on figures of 2016-2017. Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) ranked number two in the top […]

Screening, discussion of ‘Rise of the Superstorms’

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From Newbury Port News NEWBURYPORT – The Storm Surge group is hosting a screening on Monday of the Nova film “Rise of the Superstorms,” which documents the three monster hurricanes of 2017 – Harvey, Irma and Maria. One after another, they swept in from the Atlantic, shattering storm records and killing hundreds of people in […]

US Coast Guard arrests three for cocaine seizure in Caribbean Sea

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From RJR News The US Coast Guard has nabbed three drug smugglers and seized millions of dollars worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. It has transferred the smugglers and the cocaine, which is valued at about US$3.3 million, to US Drug Enforcement Administration agents. This follows last week’s seizure of a go-fast vessel off […]