January 16, 2019

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 […]

NEW UPDATE – ISAAC DISSIPATES – Isaac may become a hurricane after threatening Jamaica, impacting Lesser Antilles

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From HMCI Sep 15 2018 Great news – The NHC has advised that Isaac has dissipated and has now issued its last advisory on the remnants of Isaac! The Cayman Islands National weather service will continue to monitor the remnants of Isaac as it moves over the central Caribbean. The local forecast indicates an 80 […]

Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches

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By Eva Lloréns Vélez From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – Federal bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy decided Friday that Archdiocese of San Juan’s bankruptcy filing applies to all Catholic churches in Puerto Rico. This means that both the Archdiocese of Mayagüez and that of Ponce can also get relief from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Both archdioceses […]

Caribbean health agency: Zika risk ‘low’

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly The risk of contacting the Zika virus in the Caribbean region now is “low,” according to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha). Following a review of data over the past 30 months, Carpha said in a statement that the virus transmission has been “interrupted.” Its regional laboratory continues […]

University of Puerto Rico student council condemns approved budget

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By CyberNews From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – The University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Río Piedras campus’ Student Council denounced that the school’s budget was approved behind closed doors, it said, amid a doubling of the tuition costs of enrollment and fewer exemptions. “Ultimately, they raised the budget of the Chancellor’s Office from $1.4 million […]