April 24, 2019

Discouraging forecast for the Caribbean [sargassum seaweed]

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From Yucatan Times According to the monthly reports of the Optical Oceanography Laboratory of the School of Marine Sciences of the University of South Florida, intended to provide an overview of the current flowering condition and the probability of future flowering of sargassum for the Caribbean Sea, the conditions for this 2019, are greater than […]

Homeless in South Florida: A Caribbean tale of pain and need where there is plenty

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — Homelessness has reached a staggering and alarming level in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, according to local community activist, Gloria Lewis, a Barbadian living in the area who has been taking care of people in desperate need and down on their luck. Gloria, a Barbadian national […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida expanding world class healthcare

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Greater access to specialty care areas now available to more international patients For more than 30 years, patients have come to Cleveland Clinic Florida seeking outstanding patient care. It is a premier academic medical center known for providing complex care for the sickest of patients, from across the region and around the world. To meet both […]

Florida Magazine Association nominates Island Origins for excellence awards

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From South Florida Caribbean News Fort Lauderdale – “Island Origins Magazine”, South Florida’s Caribbean-American lifestyle quarterly, published by Island Syndicate, has been nominated for three category excellence awards by the Florida Magazine Association. The annually appointed honors, known as the Charlie Awards, recognize achievements by Florida magazines, crowning selected industry players best among their peers. […]

Haiti-bound flights out of South Florida resume after violent protests in Caribbean nation

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By Susannah Bryan and Aric Chokey From South Florida Sun Sentinel Unrest in Haiti Some flights from Haiti resumed Sunday after protests over a proposed increase in fuel prices ordered by the government caused airlines to stop service to and from the island. “We’re continuing to monitor the situation, but we expect normal operation,” American […]

Caribbean Roots Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in South Florida

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From NAN News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Tues. June 19, 2018: Plantation-born, Lauderhill, Florida raised rapper, Rapper XXXTentacion, who was born to Caribbean parents 20 years ago, was on Monday shot dead in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to Broward County Sheriff’s Department. The rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was reportedly shopping for a motorcycle at 3671 […]

JetBlue expands service to the Caribbean [Cayman Islands]

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From Travel Pulse JetBlue announced Tuesday it would launch a new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Grand Cayman on October 25. The once-daily flights from Florida to the Caribbean were originally announced in January, and the airline is celebrating the service by offering introductory fares starting at just $59 one-way. To best serve its passengers, […]

Mosquitoes battling Zika released in South Miami neighborhood

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By ALEX GONZALEZ From WLRN Millions of mosquitoes have been released in South Miami to combat Zika. Lab-bred mosquitoes are flying in South Miami. It’s the latest effort to stop the type of mosquito that spreads the Zika virus. These are the same type of mosquitoes used in a trial last year in the Lower […]

Can anything turn the tide on the iguana invasion? Florida aims to find out

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BY JENNY STALETOVICH From Miami Herald Growing up on Key Biscayne in the 1970s, Paul Zuccarini had no idea the commonplace green iguanas he loved to chase were as exotic as the tourists that descended every winter. They were like “prehistoric beasts,” said Zuccarini, who would release his prize captures back into the wild. “If […]

Brain-implanted device helps ease seizures

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From Baptist Health, South Florida A small device manufactured in Silicon Valley, referred to as the RNS System, can monitor and respond to brain activity, somewhat like a pacemaker responds to heart rhythms. On September 28, the first “responsive neurostimulation” device (or RNS) was implanted at Baptist Hospital in Miami for the management of refractory […]