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Day: June 17, 2013

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Has easyJet put a “hold” on its carry-on guarantee?

By Hilary Bown From Eurocheapo On my most recent easyJet flight from Berlin to Copenhagen, the gate agent attempted to force me to check my small carry-on wheeled suitcase, because, she explained, “The flight crew has informed us there is…

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Costa Rican police nab cocaine speedboat in the Caribbean

Three Colombian men were arrested after they jumped into the sea Officers from the Coast Guard and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Thursday night seized at least 600 kilograms of cocaine from a speedboat and arrested three men in…

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Caribbean ministers upbeat on a more prosperous region

From Dominican Today Santo Domingo.-  The Caribbean must integrate even further to bolster the region’s participation in the global economy, and re-launch policies and institutions for a stronger and more confident population, as the only path toward significantly prosperous and…

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Agatha Christie’s Marple – Series 6 – 1. A Caribbean Mystery

By Alison Graham From Radio Times Miss Marple has a bad knee and, on the sage advice of her nephew, is on a trip to a lush Caribbean island in the hope that the warmth will ease her aching joints….

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UPDATE: CPL names six franchise teams

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) authorities have announced the name of its six franchise teams and unveiled the team logos after weeks of speculations and hundreds of suggestions via social media, reports UNB. The names of six CPL franchise teams:…

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Asia makes cruise strides as Australia stalls

By Anne Majumdar The opening of a new cruise terminal in Hong Kong has highlighted the cruise infrastructure advances being made in Asia, as Australia continues to grapple with its own shortfalls. The US$1 billion Kai Tak Cruise Terminal welcomed…

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Danish supermarket got drugs instead of bananas

From The New York Times COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Drug traffickers back in Colombia must be going bananas over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets. Police say employees at the supermarket chain Coop got…

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Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ From CAYO COCO, Cuba (AP) — After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island’s 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn’t share the results with…

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Royal Caribbean International names new Senior Vice President of Marketing

By Royal Caribbean International MIAMI — /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean International today announced the appointment of Carol Schuster to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Schuster joins the global cruise line with a proven track record and extensive background in…

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At least you won’t get stranded at sea if the cruise ship is land-bound

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist If you’ve found yourself entirely put off by the idea of climbing aboard a ginormous floating funhouse, for fear of say, becoming stranded at sea and wading around in sewage, but you still have a…