October 26, 2020

Customs and Border Protection provides Caribbean Summer Travel Tips

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From The Virgin Islands Consortium The Caribbean is among the most favored destinations for travelers during the summer whether flying or just enjoying a pleasant cruise ship. In a release issued Tuesday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands provided travel tips for travelers traversing through […]

Modems, routers slammed by new U.S. tariffs but ‘smart’ tech goods escape

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By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor From Seeking Alpha The latest U.S. tariffs on $200B worth of Chinese products spare many high-profile consumer technology items such as smart watches and speakers but not so the less flashy home modems, routers, and switching and networking gear that make them work. The move effectively creates a two-tiered […]

US Customs and Border Protection Agency steps up activities in the Caribbean

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From RJR The US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has reported that its Air and Marine Operations as well as task force partners have intercepted drug-laden vessels packed with thousands of  pounds of  cocaine and marijuana during targeted operations in the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic in recent weeks. CBP said the area of […]

Caribbean nationals among 113 people arrested during ICE operation in US

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From Jamaica Observer NEWARK, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean nationals among 113 people during an operation that formed part of the agency’s ongoing public safety and national security efforts. ICE said that the June 5-9 operation was supported by […]

Jamaican held at US airport with child porn on phone

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From Caribbean News Service FLORIDA, United States — A man, said to be a Jamaican, was on Monday [6] held with child pornography on his cell phone as he disembarked a flight from Jamaica at the Orlando International Airport (OIA), the ABC News affiliate, WHTV9 reported on its website today. The man, identified as Anthony […]

Strengthening Cayman Islands border security

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Immigration Officers on the frontline, from dusk to dawn, work tirelessly to ensure the security of the Cayman Islands’ borders and deliver on their mission to keep our Islands safe. On Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Immigration Officer Darcia Branch said her instincts immediately kicked in when she processed an American passenger with a peculiar travel […]

Caribbean smuggling routes are still active, and 400 pounds of marijuana floating in the Florida Keys are proof

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By Christopher Woody From Business Insider In less than 30 days between September and October this year, Customs and Border Protection agents and the US Coast Guard recovered nearly 400 pounds of marijuana floating in the waters off the Florida Keys and eastern Florida. The drugs, collected in 15 separate incidents, were found floating at […]

Caribbean smuggling routes are still active, and 400 pounds of marijuana floating in the Florida Keys are proof

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By Christopher Woody From Stamford Advocate Cocaine Seized in Fort Lauderdale Feb. 16US Customs and Border Protection In less than 30 days between September and October this year, Customs and Border Protection agents and the US Coast Guard recovered nearly 400 pounds of marijuana floating in the waters off the Florida Keys and eastern Florida. […]

Three J’cans among seven nabbed in US drug bust

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From Jamaica Observer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – Seven Caribbean nationals have been apprehended following two massive drug seizures by the United States Coast Guard in the region. On Friday, the Coast Guard said it seized contraband – with an estimated value of US$33.9 million on two separate occasions. tIn the aftermath of the […]

US Coast Guard repatriates 161 Cuban migrants since Monday (22)

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MIAMI, USA — The US Coast Guard has repatriated 161 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Monday. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 66 Cuban migrants on Monday; the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 68 Cuban migrants on Thursday and another 27 Cuban migrants on Friday. These repatriations are a result […]