December 3, 2020

2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League Final Set

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CS Herediano and FC Motagua will battle for the title and a spot in the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Miami (Friday, September 28, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed the matchup and kick off times for the Gran Final of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League. […]

From Manfred to Maria: The history of naming hurricanes

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By Larry Sprinkle From wcnc NBC An Atlantic storm that ripped the mast off a boat named Manfred became known as Manfred’s hurricane. Then, in the mid-1900s, people started using female names for storms. The history of naming hurricanes is fascinating. There was a time when storms were given arbitrary names. An Atlantic storm that […]

A welcoming Caribbean shore for high-level Romanian fugitives

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BY HULDA MIRANDA (COSTA RICA), NATHAN JACCARD (COLOMBIA), ANA POENARIU, ATTILA BIRO, PAUL RADU From OCCRP They were once two of the most powerful women in Romania — a top government minister and a chief prosecutor. But when they found themselves fugitives, convicted on corruption charges and facing years in prison, they chose the same […]

Movie making booming in Caribbean

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Film production is surging in the Caribbean and Central America despite natural – and some political – turmoil, according to Variety. “The region’s film industry indeed feels more effervescent,” said the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama) artistic director Diana Sanchez. Puerto Rico was the hardest hit by Hurricane […]

A lizard messiah

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On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah From The Tico Times Thanks to Kristel Segeren for this image from Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast: she came across a green basilisk lizard, also known as a Jesus Christ lizard because of its amazing ability to run atop the water. For more stories […]

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast pools efforts against climate change

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By Diego Arguedas Ortiz From IPS HONE CREEK, Costa Rica, Jul 24 2017 (IPS) – Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastal region. There are fruit trees, ceibas that will take decades to […]

Interview with Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora

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From Market Views What has your ministry done to boost Costa Rican exports? Minister Mora: The first achievement that we can claim is that this government has accelerated the process for Costa Rica to become a full member of the OECD. The path to accession is well underway and will help improve the business environment […]

US names fourteen major money laundering countries in the region in latest report

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Fourteen nations in the wider Caribbean have been named by the US as “major money laundering” countries in the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) released by the US State Department on Wednesday. A major money laundering country is defined as one “whose financial institutions engage in currency […]

T&T: First official Caribbean visit of ILO Regional Director, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

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PORT-OF-SPAIN Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, will pay an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago from 14-16 February 2016. The visit is his first to the Caribbean as Director of the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, a role he assumed on 1 June 2015 in Lima, Peru. During the 2-day high-level mission […]

Destination of the week

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Thinking about Costa Rica? 7 Reasons why you might want to head to the Caribbean coast of the Country By Don Hazen, V.C. Dent From AlterNet A number of unique elements make the Caribbean side interesting. Costa Rica attracts large numbers of North Americans seeking everything from a beach bum’s idyll to serious backpacking and high-end […]