July 3, 2022

Long Island pizzeria owner dies in latest Dominican Republic horror

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By Dave Goldiner From New York Daily News A Long Island pizzeria owner died this week after suddenly becoming ill at a resort in the Dominican Republic, the third American tourist to die in a week in the Caribbean island nation. Vittorio Caruso, 56, of Glen Cove, went into respiratory distress and died Monday after […]

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries

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By Bocchit Edmond FromJjamaica Observer Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica’s prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the Dominican Republic have been on a downward trend since 2011. In the Bahamas, statistics for 2018 highlight an overall drop in crime from the previous year […]

US: East Coast woman, couple die at same Caribbean resort days apart

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By David Chang From NBC Miami 6 Miranda Schaup-Werner died from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, according to a family spokesperson. A Dominican Republic resort released the cause of death of a Pennsylvania woman who died inside her hotel room just days before a Maryland couple was found dead at a nearby hotel. On May […]

Women Electricians, Plumbers, Entrepreneurs: The new faces of the Caribbean workforce

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Media Release Courtesy The World Bank Jennyfer Blandino just turned 21. She lives in the Dominican Republic. Like all woman of her age, she faces a challenge. The career choices she makes will affect not only her professional growth and economic security, but also her work-life balance. Women today have only three-quarters of the legal […]

Dominican Republic leads Caribbean economies

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By Tiziana Barghini From Global Finance The Dominican Republic’s economy is outperforming those of its neighbors. The economy of the Dominican Republic is set to surpass its regional neighbors this year, notching the highest growth in the Caribbean region. The DR has been gaining attention for its ability to maintain steady robust economic growth. In […]

Unclear if $560-m US Caribbean security plan has worked — federal report

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From Jamaica Observer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report released Wednesday said the US Government spent more than US$560 million to boost security across the Caribbean during this decade but doesn’t know whether its efforts have worked. The US Government Accountability Office said that the collection and maintenance of data for the […]

Baseball: Caribbean Series might be canceled after move from Venezuela

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By Enrique Rojas From ESPN ORLANDO, Fla. — The member leagues of the Caribbean Professional Baseball Leagues Confederation voted on Thursday to halt plans for the 2019 Caribbean Series in Venezuela and left open a period of 24 hours to find an emergency alternate venue or cancel the event this year, a source told ESPN […]

4 dead, 12 injured in Haiti as truck crashes near border

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AP From Yahoo News PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti say four people have died and a dozen injured when a truck crashed near the border with the Dominican Republic. Justice official Pierre Reneau says that all those injured are hospitalized. The accident occurred Monday morning in the northeast town of Ouanamin the. Authorities […]

Destinations of the week

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Here Are the Newest All-Inclusive Hilton Resorts in the Caribbean & A New Absurd Fee for Award Stays JANUARY 3, 2019 BY ERIN LIZZO From Million Mile Secrets Signing-up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Here’s our fullAdvertising Policy. White sandy beaches, clear blue skies and reading a good book from under the […]

Everything you need to know about gambling in the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now White sand beaches, sparkling blue beaches and gorgeous sunshine are just a few of the draws to visiting the Caribbean, but if you needed another reason to head out there, the region is also a growing gambling destination. Over 22 countries in the region have legalised gambling with over 22,000 slot […]