June 15, 2021

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 […]

Hurricane Irma leaves travel agents and cruise lines extremely concerned and hoping for the best

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By Dan Peltier , From Skift Hurricane Irma is a monster storm the likes of which the Caribbean and United States haven’t seen in a while. While tourism usually rebounds after major storms, we haven’t seen an active Atlantic hurricane season like this for nearly a decade and many travel brands will need to think […]

Solar eclipse: protecting your eyes from the sun (always)-Baptist Health International

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In a few short days, record numbers of people will go outside to watch the total solar eclipse happening this Monday, August 21st. Anyone within the path of totality will see it. This is also known as the moment when the moon completely blocks the sun. However, it is crucial for individuals to take care […]

Surprising facts about dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke

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Living in high temperature areas creates many self-proclaimed “experts” about the heat index, dangerous temperatures and related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. But, some facts about our body’s reaction to hot weather may surprise even the most “expert” among us. As the peak of South Florida’s treacherous summertime heat approaches, a […]

Final 2017 Atlantic hurricane forecast update: more active season predicted

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By Jon Erdman and Linda Lam and Chris Dolce From weather.com Story Highlights Colorado State University has slightly increased its forecast to 16 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes this season. Warm water temperatures and vanishing El Niño odds are reasons for the increased numbers. Five named storms have already formed this year […]

Caribbean nationals nabbed in drug bust on high seas

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From Caribbean National Weekly Six Caribbean nationals – three Bahamians, two Jamaicans and one Guyanese – were taken into custody over the weekend after a boat with 750 pounds of marijuana was intercepted by the United States Coast Guard. Officials said a Coast Guard cutter conducted a safety boarding of a 35-foot sport fisher approximately […]

Miami Carnival 2017 set to showcase the diversity of the Caribbean

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From South Florida Caribbean News Insanely Colorful Costumes, Classic Caribbean Sounds of Steel Drums, Caribbean Food and Drinks, Mega Concert, Corporate Pavilion, Arts & Craft Village, are main Ingredients for Miami Carnival – Sunday, October 8, 2017 MIAMI -Miami Carnival is Mas. Miami Carnival is Steel Pan. Miami Carnival is Pageantry. The cultural Miami backdrop […]