November 13, 2019

Rare mutations drive cystic fibrosis in Caribbean

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By Nicholas Weiler From UCSF Health Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic is dominated by unusual gene mutations not often observed in previously studied CF populations, according to comprehensive genome sequencing led by physician–scientists at UC San Francisco and Centro de Neumología Pediátrica in San Juan. Remarkably, a majority of Dominican […]

Dominican tourism is down but Not Out following sensational visitor death headlines

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By Danni Santana From Skift What’s done is done as it relates to the tourism dollars lost in the Dominican Republic this summer. The country is fighting perception at this point, but instead of blaming the media, it should look at local travel industry partners as a means to help regain consumer confidence.— Danni Santana. Dominican […]

Dominican Republic responds urgently to harmful invasion of green iguanas

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From Dominican Today SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.- The invasion of green iguanas requires that the Dominican Republic react and that its authorities act intelligently and systematically to find a solution, to establish an early response and population monitoring system or different subpopulations established, recommended Jane Haakonsson, land officer of the Government of Cayman Islands, and […]

Best places for honeymoon goers in the Caribbean islands

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With dozens of beautiful places surrounding the Caribbean islands, it is hard to decide which destination is your dream destination. Nearly every island provides soft sands, crystal clear ocean water, tropical breezes, and resorts to make the dream come true. There are more than 20 islands in the Caribbean that are tempting for the honeymoon […]

Tenacious Dorian heads for Puerto Rico; Bahamas and Florida could be next

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By Bob Henson Aug 27 2019 7:07 PM EDT From Weather Channel Nudged on all sides by a grab bag of influences, Tropical Storm Dorian has held its own, working its way into the eastern Caribbean after passing near Barbados and over St. Lucia. Dorian is likely to move across Puerto Rico as a tropical […]

Tropical Storm Dorian nears Puerto Rico

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By Meg Wagner, paul P. Murphy and Mike Hayes, From CNN Miami fire department sends search and rescue team to Puerto Rico ahead of the storm The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department will send a 45-member urban search and rescue team to Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, according to a statement. The teams provide […]

Now heading for Windward Islands, Dorian could reach Puerto Rico as a hurricane

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By Bob Henson from Weather Underground Watches and warnings have been hoisted for much of the Windward Islands and Puerto Rico in advance of Tropical Storm Dorian, which is gradually organizing over the warm waters of the western Atlantic deep tropics and posing concerns for the Greater Antilles and beyond. Update:As of 5 pm EDT, Dorian was […]

Dominican Republic will be hosting the 1st Latin American Digital Health Congress

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Arium Health is an information technology services company whose main objective is the commercialization of information systems for the health sector. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.- Arium Health, an information technology services company that aims to raising the quality standards of the health sector, announced the First Latin American Digital Health Congress, this upcoming November 15th at the Intercontinental […]

John McAfee says jailing in Dominican Republic ‘too complex’ to explain – then lawyer explains it was guns

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By Nancy Dillon From New York Daily Fugitive tech tycoon John McAfee was essentially deported to Britain from the Dominican Republic this week after he docked at the island with firearms on his yacht, his lawyer reportedly said. “(They) asked him where he wanted to go, and he decided on London,” lawyer Candido Simon told […]

Some Caribbean destinations see rise in bookings while Dominican Republic reportedly suffers

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From Travel Pulse New research shows that several unexplained deaths in the Dominican Republichave caused tourists to shy away from traveling to the country. A report by ForwardKeys found that bookings made to the Dominican Republic at the beginning of June fell when compared to the same period in 2018. Travel to the country in July […]