November 18, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees ‘unprecedented devastation’

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From BBC Hurricane Dorian appears to have caused “unprecedented” devastation in the Bahamas, the country’s leader says. The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, remains “extremely dangerous”, said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Some 13,000 houses are feared damaged or destroyed, according to the International Red Cross. Pictures showed surging floodwaters, upturned cars and snapped […]

Tropical Storm Philippe dissipates after spawning tornadoes

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By Mike Clary and Aric Chokey From Sun-Sentinel What a difference a day makes! Tropical Storm Philippe dumped 5-10″ of rain on us Saturday and early Sunday with 2 confirmed tornadoes. Behind the cold front, Sunday turned out beautiful with tons of sun. Monday starts out chilly. It appears the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season couldn’t […]

US Judge allows Colombians to pursue torture claims against Chiquita

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By Monika Gonzalez Mesa, From Daily Business Review A federal judge allowed torture claims to stand in a lawsuit brought by thousands of Colombian laborers who claim Chiquita Brands International Inc. paid $1.7 million over nine years to a violent right-wing paramilitary group blamed for death squads that targeted civilians in banana-growing regions. U.S. District […]

MHCapital Exec leads $15M refinancing for Caribbean resort

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By Samantha Joseph, From Daily Business Review A West Palm Beach executive helped extend a capital markets-based real estate lender’s international reach with a $15.2 million loan to a hotel operator in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Don Stevens, who leads loan origination for MHCapital Funding LLC, spearheaded the nonrecourse first mortgage financing for Emerald Beach […]

Silver Airways files application to establish service to Cuba

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From South Florida Caribbean News Silver Airways, Florida’s airline of choice applies for routes serving all 10 Cuban destinations from 5 Florida cities Fort Lauderdale – Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to […]

Ex-Dominican leader has softer line on citizenship

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By Matt Sedensky, From sfgate West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP) — A former, and possibly future, president of the Dominican Republic said Tuesday that migrant children who were issued birth certificates should be granted citizenship in his country, a somewhat softer position than the current government. The divisive issue has prompted international condemnation of the […]

Cayman Pirates win touch ruggerfest

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By Mark Robson From Cayman Rugby (CRFU): The Cayman Pirates left these shores last weekend in search of gold and glory and found both with an outstanding win in the Fort Lauderdale Ruggerfest Touch Tournament 2014. This merry band of 12 marauders beat all-comers and played some fast and furious Touch, a game similar to […]