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30 min ago | Inside Costa Rica

Costa Rica, Central American countries partner with FBI to fight violent gangs

Authorities from Costa Rica and five other Central American countries are working with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation on important operations to dismantle violent gangs - including Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, also known as M-18. Both gangs operate in several Central American countries, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Prison, Costa Rica, World News

1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, World News, Elizabeth Ii, Canada, North America, Jamaica, Solomon Islands, Oceania, Lothian County, Scotland

3 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Israelis in Jamaica create new connection to tradition

Israel Pinchas came to Jamaica in 1991 for a work contract. After three months, when he completed his project, he traveled back to Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Jamaica

7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

A member of FIFA's financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption. Canover Watson was questioned last month by police anti-corruption and financial crime units in his native Cayman Islands.

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9 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

Inaugural tourism awards set for Hyatt

The Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association will celebrate Tourism Week 2014 by paying tribute to those who have contributed to developing the industry. The inaugural Gala Tourism Awards Dinner and Dance takes place September 20 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad and awards for outstanding service in the following categories: a Hotelier of the Year Award a Outstanding Industry Employee Award a Business Excellence Award -Direct Tourism Services a Business Excellence Award -Tourism Supporting Services a Lifetime Achievement Award THRTA president Andrew Welch said: "We hope to elevate our industry by recognising true excellence in tourism."

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Related Topix: Dining, The Bahamas, World News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Global Voices Online

Trinidadians Concerned Over "Largest Ever Budget"

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. As the Trinidad and Tobago government, in anticipation of national elections next year, serves up a massive budget, two political bloggers take the country's leaders to task.

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Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Blog News

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Charlotte: Call center owner pleads guilty to defrauding elderly in sweepstakes scam.

A dual United States-Costa Rican citizen pleaded guilty today for his role in a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of elderly Americans. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina made the announcement.

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Related Topix: Prison, Costa Rica, World News, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Reuters

Panama launches US$1.25bn 10-year bond

The Republic of Panama is set to raise US$1.25bn on Monday through the issuance of a new 10-year bond, market sources said. The sovereign, rated Baa2/BBB/BBB, has launched the transaction at a final spread of 150bp over US Treasuries, tight to guidance of 160bp area and to initial price thoughts of 175bp area.

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South China Morning Post

Biscuit maker Jiashili opens orders for HK$370m IPO

Jiashili will no doubt seek to counter any concerns by highlighting its product range, which includes mooncakes and shallot-flavoured biscuits, and that it mainly serves the mass market. Photo: Xinhua Hong Kong investors will soon have something new to bite into as one of China's largest biscuit manufacturers opens its order book ahead of a planned initial public offering.

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Related Topix: Cayman Islands, World News

ABS-CBN News

Tetangco, BSP honored by AFI

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. was recently honored by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion for his excellent stewardship of the network during his two-year chairmanship. The BSP also received a Maya Declaration award for the tangible financial inclusion commitments that were achieved by the BSP.

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Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News

The Peninsula

Emir, PM congratulate Nicaragua president

DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Monday a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega Saavedra on the occasion of the anniversary of his country's Independence Day. The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani sent similar cable to the Republic of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega Saavedra on the occasion of the anniversary of his country's Independence Day.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Daniel Ortega

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Herald

Man shot in chest in drive-by shooting

A 25-year-old man from French Quarter was brought into the hospital by friends on Sunday morning after having been shot in the chest, a source confirmed. K.L.B. had been a passenger in a grey Kia Picanto, which had come from St. Peters and was approaching the roundabout near Le Grand MarchA© in Cul de Sac in the left lane, preparing to turn left towards Philipsburg.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Science / Technology, NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL, Apple, Startups

Newsday

Central American Parade and Festival draws hundreds to Hempstead

Thousands of people flocked to Hempstead marking Central America's independence with dancing, traditional music and food to celebrate their roots and heritage on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Summit, NJ

Examiner.com

Will Packer gives Bahamas filmmaker opportunity of a lifetime

Consul General Randy Rolle, Ministry of Tourism and Producer Will Packer Give Bahamian Filmmaker Opportunity to "Ride Along" On Film Set Will Packer , the producer behind hits such as Think Like A Man, Ride Along and No Good Deed has teamed up with Bahamas Consul General Randy E. Rolle and The Ministry of Tourism to allow a filmmaker to observe a big budget production. "Moya Thompson is the first Bahamian to be given the opportunity to work on Will Packer production," Consul General Rolle said.

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Related Topix: The Bahamas, World News

Noozhawk

Adelante Students Teleconference with Caribbean Research Vessel

Students from fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Adelante Charter School in Santa Barbara experienced a live two-way video conference with scientists aboard the EV Nautilus , via a specially equipped auditorium at the UCSB Marine Sciences Department last Tuesday. The EV Nautilus is an educational research vessel currently exploring underwater volcanic seamounts in the Caribbean Sea, in the Anegada Passage near the British Virgin Islands.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Oceanography

Trinidad Guardian

The last train

"Technological changes along with the development of a significant LNG export capacity from the United States could pose a long-term threat if it significantly expanded global natural gas supplies. However, local producers are confident that demand for natural gas will continue to outstrip supply."

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Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Patrick Manning, Pension

The New Zealand Herald

US Virgin Islands get $3M grant for improvements

The U.S. Virgin Islands is slated to receive a nearly $3 million federal grant for improvements to education, public health and other sectors. Congressional Delegate Donna Christensen said Saturday that the money will be used to expand and upgrade several hospitals as well as repair a couple of elementary schools.

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Related Topix: US News, Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, World News, Virgin Islands

Sat Sep 13, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

As former Haitian President Aristide is placed on house arrest,...

On Aug. 21, Haitian police wearing black masks and carrying heavy arms appeared in front of the home of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide as a Haitian judge issued calls to arrest him. Hundreds of people courageously surrounded the house to protect him.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Prison

The York Daily Record

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration

The New Zealand Herald

Cayman Islands prepares for trial of ex-premier

A judge in the Cayman Islands has sworn in a seven-member jury as the government prepares for a corruption trial against a former premier who has been the islands' longest serving politician. McKeeva Bush faces 11 criminal charges in a trial that is scheduled to start on Monday.

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