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55 min ago | Caribbean News Now!
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4 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian
Even as local authorities ramp up clean-up operations to try and stem the spread of the chikungunya virus, health authorities in Grenada are alarmed by its rampant spread in the smaller islands. In an article in the weekly newspaper the Grenada Informer, health officials expressed concern that of the 7,500 population of the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, more than 65 per cent of residents had contracted the virus.
8 hrs ago | Inside Costa Rica
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.
9 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
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.
11 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
Israel Pinchas came to Jamaica in 1991 for a work contract. After three months, when he completed his project, he traveled back to Israel.
15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:51 pm
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