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  • Cruise Ended After Outbreak of Illness

    Cruise Ended After Outbreak of Illness

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship’s 10-day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness. The Miami-based company made the announcement a few hours after officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention boarded the

  • Haiti Gov’t Defends Plans to Develop Resort Island

    Haiti Gov’t Defends Plans to Develop Resort Island

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A plan to transform a small Caribbean island off the southern coast of Haiti into a high-end resort will create more than 2,000 jobs and help change the image of this impoverished country, the prime minister said Wednesday. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe also denied allegations by some residents that the government

  • Puerto Rico, Lufthansa Technik to Build Facility

    Puerto Rico, Lufthansa Technik to Build Facility

    AN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has signed an agreement with German-based Lufthansa Technik to build a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul in the island’s northwest region. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Thursday that the facility will be based at Aguadilla’s international airport and is expected to serve short- and medium-haul

  • Jamaica Aims to Revive Economy with New Port Hub

    Jamaica Aims to Revive Economy with New Port Hub

    OLD HARBOR, Jamaica (AP) — This hardscrabble harbor town on Jamaica’s southern coast seems an unlikely contender in an emerging regional competition over the shipping routes that carry global trade. But as Jamaica joins a rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting ships expected to cross an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015, political leaders and civic

  • Heavy Security in Guyana after Unusual US warning

    Heavy Security in Guyana after Unusual US warning

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — International flights departed from Guyana under heavier than normal security Monday following an unusual threat alert from the U.S. government. Police and soldiers joined regular airport security at the main international airport in the South American country to conduct security screenings of all travelers, Transport Minister Robeson Benn said. “We have

  • Bill Clinton in Haiti to Visit Projects

    Bill Clinton in Haiti to Visit Projects

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti Monday to shine a spotlight on some of the projects that his private foundation has supported to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010. The former U.S. president began the visit with a tour at a solar-powered primary school in Cite Soleil, a