Linking the Caribbean to the World! Monday - Nov 20, 2017
  • 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

  • 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

  • Shark Lovers try to Save Jaws from Trinidad’s Bite

    Shark Lovers try to Save Jaws from Trinidad’s Bite

    A popular bake and shark restaurant on Maracas Beach. Photo by Grueslayer KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Conservationists said Wednesday they have launched a shark-saving campaign in the Caribbean country of Trinidad & Tobago, trying to stop locals and tourists from eating a popular delicacy: deep-fried shark sandwiches. Many have long considered “bake & shark” sandwiches

  • Cubans ‘Bury’ Man Alive in Mock Funeral

    Cubans ‘Bury’ Man Alive in Mock Funeral

    SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, Cuba (AP) — Cuban villagers staged a mock funeral and burial of a living man this week in a boozy festival that has become an annual tradition in a small town near Havana. A tractor pulled a trailer slowly through the streets in the early morning carrying the man in a

  • Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreading Throughout

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many as 200 cases of chikungunya, a virus found mainly

  • Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    Cuba Hikes Salaries for Doctors, Nurses

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is giving hundreds of thousands of medical workers raises that in some cases exceed 100 percent, official media on the island announced Friday, though pay remains much lower than what medical professionals earn elsewhere. The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma also reported that Cuba expects to take in $8.2 billion this

  • Gayle Expected to be a Force in World T20

    Gayle Expected to be a Force in World T20

    NEW DELHI (AP) — In the smash-and-bash spectacle of Twenty20 cricket, big-swinging batsmen like Chris Gayle, David Warner and Mahendra Singh Dhoni tend to be the focus of attention. When the fifth ICC World Twenty20 tournament gets under way in Bangladesh on Sunday, though, it’s just as likely to showcase slow bowlers as match winners.