Linking the Caribbean to the World! Sunday - Sep 24, 2017

Travel

  • 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