Linking the Caribbean to the World! Thursday - Jan 18, 2018

Posts Tagged: caribbean

  • 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

  • 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