Caribbean News

Colombia Offers Work Permits To Venezuelan Migrants

BOGOTA, Colombia, Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020 (Reuters): Colombia will allow hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants to legalize their presence in the country through work permits meant to bring them into the legal economy, the government said on Wednesday. Colombia is the principal destination for Venezuelan migrants fleeing from political, social and economic crisis under the government of President Nicolas ...

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Look For Jamaica In The Super Bowl

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020: The Jamaica Tourist Board’s newly unveiled ‘JAMAICA, Heartbeat of the World’ television advertisement will make its Super Bowl LIV debut on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  The 30 second ad will air in the northeast markets of New York and Philadelphia as well as Chicago in the Midwest.   The JTB says ...

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Panic As Quake Rattles Several Caribbean Islands, Miami

By Kate Chappell KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Jan 29, 2020 (Reuters): There was widespread panic in several Caribbean islands and Miami Tuesday after a major quake rattled the areas. A major 7.7 earthquake first struck 125km NNW of Lucea, Jamaica, south of Cuba on Tuesday, sending shockwaves as far as Miami and sparking panic in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands where ...

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Caribbean Travel Photo Of The Day – Ocho Rios

Happy Hump Day from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls and winner of the World Travel Awards 2020 title of the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction. The post Caribbean Travel Photo Of The Day – Ocho Rios appeared first on Caribbean and Latin America Daily News.

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Death Toll From Brazil Flooding Climbs To 52

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Weds. Jan 29, 2020 (Reuters): The death toll from last week’s heavy rains in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has risen to 52 people, with 65 people reported injured and two more missing, the state civil defense agency said on Tuesday. The losses were most concentrated in the state capital, Belo Horizonte, with 13 dead, according ...

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Guyana Should Adopt Alaska’s Permanent Fund Policy

By NAN Editorial Board News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 28, 2020: On Monday, January 27, 2020, ExxonMobil upped its estimate of recoverable crude in the South American nation of Guyana to more than 8 billion barrels. That’s up from about 6 billion after the company said it discovered its 16th deep water Guyanese discovery since it first struck oil ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Hardline Trump Immigration Policy

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, Tues. Jan 28, 2020 (Reuters): The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on Monday for one of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, allowing his administration to implement a rule denying legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, granted the administration’s request ...

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Caribbean Celebs, Fans Voice Sadness On Kobe Bryant’s Passing

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 27, 2020: Fans globally, including from the Caribbean and Caribbean roots celebrities, are among those sharing messages of stunned disbelief at the tragic, sudden and untimely passing of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. Bryant along with his13-year-old daughter, and seven other people were killed a helicopter crash in foggy weather in the Los Angeles ...

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