All posts tagged "Caribbean"
FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Jerome Valcke for 12 Years
GENEVA – Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general. Valcke was found guilty by FIFA’s ethics committee of...
- Posted February 12, 2016
Vietnam Vet Sues VA Trying To Get Benefits Living In Cuba
HAVANA – Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam. He returned from battle in...
- Posted February 10, 2016
CBP, HSI Seize 86 Pounds Of Cocaine Concealed Inside Boat Hull
FAJARDO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI ) seized 86 pounds (39 kilos) of cocaine found Wednesday concealed inside the hull of a 26 foot...
- Posted February 5, 2016
St. Barts most Expensive Tourism Destination in Caribbean; Santo Domingo the Cheapest
SAN JUAN – February is considered part of the high tourism season in the Caribbean, and for the millions of visitors to the region, it should come as no surprise that the French island of St. Barts...
- Posted February 3, 2016
Cuba a Low-key Presence at US-Jamaican Security Conference
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A delegation from Cuba has taken part for the first time in a Caribbean regional security conference co-hosted by the United States. But officials sought to downplay their participation as the four-day event came...
- Posted January 30, 2016
IMF sees 2016 Negative Growth for Latin America, Caribbean
WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will maintain this year the same overall 0.3 percent negative growth seen in 2015. Alejandro Werner is the IMF’s chief...
- Posted January 23, 2016
World Bank Report: Caribbean to see Growth in 2016
SAN JUAN — Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced...
- Posted January 22, 2016
Trinidad Faces Downturn as Energy Prices Collapse
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – During the good times, earnings from natural gas and oil exports made the tiny Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago one of the richest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The collapse in world oil...
- Posted January 14, 2016
Dominican Economy Establishes Itself as Region’s Strongest
SANTO DOMINGO – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region, officials said Wednesday. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez credited...
- Posted January 6, 2016
Dominican Migrant Law Helps Some, Leaves Others Stranded
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Cresnel Ceus no longer lives in the shadows. For the first time in 15 years, the Haitian migrant can move about this country without fear of being detained at any moment. He...
- Posted January 4, 2016