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Hurricane Warning Issued for Belize as Ernesto Approaches

At 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, the centre of Tropical Storm Ernesto was located about 135 miles northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border and about 330 miles east of Isla Roatan, Honduras, moving toward the West-NorthWest near 12 mph. A hurricane warning has been issued for the entire coast of Belize. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this general motion is expected to ...

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Environmentally Conscious Development for Anguilla

The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Directors has approved a technical assistance grant to the Government of Anguilla equivalent to US$245,812 to support its efforts at sustainable development. Anguilla is looking to update its environmental and physical planning legislation to support the work required to address land use management, and to effectively address current environmental problems and ...

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Barbados to Host African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference

In an effort to bring renewed focus to the rich histories of the African Diaspora and its lasting impression on the Caribbean, the Island of Barbados is hosting the 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference (ADHT). The event which takes place on September 17-19, will unite Government leaders, officials, educators and travel/tourism professionals spanning across the globe, creating a deeper under ...

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Dissident’s Daughter Doubts Dad’s Fatal Car Crash Was Accidental

Rosa María Payá, the daughter of Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, who died in a car crash along with fellow dissident Harold Cepero Escalante on Sunday, does not believe that the deaths were accidental. She said the information she received from the boys in the car with him, is that a car was trying to push them off the road, ramming them at every moment so they are convinced that, they wanted ...

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Money Laundering: The Art of Making Dirty Money Appear Clean

When it comes to money laundering schemes, criminals are willing to go the extra mile in their bid to make their unlawful practices appear legal. Those of us familiar with such notorious money laundering cases, such as former president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos; Franklin Jurado; the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and the Bank of New York, as well as Pablo Escobar, to name a few, would ...

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US to Deploy Surveillance Drones over the Caribbean

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced the setting up of a drone squadron for surveillance activity over the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already approved the air routes for the spy drones, known worldwide for their raids over Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, as part of US military activities in those nations. According to the FAA plan, a 2 ...

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