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- 37 charged in Puerto Rico to Wisconsin drug smuggling case using US Postal Service
More than three dozen people have been charged with sending drugs from Puerto Rico to Wisconsin using the U.S. Postal Service.
Ap. ABC News. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:27:17 +0000.
- Puerto Rico Relief: Trump Declares Major Disaster After Series Of Earthquakes
Island officials were quick to thank the president for the designation, which makes residents eligible for more financial assistance from FEMA. They were just told aid for 2017 hurricanes is coming.
Vanessa Romo. NPR. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:23:41 -0500.
- Grandfather who dropped toddler to her death from cruise ship was 'aware it was open'
Chloe Wiegand, 18 months, fell to her death in San Juan in July. Royal Caribbean says Salvatore Anello would only have had to use his 'basic senses' to sense the danger she was in.
Daily Mail. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:57:30 GMT.
- Trump Admin Releases $8.2B in PR Aid With Restrictions
The Trump administration Wednesday attached severe restrictions to the $8 billion it released in disaster aid funding Puerto Rico, reports The New York Times.
Newsmax. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:49:20 EDT.
- Reports: Jeffrey Epstein Trafficked Girls To His Private Island As Recently As 2018
Epstein also allegedly tracked the movements of his victims with a database, according to the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
By Lisette Voytko, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:33:38 +0000.
- Epstein 'abuse' revealed in Virgin Islands lawsuit
The case filed in the US Virgin Islands says the late financier molested girls as young as 12.
BBC News. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:28:03 GMT.
- US Virgin Islands sues Jeffrey Epstein estate, alleges sex trafficking
The lawsuit claims the late financier sexually abused and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on his private Caribbean island until as recently as 2018.
Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 06:36:57 +1100.
- Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely
Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico. And geoscientists forecast dozens more strong aftershocks are likely in the area.
Live Science. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:49:24 +0000.
- Haiti hunger: 1 in 3 people need urgent food aid
Already lacking water and basic services, residents of Canaan, Haiti, are now finding that food is becoming a luxury.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:09:16 GMT.
- Freckle Ltd. to Present at the AlphaNorth Capital Investment Conference in Nassau, The Bahamas
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan. 14, 2020 - Killi, a consumer-led privacy application wholly owned by Freckle Ltd. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:34:00 +0000.
- Puerto Rico is reeling from devastating earthquakes: How you can help - CNET
Thousands are homeless and without power and water as aftershocks continue to shake the island.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper. CNET. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:57:00 +0000.
- Experts: Puerto Rico Not Prepared for Big Earthquakes
A flurry of hundreds of small tremors began hitting Puerto Rico Dec. 28, and a magnitude 5.8 jolt that toppled a famed rock formation landmark struck on Jan. 6
Voice of America. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:47:57 -0500.
- 'I want an egg donor with my heritage'
When IVF failed, Natasha was sad to learn that there are few egg donors of Afro-Caribbean heritage.
BBC News. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:08:54 GMT.
- 'Everyone is out on the street': Latest Puerto Rico quake causes further damage
A magnitude 6.0 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island's southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.
CBC News. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 09:12:56 EST.
- Magnitude 5.9 Shock Rocks Quake-stunned Puerto Rico
US Geological Survey says 8:54 a.m. (1254 GMT) quake hit 8 miles (13 kilometers) southeast of Guanica at a shallow depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers)
Voice of America. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 08:57:52 -0500.
- Study puts the 'Carib' in 'Caribbean,' boosting credibility of Columbus' cannibal claims
Christopher Columbus' accounts of the Caribbean include descriptions of fierce raiders who abducted women and cannibalized men -- stories long dismissed as myths. But a new study of skulls suggests Columbus may have been telling the truth.
Science Daily. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 07:37:31 EST.
- ASUR Announces Total Passenger Traffic for December 2019
Total passenger traffic for December 2019 increased 7.9% when compared to December 2018. Passenger traffic increased 3.6% in Mexico, 19.6% in Puerto Rico and 11.6% in Colombia.
Travel Industry Wire. Thu, 9 Jan 2020 13:42:49 EST.
- Quakes Shake Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, which has been experiencing seismic activity since late December, was rocked Jan. 6 and 7 when a pair of strong earthquakes took down buildings and caused widespread power outages, according to news reports.
Engineering News-Record. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:57:00 -0500.
- Iconic Puerto Rico Landmark Collapses in Earthquake
Punta Ventana, a natural stone archway, fell amid a spate of earthquakes that have been rattling the island
Smithsonian. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:31:53 +0000.
- 6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Puerto Rico and was followed three hours later by an aftershock measuring 6.0.
Irish Independent. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:54:07 +0000.
The Caribbean Sea islands consist of the Greater Antilles in the north
and the Lesser Antilles to the east, as well as The Bahamas (which are
actually in the Atlantic Ocean). The Greater Antilles nations
include Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The
Lesser Antilles nations include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica,
and Grenada as well as Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Browse the government websites for in-depth news and information about
selected Caribbean island nations.
The State of Antigua and Barbuda's
capital city is St Johns, and its currency is the
East Caribbean Dollar. English is the primary language
used on these islands, and in 2007, the estimated population
of Antigua and Barbuda was 69,000.
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas'
capital city is Nassau, and its national currency
is the Bahamian Dollar. English is the primary language
used in The Bahamas, and in 2007, the island nation's
estimated population was 306,000.
Barbados' capital city
is Bridgetown, and its national currency is
the Barbadian Dollar. English is widely used in Barbados, and
in 2007, the island's estimated population was 281,000.
The Republic of Cuba's capital city is Havana, and its national currency
is the Cuban Peso. The official language of Cuba is Spanish,
and the country's estimated population in 2007 was 11,394,000.
The Commonwealth of Dominica's capital city is Roseau, and its currency
is the East Caribbean Dollar. English and French are the primary
languages spoken in Dominica, and in 2007, the island's estimated
population was 72,000.
The Dominican Republic's capital city is Santo Domingo,
and its national currency is the Dominican Republic Peso.
Spanish is the primary language of the Dominican Republic,
and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 9,366,000.
Grenada's capital city is St George's,
and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.
The official language of Grenada is English, and in 2007, the country's
estimated population was 90,000.
The Republic of Haiti's capital city is Port-au-Prince,
and its national currency is the Gourde. French and Creole are
spoken in Haiti, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population
Jamaica's capital city is Kingston,
and its national currency is the Jamaican Dollar. The country's
official language is English, and its estimated population in 2007
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis'
capital city is Basseterre, and its currency is the
East Caribbean Dollar. The primary language used
in Saint Kitts and Nevis is English, and in 2007, the islands'
estimated population was 39,000.
Saint Lucia's capital city
is Castries, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.
English is the primary language used in Saint Lucia, and its 2007
population was estimated at 171,000.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines'
capital city is Kingstown, and its currency is the
East Caribbean Dollar. English is widely used on these islands,
and the country's population in 2007 was estimated at 118,000.
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's
capital city is Port of Spain, and its national currency is the Trinidad
and Tobago Dollar. English is the primary language of these
islands, whose estimated population in 2007 was 1,057,000.