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Central America News - 11/21/2014
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11/21/2014 -  Construction of Nicaragua canal to begin Dec. 22 -committee - 07:51 AM

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11/20/2014 -  Miss Honduras buried as mother, friends grieve - 03:13 PM

Maria Jose Alvarado, a local department store model who became Miss Honduras, and her sister, Sofia, were buried Thursday next to their father in a small town shocked by a murder that police called as an "act of passion" by a jealous boyfriend. Police said Ruiz, 28, had confessed to shooting the two women to death last week at his private birthday party in a spa in Santa Barbara, where the sisters grew up.



11/20/2014 -  Hull City players come to Prenton Park on loan - 11:03 AM

MICKY Adams has added to his Tranmere Rovers' squad this afternoon by signing Hull City pair Calaum Jahraldo-Martin and Will Aimson. The Antigua and Barbuda international has made two first team appearances and has been a regular in Hull's Under 21s side this season.



11/20/2014 -  Businessman Netherland found dead in Virgin Islands - 07:02 AM

Murfreesboro insurance executive Ed Netherland, a graduate of old Central High School, was killed this week at his St. John home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, possibly in a robbery gone awry, according to a Nashville Post report. Netherland, who maintained an office off Medical Center Parkway here, was found dead Tuesday by a cleaning woman, Netherland's landlord, Bob Carney, told the Nashville Post.



11/20/2014 -  Family offers reward over son's Caribbean murder - 02:57 AM

Former Adelaide businessman Ollie Gobat was murdered on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, where he ran a hotel. His family has offered a reward for information about his death.



11/19/2014 -  Another flood alert issued for east coast - 10:37 PM

THE Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service today continued a flood alert for parts of eastern Trinidad severely affected by a week of rainfall. A bulletin issued at 9.30 a.m. by meteorologist Shakeer Baig said that the high tides will be peaking at 1 p.m. and there is more expected rainfall to hit areas where there is already saturated ground.



11/19/2014 -  Police: Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death - 06:21 PM

A Utah lawmaker is questioning whether city water should be shut off to a massive National Security Agency data-storage facility outside Salt Lake City. A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water should be shut off to a massive National Security Agency data-storage facility outside Salt Lake City.



11/19/2014 -  Police: Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death - 06:21 PM

Health officials in a Massachusetts town voted Wednesday to withdraw a proposal that would have made it the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales. Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white.



11/19/2014 -  Feds arrest Miami suspects in Medicare fraud probe linked to Nicaragua, DR - 05:21 PM

Federal agents arrested several suspects on Wednesday employed by a South Florida company that allegedly billed Medicare for services provided to U.S. citizens while they were living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, according to authorities. The investigation into Coral Gables-based Florida Healthcare Plus focused on the company's claims for retired Medicare beneficiaries who were not in the United States when they received services from foreign doctors.



11/19/2014 -  Miss Honduras 2014 and sister killed in world murder capital - 01:07 PM

Maria Jose Alvarado is crowned the new Miss Honduras in San Pedro, Sula, Honduras. Alvarado, and her sister Sofia disappeared after attending a birthday party in Western Honduras on Thursday Nov. 13, but authorities were not notified until the weekend.



11/19/2014 -  School Sex Attack - 08:58 AM

SCHOOL SEX ATTACK Masked man assaults girl, 8, at knifepoint in Tobago Man sexually assaults girl, 9, in school KEEP US SAFE So fearful are the two Brasso Seco sisters rescued from the clutches of their abductors on Saturday evening they are to be moved to a safe house Sisters leave hospital; give statements Cops to move kidnapped Brasso Seco residents to safe house Rescued teens leave hospital Wanted man's ex-girlfriend in shock: He'd never kill a child Relatives of the country's most wanted man, Azmon "Pappi" Alexander, are urging him to surrender to police before he is killed.



11/19/2014 -  Antigua-Barbuda government to continue Christmas barrel initiative - 04:52 AM

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.



11/19/2014 -  Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone - 12:37 AM

24, 201, file photo, nurse Dalila Martinez, trainer of the Cuban medical team to travel to Sierra Leone, washes her gloved hands during a practice drill at a training camp, in Havana, Cuba. HAVANA - A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media.



11/19/2014 -  Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone - 12:37 AM

24, 201, file photo, nurse Dalila Martinez, trainer of the Cuban medical team to travel to Sierra Leone, washes her gloved hands during a practice drill at a training camp, in Havana, Cuba. Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally... Suburban St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, especially among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.



11/18/2014 -  Bob Marley-branded marijuana will soon be available thanks to successful legalization efforts - 09:32 PM

A portrait of reggae legend Bob Marley hangs next to a menu at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles. It's fair to say that Bob Marley probably could not have imagined that 33 years after his death, his name would be lent to what is about to be the newest entrant to the burgeoning legal marijuana market.



11/18/2014 -  Woman finds her calling to help children in Haiti - 05:17 PM

From left, Sofia Sidner, Patty Sidner, Rebekah Sidner and Christopher Sidner with their young friends at Maranatha Children's Ministries in Haiti. When we sat down for coffee, Patty Sidner shared how she and her husband, Max, were interested in taking their family on a mission trip in the summer of 2008.



11/18/2014 -  Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones speaks out in wake of brutal family killings - 01:03 PM

Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones has opened up for the first time on his heartache at the brutal killing of his two cousins in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Meanwhile the Bluebirds star, who flew back to the Caribbean in the wake of the deaths, has now launched a campaign against escalating violence in his home country.



 


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