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Central America News - 09/02/2014
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09/02/2014 -  Lansing airport losing flight to Dominican Republic - 08:03 PM

An international route is going away at the Capital Region International Airport north of Lansing this winter.

09/02/2014 -  Using British Virgin Islands Companies for International Listings - 03:51 PM

The British Virgin Islands' corporate statute is ideally suited for international listings.

09/02/2014 -  Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners - 11:47 AM

Nicaragua's government says it has called off a search for at least four missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.

09/02/2014 -  Four additional cases of chikungunya confirmed in Jamaica - 08:46 AM

By Stephanie Shaw Smith KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The ministry of health in jamaica has confirmed four additional cases of chikungunya, bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to 21. Of this number, 18 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due the uncertainty of whether the virus was contracted while ... (more)

09/02/2014 -  On dissent and Diaspora - 05:03 AM

TO hear the voices in media last week opining on the perceived snub of Jamaican-born Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Wilfred Rattigan for the post of police commissioner, one could be confused into thinking that the Jamaican Diaspora is a well-organised homogenous group with elected representatives speaking in one voice.

09/02/2014 -  Haiti's Hopital Albert Schweitzer strives to be an 'engine of care' - 01:23 AM

Walking down the narrow dirt road, Marie Roline Castor makes her way past the busy, crowded market.

09/01/2014 -  U.S. lawyer joins legal team for Jamaican killed in police custody - 09:48 PM

A U.S. civil rights lawyer said Monday that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the Caribbean country's police force among many islanders.

09/01/2014 -  Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage - 06:15 PM

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

09/01/2014 -  Parts of Turks and Caicos still flooded from storm - 02:37 PM

Property owners and at least one school on the main island of the Turks and Caicos Islands are still coping with flood waters more than a week after being hit by a tropical storm.

09/01/2014 -  Jamaican activist ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law - 10:51 AM

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said over the weekend.

09/01/2014 -  Why are Nicaraguan youths staying put while neighbors migrate north? - 07:10 AM

Police officers stand near three boys and a mural of revolutionary leader Augusto Cesar Sandino, on a street in Managua Aug. 27, 2014.

09/01/2014 -  I wish I'd loved my dog more: Teenage nostalgia, first loves, and pining for the wrong past - 03:34 AM

I often want to relive the past, knowing what I do now. But the person who should live smarter is me right now I wish I had appreciated it more isn't the kind of self-criticism that can be reverse-engineered into actionable advice.

08/31/2014 -  Panday, Manning deserve award - 11:56 PM

While neither of the former prime ministers who were nominated this year accepted the highest national award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago , Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes they are both "very deserving" of the honour.

08/31/2014 -  Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage - 04:59 PM

A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.

08/31/2014 -  Atlanta's Xernona Clayton celebrates birthday in Bahamas - 01:28 PM

Xernona Clayton with George Weech, former Member of Parliament for Bimini and the Berry Islands and Consul General to Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle during her birthday celebrations in The Bahamas.

08/31/2014 -  Boxing Odds - " Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi for WBC Flyweight Title September 5 - 09:55 AM

Akira Yaegashi finds himself in the unusual position of having come off a total of four consecutive wins for the WBC flyweight title and yet will enter his fourth bout in defense of that title as an underdog.

08/31/2014 -  Drought leaves up to 2.81 mln hungry in Central America -U.N. - 06:20 AM

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08/31/2014 -  Disrespect, class bias cited in Mario Deane's death - 02:48 AM

For Raymond Pryce, the shocking death of 31-year-old Mario Deane after he was beaten in a St James lock-up reflected the disregard by some police personnel for ordinary people as well as the need to decriminalise ganja.

08/30/2014 -  Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain - 11:17 PM

Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men.

08/30/2014 -  An Acre of Corn Helps More Than You Think - 07:43 PM

A farmer and pastor near Arthur, North Dakota teamed up and invite you to come pick your fill of sweet corn and donate to several worthy causes.


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