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Central America News - 10/25/2014
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10/24/2014 -  At least four dead in escape bid at model Dominican Republic jail - 05:41 PM

At least four prisoners were killed and several others wounded by gunfire after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said on Friday. Guards opened fire on inmates at the Najayo jail in San Cristobal, about 22 miles south of Santo Domingo, after they began rioting and attempted to escape, according to law enforcement and prison officials in the Caribbean nation.

10/24/2014 -  Congratulations and Celebrations - 01:48 PM

Given the nature of our current parliament the recent elections of Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Saber Hossain Chowdhury as the chiefs of the Commonwealth Parliamentary and Inter-Parliamentary Union are rather interesting. And how are we supposed to perceive their elections to the two global parliamentary bodies that exchange knowledge, practices of parliamentary democracy in the member assemblies and encourage parliamentary dialogue worldwide? Saber was elected as an MP in the one-sided and voter less January 5 parliamentary election.

10/24/2014 -  Life's a cruise a " what have you learned? - 09:51 AM

It wasn't until a couple years ago that I took my first plane ride, the last one in my family to do so. I just recently returned from another first - my first cruise experience.

10/24/2014 -  Jamaica stands in solidarity with Canada in wake of shooting - 05:58 AM

THE Jamaican Government and Opposition, yester-day, expressed solidarity with Canada following the shooting attack on that country's parliament and the killing of a soldier guarding a war memorial, on Wednesday. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has sent a condolence message to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemning the terrorist act carried out in the nation's capital, Ottawa.

10/24/2014 -  'Creativity is as essential as literacy' - 02:11 AM

When a visitor walks into Kurry Seymour's music class, students greet the visitor with a chorus of, "Welcome to our community." Seymour teaches multicultural music and arts at Joe Pye Elementary and, according to Seymour, it is the only school in the country that has a "world music" room with instruments that expose students to the cultures and practices of more than 15 different countries.

10/23/2014 -  LUM immigration clinic already having impact - 10:25 PM

LUM immigration clinic already having impact LUM's immigration services clinic is already having an impact. Check out this story on Marianna Paddock trims Elmo Perry's beard after giving him a haircut Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Lafayette Urban Ministry, 420 N. Fourth Street in downtown Lafayette.

10/23/2014 -  2008 $$ crisis still hurting millions' - 06:31 PM

The impact of the 2008 economic crisis on families and jobs around the globe has not abated much, Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran has said. In fact, he said, according to "sobering" statistics, if the 200 million unemployed people around the world seek to form their own country it would be the fifth largest country in the world.

10/23/2014 -  PM Barrow refuses to facilitate evacuation of possible Ebola patient - 02:33 PM

The threat of an Ebola outbreak continues to loom over the Caribbean, North and Central America. As such, governments including the Government of Belize , are taking action to prevent the spread of the deadly disease in their respective countries.

10/23/2014 -  Terror, Repression and Diaspora: The Baby Doc Legacy in Haiti - 10:32 AM

Haitians have seen their fair share of dictators and despots since their country gained its independence in 1804. But for the 1 million Haitians currently living abroad, one dynasty looms above the rest.

10/23/2014 -  'Captain America 3' - 'Going To Be Huge' Says Robert Downey Jr. - 06:35 AM

Workers set up a giant cardboard cutout of Captain America during the annual Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua fair in Managua September 26, 2014. The cutout was placed to promote paperboard packaging products.

10/23/2014 -  Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68 - 02:42 AM

Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country's main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyse shipping. Workers at Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals, which handle about 80 percent of Costa Rica's foreign trade, went on strike to protest a $1 billion expansion concession granted to APM Terminals, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk.

10/22/2014 -  Wrecks of merchant ship, U-boat found off coast - 10:50 PM

In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy. "That whole battlefield scene is there," said Joe Hoyt of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, chief scientist for the expedition.

10/22/2014 -  Wrecks of merchant ship, U-boat found off NC coast - 02:41 PM

In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy. Joe Hoyt of NOAA was the chief scientist for the expedition that discovered the U-boat 576 and the merchant ship Bluefields in about 700 feet of water off Cape Hatteras.

10/22/2014 -  3 Puerto Rico Resorts For An Eco-Luxe Escape - 10:42 AM

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil, created America's original hospitality Star Rating system in 1958. Since then, its team of incognito inspectors have checked into thousands of hotels, dined at just as many restaurants, and experienced scores of spa treatments to bring you information on the very best places to stay, eat and relax around the world.

10/22/2014 -  CANATURH: Honduras and its independence - 06:51 AM

For days the whole country had been preparing itself for the big day, thousands of students and citizens of all stations awake starting in the small hours of the day, ready and eager to exhibit in public their offering to the nation, a moment of euphoric uproar hearing and singing the national anthem at the top of their lungs, eyes brimming with tears of emotion and hope at the sight of the fluttering 5-star flag - all this merely a preamble to a day fraught with profound emotion... , an event that has been repeated since 1821, though each year it exhibits different nuances, and this year was no exception.

10/22/2014 -  Haitian-Americans win long awaited visa program to reunite families - 03:03 AM

Advocates of the Reunite Haitian-American Families Campaign have achieved a significant victory in the Oct. 17 Department of Homeland Security announcement of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program . Prior to this federal announcement, longstanding support for FRPP grew from key national efforts like the Reunite Haitian American Families Campaign that is sponsored by the national coalition Black Immigration Network, which includes such organizations as the Black Alliance for Just Immigration , Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees and Haitian Women of Miami.

10/21/2014 -  Former Pasco teacher pleads guilty to online enticement of Belize teens - 11:14 PM

A former Pasco County middle school teacher has pleaded guilty in federal court to online enticement of two minor girls for sex and now faces 10 years to life in prison. David Wendel Thompson, 49, of Seffner used Facebook to try to coax the girls to have sex with him, promising money, according to his plea agreement.


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