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Central America News - 03/26/2015
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03/26/2015 -  Walshy Fire: "I'm Starting a Miami Bass Label Called Planet Rocks" - 02:32 PM

Ever since joining Major Lazer, Miami's Walshy Fire has been circling the globe, dropping bass, and transforming international party people into wild, explosive, and twerk-elated versions of themselves. It's the logical progression for a Jamaican kid from Carol City who picked up on music at an early age and never let go.

03/26/2015 -  Manchester Child Molester Pleads Guilty, Faces Deportation - 10:31 AM

The Costa Rican man who was living in Manchester will likely be deported at the end of his prison term, officials reportedly said. A 66-year-old Manchester resident from Costa Rica pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting two teenage girls and was scheduled to be sentenced to 12 years in prison, suspended after 18 months, according to a Hartford Courant report which also said: Jorge A. Carmona is also expected to be sentenced to 10 years of probation at his next court hearing on April 12, and if he remains in the United States he'll need to register as a sex offender.

03/26/2015 -  Costa Rica fires ambassador in Venezuela after vocal support of Maduro - 06:27 AM

Costa Rica fired its ambassador in Venezuela after the diplomat gave an interview in which he defended the Venezuelan government, the Central American country said on Wednesday. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis had said that the government did not share the opinion of ambassador Federico Picado, whose interview with local newspaper La Nacion was published last weekend.

03/26/2015 -  Boston hospital treating survivors of Honduran market blast - 12:13 AM

Paola Matute wa... . In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 photo Paola Matute Porter, 9, cries as her mother, Paola Porter Avila, strokes her head while Paola Matute lies in her bed at the acute care burn unit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children i... .

03/26/2015 -  Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved: experts - 12:13 AM

Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they lack access to clean water and sanitation, with a thousand new cases reported each week, health experts say. Cholera, a water-borne disease caught by drinking and using contaminated water, has killed nearly 9,000 Haitians and infected 732,000 since it broke out in the country in late 2010.

03/25/2015 -  Training firm opens Caribbean franchise - 02:40 PM

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Andrew Walters, Pitman Training franchise development manager, with the directors of the Pitman Training Cayman Island franchise, Rhonda Ebanks, Celicea Myles and Sue Buckeridge.

03/25/2015 -  Embrace the madness: 10 spring break party spots - 10:35 AM

Embrace the madness: 10 spring break party spots Here are 10 destinations that may be typical, but are nonetheless totally awesome. Check out this story on Majestic Beach Towers, Panama City Beach, Fla.: Dubbed by many as the "Spring Break Capital of the World," Panama City Beach hosts nearly half a million co-eds every spring and keeps them entertained with outdoor concerts and contests, popular restaurants and bars with extended happy hours, and even an amusement park.

03/25/2015 -  Preparation for Uzbek presidential election held in line with laws, CIS observers say - 06:33 AM

Preparation for the presidential election in Uzbekistan is being held in accordance with the laws, reads an interim report by a CIS observer mission. The mission's report covered the observation over the preparation and holding of presidential election in Uzbekistan, to be held March 29. The report, posted on the CIS Executive Committee's website, said the observers had meetings at Uzbekistan's Central Election Commission , the Foreign Ministry, the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor General's Office and exchanged views on the election campaign there.

03/25/2015 -  Negril entertainment group warns promoters - ... Says parties must abide by Music Friendly Plan - 02:28 AM

President of the Negril Entertainment Association , Ryan Morrison, has warned that his organisation will not endorse any party promoter who appears to be "looking a hustle", or who fails to abide by the association's Music Friendly Plan. In his keynote address at the launch of the Negril Great Escape Easter Weekend party series, at the Gardenia Hotel in the resort town recently, Morrison said the Negril police has had long-standing concerns about some local entertainment events in the town that were not only disturbing the peace, but were allegedly oftentimes used as a means of money laundering.

03/24/2015 -  EU, Cuba to speed up talks, seek deal by end of 2015 - 10:27 PM

The European Union and Cuba agreed to speed up the pace of talks on improving bilateral relations, hoping to reach the basics of a deal by the end of 2015, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday. The European Union's Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, speaks at a news conference in Havana March 24, 2015.

03/24/2015 -  Four killed in vehicular accident - 06:13 PM

The Mayor of the Central city of Chaguanas, Gopaul Boodhan, has appealed to motorists to exercise more caution on the road after four friends died instantly when their vehicle smashed into a wall on the weekend. "Young people, please obey all the traffic rules and regulations.

03/24/2015 -  Delaware family poisoned in Caribbean condo - 02:06 PM

Delaware family poisoned in Caribbean condo A room in the family's St. John rental likely was fumigated with a deadly farm pesticide. Check out this story on The Capri in St. John is one of 22 Sirenusa villas managed and marketed by Sea Glass Vacations, according to its Internet listing.

03/24/2015 -  Suspect accused of killing man visiting wife's grave in USVI - 09:57 AM

" Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they have charged a homeless person with killing a 79-year-old man who was visiting his wife's grave. Police said Tuesday that 25-year-old Major Lee Womack also is accused of stealing the victim's wallet, shoes and hat.

03/24/2015 -  More than 300 join Hampstead schoolchildren's New End protest march - 07:56 AM

Hundreds of families marched through the streets of Hampstead blowing whistles, strumming guitars and chanting in protest at the controversial New End development. Around 300 schoolchildren and their parents joined a procession along Hampstead High Street and onto Hampstead Heath singing John Lennon's Give Peace a Chance .

03/24/2015 -  Cuban ambassador to Canada calls US terror listing nonesense, impediment - 03:46 AM

The Cuban ambassador to Canada says Washington's "nonsensical" decision list Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism is one of several impediments to his country normalizing relations with the United States. Julio Garmendia Pena's speech at an Ottawa university Monday night was a rare public appearance by a Cuban diplomat following its historic easing of tension with the U.S. The two countries announced on Dec. 17 they would try to normalize diplomatic relations after the 53-year U.S. embargo on the Caribbean island nation 135 kilometres off the coast of Florida.

03/23/2015 -  111-year-old Florida woman feeling 'Tres bien!' - 11:37 PM

It is a secret to longevity for Vertulie Giordani that has sustained her for well over a century: faith and family. 111-year-old Florida woman feeling 'Tres bien!' It is a secret to longevity for Vertulie Giordani that has sustained her for well over a century: faith and family.

03/23/2015 -  Barbados planning to replace Queen Elizabeth as titular head of state, adopt republican gov't - 07:32 PM

Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state and replace her with a ceremonial president from the Caribbean island, a former British territory once known as "Little England" for its colonial trappings. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced that the plan is to make Barbados a republic by November 2016 when the island of roughly 300,000 people celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.


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