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CDC: Zika Virus Has Spread To Haiti; 15 Places Now Affected
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     Haiti’s Florence Duperval Guillaume PORT-AU-PRINCE – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant woman and others to be aware when traveling to countries where a new mosquito-borne illness — possibly linked to babies born with small, undeveloped brains in Brazil — has appeared. The

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Vladimir Guerrero To Come Out Of Retirement For Home Run Derby
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SANTO DOMINGO – Get ready to book some plane tickets because Vladimir Guerrero is making his comeback … kind of. While we’ve seen bits and pieces of Vlad since he retired in 2011, mostly through his son, we haven’t had a chance to watch him crush dingers. (Cue movie trailer

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U.S. Immigration Lawyer Charged With Defrauding Caribbean Nationals
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NEW YORK – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says an immigration lawyer has been arrested in New York for defrauding immigrants, including Caribbean nationals. USCIS said on Friday that Gnoleba Seri, 40, of Brooklyn, New York has been charged for immigration fraud and aggravated identity theft. “Gnoleba

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TOURISM BOOMING IN DR: Second Hard Rock Hotel To Open In 2017
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SANTO DOMINGO — A new Hard Rock International hotel and casino will open in the Dominican Republic in late 2017. Developed in collaboration with All Inclusive Collection, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo will feature 400 hotel rooms and suites, as well as a state-of-the-art casino. It is the

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Tourism Conference Kicks Off This Week In The Bahamas
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NASSAU – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) holds its annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace this week, from Jan. 21 to 23, at Atlantis, Paradise Island. Following the standard format of past Marketplace events, tourism suppliers will meet one-on-one with wholesalers in scheduled appointment slots, which in 2015 totaled 11,888

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Crab's Eye Necklace Blamed For Poisoning Of 2-Year-Old On Cruise Ship
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                     A crab’s eye necklace. SAN JUAN — A two-year-old girl is recovering from what her mother calls a severe poisoning incident during a Caribbean cruise. Samantha Gandy said she woke up early Wednesday to find her daughter Audrey drooling and burning

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CDC Issues Travel Warning To Pregnant Women Over Zika Virus; Puerto Rico Cited
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ATLANTA – As expected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert Friday evening, warning people about the risk of traveling to countries in the Americas affected by the Zika virus, a mosquito-born illness linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil. Pregnant women should avoid

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One Cruise Ship Passenger Killed In Four-Vehicle Collision In Jamaica
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KINGSTON – Three people were injured and one person killed when a tour bus cruise ship passengers were on was involved in a four-vehicle collision near Falmouth on Thursday. Some 21 passengers were headed to the Dunns River Falls attraction “when the Toyota Coaster tour bus they were traveling in

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TOURISM STOPPER: CDC Could Issue Health Warning On Zika Virus Today
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal health officials are expected to make a decision either today or tomorrow on whether to warn pregnant women against travel to Caribbean and Latin American countries where the Zika virus has been confirmed. According to the New York Times, they’re considering the warning because of the

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Ohio Man Faces Child Abuse Charges For Attack On Royal Caribbean
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        Jason Lawson of Toledo, Ohio FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man from Ohio is facing multiple charges after he helped another man attack a boy on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas last year, authorities said. According to an arrest report, Jason Lawson, 32, and

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