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Children Most At Risk To Food-Borne Illnesses During The Holiday Season
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WASHINGTON – More than 210,000 people suffer an episode of food-borne illness every day in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Half of those afflicted are children under five, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says. With that in mind, PAHO has recommended five “keys” to safer food for the holiday

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U.S. Scientists Studying Caribbean's Past Volcanic Activity In Order To Predict Future Eruptions
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BOULDER, Colo. – Scientists say reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. But this is difficult to accomplish from records on land – old eruptions are often eroded away, buried beneath later eruptions, or obscured by vegetation and soil. Because

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Zika Disease With Significant Risks For Pregnant Women Reported In 11 Regional Countries
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FORT-DE-FRANCE – Martinique is just the latest Caribbean country or territory in the Americas to report autochthonous, or local transmission of Zika virus, according to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Epidemiological report this week. This makes the island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea the 11th

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8-Year-Old Boy Drowns On Liberty Of The Seas Christmas Cruise
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COZUMEL – An 8-year-old boy drowned onboard Liberty of the Seas on Monday. According to a letter from Royal Caribbean to the guests onboard the ship on the Cruise Law News site, the young child drowned in one of the ship’s pools. The boy was spotted by one of the

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SWINE FLU ALERT: Trinidad and Tobago Officials Mum On Whether Disease Is Rampant There
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DEAD FROM SWINE FLU AT 28: Stacy Ramkissoon PORT OF SPAIN – The Ministry of Health is awaiting the result of an autopsy on the body of Stacy Ramkissoon, to confirm that she died from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. If confirmed, it will be the fourth known swine flu

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Venezuelan Man Killed By Shark During Dutch Coast Guard Rescue
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ORANJESTAD – One of seven Venezuelan men whose boat capsized near Aruba died after he was attacked by a shark while being rescued, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard said Monday. Two other men perished when they sank with the vessel. Spokesman Roderick Gouverneur told The Associated Press that the shark

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Tax Lawyers Now Suggesting The Caribbean As Havens From Terror, Too
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By ZAID JILANI/THE INTERCEPT Caribbean nations have long served as tax havens for the world’s economic elite, with many offering so-called economic citizenship where, for large payments, one can simply buy citizenship in their countries. That can save the 1 percent a pretty penny. Overseas tax evasion costs the U.S.

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TORONTO – Police have arrested two Canadian men for allegedly importing approximately 11.6 gallons of liquid cocaine concealed in more than 40 cartons of orange juice. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers working at the Port of Halifax discovered the about 11.6 gallons of liquid cocaine inside a sea container

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Jay Z's 'Tidal' Launches In Puerto Rico With Yandel Livestream Concert
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                                          Yandel Tidal, the subscription-based music streaming service owned by hip hop artist Shawn Carter a.k.a. Jay Z, has launched in the Puerto Rico market. The entertainment platform provides members

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OP-ED: What Next For Venezuela Now That Maduro Is A Lame Duck?
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By SANTIAGO BARUH and MIGUEL SALAZAR CARACAS — This year’s election cycle in Venezuela has spurred President Nicolás Maduro’s fierce opposition. With a key two-thirds majority in the country’s National Assembly, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (DUM) hopes that its feat will lead to a change in Venezuela’s current domestic and economic policies,

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