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REPORT: Overfishing And The Death Of Coral Reefs Is Pushing Many Species Of Caribbean Fish Towards Extinction
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GLAND, Switzerland — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction. This is according to two regional Red List reports published recently by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The

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UN: Food Loss And Waste Is An Issue The Caribbean And Latin America Can Do A Better Job On
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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global guideline to

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BVI Bank To Go After Chinese Money That No One Else Will Touch ... Bank of Nova Scotia To Play A Role
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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The global campaign against money laundering combined with the Panama Papers made the Caribbean islands of sun, sand and offshore banking a near no-go zone for the world’s biggest banks, according to Bloomberg News. So the British Virgin Islands has a solution: a bank to service offshore

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Joint Dutch-American Training Exercise Off Coast Of Curacao Nets $22.5 Worth Of Cocaine
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NOT BALING HAY: Cocaine seized off the coast of Curacao during joint training exercises. Photo Credit: MC3 (SW/AW) Casey J. Hopkins/U.S. Navy [WILLEMSTAD — In the Navy’s version of the popular TV show, “Deadliest Catch,” the coastal patrol vessel Zephyr and its embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment have made a large

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CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA: U.S. State Department Heaps Praise On World's Murder Capital Honduras ... But Criticizes Antigua For Online Gaming
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DEAD ON THE TRACKS: Honduras in Central America is considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth. WASHINGTON — A report released last month by the U.S. State Department credits the Honduras government for reducing rates of homicide, kidnapping, and extortion in the Central American country, while being sharply

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ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER! Super Yacht 'Elsa' Stranded In Saba Has Spilled All The Diesel From Its 11,000 Gallon Tanks Into The Ocean
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SUPER SPILLAGE: Stranded Yacht Elsa THE BOTTOM — Salvage efforts are to get underway today after the 157-foot (48-meter) motor yacht Elsa ran aground off the Caribbean island of Saba, located some 20 nautical miles from Sint Maarten. Details surrounding how the vessel ended up on the rocks in Ladder Bay

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Feds Single Out Rogue Caribbean Countries Most Responsible For Drugs, Money Laundering ... BVI Is At The Top Of The List
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BVI’S NAKED CRIMINALITY: The U.S. Department of State has singled out the British Virgin Islands as a major player in drug/illicit money laundering on a world-wide scale. WASHINGTON – The United States named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major illicit drug producing and  major drug-transit countries with some regional

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REPORT: Haiti's Prisoners Are Denied Basic Human Rights In Its Main Prison ... 454% Occupancy Rate ... Highest In The World
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JAMMED INTO THE PRISON LIKE SARDINES: In an exclusive report, the Associated Press says that malnutrition is killing many inmates in Haiti’s main prison. PORT-AU-PRINCE — “Straight up: This is hell. Getting locked up in Haiti will drive you crazy if it doesn’t kill you first,” homicide suspect Vangeliste Bazile

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USVI Miss Universe Contestant Carolyn Carter Is The First To Arrive In The Philippines For the Pageant
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BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: Carolyn Carter (above) will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe Contest. MANILA, Philippines – Candidates for the 65th Miss Universe pageant are starting to arrive in the country — including the beautiful local woman hoping to make the whole territory proud! This weekend

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Knorr Heir Falls Overboard From MSC Cruise Ship Near Puerto Rico
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SAN JUAN — A tourist on a cruise from Miami through our region is believed to have fallen overboard north of Puerto Rico. Jeon Pierre Knorr was last seen by his wife at 3 a.m. today aboard MSC Cruises’ Divina before disappearing, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Helicopters and

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