Tag: U.S. State Department

Accounts Deceivable: Email Scam Costliest Type of Cybercrime

“The scammers are extremely well organized and law enforcement is not,” Sherry Williams told The Associated Press. RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — A shopping spree in Beverly Hills, a luxury vacation in Mexico, a bank account that jumped from $299.77 to $1.4 million overnight. From the outside, it looked like Moe and Kateryna Abourched had won […]

US, Haiti Seek Release of 17 Missionaries Snatched By Gang

PORT-AU-PRINCE — U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion. The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area […]

17 American Missionaries, Including Children, Kidnapped In Haiti, Group Says

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based […]

Celebrating America’s Rich Cultural Diversity With Caribbean Heritage Month

WASHINGTON — America’s diversity is and always has been the defining strength of our Nation — in every generation, our society, spirit, and shared ambitions have been refreshed by wave after wave of immigrants seeking out their American dream.  Throughout our history, Caribbean Americans have brought vibrant cultures, languages, traditions, and values that strengthen our […]

U.S. Citizens Can Leave St. Vincent By Cruise Ship On Friday Morning

KINGSTOWN — The U.S. Embassy is coordinating with Royal Caribbean Cruises for a transit opportunity for U.S. citizens who wish to depart St. Vincent on Friday, 16 April to Dutch Sint Maarten. Boarding on the Celebrity Reflection will begin at 7:00 A.M. and will depart Kingstown Port, St. Vincent at 1:00 P.M. The ship will […]

Caribbean Appeals To Biden To Share Vaccines With U.S. ‘Third Border’

HAVANA — Several Caribbean island nations have issued a plea to the United States to share its stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines with the region as it has said it would with Mexico and Canada, calling on it not to neglect its “third border.” The independent island states of the Caribbean archipelago — except for Cuba, […]

Dominica’s Golden Passport Program Giving A Golden Shower To International Law Enforcement Authorities

ROSEAU — For most people, a passport comes from being born in a country, having a parent from there, marrying a citizen or applying for naturalization. But there are some countries, such as the Caribbean island nations, where citizenship can be obtained in exchange for financial donations and so-called investments. In recent days, calls are […]

Americans On Diamond Princess Cruise Ship To Get Out Of Quarantine In Japan

TOKYO — American passengers quarantined aboard a cruise ship in Japan where scores of people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus are to be evacuated on Sunday, according to an email sent to them by the U.S. embassy in Japan’s capital city. “The aircraft will arrive in Japan the evening of February 16,” the […]

Raul Castro Bows Out in Cuba But Cold War Chill Returns With President Trump

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] HAVANA  — Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but U.S. relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature. A new Cuban president, 58-year-old Miguel […]

‘PRETTY BUT DANGEROUS’: Most People Don’t Believe There Is A Major Crime Risk In The Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN — “Pretty but dangerous,” is how one Miami attorney describes our region. The greatest danger in visiting the Caribbean islands might not be the frequency of crimes against tourists but in the false sense of security the region can inspire. In bright sunshine, surrounded by a sparkling sea and sand, a traveler who wouldn’t […]