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3 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Emir, PM congratulate Nicaragua president

DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Monday a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega Saavedra on the occasion of the anniversary of his country's Independence Day. The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani sent similar cable to the Republic of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega Saavedra on the occasion of the anniversary of his country's Independence Day.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Daniel Ortega

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Herald

Man shot in chest in drive-by shooting

A 25-year-old man from French Quarter was brought into the hospital by friends on Sunday morning after having been shot in the chest, a source confirmed. K.L.B. had been a passenger in a grey Kia Picanto, which had come from St. Peters and was approaching the roundabout near Le Grand MarchA© in Cul de Sac in the left lane, preparing to turn left towards Philipsburg.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Science / Technology, NASA, Cape Canaveral, FL, Apple, Startups

Newsday

Central American Parade and Festival draws hundreds to Hempstead

Thousands of people flocked to Hempstead marking Central America's independence with dancing, traditional music and food to celebrate their roots and heritage on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Summit, NJ

Examiner.com

Will Packer gives Bahamas filmmaker opportunity of a lifetime

Consul General Randy Rolle, Ministry of Tourism and Producer Will Packer Give Bahamian Filmmaker Opportunity to "Ride Along" On Film Set Will Packer , the producer behind hits such as Think Like A Man, Ride Along and No Good Deed has teamed up with Bahamas Consul General Randy E. Rolle and The Ministry of Tourism to allow a filmmaker to observe a big budget production. "Moya Thompson is the first Bahamian to be given the opportunity to work on Will Packer production," Consul General Rolle said.

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Related Topix: The Bahamas, World News

Noozhawk

Adelante Students Teleconference with Caribbean Research Vessel

Students from fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Adelante Charter School in Santa Barbara experienced a live two-way video conference with scientists aboard the EV Nautilus , via a specially equipped auditorium at the UCSB Marine Sciences Department last Tuesday. The EV Nautilus is an educational research vessel currently exploring underwater volcanic seamounts in the Caribbean Sea, in the Anegada Passage near the British Virgin Islands.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Oceanography

Trinidad Guardian

The last train

"Technological changes along with the development of a significant LNG export capacity from the United States could pose a long-term threat if it significantly expanded global natural gas supplies. However, local producers are confident that demand for natural gas will continue to outstrip supply."

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Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Patrick Manning, Pension

The New Zealand Herald

US Virgin Islands get $3M grant for improvements

The U.S. Virgin Islands is slated to receive a nearly $3 million federal grant for improvements to education, public health and other sectors. Congressional Delegate Donna Christensen said Saturday that the money will be used to expand and upgrade several hospitals as well as repair a couple of elementary schools.

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Related Topix: US News, Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, World News, Virgin Islands

Sat Sep 13, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

As former Haitian President Aristide is placed on house arrest,...

On Aug. 21, Haitian police wearing black masks and carrying heavy arms appeared in front of the home of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide as a Haitian judge issued calls to arrest him. Hundreds of people courageously surrounded the house to protect him.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Prison

The York Daily Record

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration

The New Zealand Herald

Cayman Islands prepares for trial of ex-premier

A judge in the Cayman Islands has sworn in a seven-member jury as the government prepares for a corruption trial against a former premier who has been the islands' longest serving politician. McKeeva Bush faces 11 criminal charges in a trial that is scheduled to start on Monday.

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KMIR 6

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers, Bob Marley

Washington Blade

Latin America 'light years ahead' of Caribbean on LGBT rights

Advocates from English-speaking countries in the Caribbean who attended a meeting of LGBT activists in the Peruvian capital last week conceded the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in their region continues to lag far behind that in Latin America. "Latin America is actually way ahead of us in terms of progress they have made in terms of laws that they've been able to change, in terms of the openness of the gay community, in terms of political leadership," Carl Greams, a Guyanese LGBT advocate, told the Washington Blade during a Sept.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Jamaica, Human Sexuality, Bahama, NC

Reuters

Cuba answers WHO's call for more Ebola help

The communist island nation of Cuba is sending 165 healthcare workers to West Africa to help fight Ebola, said to be the biggest commitment of personnel from any one country against the current outbreak. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Nursing, Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

US company wins contract to build Haiti prison

A construction company based in Maryland has received a U.S. government contract to build a prison in northern Haiti. DFS Construction LLC of Annapolis, Maryland, has been awarded the $5.6 million contract by the State Department to build the prison in Fort Liberte.

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Related Topix: Prison, Haiti, World News, Annapolis, MD,

SFGate

Los Shucos Latin Hot Dogs selling mixtas all...

Guatemalan hot dog specialist Los Shucos is one of the great newish gems in the Mission , and this weekend, owner Sofia Keck will be offering a few special dogs. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Guatemala's Independence Day , Los Shucos will be selling mixtas this Saturday and Sunday .

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Related Topix: Guatemala, World News

The Washington Post

Dominican Republic pursues missing plane case

The Dominican Republic has asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for help in tracking down a small jet that never reached its destination. National Drug Control Agency Director Julio Cesar Souffront said Friday that he is working with DEA officials to find the jet and determine whether it was used for drug trafficking.

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UPI

Doubts as to whether Nicaraguan blast was cause by meteorite

Astronomers, including experts at NASA, have questioned whether the blast and crater, reported earlier this week outside the Nicaraguan capital, were actually the product of a meteorite. Initial reports , including information issued by the Nicaraguan government, suggested a piece of space rock broke off from a larger asteroid passing between the Earth and its moon -- creating a sizable crater, measuring roughly 40 feet across, near Managua's international airport.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Astronomy, Science, Explosion, Central America Travel, Travel, Nicaragua Travel

Deming Headlight

NMSU Border Studies talk on Costa Rica's changin rural economy

Courtesy Photo University of Ottawa Associate Professor Deborah Sick will give a presentation on the changes in Costa Rica at New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies on Sept. 18. LAS CRUCES, N.M. >> New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk on the changing rural economy of Costa Rica at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, New Mexico State University, San Diego, CA, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

Kent Online

Margate mum Nikki Hill looking forward to late honeymoon after...

Nikki Hill is finally looking forward to the honeymoon she's always dreamed of after winning kmfm's Jamaican holiday competition. Nikki and her husband Michael married six years ago, but could not go on honeymoon at the time because she was pregnant.

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Related Topix: Jamaica, World News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CIO

CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

The CTO of a Costa Rica-based payment network that U.S. prosecutors allege primarily served the cybercriminal underworld pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Mark Marmilev, 35, of Brooklyn, could face a maximum of five years in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News

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