St Lucians and Vincentians now need visas for Canada

Jason Kenney

OTTAWA, Canada, Friday September 14, 2012 – As part of an effort to screen more travellers for security risks prior to their arrival in Canada, Ottawa has imposed visa requirements on nationals of St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Court ruling eases residency permit process for US citizens in Dutch Caribbean

Sint Maarten

Immigration authorities in Sint Maarten (St. Maarten) will have to ease the requirements for U.S. citizens seeking to live and work in the Dutch Caribbean country, a judge has ruled.

Costa Rica escapes serious damage from big quake

Costa Rica Quake

CANGREJAL, Costa Rica — The bulletins were terrifying: a powerful earthquake had struck off the coast of this Central American country, spawning a tsunami warning and bringing fears of widespread catastrophe.

Happy 50th Anniversary of Independence to Trinidad and Tobago

Triniday and Tobago 50th Anniversary

Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from Great Britain on August 31st, 1962. At midnight on 30th August, 1962, the Union Jack (British flag) was lowered and the Trinidad and Tobago flag was raised for the first time. Bells tolled and sirens rang out to herald the birth of the newly independent nation.

Prince George’s County mourns loss of officer (Jamaican born) killed in police cruiser crash

Adrian Morris

Officer Adrian Morris, a native of Kingston, Jamaica who was raised in Laurel, Maryland and became a U.S. citizen in 2009 was killed on Monday, Aug. 20 in the line of duty during a pursuit.

Morris lost control of his cruiser and crashed off the roadway on I-95 Monday afternoon, killing himself and injuring an officer who was riding with while pursuing two suspects in a stolen car.

New Dominican Republic president sworn in

Danilo Medina

Economist Danilo Medina has been sworn in as the Dominican Republic's new president and pushed for a pact against poverty as he assumed the post.

The 60-year-old economist, who belongs to the Dominican Liberation Party of outgoing President Leonel Fernandez, won the May 20 election on a promise to raise the Caribbean country's standard of living.

Tropical Storm Ernesto Update - NOAA 08-07-2012 11.00am EDT

Ernesto - 11 am 08-07-2012

A hurricane warning is in effect for Chetumal to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula and the entire coast of Belize

Jamaica, Happy 50th Anniversary of your Independence!

Jamaica 50th Anniversary

Today August 6th, Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence from British rule, having gained independence on this day in 1962.

Tropical Storm Ernesto Update - NOAA: 11.00 am EDT (1500 UTC).

The government of Jamaica has issued a tropical storm warning for Jamaica.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Jamaica

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Ernesto Update - NOAA: 6.00 am EDT.

Ernesto - 5 am 08-04-2012

Tropical storm Ernesto a little stronger, interests in Jamaica should monitor its progress.

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