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Risk of getting Zika in the Caribbean is now low

PORT OF SPAIN – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the chance of anyone in the region contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) now is “low”. Following a review of relevant data over the last 30 months, CARPHA says the virus’ transmission has been “interrupted”. ZIKV was first detected in the Caribbean in late 2015. […]

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UN: Estimated 2.3M people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS – An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela’s 32.8 million people — cite lack of food as the main reason for […]

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World Fuel shows off air elite FBOs

Miami based global fuel provider World Fuel Services is once again attending LABACE (Booth 2006) to highlight the 10 regional members of its sponsored Air Elite FBO Network. Founded in 2011 from the remnants of the Avitat Network, Air Elite has grown to 79 locations worldwide, each of which must meet and maintain a number […]

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PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN – The Daily Herald (press release)

The Daily Herald (press release)PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTENThe Daily Herald (press release)DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC). VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) August 16, 2018. WEATHER: This afternoon th...

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Netherlands Antilles exploring digital currency option – Coingeek – CoinGeek

CoinGeekNetherlands Antilles exploring digital currency option - CoingeekCoinGeekThe Centrale Bank van Cuaracao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), the central bank for the Netherlands Antillean guilder, is looking at the possibility of creating a digital ......

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‘Free parking’ attracts more shoppers

WILLEMSTAD – The free parking last Saturday in Punda was a success: “It was nice and busy in the center of the city,” says Carinne Ghazzi director of Down Town Management Organization. The shoppers could park free of charge in the parking garage and the opposite parking area. It was a clear action to show […]

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Naval ships to stay longer in Willemstad

DEN HELDER, WILLEMSTAD – There comes an end to the constant commuting of naval ships between Den Helder (the Netherlands) and Curaçao. The Royal Netherlands Navy will station one of the patrol vessels from the fleet to Willemstad for a longer period of time next year, reports the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. It has been […]

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