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Central America News - 10/23/2018
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10/22/2018 -  T&T to use its catastrophe insurance policy - 07:42 PM

Flood victims look at the destruction caused by the floods at Chankar Trace, El Socorro on Monday. Photo: ROBERT TAYLOR The Ministry of Finance has a catastrophe insurance policy with CCRIF, to cater for damage to physical infrastructure, the cost of clean-up and rescue operations, and funding for disaster relief for citizens and residents of Trinidad and Tobago.



10/22/2018 -  Sunny days and balmy nights beckon with this stunning Caribbean cruise offer - 03:19 PM

The award-winning Cardiff travel agency has got a last minute offer for a sunshine holiday guaranteed to get rid of any winter blues. When: You will fly from Cardiff Airport to Barbados on December 8, and then your 15 night cruise will begin.



10/22/2018 -  Lotay Tshering, whose Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party will form the new Bhutanese government. Photo: AFP - 10:53 AM

To do so, its new government faces a hard but not impossible task: solving the border dispute that led to a military stand-off in Doklam Bhutan 's latest election was fought on the domestic issues of corruption, rural poverty and income inequality, youth unemployment, external debt and criminal gangs. Foreign and security policy issues were left out, as two of four competing parties - the centre-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa - battled it out at the polls on Thursday.



10/22/2018 -  4 Americans, 1 tour guide killed in Costa Rican raft accident - 06:21 AM

Four Americans and a Costa Rican tour guide died Saturday after their recreational rafts overturned on the Naranjo River in Costa Rica. Luis Guzman, a Costan Rican official of the Red Cross, told CNN en Espanol that three rafts carrying 18 people overturned.



10/22/2018 -  Trinidad mobilises army to help flood victims - 06:21 AM

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Red Cross help residents trapped by rising flood waters in St Helena, Piarco. The southbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, south of the Grand Bazaar Interchange, remains impassable to all vehicular traffic.



10/22/2018 -  Another Caravan Headed to Us; Over 2000 Migrants on March from Honduras - 02:23 AM

A new caravan of over 2000 migrants left Honduras and was reported to be approaching Chiquimula, Guatemala on Sunday. Photos and videos posted to social media show a long line of migrants marching on the side of a road.



10/21/2018 -  Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Trinidad and Tobago - 10:34 PM

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 was felt in sections of the twin island republic on Sunday afternoon. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies , St Augustine campus reports that the tremor was felt at 12:35 pm had a depth of 80 kilometres and was located at Latitude: 11.51N and Longitude: 60.12W.



10/21/2018 -  Atiku pledges to revamp Nigerian economy, fight corruption - PDP - 08:45 PM

The Peoples Democratic Party said its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was set to revamp Nigerian economy through the creation of qualitative employment for the youths. Former vice-President Atiku Abubakar speaks during the opposition People's Democratic Party 's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 6, 2018.



10/21/2018 -  Jamaica saddened by widespread flooding in T&T, urges for greater cooperation on climate change - 08:45 PM

Jamaica's minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade says the widespread flooding in Trinidad and Tobago is another example of the adverse effects of climate change in the Caribbean and urged for greater cooperation among regional countries in advocating for global action and financing. In a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade today, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said: "While we are heartened to know that to date there are no reports of loss of life, we are truly saddened to learn of the number of persons affected by the heavy rains and others trapped in their communities by landslides."



10/21/2018 -  Migrant Caravan Swells to 5,000, Resumes Advance Toward US - 06:51 PM

A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile .



10/21/2018 -  Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward U.S. - 06:51 PM

A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile .



10/21/2018 -  Birding in the Caribbean - 02:53 PM

"Birds of Trinidad and Tobago" will be the program topic when the Altacal Audubon Society meets 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. Eighth St. Ted Beedy recently returned from a birding and bird photography tour of Trinidad and Tobago led by the well-known birder and superb bird artist, Keith Hansen.



10/21/2018 -  Osun poll: APC dumps Omisore, denies him of senatorial ticket - Fani Kayode - 10:53 AM

Iyiola Omisore who contested the Osun state governorship election last September under the platform of the Social Democratic Party has now been dumped by the All Progressives Congress , according to Femi Fani-Kayode. It will be recalled that the SDP governorship candidate had gone into a coalition with the APC after the Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the poll inconclusive and scheduled a rerun.



10/21/2018 -  Coxson begins at the end - 07:06 AM

When Clement Seymour Dodd purchased The End nightclub from former Jamaican footballer Noel Toppin. Ironi-cally, it was the beginning of the second and most important phase of his career.



10/21/2018 -  This is Bamboo Settlement from above - 03:21 AM

The Greenvale Park Housing Complex La Horquetta was evacuated and families complained of losing everything to flood waters. Families were severely affected in Sangre Grande, St Helena, Caroni, Cunupia, Mayaro and other parts of the island.



10/20/2018 -  Mexico slowly processes caravan migrants at Guatemala border - 11:27 PM

Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemal... . A child is carried over the border fence as thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border towards Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.



10/20/2018 -  The Latest: Migrants wait to cross border with Mexico - 09:22 PM

The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States : They have also started giving some people 45-day visitor's permits, which in theory could allow them time to reach the U.S. border. Other migrants have been applying for refugee status in Mexico.



 


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