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A group of Jamaicans have been denied visas to attend a performing arts competition in the U.S. For the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) – which is to be held in California this June, 15 intended participants went the U.S. embassy in Kingston to apply for visas over 3 days this week. Of the […]

Both Soca themed cruises returned for a 2nd installation. Last year the inaugural UberSoca Cruise and Soca on the Seas both delivered successful, sold out cruises that were attended by Soca fans across the world. Recently both announced they would be returning.  The 2017 edition of Soca on the Seas – which is supported by […]

CARICOM member states are being accused of not doing enough to assist nationals who violate U.S. immigration laws. U.S. immigration lawyer, Fitzmore Harris – who is Antiguan, says “One of the main functions of the overseas consulates is to protect the rights of their citizens”, and he does not believe that enough is being done. […]

The U.S. Customs and Border patrol has repatriated more than 100 Dominicans since the beginning of the year. U.S. authorities say since January, 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic were intercepted attempting to enter the country illegally in 4 separate incidents. On January 20, a patrol aircraft detected a vessel between Puerto Rico and […]

Tourism in the Caribbean region is at an all-time high. Yesterday, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) High Riley, made the announcement while presenting the Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2016. Riley noted that Caribbean tourism last year surpassed 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and is growing faster than the global […]


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