2nd person dies amid dengue epidemic in French Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A dengue epidemic in several French Caribbean islands has claimed its second victim, officials said Wednesday. A 75-year-old French woman who traveled regularly to St. Martin died this month after contracting the mosquito-borne virus and being evacuated to Paris, according to a statement from the Regional Health Agency for […]

UK’s Johnson under pressure over luxury Caribbean vacation

LONDON (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Britain asked Parliament’s standards watchdog on Thursday to investigate who paid for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take a luxury post-election holiday in the Caribbean. Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds spent an 11-day break on the island of Mustique over the New Year, after Johnson’s Conservative party won […]

CONCACAF suspends men’s Olympic qualifying

MIAMI (AP) — Men’s Olympic qualifying was suspended Friday in soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region because of the coronavirus. The U.S. under-23 team already was in Guadalajara, Mexico, where it had been scheduled to play group stage matches against Costa Rica on March 20, the Dominican Republic three days later and Mexico […]

Trump says top cruise ship companies stopping trips from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that four major cruise ship companies have agreed to suspend trips from the U.S. for 30 days, effective at midnight. Trump said that Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and MSC Cruises all agreed to the suspensions. He said the cruise line industry is a “great and important […]

Gastro outbreak forces Caribbean cruise ship to return to US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Caribbean Princess cruise was cut short following a gastrointestinal outbreak aboard the ship caused it to be denied entry to at least one island before it headed to its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday. At least 299 passengers and 22 crew members aboard the ship […]

UK government slammed for failing its Windrush immigrants

LONDON (AP) — An independent report sharply criticized Britain’s Conservative government on Thursday for the way it treated long-term U.K. residents who were wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. The report said the U.K. Home Office exhibited “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness” towards the issue of race and the history of […]

Another Princess cruise ship kept at sea pending virus tests

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of passengers on an additional Princess Cruises ship are being kept on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19. The Caribbean Princess, on a 10-day trip to the Panama Canal, was scheduled to dock in Grand Cayman on Monday. But the Çalifornia-based cruise line said it will keep […]

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