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Pirates of the Caribbean heads Down Under

The fifth instalment of the Pirates of Caribbean will be filmed in Queensland.

Ships Ahoy! 'Pirates of the Caribbean' 5 Sets Sail for Australian Shoot

Johnny Depp is expected to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the film which will start production in February.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' to Shoot in Queensland, Australia

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise will set sail from Queensland, Australia, with production casting off in February.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to film in Queensland next year

DISNEY and the state and federal politicians have confirmed the deal, which sees the Australian Government contributing $21.6 million towards the movie.

Puerto Rico joins Powerball today

Tonight's Powerball drawing is the first in which residents of Puerto Rico can participate and win in one of the world's most popular lottery games.

Experts to offer index of Cuba's economy

A group of Cuba-born experts will publish a monthly index of the nation's economic performance to fill the information gap for potential investors.

Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state. Oahu Publications, which owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said ...

Puerto Rico tax deal to be placed privately -senator

Puerto Rico's upcoming sale of $900 million of tax revenue anticipation notes (TRANS) will be placed privately with a syndicate of banks, the chairman of Puerto Rico's Senate Finance Committee said. The problem is that we usually pay 1 percent to 2 percent in financing and this time it will cost from 5 percent to 8 percent," Jose Nadal Power told Reuters on Tuesday. Power expected legislation to ...

Puerto Rico posts record Sept sales & use tax take, cites enforcement

Puerto Rico posted its highest level of collections for sales and use tax for any September since the levy was introduced in 2006, and the indebted U.S. Sales and use tax (SUT) collections totaled $124.2 million in September, an 8.5 percent increase from the same month in 2013, preliminary data from Puerto Rico's Treasury Department showed on Wednesday. Collections year-to-date were 5.4 percent ...

Black Press buys 2 Hawaii dailies and several Washington papers from Stephens Media

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state.

Staten Island Plastic Surgeon Introduces PicoSure(TM) - Newest Laser Technology for Tattoo and Acne Scar Removal

Staten Island plastic surgeon, John W. Decorato, MD FACS is pleased to announce the use of one of the most cutting-edge laser treatments for patients seeking tattoo removal, as well as acne scar and age ...

Records: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday.

Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba, records show

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday.

Kissinger pushed for Cuba invasion in mid-1970s: documents

Washington (AFP) - Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger pushed for a military invasion of Cuba in the mid-1970s, and said he would "smash" Fidel Castro for sending troops to Angola, newly released declassified documents show.

Cuba says it's likely to increase money supply

HAVANA (AP) — The planned elimination of Cuba's unusual dual-currency system will likely mean printing more of the single currency that remains, the country's central bank chief said in a report published Wednesday.

Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department ...

Island stock exchange fined £190,000

The Channel Island Stock Exchange has been fined over its role in the Arch Cru investment collapse case.

Rhode Island child dies of infection associated with rare respiratory virus

Three people with the rare virus have died this year, but the CDC says it's unclear what role this illness played.

Doral ruling in $229 mln dispute not expected before Oct. 8-judge

There will be no ruling in the $229 million tax dispute between the government of Puerto Rico and lender Doral Financial Corp before Oct. 8, Puerto Rico Superior Court Judge Laureana Perez said in an order issued on Wednesday. The Puerto Rico Justice Department told the court Monday that it did not expect to receive the transcript until Thursday Oct. 2. Last May, the Treasury Department voided a ...

US finds $2M in truck leaving Puerto Rico by ferry

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A truck driver attempting to leave Puerto Rico by ferry for the Dominican Republic has been detained with more than $2 million in cash.

'Island of hope' hospital open for tours

New York's Island hospital for immigrants is open to tourists after a 60 year gap.

Rhode Island child dies after contracting enterovirus D68, other infection

A child in Rhode Island died last week from a very rare combination of infections, including enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed.

Cuba announces details of currency unification, plans larger-denomination bills

Cuba's central bank chief is giving new details of the elimination of a special currency, saying that the shift will require putting more Cuban pesos into circulation and issuing higher-denomination bills.

Commit To Buy Royal Caribbean Cruises At $52.50, Earn 7% Using Options

Investors considering a purchase of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) stock, but cautious about paying the going market price of $65.57/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2016 put at the $52.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $3.65 ...

U.S. had plans to invade Cuba in 1976, documents show

Ed Adamczyk WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The United States developed plans to attack Cuba in 1976, recently declassified documents indicate.

Advantage Insurance Completes Corporate Re-Branding

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Advantage Insurance Holdings Ltd. ("Advantage"), a leader in providing customized insurance solutions for businesses and individuals, ...

Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Made It

Their prodigious footballing talents were spotted at an early age, and they were soon snapped up and attached to the biggest clubs. They won professional contracts, sharing dressing rooms and bedrooms with some of the biggest names in world football. Some even played at the top level, but what happens when a football career doesn't work out as hoped or predicted? When injury, ill-fortune or ...

Travel plans: Book now for Christmas

If you've been thinking about Christmas and are having visions of sugar plums dancing in your head in a far-off destination, you'd better be jumping on that if you don't want to be left out in the cold. Many holiday trips sell out early, so you've been warned.

International Bahamian Actor Lands A New Role On and Off Stage

The Face of the Bahamas: Matthew Wildgoose Stars in a Live Performance for Urban World Film Festival in New York City with HBO and BET. (PRWeb October 01, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12207300.htm

Mosquito Virus That Walloped Caribbean Spreads in U.S. 

The virus is called Chikungunya, an African name meaning "to become contorted." While the illness, first identified in Tanzania in 1952, has long bedeviled Africa and Asia, the only recorded cases in the U.S. Now, 11 cases have been confirmed as originating in Florida, spurring concern this may be the beginning of the type of explosive growth seen elsewhere from a disease that has no vaccine or ...

Hawaii votes on rail project could be invalidated

HONOLULU (AP) — Key votes on Honolulu's rail transit project and other issues might be invalidated because Honolulu City Council members failed to disclose conflicts of interest after being wined and dined by lobbyists.

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Jamaica moves to decriminalise marijuana, with eyes on medical use

Fears of international sanctions have faded now that US states and other countries have made similar moves Jamaica has drafted legislation to decriminalise marijuana, the islands justice minister said on Tuesday. Mark Golding told reporters that MPs should make possession of two ounces (57 grams) or less a petty offence before the end of 2014. He also expects decriminalisation for religious ...

Nygard Says Ex-Employee Agreed to Testify in Bahamas Case

Peter Nygard said his former videographer agreed to testify voluntarily in “any domestic or foreign proceeding” involving the Canadian clothing maker, while the ex-employee is claiming he’s afraid to go to the Bahamas to appear in court.

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“We in the Caribbean are not collecting data, so we cannot support our decision makers in taking the right cyber security measures. We need to start collecting our own data."

UVI & National Park Service Sign Historic MOU

In August, the University of the Virgin Islands and the National Park Service signed a memorandum of Understating (MOU) demonstrating future cooperation between the NPS on St. Croix and the University. (PRWeb September 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12213319.htm

Puerto Rico $900 mln tax finance deal to be placed privately -senator

Puerto Rico's upcoming sale of $900 million tax revenue anticipation notes (TRANS) will be placed privately with a syndicate of banks, the chairman of Puerto Rico's Senate Finance Committee Jose Nadal Power said on Tuesday. "It's a pretty routine transaction.

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles + video

On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the grey shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.Cheers erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and Zhang and...

Island Health closes travel clinic in Nanaimo

Nanaimo’s publicly-run travel clinic is packing it in as Island Health looks to focus its resources on higher-priority public health issues and government-funded services.

Catholic priest in Puerto Rico accused of abuse

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in a small town on the west coast of Puerto Rico is being investigated for improper conduct with a minor and has been suspended from his duties, church and government officials said Tuesday.

Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."

Columbus Brings Virtual Desktop Solution Options to the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America

Columbus International Inc., a diversified telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin American region, today announced that it continues to strengthen and broaden its business ...

Caribbean: A Celebrity cruise with 'Top Chef' alums

Fans of "Top Chef" will get a taste of the Bravo network cooking show on a seven-night Celebrity Cruises Eastern Caribbean voyage that will feature alums from the program.

Christmas and Cocos Islands Australian colonies in all but name

The people of the Christmas and Cocos Islands should have a say in their own civil and political future.

Richmont Mines Accelerates Island Gold Mine Development Plans and Provides Update

Richmont Mines Inc. is pleased to announce an accelerated and expanded development plan for the estimated 1.1 million ounce inferred resource extension below the Corporation's Island Gold Mine in Ontario, ...

Ugly traffic islands prompt call for action

A BALLARAT resident is calling for two asphalted traffic islands in the heart of the city to be grassed.

Necker Island Becomes a Proud Member of 'Pack for a Purpose'

Virgin Limited Edition is thrilled to announce that Necker Island joins its sister properties Kasbah Tamadot and Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in supporting 'Pack for a Purpose', a community based project which is supported by hotels & resorts in 56 countries around the world. Necker Island, Kasbah Tamadot and Ulusaba Private Game Reserve are supporting local projects close to the properties ...
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