Caribbean Region

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – The United States Coast Guard recently seized about a ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million, in the Caribbean Sea. The contraband was offloaded here on Nov. 20 by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Pelican. Three suspected smugglers were also arrested.
UNITED NATIONS – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne believes wealthy countries have a moral obligation to rebuild his nation, which was battered by a recent hurricane. Browne also expressed support for proposal by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for a Caribbean Resilience Fund to finance the construction of climate resilient communities.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’s sixth and longest serving Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands died at his home on Oct. 11.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has launched a currency application as part of its efforts to combat counterfeiting.
The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico remained in a state of devastation nearly two weeks after it was first smashed by Hurricane Irma, then the far more destructive Maria.
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