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Lionfish: Sea creatures behind an alarming invasion

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Lionfish: Sea creatures behind an alarming invasion – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The lionfish is a venomous reef fish native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean that is proving to be destructive as the species spreads to the Atlantic and......

Tropical Storm Erika brings rain, wind to Caribbean

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Tropical Storm Erika brings rain, wind to Caribbean – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Tropical Storm Erika lashed the Dominican Republic and Haiti Friday with heavy rain and strong winds. The storm has already triggered deadly flooding and mudslides......

World Bank’s Malpass says slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Europe is concerning

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FILE PHOTO: World Bank President David Malpass responds to a question from a reporter during an opening press conference at the IMF and World Bank’s 2019 Annual Fall Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler//File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President......

How travelers who test positive for Covid can (legally) fly home fast

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Even the most meticulously organized vacation can be derailed by a positive Covid test. Travelers may face unexpected quarantines — either in hotels or state-owned facilities — or substandard medical services. Others may be denied the ability to take commercial......

Summer travel is selling out in some places — see what’s already booked and where

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fueled by the Covid vaccines, flexible cancellation policies and people yearning to break free from home, the summer travel season is already booming for some parts of the travel industry. A survey from research company Toluna indicates Americans are gaining......

U.S. sees surge of human smugglers, migrants from Caribbean

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. sees surge of human smugglers, migrants from Caribbean – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In the past two years, the number of human smuggling cases in Puerto Rico has tripled. Miles Doran reports. Be the first to know......

In Dominican Republic, proposal to ease abortion ban polarizes nation

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SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – As the abortion rights movement gains pace across Latin America, the issue is heating up in the Dominican Republic – one of the few countries in the region with a total ban on abortion – where activists were camped for an eighth day on Friday outside......

7 lesser-known destinations to consider when it’s safe to travel again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Some habits are hard to break — but that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to travel.   Travelers’ habits are changing — quickly and en masse. People are bypassing big cities in favor of smaller destinations that......

These six islands opened to travelers — and still have some of the world’s lowest Covid rates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Micronesia has confirmed only one case of Covid-19 to date. The Polynesian island of Samoa and the South Pacific island of Vanuatu have just three cases each. Sounds like safe travel choices? There’s just one problem — none are allowing......

UK’s Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred back to a private hospital after successfully undergoing a procedure......

UK’s Prince Philip, 99, moves hospital for heart tests

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is......

More travel hotspots are opening to people who work from home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People working from home have more options for making their living abroad than ever before. In addition to the countries that initially opened to remote workers last year, new destinations have launched programs to tempt workers to ditch their home......

Royal Caribbean CEO says booking data for cruises suggests a surprisingly positive post-Covid recovery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain told CNBC on Monday the cruise operator has seen a number of optimistic signs in its early booking data that suggest a positive recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “Some of the things we thought was......

Rough road ahead for Latam and Caribbean economies, says IMF

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Latin American and Caribbean economic activity will not return to pre-pandemic levels of output until 2023 and GDP per capita will catch up only in 2025, later than other parts of the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: IMF Managing Director......

Tahiti’s sudden tourism restrictions provide a lesson to people who can’t wait to travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers may have read that now is the “perfect time” to visit Tahiti, but they will be surprised to find it — and the rest of French Polynesia — is suddenly closed to them. As vaccinations are opening borders to......

Biden to raise current U.S. refugee cap from historic lows

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By Ted Hesson, Mimi Dwyer U.S. President Joe Biden wears a face mask as he arrives at Newcastle, Delaware U.S., February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden plans to raise the refugee cap for the current fiscal year to 62,500, a sharp increase from the 15,000......

The True History and Swashbuckling Myth Behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Namesake

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Most years, as January draws to a close, pirates invade Tampa. Hundreds of boats swarm the city harbor, led by a 165-foot-long, fully rigged pirate ship. A crew of swaggering, swashbuckling bandits in eye-patches and tricorns accost the mayor and demand the keys to the city. It’s an act, of......

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