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Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Mar. 22, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump is hosting the leaders of Jamaica,...

Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

Mar. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president's Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican...

Disney cruise ships are getting 2nd island destination

Mar. 12, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney cruise ships are getting a second island destination. Disney has purchased property on the island of Eleuthera and the Bahamian government has entered into an agreement with Disney to develop the property. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis...

28 Haitians die when boat sinks off Bahamas

Feb. 3, 2019 4:41 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamian officials say a boat smuggling Haitian migrants has sunk, leaving 28 people dead and 17 others in police custody. Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force says residents of the island of Abaco found four bodies and at least 15 people in coastal...

Sentence delayed for man whose newlywed wife vanished at sea

Jan. 29, 2019 1:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A family dispute delayed sentencing Tuesday for a man whose newlywed wife vanished at sea as the couple sailed a catamaran off the Bahamas. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno said he needs more information about visitation rights and creation of a trust fund for the couple's young child....

Autopsy: Man had been drinking before fatal fall on cruise

Jan. 25, 2019 8:59 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy shows a man who died after falling on a cruise ship in October had been drinking and plummeted 45 feet (13 meters) down a stairwell. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner released its autopsy report for 29-year-old Christopher McGrory on Thursday. McGrory was...

Rafael Campos becomes first Puerto Rican Web.com Tour winner

Jan. 23, 2019 8:04 PM EST

GREAT ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Rafael Campos won The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic in 25-mph wind Wednesday to become the first Puerto Rican champion in Web.com Tour history. Campos closed with a 2-under 70 at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay for a one-stroke victory. The 30-year-old former Virginia Commonwealth...