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Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

The number of British entrepreneurs looking to "buy" citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms say, as prospects of a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the bloc darken.

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Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past.

Cuba punches above weight with ‘white coat army’ during pandemic

Nearly 40 countries across five continents have received Cuban medics during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the island nation - home to just over 11 million inhabitants - has once more punched far above its weight in medical diplomacy.

Bermuda feeling effects of Hurricane Paulette

Although the eye of Hurricane Paulette was moving away from Bermuda Monday morning hurricane-force winds and torrential rains associated with the now Category 2 storm is affecting the island.

Paulette expected to hit Bermuda as a hurricane

Tropical Storm Paulette is expected to hit Bermuda as a category 2 hurricane at around 6 am on Monday morning. A hurricane warning has been issued for the island.

Cuba welcomes first tourists in months

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba rolled out the red carpet on Friday for the first planeload of tourists to arrive on the Communist-run island in months as it struggles toward a post-pandemic new normalcy.

Premier hails Holness landslide victory

Premier Alden McLaughlin has extended congratulations to Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his Jamaica Labour Party on their landslide victory in the general election in Jamaica Thursday.

Jamaica’s ruling party claims re-election victory in landslide win

Jamaica's ruling party was re-elected in a landslide win on Thursday marked by low turnout, prompting Prime Minister Andrew Holness to vow to work on restoring voters' trust in politics and continue fighting the country's coronavirus outbreak.

Jamaicans head to polls amid coronavirus resurgence

KINGSTON - Jamaica's ruling party looks set to retain power by a strong margin in a general election on today thanks to its steady stewardship...

Havana announces curfew to curb new coronavirus peak

HAVANA (Reuters) - Havana's governor announced an overnight curfew, ban on travel from the Cuban capital to other provinces and greater restrictions on the circulation...

Returning Nicaraguans settle in at home

For Norlan Jimenez Gutierrez, life is beginning to return to normal, as one of 60 Nicaraguans who were on a recent repatriation flight from Cayman.

Cash-strapped Caribbean recovers from deadly Storm Laura

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA - Caribbean islands already reeling from the economic impact of coronavirus started recovering on Tuesday from the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Laura,...
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UK gov’t and Heathrow work on testing as quarantine alternative

Britain is working with London's Heathrow Airport on a plan to use COVID-19 testing to help shorten quarantine times

Travel in a COVID-19 world

Countries throughout the world have introduced specific entry requirements for anyone crossing their borders, as governments continue to grapple with COVID-19.

FAA outlines proposed changes for Boeing MAX planes

The US Federal Aviation Administration is proposing key changes to all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes before they will be allowed to fly again.

Trinidad and Tobago PM claims election victory for ruling party

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley claimed victory for his ruling party in a general election on Monday, appearing to...

Havana back on lockdown as coronavirus rebounds

Cuba placed Havana back on a strict lockdown on Saturday following a rebound in coronavirus cases, ordering restaurants, bars and pools once more to close, suspending public transportation and banning access to the beach.

Honduras to reopen domestic and international flights

Honduras will be reopening its airports to both domestic and international flights, on 10 Aug. and 17 Aug., respectively.

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