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PHOTOS: Gondolas Spotted at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Skyliner Station


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Construction on the Disney Skyliner is picking up speed. A new milestone came this week when gondolas arrived at the Skyliner station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

The gondolas are currently under white tarps, disguising the designs featuring beloved Disney characters that we’ll see later this year. (Last month, a single gondola was spotted at the station, so with more arriving, it seems testing is likely to begin sometime soon.)

Now, if you’re like me, you might find the gondolas hard to spot. Thankfully, we here at WDW News Today were able to quickly circle where they’re located, which should make things easier to see.

Disney Skyliner is expected to open Fall 2019. When it opens,…

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New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean


A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progressing in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations.

The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean declined by only 18 per cent from 2010 to 2017, from 19,000 to 15,000.

“Key populations, Men who have sex with men (MSM), Sex Workers (SWs) and their clients, and partners of key populations, transgender persons, and persons who use drugs, accounted for the majority of the new HIV infections (68 per cent) during this period.”

The study was commissioned by the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) Priority Areas Coordinating…

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This is what is happening to Liverpool’s African Caribbean Centre


The future of Liverpool’s disused Caribbean Centre is still being discussed – but it could re-open on the same site as part of a new development of more than 400 flats.

Signs around the centre, off Upper Parliament Street in Toxteth, have called for it to be “saved”, with one saying “hands off our culture”.

The ECHO understands the land is still owned by Liverpool City Council, but property developers the Elliot Group has been drawing up proposals for new housing on the site, plus a replacement centre.

No planning application has been submitted and the council says discussions are continuing with the developer and the board of the African Caribbean Centre – formerly known as Merseyside Caribbean Community Centre.

 

A possible plan for the site is outlined on the Elliot Group…

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Arcos Dorados Expects to Employ More Than 55,000 Individuals in Latin America and Caribbean in 2019, Helping Advanc…


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 22, 2019–Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, today announced that it expects to employ more than 55,000 individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean during 2019, an increase of 8% over the number employed in 2018. The Company is positioned as a catalyst for change through its commitment to labor inclusion and reduction of inequality for young people. Arcos Dorados is one of the region’s largest formal employers of youth between the ages of 17 to 25, providing training and development opportunities.

“We are proud to be among the companies that generate the most formal job opportunities for young people throughout Latin…

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Customers affected in fraud incident to be reimbursed – Caribbean Business


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SAN JUAN – In a news release published Monday afternoon, Banco Popular alerted bank account holders that it had received “notification about a situation” regarding certain customers’ debit cards.

Providing scant information about the incident, the island’s largest financial institution stated that it wanted “to notify that it has not been a hack to our systems, only some cards compromised at a specific business in the northern area of Puerto Rico.”

The bank did not go into specifics and merely said the number of customers affected was “minimal and the situation is already being worked on to help those people affected by this fraud.”

The institution reassured that it has systems that monitor transactions around the…

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The Association of Black Cardiologists and the Heart Institute of the Caribbean Conclude Successful First Annual Jo…


KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Inc., an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, and the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC), the premier center of excellence for cardiovascular care in the English-speaking Caribbean, concluded its first joint conference with more than 150 registered attendees on January 18 – 20, 2019. Various healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, cardiac technicians, and medical students) participated in ‘Conversations with…Masters in Cardiology: Cardiovascular Care and Technology in Low Resource Environments’ and were afforded insight into how to utilize the latest technologies to positively impact patient care in low resource nations.

“A…

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