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Royal Caribbean Delayed Care for Stricken Staffer, Suit Says


Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Ltd. waited more than a week to hospitalize a crewman diagnosed with severe pneumonia, a new lawsuit alleges.

The delayed treatment resulted in severe complications for Wilbert Floyd, including a collapsed lung, the complaint filed Jan. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida states.

Major cruise lines are a frequent target of medical negligence claims by passengers, including failures to evacuate seriously ill patients to onshore hospitals. Here, that alleged negligence…

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Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruises Delayed By Heavy Fog


Unusually heavy fog is wreaking havoc on several cruises set to sail today out of Tampa. As a result, several ships are seeing their departure delayed and their itineraries altered.

Carnival Issued A Warning In Advance

On Saturday, Carnival Cruise Line’s Brand Ambassador, John Heald, posted a notice on his Facebook page warning that trouble might be brewing for Carnival Miracle passengers. “As you are preparing for your cruise,” the note said, “we want to make you aware of a weather alert. Dense fog is forecasted for the Tampa area tomorrow and this may impact the arrival of the ship and your…

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Ganja Bill Debate Delayed This Caribbean Nation


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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 30, 2018: A vote in one Caribbean country that could have made medical marijuana legal last week has now been delayed until next month.

Debate on The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill, The Cannabis Cultivation (Amnesty) Bill and The Permitted Use of Cannabis for Religious Purpose Bill in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now been postponed to Dec. 10th after the select committee was asked to ensure the inclusion and protection of traditional growers of marijuana into the bills legal framework. Continue Reading

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Travel chaos as athletes stranded, African champs delayed


The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city.

The Confederation of African Athletics said only a small number of events scheduled for the first day of competition in Asaba in Nigeria’s southern Delta state would go ahead,…

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Zuma Vows to Fight Back as South African Graft Trial Delayed


South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma warned opponents and ruling party officials against attacking him in public and vowed to prove his innocence after the High Court postponed his corruption case until next month.

Zuma, 76, appeared briefly in the court in the eastern port city of Durban on Friday where the case was delayed until July 27 to enable his lawyers to get clarity on who will pay his legal fees and to give the court time to assess a request by his co-accused Thales SA, a French defense company, to drop charges against it. Prosecutors had said they were ready to proceed.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

“They say I am corrupt but can’t tell me what exactly I am guilty of,” Zuma told hundreds of cheering supporters, many wearing ruling African National…

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Sentencing for N.S. sailboat captain caught smuggling cocaine delayed again


HALIFAX – The sentencing hearing for a sailboat captain caught smuggling 250 kilograms of cocaine from the Caribbean to a Nova Scotia boatyard has been delayed yet again.

Jacques John Grenier, facing charges of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and importing cocaine, appeared briefly in Halifax provincial court Tuesday.

Grenier had informed the court last month that he was changing lawyers, and defence lawyer Patrick MacEwen told Judge Michael Sherar Tuesday that he is now officially representing Grenier.

But MacEwen says he needs more time to review case materials, and the sentencing was delayed until April 10.

The hearing has been postponed several times, including when Grenier underwent surgery and was still recovering.

Federal Crown lawyer Glen Scheuer…

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