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Defending Champion Maria Lampropulos Eliminated | 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Last year’s champion Maria Lampropulos will not be adding a second Main Event trophy to her mantlepiece as she’s just been eliminated from the tournament.

The live stream crew caught her walking away from the table and she had jammed her short stack in from the big blind with the {5-Hearts} only to get called by button raiser Gianluca Speranza with pocket jacks. No help followed on flop, turn or river and her title defense came to an end.

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Experience Puerto Rico: Battered by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory is making a comeback

Gallery: Experience Puerto Rico: Battered by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory is making a comeback

Island Experiences

When planning your trip to the Island of Enchantment, here are five things you don’t want to miss.

› Old San Juan. It’s a small island off the coast connected by a bridge to the mainland. San Cristobal Fort, built by the Spanish in 1521, is a fortress that wraps around Old San Juan, an island now filled with shops, rum bars and historic sites.

› Salsa dancing and music. You can find both at La Placita de Santurce in San Juan.

› The Bacardi distillery. Tour the distillery, sample the spirits and learn the history of how it became one of the legendary rums of Puerto Rico.

› The beach. Puerto Rico is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea to its…

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NASA Provides New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria

NASA's Earth Science News Team. When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in …
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CDEMA donates computers to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI (CDEMA) — The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has donated 88 laptop computers to the ministry of education, youth, culture and library services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The computers were presented to the ministry at a handing over ceremony in Providenciales on Wednesday.

The donation was made possible through the CDEMA Legacy Project initiative, which mobilizes finances to support recovery in impacted participating states. The aim of the Legacy Project is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the most vulnerable persons in the most adversely affected areas and it is mainly facilitated by the collective contributions of individual, corporate, national, regional and international donors.

A donation of US$70,000…

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Caribbean News – One Year After Hurricane Maria, USVI, Puerto Rico Still Struggles

Repairs continue to the buildings on the grounds of St Anne’s Chapel in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in this photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of St Thomas)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: Thursday, September 20th marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico as well as the US Virgin Islands.

But while the spotlight continues to be placed on Puerto Rico, which left 3,000 people dead and created decimation nationally, the US Virgin Islands was also impacted and continues to struggle to rebound.

Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday admitted that housing continues to be a challenge for many survivors and vital healthcare services remain impacted.

While the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF),  said the territories’…

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Dominica one year after Hurricane Maria

A Carnival ship, berthed at the Roseau Cruise Terminal in Dominica. Carnival is one of several cruise lines planning calls to Dominica in 2018 and 2019.

ROSEAU, Dominica — One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation is rebounding.

“A growing share of affected residents can say their lives are back on track or almost back to normal after the hurricane,” said Colin Piper, director of tourism. “The progress made this past year represents a milestone in the recovery process during which the people of Dominica – and the natural environment itself – have shown their resilience and indomitable spirits.”

Island updates include:


Dominica’s airports – Douglas-Charles and Canefield – are fully open for commercial operations with…

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