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Royal Caribbean Announces 2020 Deployment; Oasis to Cape Liberty – Cruise Industry News


Royal Caribbean International announced today that the Oasis of the Seas will sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, starting in May of 2020, offering seven-night cruises to the Bahamas. In addition will be a select number of short cruises to Canada/New England. It was just one of a number of major deployment moves.

The Adventure of the Seas will also return to Cape Liberty, sailing a variety of five- and nine-night summer and fall itineraries to Bermuda, New England and Canada, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, according to a press release from Royal Caribbean. 

The Vision of the Seas will also be based out of Cape Liberty for the fall, sailing three 10- and 11-night cruises between New Jersey and Quebec City, open-jaw.

The Symphony of the Seas and her sister ship, the Harmony of…

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‘Tired of eating human flesh’: South African court jails two men in cannibal case | World news


Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”.

Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in prison for the killing last year of Zanele Hlatshwayo, the Witness newspaper said.

Mbatha, a traditional healer, was arrested after handing himself in at a police station in Estcourt, a town in KwaZulu-Natal province. He was carrying a bag containing a human leg and a hand. He told officers he was “tired of eating human flesh”.

Police refused to believe his claims until he took them to a house where more body parts were found.

A third man was acquitted. Seven people were initially arrested.

The judge acquitted Mbatha for being in possession…

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Letter: Your kitchen garden – Caribbean News Now


Dear Sir:

Another successful initiative in Trinidad and Tobago, involving low income earners and the corporate citizenry: gardeners involved in landscaping and lawn-cutting are being invited, trained and encouraged to grow food crops.

Home owners have been asked to convert part of their premises into a kitchen garden, cultivated and maintained by their same trusted gardener. Employing the most up-to-date state-of-the-art green technology, with a mix of hydroponics and organic fertilizers, disease and pest control strategies.

The partnership between the gardeners and Massey Food Stores is to benefit consumers with fresh foods from right in their neighbourhood and even from their neighbour’s backyard.

Massey Food Stores, still well-known for its high quality and low prices…

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Caribbean News Roundup For Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018


Protesters and pedestrians flee tear gas thrown by the Haitian police during a march through the streets of Port-au-Prince, on November 23, 2018, to demand the resignation of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 12, 2018: Here are the top headlines making news from across the Caribbean for today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

Americans Warned To Avoid Holiday Travel To Haiti

U.S. citizens considering travel to Haiti are being advised to “reconsider.” The State Department’s travel advisory level remains at 3, and Americans are being asked to “review their personal safety and security plans.” The news comes as hundreds of protesters flooded the streets of Port-au-Prince again…

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Man Pretending To Be Security Guard Robs Caribbean Air­lines In Trinidad | RJR News


In Trinidad, a man pretending to be a guard from a promi­nent security firm robbed Caribbean Air­lines of a large sum of mon­ey at Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port on Monday.

 

Po­lice said the bag con­tained close to $100,000.

 

It’s reported that the man went up to the counter af­ter 11 a.m. pre­tend­ing to be the se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cer who had ar­rived to col­lect cash from sales.

 

Dionne Ligoure, CAL’s head of Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, con­firmed that an undis­closed sum of mon­ey was stolen.

 


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African American Film Critics Association Announces Awards And Top Ten Films « Movie City News


THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AAFCA) ANNOUNCES ITS AWARD WINNERS AND 
TOP TEN FILMS OF THE YEAR

BLACK PANTHER wins three awards including Best Film, Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song

John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”), Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”), Russell Hornsby (“The Hate U Give”), Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”) 
win acting honors

Los Angeles, Dec. 11, 2018 – Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” was named the year’s Best Film today by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of black film critics comprised of leading film critics from across the country.  The groundbreaking blockbuster also won Best Director (Ryan Coogler)…

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