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American arrested in Turks and Caicos says it's unclear if State Dept was on 'US side' or 'Turks side'

Bryan Hagerich, a Pennsylvania dad of two, has been home for nearly two weeks after he was arrested and detained for more than 100 days in Turks and Caicos for having stray ammunition in his luggage at an airport on the islands. Hagerich, like four other Americans arrested over the same thing since February, did not know the ammo was …

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Hot honeymoon destinations: Bora Bora, Bali and more tropical, international spots for couples

Have you always dreamed of a tropical honeymoon, full of sandy days at the beach with a cocktail in hand? If so, these destinations are ones you might consider for your first trip after saying “I do.” While there are plenty of places within the country offering tropical getaways for visitors, this guide is focused on international destinations you can …

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Virginia man returns home after detainment in Turks and Caicos for ammo in his luggage

A Virginia man arrived at the Richmond airport on Thursday after he was released from custody on the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), where he had been detained for having ammunition in his luggage. Tyler Wenrich – a 31-year-old husband and father – is one of five Americans arrested and detained on the islands since February for having stray ammunition …

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Haiti's new prime minister vows to seek unity after he is selected by transitional council

Haiti’s newly chosen Prime Minister Garry Conille vowed to seek unity Wednesday in his first statement since a transitional council selected him to head the government in the troubled Caribbean country under siege by criminal gangs. Conille thanked the civil society groups, political parties and members of the Haitian diaspora who proposed him as a candidate, saying he was “very …

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Hundreds mourn gang killings of a Haitian mission director and a young American couple

Hundreds of people packed into a sweltering church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday to mourn Judes Montis, a mission director killed by gang members who also fatally shot an American couple that worked with him. Wails filled the crowded church during the early morning service as tears streamed down the face of Montis’ wife. The service also honored the lives …

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Florida mom speaks out, asks for prayers after daughter detained in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammo

The mother of a Florida woman shared her plea for help after her daughter was arrested for carrying ammunition at an airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Sharitta Shinese Grier, 45, was the fifth American to be arrested and detained in TCI after being caught with ammunition in an airport since February, along with Ryan Watson of Oklahoma, Tyler …

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Haiti's health system pushed to the brink of collapse by rampant gang violence

On a recent morning at a hospital in the heart of gang territory in Haiti’s capital, a woman began convulsing before her body went limp as a doctor and two nurses raced to save her. They stuck electrodes to her chest and flipped on an oxygen machine while keeping their eyes on a computer screen that reflected a dangerously low …

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Biden admin deports 50 Haitians to nation hit with gang violence, ending pause in flights

The Biden administration sent about 50 Haitians back to their country on Thursday, authorities said, marking the first deportation flight in several months to the Caribbean nation struggling with surging gang violence. The Homeland Security Department said in a statement that it “will continue to enforce U.S. laws and policy throughout the Florida Straits and and the Caribbean region, as …

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Caribbean ambassador proposes establishment of assembly to seek reparations for transatlantic slavery

A high-level Caribbean ambassador said on Wednesday it was crucial to establish a new international special tribunal to seek reparations for transatlantic slavery and its legacies in today’s society. Reuters reported earlier this month that support was building among African and Caribbean nations for the creation of such a tribunal on atrocities dating to transatlantic slavery. For over four centuries …

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Florida man believes son is alive after jumping off cruise ship: report

The father of a 20-year-old Florida man who leaped from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship 57 miles from shore last week believes his “master diver” son is still alive, according to a report. Francel Parker told the Daily Sun that his son, Levion Parker, works on a commercial fishing boat and said that he had multiple …

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