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HURRICANE-STRUCK PORTS REBOUNDING

The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCAA) has reported that Caribbean ports hit by hurricane season 2017 rebounded quickly and have hit new levels of popularity.

FCCA President Michele Paige said: “We consider our destination partners more like family, and we could not be prouder to see the Eastern Caribbean persevere a challenging time and come back stronger.”

10,000 WANT TO BE JAMAICAN CITIZENS

Jamaica's Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency has reported an increase in applications for citizenship. The agency received more than 10,000 applications in 10 years– the largest category from people of Jamaican descent, followed by requests from Cuba, North America, the UK, Costa Rica and Panama.

GUYANA CAN’T COPE WITH VENEZUELANS

Indigenous people on Guyana’s border with Venezuela say that they are struggling to offer assistance to Venezuelans crossing the border to seek food and accommodation as they flee economic problems back home. Village councils in the north-west Mabaruma sub-district said that the influx puts a financial strain on their communities.

LEARNING CARNIVAL COPYRIGHT LAWS

The organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and The Business of Carnival have issued videos educating people about legal and business copyright issues linked to the global carnival industry.

The videos explain the links between intellectual property law and revenue generation for photographers, events producers, bandleaders and soca artists.

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