Daily Archives: January 20, 2014

US authorities seize $96,000 from two women heading to Jamaica

US authorities seize $96,000 from two women heading to Jamaica on consecutive days
Published on January 20, 2014 – Caribbean News Now

PHILADELPHIA, USA — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a combined $96,683 from two women heading to Jamaica on consecutive days earlier this month for violating federal currency reporting regulations.

There is no limit to how much currency that travellers can bring into, or take out of the United States. Travellers are required to formally report amounts of $10,000 or more in US dollars, equivalent foreign currency, or other monetary instruments.

CBP officers stopped the first woman as she attempted to board a flight to Montego Bay on January 4. CBP officers explained federal currency reporting regulations to the woman and she reported that she possessed $4,900. A CBP examination of both the woman’s carry-on bag and her checked luggage revealed a total of $65,643, including some currency concealed inside children’s shoes.  Continue reading

Drought Emergency declared in California. Residents urge end to fracking

Drought Emergency declared in California. Residents urge end to Fracking …  [see video on Fracking below]

Article imageThe state of California formally declared a drought emergency today due to a lack of winter rainfall and water reserves at only 20 percent of normal levels. This is the third year of dry conditions across California, which poses a threat to the state’s economy and environment.

Last year was declared the driest year in recorded history in California and Gov. Jerry Brown recently described the state’s current condition as “a mega-drought.”    Continue reading

Guyana’s jungle a treacherous place for aviators

Guyana’s jungle a treacherous place for aviators

JANUARY 20, 2014 | BY  |

The pilot who crashed a Trans Guyana Airway’s Cessna Caravan in the Mazaruni is just the latest in a long list of aviators who have fallen victim to Guyana’s hazardous jungle territory.  Read: Plane vanishes with pilot, other in Mazaruni jungle missing (Jan 20, 2014)

BREAKING: Pilot, cargo loader found dead in wrecked aircraft Monday, 20 January 2014 

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And in some cases, the victims have never been found.

Pilot Henry Fitt. His plane and passengers were never found

Pilot Henry Fitt. His plane and passengers were never found

In May 1981, Henry Fitt, one of the leading pilots of the time, and a member of the famous Fitt aviation family, was given the task of flying five British nationals on a sight-seeing trip in the interior. According to reports, the foreigners had wanted to see Mount Roraima, located on the border with Venezuela and Brazil.
On board the Cessna 206 were Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Goodman of Stafford, England; Jerry Golda of London; Stephen Mulley of Essex; and Gerry Coe of Bath.
The four men were Quantity Surveyors with Sir William Halcrow Ltd., a British consulting firm working on the Tapacuma, MMA drainage and irrigation projects.  Continue reading

The Collapse of The American Dream Explained – Animation video

The Collapse of The American Dream Explained in Animation