Daily Archives: 04/27/2019

Guyanese woman charged with smuggling migrants from Bahamas to Miami

Arrested in federal sting with smuggling migrants from Bahamas to Miami

April 26, 2019 – Reproduced from the Miami Herald – BY JAY WEAVER

In an unusual sting operation, a woman from Guyana has been arrested by federal authorities on charges of illegally bringing a boatload of undocumented foreigners from the Bahamas to Miami.

Marcia Pestano

Marcia Sunita Pestano, 44, was granted a $250,000 bond Friday as an alternative to detention before trial in Miami federal court. Her defense attorney, Marshall Dore Louis, declined to comment about the case. Her arraignment is set for May 7.

Pestano was arrested earlier this week after Homeland Security investigators coordinated an undercover operation targeting the Guyanese woman, who was suspected of directing “alien-smuggling ventures from various third countries through the Bahamas to the United States,” according to a criminal complaint.            Continue reading

Cricket West Indies Announces Squad for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Cricket West Indies announces the 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

.From May 30 to July 14, 2019 in England and Wales.

Opening batsman Chris Gayle is the most experienced player in the side in what could be his fifth and final World Cup, but the majority of players will be newcomers.

Andre Russell, who has been tearing up the Indian Premier League, pacer Kemar Roach and batsman Darren Bravo will all be in their third World Cup, while it will be the second for captain Jason Holder and Sheldon Cottrell.          Continue reading

Visualizing the Ranking of 100 Common Careers – Infographic

Visualizing the Ranking of 100 Common Careers

If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend more than 40 hours a week on the job.

For this reason, your career of choice plays a big role in determining your overall well-being. Not only does your profession have a massive influence on the potential money you make, but it also impacts your stress, work-life balance, happiness, and feeling of accomplishment.

However, it’s well-known that not all careers are created equally – and while some are stress-free with comfortable salaries, others can be high-stress without the compensation to make up for it.

Ranked: 100 Common Careers

Today’s chart uses data from the 2018 Jobs Rated Report by CareerCast.com, and we’ve used it to rank 100 of the most common careers based on median income, as well as three other categories: stress, growth outlook, and workplace environment.


China intensifies posture on mutual opportunities in “US backyard”- commentary

China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang

Caribbean News Now associate managing editor

WASHINGTON, USA – At a news conference, China’s foreign ministry representative Lu Kang explained mutual opportunities and cooperation between China and Latin America countries in the “US backyard”, citing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to help improve the region’s economy and bring tangible benefits of peace and stability to Latin America and the Caribbean.

This includes Ecuador, the most recent to receive approval to start the internal procedures to become one of the countries from the Pacific Alliance that will facilitate joint initiatives, especially with China.      Continue reading

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