One of the Caribbean destinations hardest hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is closer than ever to full recovery. Electrical power has been restored to more than 90 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands said Kenneth Mapp, the U.S. Virgin Islands governor, this week. The power restoration is a key step in the tourism-reliant country’s comeback from the devastating storms.
A movement is building in the Bahamas to decriminalize marijuana, highlighted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana’s town hall meeting held in Nassau last week. The initiative is one of several in Caribbean countries, with some stakeholders eager to join other international communities and embrace the region’s marijuana culture. The gathering is part of CARICOM’s mandate to ascertain public opinion in CARICOM member countries on the issue, said officials.
One of the Caribbean’s genuine hidden gems is preparing to expand its visitor access. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) last month approved a $19.5 million grant to develop the port at Little Bay, Montserrat, where stakeholders in recent years have sought to expand the country’s nascent tourism sector. The funds will go to assist in financing the construction of an offshore breakwater and quay, according to CDB officials, improving maritime access to the small Caribbean nation.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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