Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY Published 4:49 PM EDT Jun 3, 2019 Two recent incidents involving U.S. tourists are putting the Dominican Republic in the headlines – and if social media is any indication, they're causing other Americans to reconsider plans to visit the Caribbean nation. On Friday, news broke that Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were found unresponsive in their room by staff at the Bahía Príncipe hotel at the resort Playa Nueva Romana after they didn't check out at the expected time. On Sunday, the Dominican National Institute of Forensic Sciences announced that it had completed autopsies on Holmes and Day, telling CNN that Holmes, 63, and Day, 49, died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a buildup of fluid in the lungs. The Dominican Republic National Police also told CNN that officers found blood-pressure medication in the couple's room. "Both died of natural causes at … [Read more...] about Dominican Republic: New safety concerns for Americans?
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Tom and Molly Martens, the father and daughter convicted of killing Irishman Jason Corbett in the US, did not know about a life insurance policy Mr Corbett had until after his death, their family claim. Jason Corbett, 39, was found with fatal head injuries at the home he shared in the US with his second wife, Molly Martens Corbett in Walburg, North Carolina on August 2, 2015. Ms Martens Corbett, 34, and her father Tom, 68, a retired FBI agent, were convicted of the second-degree murder of the father of two at his home at Panther Creek, North Carolina 19 months ago. Jack and Sarah, Mr Corbett’s children were in the family home at the time their father was murdered. The Martens pleaded not guilty to the charges and claimed self-defence was the reason behind their deadly actions. Mr Martens has agreed to pay €160,000 to settle a wrongful death action taken in the US by Mr Corbett’s estate. The proceeds will go to Mr Corbett's two children, who are being raised by his … [Read more...] about Convicted murderers didn’t know about Jason Corbett’s life insurance policy, family claim
Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. Former Editor-in-Chief of The Moscow News, he is author of the book, 'Midnight in the American Empire,' released in 2013. Capitalism has traditionally ranked alongside apple pie and baseball in the hearts of Americans, yet Socialism is reportedly winning over the youth. Did they miss the mainstream reports about empty store shelves in Caracas? Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, under duress from the US and its allies, must have enjoyed a good laugh this week when he read the news out of America. As Washington looks determined to support the overthrow of Venezuela’s democratically elected Socialist government, with a puppet leader already waiting in the wings, a new poll showed that 61 percent of Americans aged 18 and 24 have a favorable attitude to the term ‘socialism’. Capitalism, still weathering the storm despite the Great Depression, the Great Recession, and Jeff Bezos, got a 58-percent favorability … [Read more...] about Born in the USSA? Americans cozy up to Socialism as Neocons pursue regime change in Venezuela
The British tabloid Metro has been covering electronic music artist Darude’s progress through the Eurovision qualifiers, whilst the travel bible Lonely Planet ran a piece on Finland’s first “ice cream hotel room”, located at the Hotel Klaus K. Why business leaders should follow ‘Sisu’. Finland’s equivalent of the American Dream Forbes Finland punches above its weight within the global economy. How has a country with a population lower than that of Minnesota given the world companies like Nokia, Rovio (developer of Angry Birds), Supercell (Clash of Clans) and elevator manufacturer KONE? It’s not just innovation either; Finland is a leader when it comes to education and social progress too. There isn’t something in the water in Finland, but there’s something that runs through our blood: "sisu," a mindset that defines our national psyche and character. Think of it as Finland’s equivalent of the American dream. … [Read more...] about Sisu and the American Dream, cheaper childcare, and cannabis legalisation
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Community Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Wear red for American Red Cross Month Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:56 AM ESTUpdated: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:56 AM ESTBy Carmen [email protected] Red is the color to wear as this March is American Red Cross Month. Student volunteers joined a number of community leaders at Adelup to sign a proclamation, including Marcos Fong Chairman of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter board. "We only have three staff members and everything we do in the community is by volunteer," he said. "So being able to be recognized in that manner is really special to us and special to the volunteers because they do a lot of work behind the scenes. They help people, they … [Read more...] about Wear red for American Red Cross Month