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Grenada Records “Promising” Increase in Tourism Arrivals

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Saturday August 19, 2017 — Stay over visitor arrivals in Grenada are up five per cent overall for the first half of 2017. A breakdown of that increase shows that, compared to figures for the same period last year, the Spice Isle saw an increase of 10 per cent in arrivals from the United States, nine per cent from Canada, seven per cent from the Caribbean and a whopping 33 per cent in arrivals from Germany, according to Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) data. “We are happy with the…

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Hospital Officals: Nearly 500 Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP): Churches across Sierra Leone held special services yesterday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at 450. The Inter-Religious Council called for the services to be held Sunday in honour of the deceased, as special prayers and recitals were offered in mosques…

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Abandoned Bodies Increase KPH Woes – Hospital Being Forced To Pay Millions To Private Funeral Homes

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies. “There is a list that’s going to be published in The Sunday Gleaner of persons who die who we can’t find the relatives. Not only is the hospital’s morgue full, but we had to pay contractors to keep the bodies and pay additional storage for these persons,” said chief executive officer of KPH, Errol Greene. He noted that the hospital is spending millions of dollars to pay the private…

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Missing journalist died in submarine accident, inventor tells police

A Danish inventor says a Swedish journalist missing since 11 August died in an accident onboard his self-built submarine, and that he dumped her body in the sea, police have said. The inventor, Peter Madsen, had previously claimed he last saw Kim Wall when he dropped her off on the tip of an island off Copenhagen late on 10 August. He had denied playing any role in her disappearance. Danish authorities have been searching for Wall, 30, a reporter who had been writing a feature story about Madsen, since she failed to…

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