Latest News for: Florida straits


Summer concerts in Florida: Beyonce, Skynyrd, Snoop Dogg, DMB, Boy George, Jason Aldean

Ocala Star Banner 30 May 2023
Browne is only playing 24 shows this summer, but the final four of them will be in Florida ... The Pumpkins visits Florida on their The World is a Vampire Tour (the opening line of their hit "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"), joined by fellow alt-rock favorites of the '90s (Stone Temple Pilots) and the '00s (Interpol.)George Strait.

US repatriates Caribbean migrants

Jamaica Star 29 May 2023
The US Coast Guard said with assistance from Homeland Security Task Force it would maintain “a continual presence with air, land, and sea assets in the Florida Straits, the Windward Passage, the Mona Passage and the Caribbean Sea, collaborating to protect safety of life at sea.

Difficult times bring Russia and Cuba closer together

Manila Standard 29 May 2023
Havana had maintained a position of neutrality over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, abstaining from United Nations votes on the issue” ...It’s the logic of symbolic reciprocity,” because “any mention of the possibility of having a Russian military presence on the island provokes great nervousness on the other side of the Florida Strait.” .

Chinese, Cubans, Ecuadorians, Haitians, Dominicans continue to land off Florida Coast

Longview News-Journal 24 May 2023
“Regardless of nationality,” those who are interdicted at sea “will be repatriated to their country of origin, returned to their country of departure, or resettled in a third country in accordance with polices and plans governing maritime migration in the Florida Straits and the ...

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Hickory Record 18 May 2023
Listen now and subscribe. Apple Podcasts . Google Podcasts . Spotify . RSS Feed . Omny Studio . All Of Our Podcasts ... Country singer Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys is 75 ... Country singer George Strait is 71 ... Woman becomes a mom, then graduates from UNCG doctoral program A Florida man living underwater won't resurface even after breaking the record ... Strait ... .

Federal agents not seeing surge of migrants on Florida's coast despite preparations for influxes

WPTV 16 May 2023
"We want to ensure that people know our maritime borders are closed.The Coast Guard and our federal partners maintain a continual presence with air and sea assets in the Florida Straits and in the Caribbean Sea ... Ron DeSantis has extended an executive order, allotting more resources to the Florida Keys.

Title 42 never applied to migrants apprehended at sea, US warns

Jamaica Observer 15 May 2023
Migrants who are interdicted at sea will be immediately repatriated in accordance with policies and plans governing maritime migration in the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea ... He said the Task Force is implementing plans to respond to irregular maritime migration in the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea.

Travel: Key West’s Conch Republic is a state of mind

Lamar Ledger 15 May 2023
Forty-one years ago, on April 23, 1982, a Border Patrol blockade of the Florida Keys in search of drugs and undocumented immigrants led to the birth of the Conch Republic ... Fort Jefferson was strategically built to protect shipping in the waters in the Straits of Florida, which at the time was one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

Coast Guard returned dozens of migrants to Cuba and the Bahamas over the past week

Stars and Stripes 13 May 2023
... 19 others to the Bahamas after spotting three suspicious boats in waters off the coasts of Florida and the Bahamas in the past week ... “The Coast Guard and our federal partners maintain a continual presence with air and sea assets in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea,” Lt.

South Florida Border Patrol agents prepare for possible influx of migrants due to Title 42 expiration

WPTV 11 May 2023
FLORIDA KEYS, Fla ... Hoffner added that could spur more migrants coming across the Florida straits ... soil believe the southwest border is the one more open, we could see migrants that would typically cross the Florida straits from Haiti or Cuba instead go through Mexico ... Florida Keys.

From the Archives, 1997: Susie Maroney’s epic Cuba to Florida swim

Sydney Morning Herald 11 May 2023
In 1997, Australian marathon swimmer Susie Maroney became the first person to swim the 179-kilometre Straits of Florida from Cuba to the United States ....

U.S. Coast Guard Returns 189 Migrants to Dominican Republic Following Interdictions in Mona Passage

Space Coast Daily 11 May 2023
overloaded makeshift migrant vessel detected by Coast Guard aircrew ... The Coast Guard, along with Homeland Security Task ForceSoutheast partners, maintains a continual presence with air, land, and sea assets in the Florida Straits, the Winward Passage, the Mona Passage, and the Caribbean Sea, collaborating to protect the safety of life at sea ... .

Christmas Tree Shops closing 10 stores across multiple states after bankruptcy filing

Fox31 Denver 10 May 2023
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Christmas Tree Shops, best known for selling a variety of seasonal items and home décor, is preparing to close 10 of its stores after filing for bankruptcy protection last week ... “Our operations are sound ... RELATED ... 11470 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Florida. 845 Ernest W ... 28 Davis Straits, Falmouth, Massachusetts ... MORE ... .

Cubans, waylaid by weather and fuel shortage, march for May Day five days late

Reuters 05 May 2023
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, sporting a baseball cap and t-shirt the colors of the Cuban flag stood beside Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and former Cuban president, at the rally overlooking the Straits of Florida. Similar events were held in central squares in provincial capitals throughout Cuba, state-run television showed ... Our Standards.

19th-century hospital, cemetery found underwater off Florida Keys

New York Post 03 May 2023
... off the coast of the Florida Keys, officials shared this week ... While most famous for its pivotal role in the Union’s shipping blockade during the Civil War, Fort Jefferson has a lengthy history as an important outpost for ships in the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida.

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