Everywhere in the Caribbean from Cozumel to Aruba, there is plenty to do on a bargain cruise. When you save and travel on the ship and eat the same food as folks who paid two or three times as much as you did, you have won. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

From Journal Sentinel  Four days before Abbey Conner was found floating face down in a pool at a Mexican resort, Mary Jo Kuhn waded over to a swim-up bar in the same complex. On her second drink, she blacked out. …

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Mona Passage rescue by Coast Guard of five boaters from sunken pleasure craft near Puerto Rico on April 29, 2017. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan vessel, Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescue 5 boaters in the Mona Passage The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto …

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Join Marsha & Danny Jones and all the cast, crew, officers, and killers as the newest saga of the SEA EMPRESS sets sail!   WHO COLLECTS THE SOULS HAVE a fun trip back into entertainment with this great video featuring …


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One can actually visit HELL at Cayman Island, which offers a safe, friendly and interesting day in port. Watching the dolphins perform, spending a day at the beach and taking the trip to hell and back is a lot better than being at a murder scene in the nearby Jamaica. Stay on the ship in Jamaica and be sure to visit Hell at Cayman. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Murder of a tour van driver waiting for cruise ship passengers in Bahama port. These posts on the Facebook page of Tellis Virgil at Speak Up Bahamas describes the reaction of citizens of Bahamas. April 23, 2017 — A vicious …

Caribbean Crime: 35 murders in first 11 days of 2017 in Jamaica; tour bus driver murdered at cruise docks Read more »

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#KindlePaperwhite Giveaway Ernest Hemingway – Biographical Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), born in Oak Park, Illinois, started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen. After the United States entered the First World …

Ernest Hemingway was at home in Idaho with his 4th wife when he died on July 2, 1961; Enter to win a Paperwhite for his birthday Read more »

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Carnival Miracle Nick & Nora supper club was one of the best specialty restaurants tried on any cruise ship. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Ordinarily taking a cruise to Cuba would not rate high in my house. Being trapped on a ship packed with “wild and crazy” middle-agers eager to “partay” on a conga line would be my wife’s idea of Hades. As for …

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Fishing boats in the harbor of Samana, Dominican Republic. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

  Chapter Nine Do you want a slice of lemon with that Caribbean Crime? The first time I visited the Dominican Republic was on an old classic ocean liner in 1985. This was just about the time the modern cruise …

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Pirates Attempt to Attack Yacht Near Nicaragua From DOCKWALK Dockwalk received word via email that pirates attempted an attack on the 70-foot M/Y Golden Eagle on January 27, 2016, off the east coast of Nicaragua. The Nordlund vessel was transiting …

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The busy harbor at San Juan, Puerto Rico. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Seven arrested in cocaine cruise ship smuggling operation Contraband seized from passenger arriving on M/S Jewel of the Seas SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Is there a mule in the cabin next to you? Cruise passengers likely don’t expect there to …

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The Seaborne Legend arrives at St. Maarten. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

  NAf. 13 million secured for expansion of prison Sint Maarten November 05, 2015 8:34 AM  From Dutch Legal Portal POINTE BLANCHE-Government has “secured” approximately NAf. 13 million from the country’s capital investment budget for the expansion of the Point …

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