20 Sep

Coast Guard: 3 Survive Crash of Miami-Bound Plane

first_imgThe pilot and two passengers aboard a twin-engine airplane were rescued from the water 20 miles east of Bimini in the Bahamas after their Piper PA-34 went down Thursday afternoon.The plane was headed for Miami Executive Airport near Kendall and had taken off Great Harbor Cay Airport south of Grand Bahama.Nearby fishermen witnessed the crashed and were able to rescue the trio from the water and transport them to nearby Cat Cay.Bahamian officials are investigating the accident, the names of the survivors were not immediately available.#UPDATE Footage of the downed aircraft after observers fly over the area after a fishing vessel crew rescued the 3 survivors from the water 20 miles east of Bimini. pic.twitter.com/LCik12nN7q— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) August 8, 2019last_img read more

31 Aug

Submerged cable to link DR to other Caribbean countries

first_imgA two-year project to lay a submerged cable of over 10,000 kilometers, connecting the Dominican Republic to several countries in the region, was unveiled in Santo Domingo on Wednesday.The global telecom Deep Blue Cable Ltd and local partner Northern Caribbean Fiber (NC Fiber), made the presentation to president of the Dominican Telecom Institute José Del Castillo.The cable will link a dozen countries in the region, including Jamaica, Haiti and Puerto Rico, to the Dominican Republic. Eric Santiago, regulatory manager of contractor TE SubCom, which installs the underwater cable, and NC Fiber president Manuel Lora, and Deep Blue executives, met with Del Castillo to present the project, whose first phase is projected be operating by the last quarter of 2019.The cable’s route seeks to form a ring of eight pairs of fiber among the Caribbean islands, with a six-terabit per second (Tbps) capacity and capable of 20 Tbps, with two landing points in the Dominican Republic.The executives said the first phase will take place in the province of Puerto Plata province and the second in Santo Domingo.last_img read more