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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the 2018 call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries. The Washington-based ...
During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms - all of which were Category 3 or higher - produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year's above-average storm activity was foreseeable. Hurricane intensity ...

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center is hosting the 16th annual "A Night in the Caribbean." It's a fun-filled night for a great cause. 5NEWS Anchor Laura Simon sits down with Aaron Lee and Tracy Gibson from the Kistler Center to talk about the upcoming fundraiser. This year it's ...
It was a record-breaking year for the Caribbean region last year, even in the face of a pair of historic hurricanes. The Caribbean welcomed more than 30 million travelers for the first time ever, according to the latest report from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. "These outcomes resulted ...
Belize city, Belize (CMC) -- The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has collaborated with tourism industry stakeholders in raising US$59,934 as part of the 'Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund' campaign to assist victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which severely devastated many Caribbean countries in ...
I live in the Northeast where winters can be brutally cold. Definitely not my thing. So, I always plan an annual escape to somewhere much more idyllic. This year, I snagged a five-day Caribbean cruise on Princess Cruises' Crown Princess. Travel offers amazing opportunities to see interesting places and ...
If you're interested in a Caribbean vacation, Norwegian Cruise Line has your bases covered with seven departure ports close to home. Choices consist of everything from short four-day Cuban getaways to two-week grand voyages. Travelers can opt from a dozen ships to easily embark from Miami, Port ...
A 57-year-old Japanese woman who kicked a police officer in the groin and refused to be searched on arrival at the V.C International Airport in Antigua recently was jailed for 14 days on a charge of assault and disorderly conduct. It is alleged that Masayo Goto, who arrived on a Caribbean Airline flight from ...
Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, are in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico this winter. They are selling their homes in California and establishing residency on the US unincorporated territory (only some US laws apply) in hopes of avoiding what they see ...
Most of us Caribbean people will smile when we hear the mention of the word "arrowroot" because it brings back warm memories of comfort foods from our childhood. Some will remember the good old days of their mothers and grandmothers making arrowroot porridge, arrowroot dumplings and even ...
The islands saw $37 billion in total visitor spending for 2017, up three percent from 2016, according to the report from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). "In short, despite the challenges in 2017, more visitors arrived in the Caribbean and they spent more," said Hugh Riley, ...
Hopper.com says the most popular Caribbean destinations for spring break are Montego Bay, Jamaica ($479 round-trip); Santo Domingo ($500 round-trip) and Punta Cana ($569 round-trip) in the Dominican Republic; Nassau ($612 round-trip) in the Bahamas, and Oranjestad, Aruba ($567 round-trip).
Though people in the U.S. and the Caribbean share this increasing vulnerability to hurricanes, they hold very different opinions about the severity of climate change. According to results from the latest Vanderbilt University AmericasBarometer survey, a strong majority of Caribbean residents perceive ...
Cruise ships in St Thomas, in the British Virgin Island. Cruiseliners have returned to the Caribbean after the hurricanes, providing much-needed tourism dollars.Picture: Pixabay. On the British Virgin Islands' Anegada, some properties are offering four nights for the price of three if you book by February 28 for ...

According to Caribbean News Now, the Global Environment Facility-funded project, which began last year, consists of six sub-projects in the Eastern Caribbean countries of Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Lucia, and Dominica, as well as the French islands of ...
(CNN) -- The 2017 hurricane season was not kind to the Caribbean, when hurricanes Irma and Maria barreled across Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Antigua, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, ...
"These new itineraries offer a remarkable breadth of experiences for guests with a culturally immersive full day and evening in Havana, complemented by several visits to world-class destinations across the Caribbean and beyond," Norwegian President and CEO Andy Stuart said in a statement announcing ...
The Caribbean offers the ideal spot for families who want to settle in for a much-needed getaway in a stunning natural setting. With waters ideal for swimming, year-round perfect weather and a habitat that works for watersports or simple relaxation, it's hard to beat the prospect of an island vacation just hours ...
As recovery gives way to rebuilding in the Caribbean, the islands are grappling with decisions about how to reconstruct: Should they work as fast as possible in an attempt to salvage what they can of a lost winter season, or should they take the time to rethink building in a region that is likely to face many ...
Adding to the hurricane Irma claims toll, the French insurance Federation has reported that claims in the Caribbean due to Irma are expected to now reach $2.26 billion, up significantly from its earlier estimate of around $1 billion, according to Reuters. Around EUR 500 million ($620 million) has been paid ...
During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms - all of which were Category 3 or higher - produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year's above-average storm activity was foreseeable. Hurricane intensity ...
A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found. The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 properties - more than any other country. They are owned by 11,700 firms ...
Last Thursday, U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, aided and advised state security forces in Trinidad to apprehend four extremists who sought to carry out an imminent terrorist attack during Carnival. The rumored attack represented a broadening of the ...
Many of us enjoy a sweet treat every now and then. Others may indulge a bit more. Deserts can be the highlight of a fantastic day or evening filled with good food, laughter, and special people to share it with. Below are some tasty deserts straight out of the Caribbean. With Valentine's day around the corner, ...
The 236th episode of the Royal Caribbean blog Podcast is now available and this week, Matt and John Bamber talk about learning to scuba dive on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Did you know that you can not only go scuba diving on Royal Caribbean, but learn and become certified in scuba? This week's ...
Holloway was the time addressing the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) assessor training workshop in Georgetown. In a brief address to the opening ceremony he urged the regional countries to ensure prosecution of financial crimes through compliance with local laws and regulations.
In St. John, Trunk Bay on the northwestern corner of the Virgin Islands National Park is one of the most photographed in the Caribbean. The tranquil surf and Underwater Snorkel Trail keep the beach busy with swimmers, divers and sailors who pay a $4 admission fee to hang out all day. Less crowded ...
"By taking a feature, like a trampoline experience and enhancing it with virtual reality, Royal Caribbean differentiates itself in the market while becoming even more appealing to families who want a terrific cruise vacation that is in their budget while not compromising on the fun things they can do onboard," ...
With the victory, Puerto Rico manager Luis Matos became the first skipper to win consecutive Caribbean Series titles since Napoleon Reyes won back-to-back championships with Cuba's Tigres de Marianao in 1957-58. It also marks the first time a team from Puerto Rico has won consecutive titles since ...
Puerto Rico tourism officials provided an update on the status of the island during a press conference at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace in San Juan. Carla Campos, acting executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, and other Puerto Rico ...
The secret sauce to the Caribbean coast of Central America during the winter are the winds. While the trades whip across the Caribbean sea, they see a diurnal wind pattern in winter -- calm to light offshores in the morning with seasbreezes developing through the day. See more on the hi-res wind model ...
(CNN) -- There are a few questions that most people have about the lush Caribbean island of Nevis, all of which I was asked when I told friends I was planning a trip there. I will attempt to answer them now, in order. How do you pronounce it? It's NEE-vis, like rhymes with Beavis, not NEH-vis. Um, so, like ...
AN ASTONISHING set of photos show the vibrancy of the most crowded island on earth. The 1,200 residents on the Caribbean islet of Santa Cruz del Islote live on a space as big as just two football pitches that lies a two-hour boat ride off the coast of Colombia. Santa Cruz del Islote is located off the coast of ...
Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley indicated a Quantum Class ship will sail from Southampton in 2020. TTG is reporting Bayley confirmed the change, saying either Anthem of the seas or Quantum of the Seas will call Southampton home in 2020. Ovation of the Seas will not be the ship, ...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Anthony Garcia hit a grand slam and Puerto Rico rallied past Venezuela 6-5 on Wednesday to reach the championship game of the Caribbean Series for the second consecutive year. Looking for back-to-back titles, Puerto Rico will play the Dominican Republic, which came back to beat Cuba 7-4 ...
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Chef David Jones at the Arbors at Port Warwick is thinking spring and Mardi Gras! He showed us how he helps the residents celebrate by whipping up a feast straight from the Caribbean. David made Caribbean Spiced Grouper Fillet and gulf Shrimp Calypso with Caribbean ...
KINGSTON - After a week spent preparing Latin American allies for possible new U.S. oil sanctions against Venezuela, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Caribbean on Wednesday to discuss the aftermath of such a move. Many of the island nations in the region depend to one degree or another ...
Stream-bank erosion at Red Bank Elementary school almost destroyed the back-road entrance to the school, but Mary Beth Sutton, founder of the Caribbean student Environmental Alliance, intervened. The erosion made trees slide into the stream bank, says Sutton. Left unchecked, the water would have ...
Updated 2:38 p.m. ET. As people along the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean were preparing for their day around 8:30 a.m. ET, a smartphone push notification warned of a possible tsunami. What's this? 🤔 @accuweather Tsunami Warning? #Tsunami #Miami @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/PsuC7NJ8Iv.
The University of Chicago holds $2.8 billion in investments in Central America and the Caribbean, according to its most recent tax returns. Many universities hold similar offshore investments, hoping to avoid taxes on certain high-yield, high-risk investments. The University has had significant assets in the ...
Sitting on just over half an acre in Lyford Cay, a 1,000-acre gated community on the western tip of New Providence, is Casa Ileana, an eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom property that's the one of the newest listings in The Bahamas. It's now on the real estate market at $3.6 million, listed with MCR Bahamas' ...
Zapopan, Mexico, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Juan Francisco Puello, president of the Caribbean Confederation of professional baseball (CBPC by its Spanish acronym) ... Puello also stated that Cuba will not be able to host any edition of the Caribbean baseball Series, while such a situation is maintained.
A recent journalistic investigation shows how a small patch of water between Venezuela's eastern coast and the shores of Trinidad and Tobago has become a dangerous haven for pirates and criminals smuggling contraband between the two nations, underscoring the consequences of Venezuela's failure ...
The regional airline recently launched its twice weekly non-stop service, making the Caribbean's largest island its 20th destination. The flights between Port of Spain and Havana are operated every Tuesday and Saturday. CAL says there will also be seamless connections to and from Barbados, Grenada ...
West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados. The game will also mark the first time Sri Lanka play long-form cricket at the iconic Kensington Oval. The day-night fixture will be the third match of the series, which begins on June 6 at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad.
Win a seven-night Sandals holiday for two in the Caribbean with our competition. We are giving one lucky reader the ... SUN-seekers, listen up! Fancy whisking your other half off on a romantic holiday to the Caribbean? Well, you're in ... Found a stay in the Caribbean for two? Enter our competition for the ...
Electricity generation is becoming a serious problem in the Caribbean. Nearly all of the oil and gasoline needed to fuel the Caribbean is imported - making it highly vulnerable to supply shortages a price shocks. As a result, gasoline prices vary greatly from island to island. For example, in Trinidad, gasoline ...



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